Retire to Hampshire and discover a blend of coast and countryside, rural life and city culture.
Maygate Place comprises just 17 two and three-bedroom homes, designed with retirement in mind. Traditionally built, each new house offers generously-proportioned living space but fewer bedrooms than one would expect in a mainstream home of a similar size. The private gardens, as well as the communal landscaping is maintained by the estate management service.
Subject to planning, this new development of luxury houses and apartments is being created on the site of the former Abbey Mill.
If you plan to spend your retirement walking or cycling, Hampshire has miles of trails, nature reserves and waterside walks as well as a coastline stretching from Highcliffe in the west of the county to Chichester Harbour in the east. Sail out of Emsworth Harbour or Hayling Island or explore the New Forest or South Downs National Park, the Meon Valley or the Test Valley. There's a wealth of stately homes set in glorious parkland, along with cathedrals, forts and castles including Highclere Castle, near Newbury, where 'Downton Abbey' was filmed.
Hampshire has so much to offer those who enjoy retail therapy, dining out or cultural pursuits. Winchester hosts spectacular Christmas markets and there are year-round bargains on offer at Gunwharf Quays. Basingstoke's Festival Place Shopping Centre is popular as is Southampton's West Quay.
The local arts scene is vibrant with galleries, cinemas and theatres offering a varied programme of entertainment. The Watermill, near Newbury, is one of the country's most charming theatres and there's The Mayflower in Southampton, Kings Theatre in Southsea and The Theatre Royal in Winchester.
Beechcroft's retirement properties are ideal for those who want a 'lock up and leave' lifestyle. With Southampton airport and ferry ports at both Southampton and Portsmouth, it's easy to travel abroad. The A3M, A27M, M3 and M27 motorways cross the county and link to the motorway network, providing access to London Gatwick and Heathrow airports.