Shackleton Place

Shackleton Place, Devizes, Wilts

property description



Occupying what must be considered a prime position within this amazing development. A super ground floor, garden apartment enjoying a sunny south facing aspect, a very pleasant part-sheltered terrace and a great outlook over the extensive landscaped gardens of the development. The ground floor position also ensures the apartment is within easy level access of the extensive communal facilities. Presented in perfect order throughout the accommodation provides a welcoming living room with French door to the terrace, the super contemporary-styled kitchen is well-equipped with a host of integrated appliances, the bedroom is of a good size with a built-in wardrobe and there is a very sensible wetroom with level access shower.

This is a 'Retirement Living Plus' development Constructed in 2018 by multi award-winning McCarthy and Stone. It provides a fantastic lifestyle living opportunity for the over 70’s designed for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent staff who oversee the smooth running of the development. There are superb communal facilities including a wonderful Bistro providing quality meals, snacks and drinks at very affordable prices. Homeowners benefit from an hour of free domestic assistance each week and there are extensive domestic and care packages available to suit individual needs and budgets. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a small charge of £25 per night applies.

Shackleton Place is a unique setting with the feel of a hamlet community set among mature trees, rolling countryside and abundant wildlife you might be fooled to think you were living miles from anywhere. However Devizes is only 0.7 miles distance where you will find a thriving Market Town full of independent and well-known shops, as well as a market square with a super outdoor market every Thursday. There’s also plenty to keep you busy and active nearby. Devizes Leisure Centre is just 1.2 miles away and a cinema, library and Devizes Bowls Club are all within 1 mile of Shackleton Place.

Devizes features a variety of local and national shops including a large Sainsbury's that's just under a mile from the development. The town is also lucky to have kept a good selection of unique independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere. Weekly general and collectors markets, farmers' markets and continental markets also serve to give the town a rich sense of character and community. A visit to the town's central Market Place offers several restaurants and cafes for laid back afternoons and evening meals, as well as a range of boutiques and shops. There is a pedestrianised area known as The Brittox. Devizes is also home to the Wadworth Brewery at the north end of Market Place, their Shire Horses can regularly be seen making deliveries across the town centre. Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy the fantastic access to the stunning Salisbury plain in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. With 300 square miles of chalk downlands, the plain is known for its rich archaeological history and is also home to the legendary Stonehenge.


With a solid oak-veneered entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, walk-in utility cupboard with light, shelving, housing the Gledhill boiler supplying hot water, 'Vent Axia' system and plumbing for automatic washing machine. a feature glazed panelled door leads to the living room.


A really comfortable room enhanced by the double-glazed French Door and side panel opening onto the south facing terrace and overlooking the fabulous landscaped gardens of the development. A wonderful spot to sit on a sunny summers day and watch the world go by. Panel heaters. A feature glazed panelled door opens to the kitchen. (The focal-point fire surround and inset fire available by separate negotiation)


With a double-glazed window and garden view. Luxury range of contemporary 'soft white, gloss fronted units with contrasting laminate worktops, matching upstands, under-unit lighting and a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; Bosch four-ringed ceramic hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over and modern glazed splashpanel, Bosch waist-level oven and concealed dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Ceiling spot light fitting, and attractive plank-effect flooring.


A lovely bedroom with a double glazed window with a garden view. Panel heater and a walk-in wardrobe with auto-light, ample hanging space and shelving.


Modern white sanitary ware comprising; back-to-the wall WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash-hand basin with under sink cupboards beneath and to each side and self-demisting mirror with integrated light positioned over, walk-in level access shower with adjustable shower attachment, extensively tiled walls, wetroom flooring, emergency pull cord, heated ladder radiator, ceiling spot light fitting.


There are lovely mature communal grounds with many trees and teeming with wildlife. Car parking is available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £250 per annum for which there may be a waiting list. In addition to the excellent heating system there is an economic heat recovery (heat exchange) facility.


  • Super One Bed Garden Apartment
  • Terrace with sunny southerly aspect and outlook over landscaped gardens
  • Quality kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Shower room with level-access shower
  • Presented in excellent order throughout
  • Estate Manager and staff manned 24/7
  • 24 hour careline service provides further reassurance
  • Stunning setting with mature landscaped grounds
  • Bistro serving quality, value-for-money meals
  • Super guest suit for visiting family and friends

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120