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Retirement Living In Salisbury

Retirement Living In Salisbury 

I’m enjoying my early retirement living in Salisbury, a beautiful, medieval Cathedral City in the south of England.

It’s a very popular city that attracts a large number of visitors and tourists every year.

There are plenty of lovely places to visit within easy reach such as Bournemouth which is only 30 miles away.

The New Forest National Park in Hampshire is only 10 miles away and features some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of ponies and donkeys.

One of my favourite parts of the New Forest is Bolderwood, it has some wonderful walks and well as a deer sanctuary.

There’s also the village of Lyndhurst which is always very popular.

As you can see, the Cathedral City is in an ideal location and a very popular place to live.

It’s also proving to be a popular choice for people who are looking for retirement properties in Salisbury

There is also a sheltered housing complex in Salisbury with rental properties for the over 55s called Hedley Davis Court

Retirement Living In Salisbury

Retirement Living In Salisbury

I’ve recently been lucky enough to take early retirement after running a small business in Salisbury for a number of years.

I’ve also moved to a purpose built retirement apartment for the over 55s, close to Wilton Road. It’s within easy walking distance of the City and ideal for visiting the wonderful tourist attractions in Salisbury.

I’m very pleased to have had the opportunity to move here, it’s a quiet first floor flat in a lovely little housing complex.

It has some wonderful communal facilities and over looks a beautifully maintained garden.

There are also some very nice walks in the area including one known as Broken Bridges which runs through to Harnham.

Retirement Hobbies : Keeping My Mind Active

Keeping an active mind after retirement has been one of my main goals and finding enjoyable hobbies. I’ve always enjoyed writing so I decided to make a hobby of it and write a retirement blog.

I’m also an amateur radio enthusiast and am able to chat to a few other radio hams in the Salisbury area, via a DMR repeater. I don’t have room for any outside aerials at my new location but I can still listen to radio hams around the world via the Hack Green HF SDR.

Photography is another great interest and and I’ve been lucky enough to take some great wildlife photos. I usually use the camera on my Samsung phone but also have an older Nikon Coolpix L810 which works well.

I’ve set up an Instagram account for some of my latest photos.

Best Wishes
Andy – Retirement Living In Salisbury.

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Retirement Living In Salisbury

Retirement Properties In Salisbury : For Sale And Rent

If you’re looking for retirement properties in Salisbury then you’ll find quite a few flats, apartments and houses for sale in the City.

Various purchase options are often available for the properties allowing you to buy, rent or enter into shared ownership agreements.

It’s just a case of what works out to be right for your financial situation.

Retirement Properties in Salisbury - For Sale And Rent

Other incentives sometimes include buying your existing property from you, free moving services, service charge discounts and equity release.

Older people often prefer the housing to consist of of a purpose built, ground floor flat in a small housing complex.

Other people might prefer a top floor apartment with view over the City and even Salisbury Cathedral. There are many options available including houses in a retirement village.

Retirement Properties For Sale In Salisbury

I’ve found that there is a great range of high quality, affordable properties such as flats and houses in Salisbury.

Platinum Skies have a retirement village called ‘Chapters’ off of Fountain Way, Wilton Road.

The retirement accommodation is for the over 55s and consists of a mixture of houses, cottages and apartments.

McCarthy Stone have a ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development called Monument Place which in Endless Street.

We know that it consists of a mixture of one and two bed apartments for over 70s.

Both of these properties are in the centre of Salisbury and offer convenient access to the local shops.

Sarum Lodge, Three Swans Chequer is built on the site of the old bus station. It’s a lovely development of 47 retirement apartments.

It includes onsite car parking facilities and the main entrance is located along Rollestone Street.

All of the properties are within easy reach of some of our wonderful places to visit in Salisbury.

Rental Housing

Housing 21 is a leading provider of Extra Care and Retirement Living in England.

They have a small complex in Salisbury called Hedley Davis Court which can be found in Cherry Orchard Lane.

It contains a number of self contained flats and offers some communal facilities. There is also an on-site Court Manager during weekday office hours.

These are rental properties and there is a waiting list.

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Retirement Living In Salisbury

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury : Sheltered Housing

Hedley Davis Court is a sheltered retirement housing complex in Salisbury providing rental accommodation for those aged 55 and over.

The court consists of 34 self-contained flats which are a mixture of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom properties. There is also a guest flat.

The court is also pet friendly.

The manager is on-site during the day and oversees the general running of the building and deals with any maintenance requests.

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury - Sheltered Accommodation

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury – Accommodation

The apartments are nice and warm in the colder months as they have gas central heating.

The heating is provided by a communal boiler and paid for out of the modest service charge. Individual flats do not have a gas supply so you don’t have to worry about unexpected gas bills.

A 24 hour emergency alarm system is fitted in all properties for added peace of mind.

This allows you to speak to the court manager (during the day) or an alarm monitoring company called Appello.

I think it’s a great system if you need help.

The apartments are also fitted with smoke detectors, and, in the event of a fire, the brigade are automatically be notified and will attend.

If you’re looking for retirement housing in Salisbury then it’s certainly worth getting in touch with Housing 21.

There will be a waiting list for the apartments that you can put your name down on.

Communal Facilities

We have some lovely facilities that include a laundry room complete with 2 washing machines. We also have a comfortable residents’ lounge, complete with kitchen

At the centre of the site is a beautifully maintained garden area for use by our residents and visitors.

A view of the garden at Hedley Davis Court

It features a central pergola that provides a shaded seating area, a lovely lawn and a collection of shrubs and small trees.

It really is a nice place to be in the summer, whether you’re chatting to other residents or reading a book..

If you’re looking for sheltered housing in Salisbury , this might be of interest.