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Queen Elizabeth Place Orchard Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1GZ View on map
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SHOW SUITE OPENING - 26TH MAY. Get in touch today to book your priority viewing with our Sales Consultant, Sophie.

McCarthy Stone is currently building Queen Elizabeth Place, a stunning retirement development for over 60s conveniently situated at the end of Alton High Street, with a range of shops, cafés and train station all within walking distance. It will comprise 43 one and two bedroom apartments, specially designed to make everyday life a little easier.  


We offer full purchase, part buy part rent from 50% ownership and rental apartments. Do not miss out, Call now for more information or to reserve the apartment of your choice.

Our retirement properties in Alton offer the perfect blend for retirees. You get your own beautiful and spacious apartment, but you also have access to an on-site communal lounge and shared gardens where you can make new friends. Plus, because we take care of all the gardening and maintain the outside of your property, you can spend more of your retirement doing the things you love.

You’ll also feel safe and secure at our retirement properties in Alton. The development will have a House Manager who will keep everything running smoothly during office hours, and the development will also feature a 24-hour emergency call system you can use at any time.

Development Highlights

  • A stunning selection of one-bedroom and two-bedroom Retirement Living properties
  • London Waterloo is only an hour away by train
  • A short walk away from Waitrose and the High Street
  • Camera entry system, shared gardens and communal lounge

Key Features

  • Camera entry system
  • Communal lounge
  • House Manager
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Pets allowed

Virtual Tours

Here is a virtual tour of our similar development, Castle Gate in Salisbury. This virtual tour includes a one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment, homeowners' lounge and guest suite, it is a great opportunity to see for yourself what Queen Elizabeth Place will look like when complete. To get the best experience, please click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.

Typical guest suite

Retirement Living at Queen Elizabeth Place

Video Showcase, Queen Elizabeth Place, Alton - McCarthy Stone


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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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on tenure type, service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2022

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.
Typical Communal Lounge

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Upcoming events

Come and Visit Us

  • 1 Jun
    10:30 - 16:00

    New Show Suite Jubilee Event

    Orchard Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1GZ

    You’re invited to our special new show suite Jubilee celebration at Queen Elizabeth Place on Wednesday 1st June from 10.30am– 4pm.

    Be the first to take a tour around our stunning new show suite and enjoy the Jubilee party! Includes refreshments and cakes! Friends and family are welcome.

    Spaces are limited, so book yours today on 0800 201 4811.


Offers Too Good To Miss

  • 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.

  • One Month’s Rent Free or Free Removals

    Right now we’re offering you either one month’s rent free or free removals* on selected properties. Call today for more information.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.
  • 5k off offer hero

    Save £5,000 on a stunning new property

    Register your interest for this development by 20th June 2022 and save £5,000 on any new property*.

    This offer is only available for a limited time. To avoid missing out, please call 0800 201 4811 today to find out more.

    *Terms and conditions and participating developments apply.

Michael Byrne

"I've thought about this and there's only one word to us that describes this place and that's "Utopia", It's absolutely fantastic!"


Living in Hampshire

Alton’s a thriving market town in the beautiful county of Hampshire. It’s incredibly popular with residents and tourists alike because it blends historic buildings with modern shops and delightful arcades. It’s particularly popular with shoppers; especially on Tuesdays when the town hosts its famous market.

Our retirement properties in Alton are only a short walk away from a Waitrose, so it’s easy to pick up your groceries and essentials. The established High Street is also only 250 yards from the development. Here you’ll find a great range of shops and amenities, including a Costa Coffee, an M&S Simply Food and several restaurants.

If you’re looking for history and culture, head to the Curtis Museum, which is home to one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire. It explores 100 million years of the region’s past and artefacts include a Roman enamel cap and ancient Saxon burials. You can also visit the Church of St Lawrence, which was part of the civil war. If you look closely during your visit, you’ll still be able to see bullet holes in the door.

If you like to get out and explore, then the circular walking trail from Chawton to Upper Farringdon is perfect. Chawton is the former home of Jane Austen and the literary walk takes you past places that she knew. If you fancy something a little more challenging, take the Writers’ Way Walk. But, for something more relaxing, you can take the Watercress Line steam railway, which passes through the lush countryside and provides enviable views.

It’s also easy to get out and about when you leave our retirement properties in Alton. From Alton train station, you can reach London Waterloo in only an hour. Closer by, Alton is on the main bus route to Winchester and surrounding locations. 


Alton Facts:
To London Waterloo By Train
250 yards
From the high street
Queen Elizabeth Place
Queen Elizabeth Place Orchard Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1GZ
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Museum
  • Train Station

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.

Our people

The Team at Queen Elizabeth Place

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.

Life and Living

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Adrian Danks

Muddy boots visit

A group of lucky pupils from St Mary's Bentworth C of E Primary School, visited the site of McCarthy Stone’s forthcoming Retirement Living development, Queen Elizabeth Place in Alton this week, for a lesson on all things site safety as the inquisitive youngsters learnt what is being created so close to their school.

Muddy boots visit

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