Keller Williams UK
2 bed Apartment Sold

Merisham Court, School Lane, Banbury, Oxfordshire


Property Description

  • Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
  • Retirement Apartment
  • Close to Town Centre
  • Second Floor Apartment
  • Communal Passenger Lift
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Living/Dining Room
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Wet Room
  • PVCu Double Glazed Windows

Fantastically located for easy access to the town centre and its many amenities, this larger than average, well presented, second floor retirement apartment with communal parking and passenger lift will appeal to those seeking a property they can move straight into with little work. Chain Free. EPC Rating: C


Merisham Court was constructed in 2009 by McCarthy & Stone, one of the leading specialists in retirement living.

There are 30 apartments within this attractive, smart, small block, with only 8 of these being two bedroom apartments making them quite sought after.

The development has ample communal parking, attractive communal gardens and within there is a communal lounge and kitchen, laundry room with washing machines and cloth driers, electric mobility scooter storeroom.

There is a House Manager on site Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and within the apartment there are emergency pull cords linked to a call centre. There is a Guest Suite which can be booked for visitors if required at very reasonable rates currently of £25 per night. Security to the building is provided by Entry phone access at the main communal entrance. There is a good friendly community feel within the development and various functions, visits and events are organised for those who wish to become involved in any social events.

Those who are active you will appreciate the central location that makes it easy to access the town’s amenities.

Wonderfully situated for those wishing to take advantage of its location, close by within Banbury are a wide range of amenities including: supermarkets (M&S, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl), a wide range of shops, shopping centre currently subject to a canal side extension, restaurants coffee shops and cafes, ten pin bowling, sports centre, gyms, and cinema, so you should never be stuck for things to do.

For commuting, Banbury has rail links to London, Oxford, Bicester, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Birmingham. There is also a town centre bus station and Banbury is on J11 of the M40 motorway.

The apartment is decorated in neutral tones and is well presented and is effectively ready to move into with very little to do and is available chain free so a quick completion should be possible to accommodate.

Property Summary

• Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
• Retirement Apartment
• Close to Town Centre
• Second Floor
• Communal Passenger Lift
• Two Double Bedrooms
• Living/Dining Room
• Kitchen with integrated appliances
• Wet Room
• PVCu Double Glazed Windows
• Electric Heating

125 years from 1 January 2009
Service Charge: £1, 805.00 paid twice yearly
Ground Rent: £247.50 paid twice yearly
Age Restrictions: Residents must be over 60 years of age.
Fee on Resale: 1% + VAT is payable on resale/change of ownership of the property to McCarthy & Stone

A level pathway leads through the well planted communal gardens leading to:
Communal Entrance with entry phone system with communal stairs, passenger lift rising to second floor communal landing where a private entrance door leads to the apartment. The door to the communal stairs is conveniently located near to the apartment.

Second Floor

Private Entrance Hall from the communal landing a door gives access to the private entrance hall where doors lead to all rooms and to an airing/storage cupboard housing the pressurised hot water tank, electric consumer board and providing space for a vacuum cleaner and ironing board.

Living/Dining Room is located at the front of the apartment overlooking the Southam Road and is a light an airy room with windows to two aspects and providing space for seating, dining table and further furniture. From here glazed double doors lead to:

Kitchen fitted with U-shaped granite effect laminate worksurface with inset stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap with window over. Range of light timber effect laminate fronted base and wall units. Integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over and single oven.

Bedroom 1 is located at the front of the property and has space for a king sized bed and bedroom furniture and has a fitted wardrobe and a double glazed window to the front aspect.

Bedroom 2 is located at the rear of the property with space for a double bed and bedroom furniture with a double glazed window.

Wet Room having a shower area, W.C., and vanity unit with inset sink with fitted mirror over and ceramic tiling to full wall height.


Communal Gardens

Communal Parking Area


Banbury is Oxfordshire’s most northerly town and has a vibrant town centre offering many amenities. The town has a main line railway station, and a canal and river pass through it. The Castle Quay shopping Centre is currently being extended alongside the Oxford Canal and should bring a new cinema and restaurant and bar with terrace overlooking the canal. Surrounding the town are some lovely villages and countryside and historic homes including Broughton Castle, Upton House, Sulgrave Manor and Canons Ashby. Golf courses at Tadmarton Heath, Chacombe, Rye Hill (Milcombe) and Feldon Valley (Lower Brailes).

Convenient road access to M40 motorway (J11). Rail links to London at Banbury (approximately 65 minutes to London Marylebone).

Useful information

Heating: Electric Radiator and Panel Heating

Windows: PVCu Double Glazed.

Services: Mains: Water & Electric. Drainage: Mains

Council Tax Band: C

Other Nearby Towns: Oxford (26 miles), Stratford Upon Avon (20 miles), Bicester (15 miles), (Milton Keynes (31 miles), (all distances approximate)

Town population: 46 853 (2011 Census)

Rail Links From Banbury: London Marylebone (approximately 65 minutes), Birmingham International Airport (approximately 40 minutes), Birmingham New Street (approximately 47 minutes), Oxford (approximately 18 minutes),

Motorway Links: Convenient road access to and M40 (J11) motorways and M1 (J15)

EPC Rating: C

Local Authority: Cherwell District Council

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS – Keller Williams


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From Banbury Cross proceed in a northerly direction though Horsefair onto North Bar Street continue over the traffic lights onto the Southam Road turning right into School Lane and then take the first right and bare right again into Merisham Court where communal and visitor parking is available.


Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday By appointment.


All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information, and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

All boundaries indicated on plans are approximate and should be verified with your Solicitor.
All school catchments should be verified and not relied on.

Leasehold Information

Number of years remaining on the lease: 112 years

Current ground rent and any review period:
- £495 per year
- 5 years

Current service charge and any review period:
- £3,610 per year
- 5 years

Council tax band: C

To discuss this property please contact Saul Roux Scrivener on: