The Boat House

The Boat House 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.


The front door, which has a spy hole for security, leads into the large hallway with doors leading to the living room, bedroom and shower room. In the hallway is the Apartment security door entry system with intercom, plus the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord. All light switches are illuminated. 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.


Spacious lounge benefitting from a glazed door with window to side opening onto a balcony, which enjoys superb river views. TV and 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 window with a river view.


Double bedroom of good proportions with a walk-in wardrobe housing rails and shelving. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point, double glazed window.


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


• 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. 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)


Lease Length: 999 Year Lease from 2018
Ground Rent: £425pa


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.


  • House Manager
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
  • Video door entry system
  • Lift to all floors
  • Stunning communal lounge
  • River View with Balcony
  • Guest suite for family or friends
  • Permit car parking
  • Close to local amenities
  • Unique waterfront location

Property Consultant

Paula Squire, Senior Property Consultant - Southern England

Paula Squire

0345 556 4120