Latest revision date: 9 February 2019 First Publication Date: 11 May 2005
Springhill Cohousing has been designed to foster a sense of community whilst retaining individuals' needs for privacy. All 34 homes have their own kitchens and private living spaces and an equal share in the 3 storey Common House; there is also one workplace studio. For more information about the community see the home page or look at the photos.
Please bear in mind that if you are seriously considering moving to
Springhill you should be fully aware of the way the community works,
your rights and responsibilities, the common house, cooking and eating,
lawn mowing and all the other enjoyable and important aspects of
cohousing. If you have, or intend to have, any cats or dogs it is
essential you ask about the pets policy before making any decisions.
Ask your prospective vendor or landlord to tell you exactly what your
responsibilities will be and ask them to arrange for you to come and eat
with us at one of the common house meals. The best way to find out
about Springhill is to come on one of our visitor days. Neil Buick
[email: visit @ gl51tn.co.uk -omit the spaces] currently arranges
Houses and flats for sale appear below. Once you have had your offer accepted by the seller then you should read this letter to buyers and most important make sure that your solicitor sees it and reads it thoroughly. Our experience is that this prevents many problems and hitches.
Houses for sale and to rent
OFFER NOW ACCEPTED subject to contract
FOR SALE: End of Terrace 3 bed family house in Springhill Cohousing
On the cohousing pedestrian 'street', next to the green and children's play area.
Wooden floors and triple glazing throughout.
Gas fired central heating with combi boiler.
New bathroom installed 2018.
Decorated throughout in 2017.
Very well insulated with Warmcell insulation - B rated Energy Performance Certificate
(EPC certificate no: 9158-2852-6503-0421-1765)
Share of Common House and communal facilities including:
And 5 minutes' walk to Stroud town centre, with:
There is a monthly service charge. This goes towards repair, maintenance and utility bills for the common facilities and buildings insurance for all the individual properties. For this house, the service charge is currently £36.43
The new owner will need to sign a lease agreeing to the principles of cohousing and join the residents' association and abide by its decisions, take part in work days, be a part of the cooking rota - you cook as part of a team just once a month and you can eat three times a week! - and other enjoyable parts of community life.
Contact: Karen at email@example.com
Once you have had your offer accepted by the seller then you should read this letter to buyers and most important make sure that your solicitor sees it and reads it thoroughly. Our experience is that this prevents many problems and hitches.
Other important information
All properties on Springhill are sold with a 999 year lease with a start date of 2003 or 2004. The freeholder is the Springhill Cohousing Community Ltd. whose shareholders are all owners of properties on Springhill. So when you buy a property you join the company as a shareholder (a single share can be in the name of 2 people) and when you sell your property your share is transferred to the new buyer. This arrangement is designed to safeguard your investment in your own property. The lease is very similar to that which would apply if you were buying a flat in a block of flats, but it has additional clauses specific to Cohousing. Your solicitor will be able to give you proper legal advice on the lease and other matters. All information here is informal and should not be treated as legal advice.
When a property changes hands at Springhill, the lease specifies that a levy of 0.5% of the purchase price is paid to the Springhill Cohousing Community. Any buyer of this property will be responsible for making this payment.
Flats for sale and to rent
None for sale or to rent at present
From time to time, Springhill residents have rooms to let, short or long-term, in
individual houses. Typical monthly rent is currently (January 2019) between 450 and 550 pounds including bills and use of cohousing facilities. If you
would like to hear about any vacancies, then you might like to put your
name on the Interested lodgers list. The address is:
Any tenants will need to sign a tenancy agreement including the principles of cohousing and will need to come for an informal evening meal in the common house on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before signing that agreement.
Dates for our visitor days this year will be : Saturdays
For times and further details and if you wish to visit Springhill for
research or with a view to living here, then please contact our visitor
Getting in touch with Springhill Cohousing
All queries about individual properties to the owners please. Contact details are shown above.
If you wish to visit Springhill then please contact our visitor coordinator at:
If you are looking for a flat you could also look at CoFlats Stroud. This project is not connected with Springhill but has been set up by David Michael who founded The Cohousing Company which managed the development of Springhill.