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Otium of Stocksbridge - raising the bar for an active life in the modern age for the over 55's. This new purpose-built retirement community will be developed in partnership with Noble Homes, the renowned house building firm established in Yorkshire over 55 years ago. As one of the largest independent builders in Yorkshire and beyond, Noble Homes upholds a solid reputation for build quality and attention to detail, qualities that will benefit Otium of Stocksbridge and further enhance its appeal.
What we are creating with Otium of Stocksbridge is a relaxing, carefree retirement community where active people over 55 years can live life to the full without the complexities and ties of traditional home ownership, but still enjoy the same level of privacy or social interaction that they would elsewhere.
Named after a local landowner John Stocks and his river crossing, Stocksbridge is a small town to the north west of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It is located in the steep-sided valley of the Little Don River on the edge of the breathtaking Peak District National Park and all it has to offer.
Local industrialist and businessman Samuel Fox, noted for developing the Paragon umbrella frame, brought prosperity to Stocksbridge by establishing a steelmaking works there in the 1860's. Some of the Victorian mill sites from steelmaking's heyday have been redeveloped, such as the Fox Valley retail area with its cafés, restaurants, Friday markets and entertainment. The A616 Sheffield-Manchester road now bypasses the town, drawing traffic away from the centre yet still providing direct access to these two major cities. Stocksbridge is also served by regular buses connecting with the Supertram service right into the heart of Sheffield.
Built with you in mind
Otium is a brand new gated development designed for the over 55’s and incorporating all the modern energy-efficient technologies expected of today's new builds. Otium employs the very latest security features whilst maintaining a relaxed, friendly environment within the community.
When you choose an Otium property you are buying into a lifestyle that sets you free from the everyday distractions of regular home ownership. Your apartment suite will be located within a secure gated development on the edge of the Derbyshire Peaks, close to local shops and transport links. The grounds and property exterior are all maintained by our own specialist staff, leaving you more time to do the things that really matter to you. Some of the key points and benefits are listed here.
For peace of mind the billing for your electricity, water and broadband/wifi will form part of your Otium inclusive service charge package. Owners will be responsible for their own council tax, contents insurance, telephone and chosen TV/entertainment bills.
We understand your fondness and attachment to your non-human companions and welcome well behaved, non-disruptive pets to the Otium family, subject to consultation and approval.
To complement and enhance the sense of community at Otium we will provide free studiospace for group activities such as pilates, yoga (and tripping the light fantastic after 'Strictly!' of course!). Booking will be via your Concierge.
Most apartments have their own washing machine but this Otium's complimentary launderette can be used for larger wash loads and drying, it's also a good place to meet-up.
IT Suite and Library
Your communal IT suite will have free-to-use quality PC's, a printer and scanner and will be co-located with a 'share-with-us' library.
Secure on-site Parking, Garaging and Storage
For an additional rental fee Otium can provide secure parking within the gated grounds, garages complete with electric doors, and private storage facilities for large items such as golf clubs and luggage. Please refer to rates in the 'Legal Stuff' section.
Otium will provide guest accommodation for visiting friends and family so there's no need to miss out on lifes treasured moments with the people you love. The family and double guest suites are available for rent at a daily rate; please speak to your Concierge for further details and to book.
10 Year ICW Warranty Guarantee
Otium of Stocksbridge will be a brand new building and therefore protected by the ICW 10 year Build Warranty Guarantee, providing peace of mind for buyers. More details available on request.
The communal lounge with relaxation seating and coffee/tea making facilities provides the ideal space for socialising, chilling-out or meeting and greeting.
Last but by no means least, the Concierge service. Your live-in Concierge will be central to life at Otium of Stocksbridge, providing help and assistance when required and managing the building as a whole.
Extra piece of mind
Otium homeowners will enjoy the added reassurance of a fully integrated state-of-the-art intruder alarm and award winning video door entry system by Appello.
