Village living at Shortland

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Villas are  spacious with a choice of floor plans, and feature modern fixtures and fittings, neutral colour schemes and superior finishes.

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN: Villas are spacious with a choice of floor plans, and feature modern fixtures and fittings, neutral colour schemes and superior finishes.

The much-anticipated completion of Cumberland Glen Village at Shortland has arrived, with first inspections   available this weekend.

ENHANCED LIFESTYLE: At Cumberland Glen (artists rendition) you can  experience beautifully maintained village surrounds, quality villas and superb facilities.

ENHANCED LIFESTYLE: At Cumberland Glen (artists rendition) you can experience beautifully maintained village surrounds, quality villas and superb facilities.

A sister village to Cumberland Grove, built in 2010 on the former Shortland RSL site, Cumberland Glen is located  opposite Hunter Valley Private Hospital in Mawson Street, Shortland.

The integrated living, over-55s facility is  comprised of 36 villas, made up of eight three-bedroom townhouses with double garages and the remainder two bedroom villas with single garage.

All villas are thoughtfully designed and spacious with a choice of floor plans, beautiful landscaping and outdoor patio areas.

Perfectly designed for an easy-care, low maintenance lifestyle, the villas feature modern fixtures and fittings, neutral colour schemes and superior finishes.

“Residents enjoy a modern, safe, secure, friendly and affordable lifestyle, handy to everything,” says Tony Pali, who manages both the Cumberland Glen and Cumberland Grove Villages.  

“Shopping is available at the Shortland shopping strip just around the corner and there’s a community bus to Jesmond and Wallsend three times a week.”

The village runs an active social club with a range of activities, hosted in a large community centre which includes a ‘men’s shed’.

Other features include a large al fresco deck area for barbecues and functions, a library, a comfortable big screen TV lounge area, and a free computer internet kiosk.

Cumberland Glen is perfect for people looking to downsize to worry-free living.  

“We have made a conscious decision to avoid the sprawling-complex model,”  Tony said.

“People can be as sociable as they want, secure in the knowledge people will be looking out for them.”

Indeed, a third of   residents are local, according to Tony.

“They have raised family in the area and have chosen a Cumberland village  because they are still active and want to stay in the area. 

“We pride ourselves on creating personalised spaces where people feel like they’re part of a community, and we have extensive experience in making that active seniors model work.”

Cumberland Glen’s monthly fee – approximately $305 –  is one of the lowest in the region. 

Residents only have to pay for electricity, gas, phone and personal contents insurance –  the rest is maintenance free.  

“We’re so handy to public facilities, we don’t have to budget for big ticket items in-house, and thus we can keep living fees down,” Tony said. 

Cumberland Villages are developed by RPF Building, owned and operated by Reg Flannery, who was born and bred in Shortland and  understands the needs of the area.

Reg’s goal is to create  residential, lifestyle and recreational facilities where residents can form new friendships and be part of a welcoming, close knit community whilst still continuing to live independently.

A third Cumberland Village, Cumberland Gardens, is slated for development on Sandgate Road in the near future.

Cumberland Glen is open for inspection this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 3pm, and for the next four to six weekends. Prices  range from $390,000 up to $480,000.

“Come along and inspect a two- or three-bedroom villa and see what the future might hold,” Tony said.

“Interest to date has been high with a number of villas already held for purchase.”  

For information visit www.cumberlandvillages.com.au or phone Tony 0459 093 377.

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