The Laureates, Guiseley
Shakespeare Road, Guiseley, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BR
Call free on 0800 020 9524
Welcome to The Laureates, Guiseley
Offering housing with care.
The Laureates is our development of 62 spacious retirement homes located in Guiseley, near Leeds.
These stylish one and two-bedroom apartments are designed exclusively for today's over-60s, offering a lively and welcoming community of like-minded people as well as on-site care and support if and when you need it.
Wave goodbye to the hassle of maintaining your own property and enjoy the peace of mind from a manager being on-site (during office hours).
This landmark development is conveniently located in the centre of the town, The Laureates is close to local amenities, including a wide range of shops plus rail and bus links to Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding areas.
Its modern design draws on Yorkshire’s heritage and makes day-to-day living tasks effortless.
Apartments now for sale with Manning Stainton
Manning Stainton are handling all The Laureates apartment sales and enquiries for Anchor. If you're interested in buying an apartment you can call them free on 01943 871777. Alternatively, if you are in the local area please feel free to pop-in to their office at 2, The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT, for a chat Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm; Saturday: 9am – 4pm; Sunday 10am – 3pm.Download a brochure
The Laureates £3000 towards moving costs offer
Benefit from a £3000* moving in cheque at The Laureates, Guiseley when you make a new sales reservation between 1 September and 31 October 2016 that proceeds to completion.Find out more
What can we help with?
Want to arrange a visit?
We encourage visits to The Laureates so you can meet the manager and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have.
0800 020 9524
Find out more about costs and availability
For the most up to date information on availability at The Laureates, our current charges and fees, or to discuss your personal circumstances, please contact us. Our team are here to help answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make a considered decision about your future home.Contact us
Life at The Laureates
At The Laureates you will be able to take advantage of a range of facilities, whether to enhance your social life or to enrich your private time.
You can relax or entertain guests in the stylish and comfortable coffee lounge area which can also be used for social events or booked for private parties.
You can keep in touch with family and friends or surf the internet, in the WiFi internet area.
Our spa room and hair salon offer a tranquil retreat where you can indulge yourself with treatments from visiting therapists.
Our luxurious lounge, which opens out onto the landscaped courtyard, will be the focus for many social activities throughout the year.
Anchor endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. Below is indicative pricing to act as a guide to the costs at The Laureates, Guiseley. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Retirement properties for sale
Availability in August 2016 sees prices start at £239,950 for two bedroom apartments. Reservation fee is £1,000. Customers will need to budget for Stamp Duty, their own legal and moving costs.
Retirement properties for rent
Your monthly fee will range from £535.22 and normally includes your rent and service charge.
What is included in leasehold charges?
Ongoing charges while living at The Laureates:
£203.52 per month
All residents pay a contribution to the running costs of the facilities, support services and maintenance of the building and grounds which is known as the ‘service charge’. The service charge is divided into a number of components detailed below. The service charge account is raised in advance and is split equally between all of the apartments.
The Main Elements of your Service Charge include:
The Management Team
The Mixed Tenure Managers are responsible for the day to day running of The Laureates and all its amenities. They ensure that all aspects of The Laureates are constantly monitored and that the well-being of all residents is maintained.
Gardens and Grounds
The Gardener will tend the gardens and grounds and also look after the paths and walkways to make sure they are free of trip hazards.
Communal Areas Electricity, Gas and Water
The heating, lighting and use of water in the communal areas and gardens are metered by the respective utility companies and the bills are submitted to the management company for payment on behalf of The Laureates. As a resident, you are responsible for your own utility bills and Council Tax.
24-Hour On-call Response
Your apartment is equipped with an emergency call system which will result in an on-call member of the team coming directly to your assistance.
Telephone, Television and Wi-Fi
There will be Wi-Fi in the communal areas within The Laureates for you to access. We will provide standard freeview TV channels and the property is wired for satellite.
Insurance, Maintenance and Repair Contracts
We arrange for any external maintenance to your apartment and its facilities, and insure all the buildings. The service charge also covers regular window cleaning. Repair contracts for lifts, central kitchen equipment and other plant and equipment are in place and all necessary checks are done on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to comply with manufacturer’s recommendations and legislative requirements. Please note as an owner you will be responsible for the internal maintenance and redecoration of your apartment and for home contents insurance.
Freeview & satellite TV
All apartments at The Laureates will be connected to a central TV and satellite system. This negates the need for multiple aerials and dishes. It is the customer’s responsibility to contract directly with satellite providers for access to satellite channels. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid TV licence, if required.
£390 per year, until February 2018 when it will increase to £490 per year for the following 10 years.
It will increase by £100 every 10 years thereafter. This is payable on the 30 April each year and if you purchase your lease part way through the year a proportion of the amount due will be payable.
Sinking fund contribution
The sinking fund is a fund which Anchor will build up over time. This will be held to cover the cost of major repairs and refurbishment works which are not covered by the monthly service charge. You can choose to contribute to the sinking fund monthly or defer until point of sale. Your solicitor can explain how the sinking fund is calculated as this is a calculation dependent on many variables including the retail price index. Alternatively you can contact Anchor’s leasehold team for a calculation. This fund is ring-fenced for the benefit of The Laureates only.
At The Laureates you’ll find a highly qualified and experienced support team on-hand to help anyone that needs a little extra assistance to maintain an independent lifestyle.
If your needs change, we can work with you to develop an individual care plan* to help you live independently in your own home. And if you simply want your housekeeping taken care of, we offer ironing, cleaning and shopping services*. The charges for these additional services will vary depending on the level of support required.
We have a long history of supporting older people, so we understand how important it is to keep the individual requirements of our residents at the heart of everything we do.
That means we will listen first and foremost, ensuring we understand your specific needs before helping you choose a closely tailored care or support package that’s individual to you.
We’re here to look after all the little things whilst you relax and enjoy life in your new home.
*Services are chargeable.
Our retirement properties have a real community feel where people interact with their neighbours, families and friends, continuing to do all the things they love. Residents get together to organise a wide range of activities and events tailored to their interests and hobbies, such as chair exercise, art club, film nights, play reading, jigsaw club and fish and chip lunches.