At present properties offered by PPHA are all in West Sussex, either in Yapton or Middleton-on-Sea. Both villages are approximately four miles from Arundel and centrally located for many of the area’s attractions being a short distance from the coast, open countryside or the larger towns of Chichester and Worthing. The A259 and A27 are readily accessible and public transport is good with frequent bus services, both local and more widespread. The nearest rail station is close by at Barnham with a South Central line and a direct link to London Victoria via Gatwick Airport. There are also several local Taxi firms. Both villages are active communities with good facilities.

The rent charged by the Association for the bungalows is slightly higher than for the apartments but all are offered at an economical rate, well below a commercial level. The inclusive rent covers all communal services and the external maintenance i.e. the upkeep of the garden, use of laundry, cleaning of the communal areas and exterior windows and the cost of exterior lighting. Water charges are also covered. Private off road parking at both sites. Tenants are responsible for their own telephone & electric usage and’ the local council tax.
Each apartment is entirely self contained with its own front door, many are at ground level and those on the first floor can be easily accessed. Ground floor apartments open onto a small private patio and the communal gardens. The apartments are all-electric, with off peak storage heating. They each have a well fitted kitchen and comfortable living room. There is a smoke detector, two telephone points and ample electric sockets. There is also an ‘Emergency pull cord’ in every room. The latter ensures an immediate response from the resident manager or the 24 hour emergency call centre.

Communal facilities include a large well furnished lounge and kitchen, a modern laundry room and an exterior drying area. A guest suite is available for visitors at a small charge. There is a power point for the re-charging of electric buggies/scooters. There is a convivial atmosphere at The Croft with a weekly coffee morning for those who wish to attend and residents also arrange other events at frequent intervals. There is a ‘no pets’ policy on this site. Other restrictions and easements may apply in accordance with current legislation and Association policy. Similar facilities are provided at Nightingale and Kingfisher Court in Middleton-on-Sea.

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