1-4 Woodpeckers Drive, Winchester, Hants, SO22 5JJ View on map
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Set in a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac in the Weeke area, north-west of Winchester, the proposed retirement property is just a short journey from a wealth of local amenities. As well as a choice of supermarkets, you'll find a diverse range of restaurants and cafes, a newsagent, a dry cleaner, a pharmacy and several charity shops on the doorstep.

With 61 one and two bedroom apartments planned, selected apartments will benefit from walk-out patios and balconies. At the heart of the development will be a comfortable communal lounge in which homeowners can meet and take part in social events if they so wish. Plus, there'll be a beautiful landscaped garden in which homeowners can relax without having to worry about upkeep, as all garden maintenance is taken care of.

As a Retirement Living PLUS development, you'll benefit from a care package fully tailored to you and your needs. As well as receiving the highest quality care from our trained and dedicated staff, you'll be allocated some domestic assistance per week. Whether you want help with laundry, cleaning or grocery shopping, we're happy to help. And, for the days when you don't feel like cooking for yourself but don't fancy the walk into the village, there'll be an on-site bistro serving great-value and high-quality meals. There'll even be a salon on-site too where you can enjoy a bit of pampering.

Staffed 24 hours a day, with an Estates Manager overseeing the development's running, we're sure you'll feel safe and secure in your new home. And, for extra peace of mind, there will be a 24-hour call system in case of emergencies and a camera entry system so you can see exactly who you're letting in. What's more, we guarantee total accessibility throughout our developments, with lifts to all floors.

Finally, with on-site car parking and a scooter store, as well as a bus stop 300 ft away, you won't have problems getting around. The location offers good access to the M3 and the A31, Winchester train station is under 2 miles away (from which you can reach London Waterloo within 1 hour and Bournemouth in about 45 minutes) and Southampton International Airport is only a 20-minute drive (or a 10-minute train ride) away.

Development Highlights

  • This development is subject to planning
  • Situated in a quiet suburb under two miles outside Winchester centre
  • A wide array of amenities on your doorstep
  • Care packages tailored to you
  • Staffed 24 hours a day for peace of mind
  • On-site bistro serving high-quality meals

Key Features

  • Estates Manager
  • Communal lounge
  • Guest suite
  • Salon
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Camera entry system
  • Lifts to all floors
  • 24/7 call system
  • Mobility scooter room

About Retirement Living PLUS

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Flexible Purchasing

  • Rent

    Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.

  • Buy

    Purchase your new home outright and you'll enjoy continued ownership of your own property. Our Smooth Move and Part Exchange services are designed to help make your move even easier.

  • Part buy, part rent

    Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.


Living in Winchester

With its fascinating history and heritage, excellent connections to other towns and cities, and vibrant atmosphere, Winchester has become one of the most desirable areas of the country. Winchester city centre is under 2 miles from the development and boasts a considerable array of shops, amenities, cafes and restaurants. It also hosts a variety of markets, with food and produce markets as well as general street markets held weekly and antiques, arts and crafts markets held monthly.

Winchester is also rich in architectural and historical interest. In the spectacular Winchester Cathedral, you can immerse yourself in over 1000 years of history, from 12th century wall paintings and medieval carvings to contemporary art. Plus, as well as daily services, the cathedral hosts a range of events throughout the year, from classical concerts and exhibitions to Christmas markets.

Another of the city's highlights is The Great Hall. Being all that now remains of Winchester Castle, the hall was built by William the Conqueror and is one of the finest surviving examples of a 13th century aisled hall. It is also the home of King Arthur's Round Table, often considered one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology.

And, if that wasn't enough in terms of world-renowned sights, in the nearby village of Chawton (just half an hour's drive from Winchester), you can visit Jane Austen?s House Museum. One of the world's most important literary sites, this Grade I listed building is the house in which Jane Austen lived and wrote. Here, as well as letters handwritten by Austen, you can see many of her personal objects, including jewellery, first editions of her books and the table at which she wrote.

What's more, Winchester has a vibrant arts scene. The Theatre Royal Winchester is a beautiful Edwardian-style venue where you can see the very best touring productions, including drama, dance, comedy and music. And Winchester now hosts an annual one-day music festival. Winchestival is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages where, as well as live music, you can enjoy stand-up comedy, street food and other entertainment.

Winchester Facts
13.6 miles
From Southampton
1-4 Woodpeckers Drive, Winchester, Hants, SO22 5JJ

The development is located to the north west of the city, but is still only 1.5 miles from the centre and its many shops, restaurants and bars. The famous cathedral is 2.5 miles away, while other attractions including the university and South Winchester Golf Club are all under 3 miles from the development.

Winchester also boasts great transport options, including easy access to the nearby M3 and Winchester train station, which is served by South Western Railway.

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