Incorporating a mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, Haven Court is a beautiful development of 36 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments for the over 60s.
The development is conveniently located close to the full range of amenities that Hythe has to offer. It also benefits from beautifully landscaped private gardens with views over the adjacent allotments.
Haven Court has a wonderful community spirit and many of the residents regularly meet for coffee morning, which is held every Thursday, as well as fish and chip lunches or quiz events. The lounge for socialising is often used for members to watch sporting events or just to meet and have a catch up with a cup of tea.
Situated on the shores of Southampton Water and on the edge of the New Forest, Hythe is a small market town. With its waterfront, Hythe boasts fantastic views across Southampton Water, and especially of the majestic cruise liners which come into the Port most days.
Hythe Marina was the first marina village to be built in the UK, and boasts attractive waterside homes, restaurants, bars and a boutique hotel. You can take a ride on the little electric train along Hythe’s historic Pier, which is over 130 years old, and catch the passenger ferry, which sails back and forth every half hour between Hythe and the city of Southampton.
Hythe’s shopping area is clustered around its High Street and the village centre with its pretty Georgian High Street offers a good range of interesting shops and services, with ample parking and pleasant traffic-free precincts.
Shops in the centre include a supermarket, a public library, cafes and a number of small independent shops. There are plenty of places to eat and drink to suit all budgets, or enjoy traditional fish and chips on the sea front Promenade, with its raised boardwalk.
Hythe holds two regular markets – an indoor Waterside Country Market at the St Andrew’s Centre in Dibden Purlieu every Friday morning and the outdoor market every Tuesday in the St John’s Street car park. There are also occasional Farmers’ Markets held on a Sunday in the centre of Hythe.
Hythe was the home of Sir Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the Hovercraft. A memorial to his achievement can be found in shady waterfront gardens.