Austen Place,

Lower Turk Street, Alton

property description



Austen Place is a purpose built Retirement Living Plus development built by McCarthy & Stone, designed specifically for the over 70s, for those who wish to enjoy independent living but may need some extra care and support. There is an Estate Manager who leads the team and oversees the development. The apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, fitted and tiled shower room, spacious bedroom and lounge. 24 hour emergency call system.

Communal facilities include a Club lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room, a wellbeing suite and landscaped gardens. There are fully equipped laundry rooms and a restaurant which is table service and serves freshly prepared meals daily. If your guests wish to stay, there is guest suite accommodation which can be booked (fees apply). There is a 24 hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant and call points in your bedroom and bathroom as well as onsite management 24 hours a day.

One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Austen Place with additional services including care and support available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.

Austen Place is situated a stone's throw from a Sainsbury's supermarket and a short walk from the high street, which offers a wealth of local amenities to choose from.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spyhole and letter box leads to the entrance hall, the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is in place. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector. From the hallway there is a door to a walk in storage and airing cupboard. Doors lead to the bedroom, living room and shower room.

Living Room with covered balcony

A beautiful and very well presented spacious living/dining room with feature fire surround and decorative electric fire. Two ceiling light points, raised power points. TV & telephone points. Glazed Patio door with window to side giving access to a delightful covered balcony with a westerly aspect. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.


Fully fitted modern style kitchen with high gloss cupboard doors and co-ordinating work surfaces. Contemporary ceiling lights. Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and Bosch dishwasher, fitted waist height electric oven. There is also a fitted electric ceramic hob with a stainless steel extractor hood over and splashback. Electrically operated window with far reaching views.


A spacious dual aspect double bedroom with door to walk-in wardrobe. TV and phone point and ceiling lights, windows with far reaching views.

Shower Room

Modern suite comprising of; close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted furniture surround including storage below, illuminated mirror cabinet with integrated shaver point and down lights over, walk-in level access shower with thermostatically controlled shower and grab rails, fully tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

• 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
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge

The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.

Service Charge: £7,144.98 pa (for financial year ending 30/06/2022)

Lease information

Lease Length: 999 years from 2018
Ground Rent: £435 pa


  • Estate Manager and staffed 24/7
  • 24 hour emergency call system
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Communal lounge for social activities
  • Restaurant with freshly prepared meals daily
  • Guest suite for family or friends
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Video entry system
  • Hairdressing salon/Wellness suite
  • Laundry room

Property Consultant

David Newton, Property Consultant - South East region

David Newton

0345 556 4120