A new McCarthy & Stone development has been awarded planning permission in the market town of Alton in Hampshire. This development will comprise 20 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom Retirement Living properties that boast a convenient location close to the town centre and a large area of south-facing amenity space.
Our retirement properties in Alton offer the perfect blend for retirees. You get your own beautiful and spacious apartment, but you also have access to an on-site communal lounge and shared gardens where you can make new friends. Plus, because we take care of all the gardening and maintain the outside of your property, you can spend more of your retirement doing the things you love.
You’ll also feel safe and secure at our retirement properties in Alton. The development will have a House Manager who will keep everything running smoothly during office hours, and the development will also feature a 24-hour emergency call system you can use at any time.Local Area
Alton’s a thriving market town in the beautiful county of Hampshire. It’s incredibly popular with residents and tourists alike because it blends historic buildings with modern shops and delightful arcades. It’s particularly popular with shoppers; especially on Tuesdays when the town hosts its famous market.
Our retirement properties in Alton are only a short walk away from a Waitrose, so it’s easy to pick up your groceries and essentials. The established High Street is also only 250 yards from the development. Here you’ll find a great range of shops and amenities, including a Costa Coffee, an M&S Simply Food and several restaurants.
If you’re looking for history and culture, head to the Curtis Museum, which is home to one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire. It explores 100 million years of the region’s past and artefacts include a Roman enamel cap and ancient Saxon burials. You can also visit the Church of St Lawrence, which was part of the civil war. If you look closely during your visit, you’ll still be able to see bullet holes in the door.
If you like to get out and explore, then the circular walking trail from Chawton to Upper Farringdon is perfect. Chawton is the former home of Jane Austen and the literary walk takes you past places that she knew. If you fancy something a little more challenging, take the Writers’ Way Walk. But, for something more relaxing, you can take the Watercress Line steam railway, which passes through the lush countryside and provides enviable views.
It’s also easy to get out and about when you leave our retirement properties in Alton. From Alton train station, you can reach London Waterloo in only an hour. Closer by, Alton is on the main bus route to Winchester and surrounding locations.Directions
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