- Fitted in all suites and communal areas
- Providing controlled admission to visitors
- Monitored via your Concierge
- Giving protection against cold callers
- CCTV around car park
- Entrance Security gates
As an Otium homeowner you will have exclusive access to a range of facilities and communal areas including the owners lounge, activity studios, IT suite/library and launderette.
There are meeting places and barbeque patios for social get togethers as well as comfy seating areas for coffee mornings with friends or a quiet place to mull over the crossword with your afternoon cuppa.
In addition you will have the option of on-site car parking, garage and storage facilities, as well as use of the guest suites for family or friends that are visiting.
Your live-in Concierge will be there to help, support and advise you every step of the way.
We want all of our homeowners to fully buy-in to the Otium Living ethos and, to that end, provide several multi-use communal spaces, a comfy owners lounge and guest facilities for visiting family and friends. These are available to all Otium homeowners and are managed by your Concierge.
The entrance lobby is located off Manchester Road and has both ramp and step access, complimentary secure storage for mobility scooters and bicycles, staircase and lift to all floors.
The owners lounge, with adjoining kitchen area, is situated on the lower ground floor and is furnished with tables and plush seating. This is the ideal space for mixing with your neighbours or entertaining guests.
Most apartments have their own washing machine but Otium's comlimentary launderette can be used for larger wash loads and drying, it's also a good place to meet up..
We have an artists studio situated on the second floor, the ideal place to explore your creative side.
Concierge Office, Mail Room, IT Suite and Library Room
The Concierge office is on the lower ground floor, this is your first point of contact for checking guest suite availability or booking the communal rooms/spaces. Situated next door, an IT suite fitted out with PC stations, printer and scanner along with the adjoining sharing library/reading room.
The adjacent mail room is where you’ll find your own personal post box and package drop off area. These are all located on the lower ground floor.
Otium has a guest suite for friends and family, situated on the second floor. These can be booked via the Concierge.
We have two rooms set aside for group activities. Each of these is suitable for yoga, pilates, or even dance classes for the more adventurous.
Otium offers a selection of one and two bedroom suites - each named in honour of a well known Yorkshire person. There are 15 suite types in all with a variety of features and views, all tastefully finished to a very high standard.
A representative one bedroom suite:
A representative 2 bedroom suite:
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Otium of Stocksbridge is a retirement complex
designed for those active and aged 55+ years.
Your suites are sold on a leasehold basis for a
term of 250 years from 1st January 2024.
The service charge is payable on a quarterly
basis. This includes your utility bills for electric,
water and broadband, along with the use,
and cost, of all the communal facilities as
described on page 12 and 13. Each year we will
review the costs we incur in providing these
services, provide you with accounts detailing
those costs and adjust charges for the
forthcoming year accordingly. (Full details are
available within the lease document.) You, the
owner, will be responsible for your own council
tax and a connected telephone line (if
applicable), plus your own contents insurance.
Your ground rent is peppercorn £1 per annum.
Otium of Stocksbridge suites are designed for
independent living, they are not secure care units
and are not suitable for owners with dementia
Most pets are welcome subject to management
approval prior to acceptance.
Car parking, garaging
and secure storage
are available for rent. These are available
upon suite reservation or later via the Concierge.
A Guest suite are available via the Concierge
on an advanced booking rental basis
(a maximum of 7 nights for any
booking unless by Concierge approval).
There will be no selling charge of any % of your
suite value if you decide to sell, the only
applicable charges will be £275+vat for sending
the management accounts to your solicitor. A
separate administration fee of £250+vat on the
completion of your sale, to provide a certificate
of compliance for Land Registry purposes.
Premier Property Management
& Maintenance Ltd
Unit 14, Phase 2
Barnsley S75 1JL
Telephone: 01226 770 088
Otium Living, 651 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 1AP
Viewings by appointment, please call 01977 522727 or email email@example.com for details
Please note: Individual property specifications may differ between suites. Quoted measurements are approximate and interior imagery is for illustrative purposes only and not necessarily included, please ask for clarity.