With excellent attention to detail, McCarthy Stone Retirement Living homes combine the best of luxury living with spacious, low maintenance apartments. The Purbrook development includes all of the best features of these award winning homes with 25 one and 21 two bedroom apartments exclusively designed for over 60s.
Located just over 2 miles from the town centre of Waterlooville and in close proximity to the city of Portsmouth, the village of Purbrook offers a fantastic environment for peaceful living.
There is a communal lounge and beautiful landscaped gardens with plenty of communal space for socialising with neighbours. Each apartment is designed to be spacious and bright for the best in independent, modern living and all apartments come fitted with kitchens and shower rooms, as well as pre-installed telephone and TV points in both the living room and main bedrooms.
Selected apartments will also enjoy spacious balconies as private outdoor space. To accommodate the needs of your retirement, electrical sockets have also been raised to waist-height and an emergency call system is active 24-hours a day for added peace of mind and security.
- A stone's throw away from local shops and amenities
- Good transport links into Portsmouth city centre
- City centre amenities include Gun Wharf Quays shopping centre
- Just over 2 miles from the town centre of Waterlooville
- Close to shops including a coffee shop, co-op, opticians and pharmacy
- Purbrook Heath provides ample green space as well as sports grounds
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- Fire detection
- Intruder alarm
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- House Manager
- Pets allowed
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Landscaped gardens
- Car parking
See for yourself what Shilling Place has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment and Communal lounge. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/06/2019
* To be offset against your initial payment and fully refundable should your tenancy not proceed
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- 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?
- 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.
Retirement Living at McCarthy Stone
Living in Purbrook
Located less than a mile from the town centre of Waterlooville, the Purbrook development offers all of the charm of village living alongside the convenience of a central location. The village itself is located just on the outskirts of the town and just north of Portsmouth.
Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to spending time outdoors. The popular Purbrook Heath provides ample green space as well as cricket grounds and tennis courts. The heath also includes a large stretch of woodland.
Local attractions include Fort Purbrook which hosts occasional craft fairs and is home to a substantial activity centre that provides access to a wide range of sports and events. The centre is located in the grounds of the historic fort and is complete with riding school, archery, climbing wall and air rifle shooting. The centre also comes alive during school summer holidays with a busy calendar of events and workshops for children.
Waterlooville town centre is home to a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and is a great place to enjoy a peaceful walk and some retail therapy. The Queen Elizabeth Country Park is within easy reach offering open expanses of green fields, bike trails and even paragliding and model gliding. Young children will love a visit to the Horizon World of Play, an indoor play park offering fun and educational experiences that will take little ones around the world to play with icy slides in Antarctica and hit the surf in Australia.
The development itself is surrounded by a number of convenient amenities. Waitrose and ASDA supermarkets are both located just over a mile away, whilst the friendly Woodman Pub is just next-door. There is also a Post Office 100 feet away.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Jacqueline's Hair Salon
- Purbrook Pharmacy
- Post Office
- The Woodman
Just 0.7 miles from the nearest village shops, including a fish and chip shop and a Post Office, the development is ideally located. Plus, travelling to nearby Waterlooville and beyond is easy as there is a bus stop only 390 feet away.
In 0.7 miles, you can enjoy the open woodlands of Purbrook Heath where you’ll also find tennis courts, cricket pitches, a football court and a bowls club.
Getting to Location
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