Noel Pelly House is a charming Victorian building, gifted to the Association from the Noel Pelly family. It offers the following accommodation for affordable rent:
- 4 studio apartments
(suitable for single people)
- 6 one-bedroom apartments
(suitable for single people & couples)
Each apartment has its own kitchen and en-suite bathroom or shower room. The house has an elegant residents lounge, communal kitchen, laundry and guest bedroom. Accommodation is arranged across two floors with the main facilities on the ground floor. Access to the first floor is via stairs or a stair lift.
Externally, the walled property offers a small private garden, which was re-modelled as part of the Millennium celebrations. There is a shingled area to the front of the house providing a small number of parking spaces for residents. To the rear of the house is a purpose-built store and charging facility for mobility scooters. This clever facility directly accesses the town centre car park where the Saturday market is held but is kept secure with an electronic fob only issued to residents.
A computer with internet access for shared use is located in the residents lounge.
Noel Pelly House is located in the town centre, just off Newland Street (Witham’s High Street) so supermarkets, shops, restaurants and cafes, doctors, dentists, chemists, library, churches and bus stops are all within easy reach.
The attractive town park and railway station are both just a short walk away.
The operations manager, based at Podsbrook House, is on duty five days a week (Monday to Friday) and is available to ensure the residents wellbeing. In addition, emergency alarms are installed in every apartment and there is a 24-hour telephone support service. The Association also has a part-time support officer who can assist with matters such as housing benefit claims if needed. Both the house manager and support officer visit Noel Pelly House on a regular basis.
The residents of Noel Pelly House enjoy a wide variety of regular social events and outings, organised by residents, the house manager or the support officer.
In January 2021 rents for studio flats begin at around ££463.17 per calendar month inclusive of heating, emergency careline and service charges. Rents for one-bedroom flats are around ££529.17 per calendar month. Residents make arrangements to pay their own council tax and other utilities such as electricity, water, telephone etc.