The Bouthouse - Southern - Bitterne Park

Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Peter Baillie, visited McCarthy and Stone’s latest Retirement Living Development, The Boathouse, on Riverdene Place in Bitterne Park this week to officially open the new show complex.

Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Peter Baillie, had the opportunity to be the first to explore what The Boathouse has to offer local retirees and to take a closer look at the show complex. Interiors experts, Interior Classics, worked with McCarthy and Stone on the scheme for the Retirement Living development, creating a coastal-inspired décor throughout.

Now the show complex is open to the public, all those interested in Retirement Living in Bitterne Park are able to visit the development and take a look around the stunningly decorated one and two bedroom show apartments.  They can also speak to the experienced sales team and ask any questions regarding Retirement Living with McCarthy and Stone.

Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Peter Baillie, commented: “It was a pleasure to visit The Boathouse and mark the opening of the show complex there. The Boathouse will be a welcome asset to Bitterne Park, providing an excellent solution for retirees who are looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle in their retirement.”

Nicki Beswarick, Regional Marketing Manager for McCarthy and Stone Southern, commented: “We are very thankful to Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Peter Baillie for taking the time to visit our new development. The Boathouse is already proving popular with retirees in Bitterne Park, with over 50% of apartments reserved off-plan ahead of its much anticipated opening.”

The Boathouse features a homeowner’s lounge that overlooks the River Itchen, creating an ideal space for socialising with friends and neighbours.  There are beautifully landscaped gardens, and a fantastic guest suite for when visitors come and stay.

Set within its own small but thriving community, local amenities are can be found directly opposite the development on Bitterne Park Triangle where there is a local bakers, supermarket, drycleaners, various takeaways and convenience stores.  There is also a convenient bus stop directly outside, providing regular services to Southampton city centre and neighbouring areas such as St Denys, Bitterne, Ports wood and Eastleigh.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 13 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 13 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy and Stone’s Bitterne Park are invited to call 0800 201 4811, or visit