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Our marketing suite is open Thursday through to Monday. We are situated a short walk from the Otium development, opposite the fire station. Parking is available at the rear of the marketing suite.
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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 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 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.
Otium’s launderette/ironing parlour is fully equipped with commercial washers and dryers, irons and ironing boards and relaxing seating - all you need to add is the detergent, cuppa tea and hobnobs.
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 Premier Guarantee
Otium of Stocksbridge will be a brand new building and therefore protected by the Premier Guarantee 10 year build warranty, 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 video door entry system.
- 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 or lift to lower ground floor.
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.
Laundrette, Quiet Area and Mail Room
The launderette is equipped with free-to-use commercial washing machines, dryers, ironing boards and steam irons, along with social seating and kitchenette.
A ‘quiet area’ is available for private meetings and 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.
Concierge Office, 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.
Otium has two guest suites 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.
We have an artists studio situated on the second floor, the ideal place to explore your creative side.
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.
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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 2021.
At this stage your service charge is expected to be £48.08 per week for a one bedroom suite and £57.60 for a two bedroom suite. This includes your utility bills for electric, water and broadband along with the use, and cost, of all the communal facilities as described above. 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.) The service charge is payable on a quarterly basis. 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 £125 per annum for a one bedroom suite and £175 for a two bedroom suite. This will increase by the Retail Price Index (RPI) at the anniversary of the lease every 15 years (the RPI is one of the two main measures Legal stuff of consumer inflation produced by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics).
Otium of Stocksbridge suites are designed for independent living, they are not secure care units and are not suitable for owners with dementia care needs.
Most pets are welcome subject to management approval prior to acceptance.
Car parking (£600 per annum), garaging (£900 per annum) and secure storage (£600 per annum) are available on a minimum 6 month ground rental basis. These are available upon suite reservation or later via the Concierge.
Guest suites are available via the Concierge on an advanced booking basis with rates from £80 per first night to £50 for extra nights (a maximum of 7 nights for any booking unless by Concierge approval).
Your suites are not able to be sub-let during your ownership. There will be no charge of any % of your suite if you decide to sell, the only applicable charge will be £275+vat for sending the management accounts to your solicitor.
The Management of the Complex will be:
Premier Property Management & Maintenance Ltd
Unit 14, Phase 2, BBIC, Innovation Way, Barnsley S75 1JL
Telephone: 01226 770 088
Our Marketing Suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am - 4 pm
614 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, S36 1DY
We are situated a short walk from the Otium development, opposite the Fire Station.
Parking is available at the rear of the Marketing Suite.
For satellite navigation use postcode: S36 1DY
Please note: Individual specifications may differ between apartments. Quoted measurements are approximate and should not be used for carpet measurements etc. Interior imagery is for illustrative purposes only.