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Island View Shortwood Copse Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7GU View on map
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Island View is positioned in a sought-after location on the edge of Basingstoke and has excellent transport links, yet is surrounded by peaceful countryside. Because the M3 is in easy access, travelling across South East England is a breeze and you'll be able to reach local destinations in no time. Tucked away in the residential suburb of Beggarwood, this development is close to local shops and family parks.

Generously sized one and two bedroom apartments are available throughout the development and all feature additional store rooms, fitted kitchens and fitted bathrooms. Carefully designed to consider the lifestyle and needs of every homeowner, each apartment includes convenient appliances, practical touches and luxury details. Each interior has been designed to look and feel the highest quality, with furniture and accessories having been selected to provide you with the very best in comfort and style. Private balconies provide homeowners with additional space to add a personal touch to, as well as lovely views of the surrounding area. 

In addition to ample car parking, an on-site cycle store and scooter store gives residents a variety of ways to explore the local area and nearby countryside. A stunning homeowners' lounge and garden provide a change of scenery without having to leave the development, whilst a dedicated House Manager will ensure that everyone's needs are met. You can take comfort in knowing that we have comfortable guest suites for family and friends to stay in overnight, and we also have an intelligent 24-hour emergency call system and video entry system for your safety. Pets are welcome at this development and there is a Pets at Home and Vets just a 10-minute walk away.

Development Highlights

  • Vibrant community with active entertainment committee
  • 3 miles from Basingstoke town centre
  • Excellent public transport links
  • A short distance from a variety of countryside walks
  • Stunning communal garden and courtyard
  • On-site House Manager

Key Features

  • Balconies
  • Guest suite
  • Car parking
  • 24/7 call system
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lifts to all floors

Virtual Tour of Island View

Island View flythrough

Watch: Take a virtual tour of Island View, Basingstoke

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to explore this retirement development. Click the tabs to view each floor, with G being the Ground Floor. You’ll see that one-bedroom retirement homes are shown in yellow and two-bedroom apartments are shown in purple. Any retirement property shown in red is already reserved, sold or rented out. When you click on an available property, you’ll be given information about the sale and/or rental prices (all rental prices include service charges and ground rent). You can then click on ‘view property’ to find out more.

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The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2021

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.
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Upcoming events

Come and Visit Us

  • 20 Jul
    13:00 - 15:00

    Pimms on the patio

    Island View, Shortwood Copse Lane, Basingstoke, RG23 7GU

    We are delighted to invite you to join us at Island View for some delicious Pimm's on the patio. From 1 - 3pm on Wednesday 20th July, we will be opening up our development and sharing our wonderful facilities.

    Refreshments and light bites will be provided! Friends and family are welcome too, we can't wait to see you there.

    Spaces are limited so call 0800 201 4811 to book.


Offers Too Good To Miss

  • The Harrisons on their sofa


    Reserve a McCarthy Stone retirement apartment by 31st July 2022, for the chance to win a £20,000 makeover* with the John Lewis Home team. As well as this incredible top prize, everyone that reserves by 31st July 2022 will receive a £500 John Lewis Gift Card*. But that’s not all! If you book a guided tour of our developments by 31st July 2022 you’ll receive a £20 John Lewis Gift Card* as a thank you.

    *Participating developments only. T&Cs apply

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

The great thing about living here is that you are not hampered by all the normal tasks associated with running a home – all the gardening, roofing and guttering is all done for you.


Living in Basingstoke

With farms and parks on the doorstep of this development, it's an ideal retreat for those wanting to enjoy green surroundings and have access to the amenities of a town. A variety of children's playgrounds, Beggarwood Park Childrens Play Maze and a community centre are also close by, making it an excellent place for families and grandchildren to visit and explore. Just 5 miles from this development, Basingstoke is also home to plenty of museums, activities and attractions including Basing House, Willis Museum and the Crabtree Plantation. Here, you can soak up the rich history of Basingstoke, known for its bustling market site roots that date back to 1086, as recorded in the Domesday book.

Just 5 miles from this development, Basingstoke is perfect for those who want to experience some retail therapy and culture. Festival Place Shopping Centre is next to Basingstoke Railway Station and is home to high street, luxury and boutique shops and cafes that will leave you spoilt for choice. The Anvil, Haymarket Theatre and Vue Cinema can also be found close by and are wonderful spots to enjoy theatre, live performances and the latest films. 

Numerous retail parks are dotted around Basingstoke and close to the retirement development, with a Lidl, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons just a 10-minute drive away. The local Sainsbury's supermarket can be reached in 4-minutes by car or 15-minutes by foot, while a Co-operative Food and Boots Pharmacy is a 3-minute walk away, offering everything you need for an essential shop.

The M3 can be accessed quickly from this development, taking you to Winchester and Farnborough in under half an hour and Southampton in just 34-minutes. Additionally, you can reach Reading, Slough, Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport in under an hour by car and train (or an hour and a half for Heathrow by train). There is also a bus stop just outside this development, that offers regular local services and links.

Basingstoke Facts:
17 miles
from Reading
Island View
Island View Shortwood Copse Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7GU
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Cafe
  • Doctors
  • Sainsbury's

Located on Beggarwood Lane, this new development benefits from a prime spot adjacent to a variety of wooded areas and parks, perfect for days out with the family .

For convenience, there is a Co-op Food and a Boots Pharmacy on Beggarwood Lane, while there is a retail park 1 mile away.

Central Basingstoke is 5 miles from the development. Buses on Beggarwood Lane provide regular access to the city centre where you’ll find museums, shopping centres and the train station.

Getting to Location

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Our people

The Team at Island View

Caroline Craig-Cordel
Sales Consultant
I am passionate that when you retire, your life starts again. At McCarthy and Stone the Homeowners are able to live a full life without many of the worries they had in their old homes. It is nice watching people blossom with the care that McCarthy and Stone take with a purchaser buying the property. There is help given to make the purchase a stress free experience. I love the way we are able to spend time with each person to give the best possible service.

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Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.