Retirement Renting in Winchester
Posted 22nd December 2023
What can you expect retirement renting in Winchester. A one-bedroom retirement apartment is available in Homerise House in the popular town of Winchester in Hampshire.
Retiring to Hampshire offers a perfect blend of city, coast and countryside. There’s plenty to do all year round, with two National Parks, three cities and a beautiful coastline.
The county town is the city of Winchester, where you can explore the rich heritage. Situated on the outskirts of England’s South Downs National Park, there are many historical buildings to explore.
Winchester was built within walls, and some of the walls remain. When you walk through one of the medieval archways, you really get a feeling of stepping back in time.
Winchester Cathedral was constructed in around 1093 and is an impressive example of the architectural design of the time. There are regular events held there and it has a great welcoming sense of community.
The Cathedral nestles within the oldest part of the city, there are some wonderful 15th Century Jacobean properties, full of the characteristics of the period.
A couple of decades before the Cathedral was built, there was a castle. Only the Great Hall still stands, and it houses a museum which houses the famous Arthurian Legend, known as the Round Table.
Winchester college boasts some impressive architecture. Built in 1382, it still operates as a boarding and day school today. Very nearby to this is Jane Austen’s uncles house, where she spent the last of her days.
Winchester is situated close to the M3 motorway which in turn, gives access to the M25 and London and the M4. There is a bus stop outside of the development which makes navigating around easy. There are a selection of shops, pubs, and takeaways within a short walking distance. Plenty of Doctor’s surgeries and dentists are nearby, along with pharmacies. There are also multiple hospitals, including the Royal Hampshire County Hospital which has an accident and emergency department.
Homerise House, Winchester, is set back from a B road with a 20 mile-per-hour speed limit. There is a church a couple of minutes’ walk away, opposite the local pub which serves food.
There is a bus stop 200 yards away, a shop 300 yards away and the town centre is around 250 yards away. The closes GP surgery and post office are approximately one mile away.
A purpose-built block for retirement, the apartments are spaced over three floors. There is the choice of stairs or a lift to all floors and there is a laundry room for your use. A guest suite is available at a nominal cost for visiting friends and family. This is a pet-friendly development, so you can bring your companion with you.
The apartment that is currently available is on the third floor. It therefore benefits from being quiet with no noise from above. There are also interesting architectural details to the walls and ceilings, which gives it a homely feel.
There is a communal lounge where residents can relax and enjoy others company. Events are run by residents which include Tuesday coffee mornings, Thursday tea afternoons, Sunday tea and cake and three catered lunches throughout the year. There are also occasional entertainment and talks.
There are maintained gardens with level pathways and green spaces. Bird baths, shrubs and potted plants provide year-round colour and interest and there are benches for you to sit and enjoy the outside space on warmer days.
You will feel secure with a door entry security system and a 24-hour emergency call system for peace of mind. There is also a development manager who also resides within the development. There is a residents car park on site.
Located on the top floor, this one-bedroom apartment has a cosy and welcoming feel. As you walk in, you have a hallway with a large storage cupboard to your right. On the left is your bathroom, which is a modern white suite with a built-in vanity cupboard under the sink. There is an electric shower over the bath.
The bedroom is at the end of the hallway and has an attractive sloped wall with a window. It’s light and bright and has the benefit of a large floor to ceiling built-in wardrobe.
The lounge is to the end of the hallway on your right-hand side and has a similar sloped wall with a large window. A modern kitchen is located through an archway. It’s attractive, finished in a pale wood colour with a white quartz effect worktop. There is space for a freestanding cooker and a fridge freezer.
The apartment faces in a westerly direction, overlooking the gardens and car park.
We are happy to accept customers who receive local housing allowance, and we offer long term assured tenancies for your peace of mind.