The proposed site for this Retirement Living property is in the centre of Hook, Hampshire. Named the 'Best Place to Live in the UK' in Halifax's Quality of Life Survey from 2011 to 2015, the village received this accolade owing to the wellbeing of its inhabitants, its low crime rates and even its good weather.
The designs are for a fairly small development (with 19 one-bed and 18 two-bed apartments), reflecting the close-knit community feel of the village. At its heart will be a welcoming communal lounge, where homeowners can chit-chat or spend time socialising during events organised by the House Manager, who'll also oversee the development's day-to-day running. There will also be a beautifully landscaped garden in which homeowners can make the most of the town's renowned good weather.
Buying an apartment here at our Hook development will see you freed of some of the burdens of upkeep of a large family home, as all buildings maintenance is taken care of. Yet you'll also be able to maintain your independence. Plus, with security systems in place, you can feel confident that your apartment is safe and secure, whether you're at home or away.
The village offers a range of local amenities and the development site is conveniently located close to a supermarket. What's more, Hook has great transport links, what with easy access to the M3 and the local railway station making London Waterloo reachable in less than an hour. So, with onsite car parking and a scooter room, it'll be easy to travel around, both near and far.
- Great transport links
- Conveniently located close to shops
- Plenty of local activities
- Pets allowed
- Village crowned 'Best Place to Live in the UK' from 2011-2015
- Surrounded by quaint English villages and rolling countryside
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- House Manager
- Communal lounge
- Mobility scooter room
- Landscaped gardens
- Car parking
- Intruder alarm
Retirement Living at McCarthy Stone
Renting a retirement home is an easy, flexible and quick way to enjoy life in a McCarthy Stone community. While for some it’s a chance to ‘try before you buy’, you’ll benefit from long term security too. Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent. Find out more.
If you’d like to own your retirement property outright, we can 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.
Living in Hook
Situated between Basingstoke and Fleet, Hook is a growing village that has retained its community feel, with plenty of local activities, from Brownies to ballroom dancing. It is also surrounded on all sides by picturesque countryside, quaint villages and charming country pubs. Rotherwick is home to the lavish Tylney Hall Country House Hotel and Gardens, as well as an attractive village hall in the Arts and Crafts style. Newnham features a typical pretty village green, North Warnborough offers beautiful canal-side walks and Greywell is a past winner of the best-kept village in Hampshire.
Originally built to connect Basingstoke to the River Thames, the Basingstoke Canal winds through idyllic countryside passing through the pretty market town of Odiham. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the canal with John Pinkerton Canal Cruises and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Travelling at less than 3mph, there's plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and all cruises operate a fully licensed bar. You can book onto a cruise (with various options available) or even charter a trip!
If you have a special occasion on the horizon, or even just fancy a day of pampering, the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is just 5 miles outside the village. Relax and unwind in this restored, 18th-century manor within 500 acres of stunning grounds. The Spa offers all of the pampering services you could wish for, from facials and massage to beauty treatments, as well as couples' retreats and treatments especially for men. There's also a pool and fitness studio and the hotel offers exceptional fine dining experiences.
The development is in a central location, with the Grand Parade just 0.2 miles away. Here, you can find a Post Office, convenience shops and a Tesco Superstore.
Elizabeth Hall is just a short walk away, where you can join weekly classes and activities. You are also 0.2 miles from Hook Train Station, where you can catch direct services to Basingstoke and London Waterloo.
Getting to Location
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