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Situated on ‘The Avenue’, this superb Retirement Living PLUS development for the over 70's will offer 41 one bedroom and 25 two bedroom retirement apartments for sale - or for rent - in Southampton, Hampshire. Many apartments will have private balconies, while the largest properties on the North-Eastern corner have a dual aspect, so you can take in sweeping views. This development is ideally located, within walking distance of Southampton Common with its picturesque woodlands and lakes, as well as plentiful amenities. It is close to the town centre and boasts excellent transport links.
Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS
In our delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. An hour’s domestic support each week is included – more if you want it, plus there’s the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too!
Low maintenance and sociable
Our Retirement Living PLUS developments are designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll enjoy stylish well-maintained communal spaces, including the well-appointed lounge with free Wi-Fi, bistro/restaurant and a landscaped garden - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. Our communal facilities soon become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.
Safe, secure and energy efficient
Did you know? Our well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient retirement properties could save you hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills*
All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics and efficiency in mind, to ensure they’re a joy to live in. Apartments offer fully-fitted kitchens with integrated high-energy rated appliances, while master bedrooms have walk in wardrobes or fitted wardrobes as standard and a Sky Q connection point can be found in the living room.
All apartments have the latest safety and security features built in. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door - as well as the reassurance of a manager on-site at all times.
*Research carried out by HBF, 2021 shows the average energy saving from moving to a new build home in the UK is £435 a year.
- Retirement Living PLUS – exclusive to the over 70s
- On-site chef-run bistro with changing seasonal menus
- Tailored domestic support and personal care available should you need it
- Staff on-call 24/7 and dedicated Estate Manager to handle day-to-day running of the community
What is Retirement Living PLUS?
Exclusive to the over 70s, you’ll enjoy your own private apartment with thoughtful assisted living services on the doorstep, including a subsidised restaurant and optional personal care packages.
- Estates Manager
- 24/7 call system
- Camera entry system
- Wheelchair access
- Communal lounge
- Car parking
- Guest suite
- Landscaped gardens
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Professional fees
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Income to guest suites and sundry income
- Development staff
- Future maintenance fund
- Domestic assistance
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- TV licence / TV service
Is it more expensive to live in one of your apartments than my current home?
Many of our homeowners are pleased to find that the service charges for their apartment tend to work out at less than what they were paying in like-for-like costs at their previous property.
Energy bills often turn out to be lower thanks to the modern construction methods we use at all our developments. Your new apartment is also likely to be a more manageable size and so cheaper to run.
When Customers discuss the purchase of a McCarthy Stone apartment with us, they receive a service charge leaflet and our Sales Executive sits down with them to help them fill in the costs, review what is covered in the management services and compare them to day-to-day running costs in their current home. Our Sales Executive ensures that they have a detailed knowledge of ongoing costs before a sale is completed
How long from putting down a deposit do I have to purchase the apartment?
Usually this can take between 12 to 16 weeks. We understand that some customers may have a time period that will more suitable for them and we aim to be as flexible as we can.
We have an expert resales team for people selling our retirement properties, with an extensive database of customers waiting to move in. This helps us to sell faster and at a better price than traditional estate agents. On average the McCarthy Stone Resales team achieve a net price increase on the retirement properties they sell. For example, for properties bought new in the last three years and since resold, the net increase averages 6%. View resale retirement homes.
Join us at one of our events
- 27 Feb11:00 - 16:00
Information Day at Charters Estate Agents27th Feb73 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS
Information Day at Charters Estate Agents.
Join us for our Information Day on Tuesday 27th February from 11am - 4pm at Charters Estate Agents, 73 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.
Be the first to look at the apartment plans, and find out how to reserve one of our stunning apartments.
Our friendly sales team will be on hand to give you all the information on what age-exclusive living is all about and the flexible purchase options available.
Don't delay, secure your place at our Information Day by calling 0800 201 4811 today.
Things to do in Southampton
Renowned for its maritime and military history, and packed with culture, sports and shopping, Southampton is an ideal location for a retirement property by the sea. Our retirement properties in Southampton are close to all of the attractions this famous port city has to offer, so you can easily explore the sights or relax on the local beaches. Attractions include St Michaels Square in the heart of the old town, home to Tudor House museum and Garden, and English Heritage’s Netley Abbey. There are plenty of museums too, including the Sea City museum, Solent Sky museum and National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
The vibrant city centre is packed with an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and entertainment. Oxford Street is the home of independent shops and dining. Then there’s the all-encompassing Westquay shopping centre and Ocean Village where you can enjoy a delicious meal or drink overlooking the marina. The town hosts plentiful annual events to enjoy, including Southampton Mayflower Maritime Festival and Southampton International Film Festival. The New Forest is also close by - fantastic for long walks and wildlife spotting.
The city is a major hub for international cruising, so makes the perfect base for luxurious holidays and adventures. It is also surprisingly easy to explore the Isle of Wight. On Red Funnel ferries, it takes around 30 minutes to get to Cowes as a foot passenger, slightly longer by car.
Southampton is very accessible by road, with major links to the M3 and M27 motorways and offers a comprehensive bus service as well as a well-connected central train station.
Getting to Location
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