Francis Court

Retirement housing
For sale (3)
Barbourne Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1RP
Barbourne Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1RP

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Managed by
McCarthy Stone Management Services
Make the most of life

We believe we all deserve to live a life well lived, and at McCarthy Stone we want to help make the UK the best place in which to grow old.

Manager's Description

"Francis Court is located in the heart of England, in the beautiful city of Worcester, a short distance from the River Severn and within easy access of the M5. Combining quintessential English charm an..." Show more "Francis Court is located in the heart of England, in the beautiful city of Worcester, a short distance from the River Severn and within easy access of the M5. Combining quintessential English charm and modern convenience Francis Court brings together the best of both worlds. Conveniently you’ll find a bus stop directly outside the development that will take you into the heart of the city, or should you choose to stay closer to home, you’ll find all your local amenities right on your doorstep.

Nestled in St George’s Square Conservation area and surrounded by stunning Georgian properties, Francis Court provides an idyllic location to enjoy retirement. Worcester provides plenty to do with its Cathedral, historic houses, cruises along the River Severn, countryside walks and beautiful gardens. Whatever your hobby, there’s something for everyone.

Francis Court has been designed and constructed for modern living and is winner of Housing for Older People Award 2019. The apartments boast underfloor heating throughout, Sky/Sky+ connection points in living rooms and a walk in wardrobe in the master bedrooms.

The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours to take care of the running of the development. There’s no need to worry about the burden of maintenance costs as the service charge covers the cost of all external maintenance, gardening and landscaping, external window cleaning, buildings insurance, water rates and security systems. All energy costs of the laundry room, homeowners lounge and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind the development has camera door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance.

The Homeowners’ lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends and family. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can extend their stay by booking into the developments’ Guest Suite (for a fee of £25 per night – subject to availability).

It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
Tenure(s): Leasehold
60 flats. Built in 2015. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Guest facilities, Garden
New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to terms of lease and landlord's written permission).
Housing Authority: Worcester
Social Care Authority: Worcestershire

Info updated: 21/01/2019
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Availability

The following details have been provided to EAC:
Resale: A 1 bedroom apartment. Offers in the region of £214,900. (Notified 18/04/2024) Contact McCarthy Stone Resales on 0345 556 4121 or click here to view details on their website.
Resale: A 1 bedroom apartment. Asking price £215,000. (Notified 18/04/2024) Contact McCarthy Stone Resales on 0345 556 4121 or click here to view details on their website.
Resale: A 2 bedroom apartment. Offers in the region of £310,000. (Notified 18/04/2024) Contact McCarthy Stone Resales on 0345 556 4121 or click here to view details on their website.

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"Great, friendly place. My parents love it. Great social life, loads of things going on. In their words "best move they've made"."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"A lovely home with security and happy community."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It is a superb accommodation in a good location"
Made by a resident in 2019

