Missing out on a dream property is upsetting enough, but missing out on a high quality home in a warmly welcoming community is doubly frustrating.
Yet with only seven apartments left unsold at award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes’ unique Wispers Park development in Haslemere, that’s what awaits people who are slow off the mark.
Set within a 25-acre country park are three collections of one and two-bed apartments exclusively set up for people aged 60 and over: Howard Place, Wycombe House and Wallis Court, plus a dedicated 54-bed care home, Buckton Manor.
It’s more than a new neighbourhood – it’s a community where there are events and clubs, as well as leisure facilities and a restaurant. It’s all arranged for active, independent living but with help on hand if required.
That’s been an attraction for the people moving in as well as their relatives who have the reassurance of knowing their loved ones have security, companionship and luxurious surroundings.
One of the residents is octogenarian Joan Holloway. She said: “The facilities are lovely. You can even have your cleaning done, if you want, or your laundry or ironing – all sorts of different things.
“I was definitely after an apartment. But I also wanted somewhere there were things going on and not just sitting in a flat all day. Here, if you want company you can go and search someone out.
“The people I have met have been lovely. The thing is that they are all quite like-minded and we have a lot in common. We’re hoping to set up various activities like bingo, bridge clubs and we had a go at croquet.”
Before she retired Joan was a part-time air traffic controller. She married an RAF serviceman but is a widow now. Her daughter, Jane, lives at Steep Marsh, near Petersfield, from where she can drive to Joan’s in just over 20 minutes.
In fact, it was Jane who first spotted Wispers Park and her prediction that it was “just the right place” for mum’s new home was quickly proved right.
Joan added: “It’s comforting to have the care home, Buckton Manor nearby. You know that you can move there next door if you need to and don’t have to go a long way. That’s one of the things I liked about Wispers Park.”
The site’s centrepiece is the stunning Oak Hall, a Grade II listed Elizabethan-style building constructed in 1911. It houses a traditional country club, to which residents enjoy free membership, with a bistro, events and a gym. Residents can also call upon a free mini-bus.
The homes are appointed with top quality flooring and granite worktops to reflect the site’s traditional feel, mixed with the latest energy-saving appliances and luxury bathroom fittings. A 10-year NHBC guarantee and two-year customer care warranty give peace of mind too.
Linden Homes sales and marketing director, Natalie Flint, said: “There’s an authentic community at Wispers Park which I think distinguishes it from other developments. It’s welcoming and connected, with an independent and secure lifestyle.
“With the stunning Oak Hall and the surrounding countryside, Wispers Park enjoys beautiful surroundings. I think this mix of attractions is why there are only a few properties left. We’re advising people to get in touch before they sell out.”
Wider transport links are good too, whether for residents travelling further afield or friends and relations coming to visit. Services from Haslemere’s mainline station can reach London Waterloo in as little as 49 minutes. The major road connection between London and Portsmouth on the south coast, the A3, is just a few miles to the west.
The bustling heart of Haslemere is just two miles from Wispers Park. Bus services connect the town to Guildford, Godalming, Farnham, Chichester, Bognor Regis and neighbouring villages.
To find out more call 0844 488 1664.
For further information, contact Claire Bradley or Claire McCowan at Remarkable PR on 01962 893893.
11 April 2014
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