Coming soon! A brand new retirement village in Wimborne, Dorset.
McCarthy Stone's brand new retirement village 'The Old Market Village’ is currently in construction and will feature bungalows and chalet bungalows known as 'The Old Market Gardens’ and apartments known as ‘Market House’ all of which are set within a beautiful village green.
The Old Market Gardens bungalows will consist of 32 stunning retirement bungalows, exclusive to the over 65s and conveniently located in the historic town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset. All of the spacious bungalows will offer two double bedrooms, and eight will be built as chalet style bungalows. These will have the additional benefit of a study. All McCarthy Stone retirement properties are designed to be a pleasure to live in, with high spec and quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
The bungalows will be centred around a lovely village green. Ideal for meetings, events and parties, the space is to be the beating heart of this retirement community. Just off the village green, you’ll find a wellness zone offering health and fitness studios, as well as a hair and beauty salon and a sociable communal lounge. There will be a bistro, so you’ll be able to meet your friends and family for a morning coffee or enjoy a long lingering lunch with a glass or two of wine. You’ll also find a pretty rural walking trail leading from the development.
Wimborne Minster is a picturesque and historic market town with Roman origins and an idyllic position on the banks of the rivers Stour and Allen. As well as the famous Minister Church with its many treasures, including a chained library, you can’t miss the unusual Wimborne Model Town and Gardens. An intricate miniature version of Wimborne in the 1950s, complete with flushing toilets, it’s a must see. Cyclists and strollers will enjoy meandering around the tranquil pathways, the pretty central square, the Willow Walk and along the wild-life rich riverbanks.
- Located in the charming town of Wimborne Minster
- Chalet bungalow option available
- Close to amenities including shops in the town
- Exclusively for the over 65s
- Easy access to the Dorset countryside
- Two-bedroom retirement bungalows
- Car parking
- Guest parking
- Pets allowed
- Communal lounge
- 24/7 call system
- Landscaped gardens
- Guest suite
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Development staff
- Building insurance
- Future maintenance fund
- Professional fees
- Emergency call system
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- TV licence / TV service
Do you offer Part Exchange?
Are your bungalows sold on a freehold or leasehold basis?
The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2022.
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.
Living in Wimborne
Wimborne Minster is a lively community with plenty to do and see. It’s a ‘Fairtrade’ town offering an eclectic mix of shopping from independents to high street stores.
From Dorset cream teas to Nepalese, there are plenty of eating options in Wimborne. Try Cloisters for breakfast or the Riverside Café for a post walk tea and cake in a pretty spot. The Wimborne Pig is a fantastic choice for posh pub food or for a lighter meal, try Renoufs, a popular wine bar offering deli style cheese and meat platters.
Wimborne has a busy events calendar too, with annual food, folk music, history and dance festivals for all to enjoy.
Wimborne is surrounded by the lush, green Dorset countryside and close to numerous tourist attractions and beauty spots. Nearby National Trust properties of note, include the White Mill and the glorious Kingston Lacey estate, with walks down to the Eye Bridge or Pamphill Green.
The breath-taking Jurassic coast is only a 40-minute drive away with fossil hunting and kayaking available at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. You can be on the beaches of Bournemouth within 30 minutes and there are regular bus and train services to make a jolly seaside jaunt a breeze.
Getting to Location
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