McCarthy & Stone - Austen Place RLP, GU34
This McCarthy & Stone development is located right near the banks of the River Wey in Hampshire. The development of 27 one bedroom and 29 two bedroom apartments, exclusively for those over 70 is located just 200m from the town centre.
Spread across three storeys, this development boasts beautiful north facing views available from the top floor as well as beautifully landscaped gardens and 46 car parking spaces.
All apartments will feature a fully-fitted kitchen with an oven, hob and hood, a fully fitted shower room, underfloor heating, double glazed windows and raised height electrical sockets. There is a telephone and TV point in both the living room and bedroom, as well as a Sky/Sky+ connection point
Each apartment has either a ground floor terrace or its own private balcony and there is a guest suite for visitors to stay overnight.
For those who need a little extra support, domestic assistance and personal care are also available by arrangement, while all apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system and an Estates Manager on-hand for any problems.
Alton is sometimes called ‘Jane Austen's town' as the famous author once lived in nearby Chawton and often did her shopping in Alton. You can still visit her house, where she wrote her most famous works including Pride and Prejudice and Emma, which today has been magnificently restored into a museum dedicated to her life.
Aside from Jane Austen, Alton is also known for its mix of historic buildings and modern architecture, as well as its popular Tuesday market. Alton's high street is well equipped with several supermarkets, local amenities and a grocery store selling locally-sourced goods. There are also a variety of restaurants, a second hand bookstore, an arts and crafts shop and vintage boutiques. The town has a modern library, a sports centre with a swimming pool, gym and several courts, and an arts museum.
Alton is easy to get to and has good road connections to London and the surrounding southern counties and coastal towns. Trains from Alton Station run a service direct to London Waterloo, as well as New Alresford, Bentley, Farnham, Aldershot, Woking, Wimbledon and Clapham Junction.
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