The Boat House

The Boat House 100 Riverdene Place, Bitterne Park, Southampton

property description



The Boathouse is a Retirement Living development constructed by award-winning retirement home specialist McCarthy and Stone specifically designed for the overs 55’s.
The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours to take care of things and make you feel at home. There's no need to worry about the burden of maintenance costs as the service charge covers the cost of all external maintenance, gardening and landscaping, external window cleaning, buildings insurance, water rates and security systems. All energy costs for the homeowners lounge and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind the development has camera door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance. The Homeowners' lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends and family. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can extend their stay by booking into the development Guest Suite (subject to availability, fees apply). The Boathouse is a stunning waterfront development with landscaped gardens and terraces overlooking the River Itchen, opposite Riverside Park, and close to Bitterne Park Triangle shops offering a variety of cafes and restaurants, a Co-Op, a Bakers and Tesco Express perfect for local shopping. Less than a five minute drive or bus ride is Portswood high street offering a wide variety of amenities including clothes shops, boutique cafes and local produce. A short bus ride away is Southampton City centre.

***Viewing of this superb property is highly recommended***

Entrance Hall

The front door, which has a spy hole for security, leads into the large hallway with doors leading the living room, bedroom and shower room. Also in the hallway is the Apartment security door entry system with intercom, plus the 24 hour emergency response pull cord. All light switches are illuminated throughout. There is also the door to the spacious, walk-in storage/airing/utility cupboard, fitted with a Bosch washer drier and the vent Axia air system. There is also shelving for storage.

Living Room with Balcony

Spacious lounge benefitting from a glazed patio door opening onto a balcony, TV and double telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point. Two ceiling lights. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets. Part glazed door leads into a separate kitchen.


Modern fully fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Stainless steel sink with lever tap. Built-in oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. Fitted integrated fridge/freezer and double glazed windows.

Bedroom with Balcony

Spacious beautifully presented double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe housing rails and shelving. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point, double glazed door to second balcony.

Shower Room

Partly tiled and fitted with suite comprising of walk-in shower. Low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and illuminated heated mirror above. Shaving point, electric heated ladder style towel rail and extractor fan.

Service Charge

Service Charge
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House Manager, your water rates, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.

Service charge: £2,342.22 pa (for financial year end 30/06/2022)


999 Year Lease from 2018
Ground Rent £425 reviewed 01/2033


Car Parking (Permit Scheme) is by allocated space subject to availability
The fee is usually £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.


  • Two Balconies
  • House Manager
  • 24 Hour Careline
  • Video door entry system
  • Stunning waterside location
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Unique Waterside location
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Stunning communal lounge
  • Close to local amenities

Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

0345 556 4120