25 St Francis Lodge, Cornyx Lane, Solihull, B91 2TE

Guide price

Bedrooms: 1

This well presented second floor retirement apartment is situated in a desirable residential area with good local amenities and is within 1 mile of Solihull town centre, with a bus stop immediately to the front of the property. There is a lift to all floors, residents' communal lounge, kitchenette, toilet, landscaped gardens and mobility scooter store on the ground floor, communal laundry room on the first floor and an en suite guest room on the second floor (£20

ight or £15 single occupancy).

Parking spaces are available in the courtyard to the front of St Francis Lodge, although a car is not necessary to live comfortably in the development as there are good local amenities close by, including: Yew Tree Lane shopping facilities within 0.3 mile having a convenience store, two pharmacies, butchers and hairdressers, with a doctors surgery opposite; Tesco Express within 0.4 mile. Immediately outside St Francis Lodge there is a bus stop, from which the X12 bus approximately ever 20 minutes and A1 minibus (Diamond West Midlands) hourly, offer services taking around 5 minutes into Solihull town centre, where Touchwood, Mell Square Shopping Centre and a variety of outdoor retailers can be found. The buses then takes another couple of minutes to reach Solihull Train Station, from where the train takes around 10 to 15 minutes to reach Birmingham City Centre.

The apartment has an emergency Careline system installed, monitored by the onsite Lodge Manager and then 24 hours, 365 days per year by the Careline team. Peace of mind is also provided by the Careline integrated intruder alarm, video entry system and fire and smoke detection systems throughout the apartment and communal areas.

Although no care facilities are provided, the Lodge Manager is on hand Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm to support the residents and keep the development in good shape. Regular events are organised in the communal residents' lounge and, when appropriate, there are music evenings, bingo, knitting club, film nights and trips out.

Visiting guests are able to book the en suite guest room for £20 per night or £15 per night single occupancy. Residents have the same excellent value available to use across more than 150 retirement lodges throughout the UK.

St Francis Lodge requires at least one apartment resident to be over the age of 60 with any second resident to be over the age of 55.

The property more particularly comprises:

A communal entrance door, with video intercom, opening to the ENTRANCE FOYER with a door opening to the COMMUNAL LOUNGE with a KITCHENETTE. off. On the ground floor there is also a TOILET, REFUSE BIN STORE and a LIFT and STAIRS to all floors. On the first floor there is a COMMUNAL LAUNDRY ROOM with washing and drying machines. On the second floor there is an EN SUITE GUEST ROOM and a corridor from which a front door opens to the apartment.


Having doors to shower room and bedroom, glazed door to living room, CareTech call box, dado rail, ceiling coving, ceiling light point and a door to:


2.92m x 0.94m (9'7 x 3'1 )

(Max measurements including hot water tank & shelving) having slatted shelving and an automatic ceiling light point.


6.05m x 3.18m (19'10 x 10'5 )

(Measurements include recesses) having a feature fireplace with an electric fire, double glazed window with a French door opening to a 'Juliet' balcony overlooking the communal gardens. Wall mounted electric heater, TV & radio aerial points, telephone point, ceiling coving, ceiling light point and a glazed door to:


2.44m x 2.29m (8'0 x 7'6 )

(Max measurements including units) having base and wall units with worktop surfaces, single bowl/single drainer sink, integrated freezer and fridge, built-in electric oven and four ring electric hob with a cookerhood over. Part tiled walls, double glazed window to rear, a wall mounted fan heater, extractor fan, ceiling coving and a ceiling light point.


3.56m < 4.95m x 2.84m (11'8 < 16'3 x 9'4 )

(Measurements include wardrobe & recess) having a large built-in wardrobe with two sliding mirror doors, a wall mounted electric heater, double glazed window to rear, ceiling coving and a ceiling light point.


2.11m x 1.68m (6'11 x 5'6 )

(Measurements include suite) having a white suite comprising: a low flush w/c; wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with a mirror and vanity light over; and a shower cubicle with a fitted grab rail. Part tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail radiator, extractor fan and a ceiling light point.



To the front of the building there is a courtyard with twelve parking spaces available on a first come, first served basis.


St Francis Lodge offers landscaped gardens around three sides of the building, maintained by the management company, with the main gardens having a lovely southerly aspect. There is also a COVERED MOTABILITY SCOOTER STORE with space for upto eleven scooters and having light and power points.



The vendor advises us that the property is LEASEHOLD with a 125 year lease from 01/01/2011 at a ground rent of £588.66 per annum. Allan Morris & Peace Limited would stress that they have not checked the legal documentation to verify the status of the property and would advise the buyer to obtain verification from their solicitor.


St Francis Lodge is managed by Millstream Management Services Limited. The service charge for the year ending 31/05/2022 is £2,116.07 (£176.34 per month) and includes: Careline system; building insurance; water and sewage rates; communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance; garden maintenance; lift maintenance; lodge manager; and a contribution to the contingency fund (which we are informed currently stands at around £69,000).

When the apartments are sold, a contribution of 1.0% of the final selling price to the contingency fund is payable by the Seller upon completion of the sale of the property.

Allan Morris & Peace Limited would stress that they have not checked the legal documentation to verify the status of the property and would advise the buyer to obtain verification from their solicitor.


(Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council)


(Energy Performance Certificate)


From Junction 5 of the M42 Motorway: take the A41 Solihull Bypass; on reaching the traffic lights, take the second turning on the right into Yew Tree Lane, then take the second left continuing along Yew Tree Lane, which then leads into Cornyx Lane, where St Francis Lodge will be found after a short distance on the left.

01527 435958

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