"Francis Court felt like home as soon as we walked through the door for our first viewing. Now we have been here a little over two years and we are bot..." Show more
"Francis Court felt like home as soon as we walked through the door for our first viewing. Now we have been here a little over two years and we are both happy & settled. We feel it was the best decision we have ever made. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"A friendly, welcoming atmosphere supported by both the professional and empathetic approach of Helen, the Estate Manager, and the excellent facilities..." Show more
"A friendly, welcoming atmosphere supported by both the professional and empathetic approach of Helen, the Estate Manager, and the excellent facilities available at the accommodation. The quality of the lounge has to be seen to be believed!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Excellent location. Excellent House Manager. Excellent Communal lounges. Very active Social group providing numerous varied events."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Location, within five minutes walk to Supermarket, NHS Doctor, Dentist, and buses to Worcester and Birmingham. Car parking for every apartment plus vi..." Show more
"Location, within five minutes walk to Supermarket, NHS Doctor, Dentist, and buses to Worcester and Birmingham. Car parking for every apartment plus visitors. Ten minutes walk to lovely Gheluvelt park, River Severn and Racecourse. Two large,very well used, communal lounges. One of the best apartment blocks we have seen." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Location, within five minutes walk to Supermarket, NHS Doctor, Dentist, and buses to Worcester and Birmingham. Car parking for every apartment plus vi..." Show more
"Location, within five minutes walk to Supermarket, NHS Doctor, Dentist, and buses to Worcester and Birmingham. Car parking for every apartment plus visitors. Ten minutes walk to lovely Gheluvelt park, River Severn and Racecourse. Two large,very well used, communal lounges. One of the best apartment blocks we have seen." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"The residents are keen to look after each other’s welfare. The community cares for each other, is very friendly and helpful . If you were not seen a..." Show more
"The residents are keen to look after each other’s welfare. The community cares for each other, is very friendly and helpful . If you were not seen around someone would knock on your door to check your Ok. We party a lot together .any excuse to celebrate is used." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I love the great sense of community, friendliness and the willingness to help each other. If you were not around for a couple of days someone would be..." Show more
"I love the great sense of community, friendliness and the willingness to help each other. If you were not around for a couple of days someone would be knocking on your door to see if you were ok. We also have a great house manager Helen." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Ideally situated to walk or take a bus into Worcester town. Local shops, Park and Church nearby. Numerous events and activities are available, keeping..." Show more
"Ideally situated to walk or take a bus into Worcester town. Local shops, Park and Church nearby. Numerous events and activities are available, keeping body and mind alert, these are held in 2 large beautifully furnished Lounges surrounded by spacious gardens to walk and sit in." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"our residents are all like minded and we are all friendly with each other, We have an excellent Manager in an lovely building with two large communal ..." Show more
"our residents are all like minded and we are all friendly with each other, We have an excellent Manager in an lovely building with two large communal lounges. We can walk into our city in 15 mins & have good transport close to us" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Beautiful 1920's building, lovely location. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Brilliant activities organised there. Residents are at the heart. Great management, going above and beyond."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"A beautiful 1920's building in the heart of Worcester, we have race coarse, cricket ground, river, museums, rugby club all within a ten minute walk or..." Show more
"A beautiful 1920's building in the heart of Worcester, we have race coarse, cricket ground, river, museums, rugby club all within a ten minute walk or drive, the residents are happy, friendley and very welcoming to everyone. its a true pleasure to work here." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"All the residents are very friendly, there are lots of activities going on, ie keep fit classes, weight watching, bridge, short mat bowling, fish & ch..." Show more
"All the residents are very friendly, there are lots of activities going on, ie keep fit classes, weight watching, bridge, short mat bowling, fish & chip lunches, organised outings, etc, A very enthusiastic warden. Local shops, Doctor and dentist. Convenient & regular public Transport just outside." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Its a large development with a mixed age group,They help each other there's a sense of belonging, we have activities and events daily that are well at..." Show more
"Its a large development with a mixed age group,They help each other there's a sense of belonging, we have activities and events daily that are well attended, Residents pull together whatever the occasion, They look out for each other if not well. They are a family. I love it " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Location - ideal. Facilities - excellent. Apartment - well designed. Residents - all very friendly. Local countryside - beautiful. Exterior appear..." Show more
"Location - ideal. Facilities - excellent. Apartment - well designed. Residents - all very friendly. Local countryside - beautiful. Exterior appearance - stunning. Warden - absolutely marvellous." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Ideal location near to doctor, dentist, chiropodist, Sainsbury's local and large park. On good bus route with stop right outside, yet quiet. Lovely la..." Show more
"Ideal location near to doctor, dentist, chiropodist, Sainsbury's local and large park. On good bus route with stop right outside, yet quiet. Lovely large residents' lounge and excellent house manager." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Francis court is a mix of old and new buildings. The old section is a school from 1920s. We have a development of 60 apartments. We are 10 minutes wal..." Show more
"Francis court is a mix of old and new buildings. The old section is a school from 1920s. We have a development of 60 apartments. We are 10 minutes walk to the city of Worcester; a bus stop right outside for those that can't walk that far. Everything we need. The front of the building is its original building looking very grand. We have lovely grounds and ample parking. It's a pleasure to come to work every day. McCarthy and Stone could not have chosen a better location." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Its position in central Worcester is easy for shopping, walks around the race course & along the river or canal. The listed part of the building blend..." Show more
"Its position in central Worcester is easy for shopping, walks around the race course & along the river or canal. The listed part of the building blend in with the neighbourhood. The lounge is impressive. The building (residents & all) is comfortable & innovative." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Perfect position in city centre, close to all amenities. Wonderful atmosphere among home owners in delightful surroundings."
Made by a resident in 2017

" A central location with all amenities near by, and excellent transport links right into the city centre. "
Made by a resident in 2017

"Great location, great building, EXCELLENT house-manager in Helen, exactly the right number of apartments."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very friendly community. Many residents run activities on the behalf of others. Staff first class. People generous with time and finances . Nice place..." Show more
"Very friendly community. Many residents run activities on the behalf of others. Staff first class. People generous with time and finances . Nice place to live. Living here is five star." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The staff are excellent. It is a very nice place to live. There is a vibrant community operating here. There are activities every day for many differe..." Show more
"The staff are excellent. It is a very nice place to live. There is a vibrant community operating here. There are activities every day for many different things all run by the residents themselves. People are very friendly and extremely helpful at Francis Court. It's is 5 star.??" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017
Managed by
McCarthy Stone Management Services
Make the most of life

We believe we all deserve to live a life well lived, and at McCarthy Stone we want to help make the UK the best place in which to grow old.

National Housing for Older People Awards
West Midlands region gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2019.
Category: Retirement housing 53 units and over.
Sponsor: McCarthy & Stone Resales.
Memberships
Retirement Housing Group: The organisation that developed and/or manages this facility is a member of the Retirement Housing Group which advocates for more good quality retirement housing
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