This development is subject to planning. The specification of our retirement apartments does vary to a degree with each apartment in every development, but this will give you an idea of what you'll find within a new two bedroom McCarthy & Stone apartment.
This development is subject to planning.
Situated less than half a mile from the varied shops, cafés and amenities of Hawkhurst High Street, this proposed Retirement Living development is ideal for those looking to settle down and make the most of their free time. The development will be in a prominent position along Highgate Hill and will boast a generous sized, south facing, communal garden and plenty of space for landscaping - perfect for those who want to downsize without compromising on a garden.
Each apartment will be designed to make your life easier, with clever design features that will help eliminate difficult-to-reach places and awkward tasks. Tasteful decor and luxury furnishings ensure that your home will look as good as it feels, whilst a guest suite makes hosting for family and friends a breeze. Most of our apartments include a well-sized balcony, with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and nearby area.
A cosy yet stylish communal lounge will provide you with the chance to catch up with your fellow homeowners and enjoy a change in scenery, no matter the weather outside. This proposed development also has plenty of green space and a beautiful south-facing garden, so when the weather's fine, you can enjoy a refreshing stroll or a spot of gardening. Cleverly designed outdoor areas include established greenery to provide screening and added privacy. To ensure that you have the most comfortable stay, this property has an on-site House Manager who will be able to help you with all your needs. Camera entry provides you with optimum security, whilst a 24/7 emergency call system assures your safety.
Generous on-site parking makes travel easier while a scooter room and cycle store offer alternative travel options. Excellent bus and rail links mean that travelling further afield is simple and there are excellent travel connections to the A21 and A229. The nearest bus stop is just a few yards from the property and Etchingham station, with services to London Charing Cross and Hastings is just 3.9 miles from the property.
This development is on the doorstep of Hawkhurst High Street, which offers a great range of local shops, cafes, opticians, Post Office and a medical centre. Waitrose, the Royal Oak Pub and Hawkhurst Cafe offer plenty of choice for dining either at home or out. Hawkhurst even has a boutique cinema, Kino Digital, which is perfect for rainy days and catching up on the latest films.
Hawkhurst is a charming Wealden village and civil parish based in the peaceful borough of Kent, Tunbridge Wells. With a rich history that dates as far back as the Saxon period, today, Hawkhurst is an idyllic location with a population of around 4,500. Even though it's sheltered from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities, you can easily travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells in a 20-minute drive, London's Charing Cross in just over an hour by train, while the coastal towns Hastings and Eastbourne can be reached in under an hour.
With four conservation areas in Hawkhurst and 200 listed buildings, there's plenty of stunning architecture and green space to explore. Known for its large iron industry role in the Roman Times up until the 18th century, Hawkhurst is home to a number of beautiful churches, landmarks and is just 3 miles away from the infamous Bodiam Castle.
Locally, there are plenty of attractions, events and outdoor activities to keep yourself occupied with. Heritage walks including following the guidebook ‘A Walk in the Past', that compares the old and new sights of the village, are ideal for those of all fitness levels. For the more adventurous, you can follow the ‘Smugglers Trail' that stops by all the smuggling inns down to the coast.
You can also try fishing at the nearby Darwell Reservoir in Mountfield, or head to the largest stretch of inland water in the South East, Bewl Water Fishing, just 5 miles away in Lamberhurst. The area is also ideal for cycling and there are plenty of quiet roads and flat countryside to ride or walk through.
In a short drive from the retirement development, you can soak up the culture of the local art galleries, museums and libraries. The picturesque Artichoke Gallery in Ticehurst features quarterly exhibitions of ceramics, sculpture, painting and jewellery. You can also visit the serene National Trust property, Batemans. Once home to the late Rudyard Kipling and his wife, it is now known for its tranquil grounds with a working watermill and family-orientated events.
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