This development in Alton is located right near the banks of the River Wey in Hampshire. The development comprises 27 one bedroom and 29 two bedroom apartments, exclusively for those over 70 is located just 200m from the town centre.
Austen Place offers the level of freedom needed for homeowners to maintain independence for longer and live retirement to the full. There is an on-site, 24 hour, Estates Team and 24 hour call system so residents can receive flexible care and support in their own home, in addition, all external property maintenance including gardening and window cleaning is taken care of. There are many facilities on offer such as an on-site restaurant providing a delicious three-course lunch daily and a convenient guest suite for visitors to stay overnight.
Spread across three storeys, this development boasts beautifully landscaped gardens. There will be 41 permit holder car parking spaces and 4 visitor spaces.
Each apartment at Austen Place benefits from either a ground floor terrace or its own private balcony as well as social spaces including a Club lounge for meeting up with friends, family and neighbours.
- Located near the banks of the River Wey
- All apartments have either a balcony or patio
- Located in a thriving country market town
- 0.2 miles from Sainsbury's
- Luxurious social spaces including a Club lounge and on-site restaurant
- Flexible care tailored to your needs and preferences
- Car Club
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Estates Manager
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Ground rent
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
What's not included in the rent?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living at Austen Place
Living in Alton
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.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Alton Library
- Lloyds Pharmacy
- Post Office
- The Kings Head
- Estee Lauder
- Marks & Spencer
Austen Place can be found on Lower Turk Street, with a Sainsbury’s only 0.1 miles away.
Less than 0.2 miles from the development is the High Street. Here you’ll find a large selection of amenities, including a choice of bank branches, a Post Office and Iceland Foods.
A train station 0.5 miles away provides services to cities including Basingstoke and Reading. There are also golf courses, gyms and leisure centres in the surrounding area.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.
The Team at Austen Place
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Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange*, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.
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Try before you buy
If you’ve been thinking about what living in one of our developments is really like, now is the perfect time to give it a try. We are offering a complimentary two night stay in one of our fully furnished retirement apartments.
To arrange a stay call us on 0800 201 4811.