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Available in 2026: Retirement homes in Chichester, West Sussex, for the over 60s

Call 0800 201 4811 now or sign up for updates to find out more about these superb new independent living retirement flats, for sale in Chichester from 2026.

The site of this Retirement Living development for the over 60s is on the edge of the historic city of Chichester. Part of the new Shopwyke Lakes residential area, it is near to a retail park, which includes a John Lewis and an M&S Food, as well as picturesque lakes, waterways and walkways.

With a bus stop on the doorstep, a train station nearby and easy access to the A27 Chichester ring road, exploring the glories of the South Downs National Park or coastal gems, West Wittering beach and Bracklesham Bay, is simple too.

Easy independent living for the over 60s

These retirement homes in Chichester will be cleverly designed to be low maintenance and easy to live in. Most will have either private patios or walkout balconies and all offer access to attractive communal spaces. These include a relaxing lounge with Wi-Fi and beautifully maintained gardens. We find that the shared facilities soon become filled with lively events, parties and regular clubs. At this retirement housing, you’ll be looked after by a friendly on-site manager and you’ll be able to book the hotel-style guest suite if you want to entertain friends and family in style without the effort (you can also stay in guest suites at other developments if you fancy a holiday!) Parking is available and pets are welcome too.

Secure, energy efficient and cost saving

Most of our homeowners enjoy cheaper living costs when they downsize to a warm and energy-efficient McCarthy Stone retirement apartment and our properties have the latest safety and security features built in. Our retirement flats in Chichester are ergonomically designed to seamlessly meet the needs of, and make life easier for, people as they age.

A McCarthy Stone retirement apartment in Chichester offers:

  • Fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances
  • Master bedrooms with fitted wardrobes
  • Sky Q connection point in the living room
  • Ergonomic design with ‘hidden care’ to make life easier
  • 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door

Development Highlights

  • Available in 2026: stylish retirement flats for sale in Chichester within Shopwyke Lakes, close to amenities including a John Lewis and M&S Food
  • Stress-free independent living in attractive low maintenance retirement apartments for the over 60s with private patios or walkout balconies
  • Lovely landscaped gardens with seating for socialising and relaxing in warmer weather
  • Welcoming communal lounge for parties, events and meet ups with friends and neighbours
  • Manager on-site during office hours to help keep everything running smoothly
  • With a bus stop on the doorstep and train station close by, this retirement community is ideally placed to explore the West Sussex countryside and coast

Key Features

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    24/7 call system
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    Balconies
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    Camera entry system
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    Communal lounge
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    Guest suite
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    House Manager
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Lifts to all floors
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    Mobility scooter room
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Occupancy options

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You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

Retirement Living in Chichester

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THE LOCAL AREA

Living in Chichester

The only city in West Sussex, Chichester is renowned for its Roman heritage – there’s evidence of an amphitheatre, a city wall and baths as well as the spectacular remains at Fishbourne Roman Palace & Garden. This attractive and compact city also has a rich seam of Georgian architecture, an attractive carved 5th century Butter Market Cross in the centre and an impressive 11th century Cathedral.

Close to Chichester Cathedral is the thriving pedestrianised city centre. Here you can peruse a range of independent and big brand shops and lunch in the array of delightful eateries, many of which have outside seating for when the weather is fine.

Also in the centre, you’ll find the award winning Novium Museum where you can see the remains of the Roman Baths as well as many other fascinating exhibits. Or, for a change of pace, you can relax in the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens nearby.

This buzzing city has a vibrant cultural life with many art galleries, Chichester Festival Theatre, which hosts world-class productions and The Festival of Chichester, a month-long arts festival held annually in June and July.

Just a few miles from the centre you’ll find Chichester Harbour, which as well as being a mecca for sailing, is also a wildlife haven. The harbour is both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Chichester facts
24,000
people
1.5 miles
from Chichester city centre
2 miles
from Chichester train station
Chichester, Shopwyke Lakes
Land at Shopwyke Lakes, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7BJ
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Bus stop
  • Sainsburys Supermarket
  • Portfield Retail Park
  • Swanfield Park
With fantastic transport links, it’s easy to explore the stunning Sussex coast and countryside from our new retirement housing in Chichester. Whether that’s hiking the South Downs Way or traditional seaside fun at Bognor Regis or the wilder coastal beauty of West Wittering Beach, there really is something for every retirement dream.

Getting to Location

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Our people

The Team at Chichester, Shopwyke Lakes

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Sophie Hooper
Sales Consultant
I look forward to welcoming you to experience our McCarthy Stone lifestyles. Whether you are looking for security, support, friendship or just want more time to enjoy your retirement, I am here to assist you in finding your new luxurious home as well as helping you throughout the whole moving process. I am very proud to work for McCarthy Stone and I enjoy being part of the journey seeing peoples lives improve.
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