Purpose-built complex has first-class facilities
Langstone Court, Drayton
Living in retirement accommodation doesn’t signal retiring from life – especially at Langstone Court in Drayton.
The purpose-built complex, overlooking Havant Road and accessed via Drayton Lane, has facilities that encourage involvement in the community and its many social activities if desired.
Communal lounges, a private garden park with summer house and pond, as well as the excellent ‘Raffles Lounge’ on the top floor of the Havant Road-facing block and a roof terrace, providing good views over rooftops towards Portsmouth, are all present.
Other facilities include a guest suite with kitchen and shower room, a hairdressing area, communal laundries, a family room, an activity room, and storage for buggies and bikes, all located within the lower ground floor of the front building, where there is also on the ground floor is a computer area and the house manager’s office.
A possible entrée to this desirable lifestyle is a first floor apartment with a bedroom, shower room, kitchen, and sitting room featuring sliding doors on to a Juliet balcony overlooking the communal garden and protected by a balustrade with glazed screens.
‘Many people downsizing to enjoy their retirement, and possibly release some equity from their current home, want to be able to enjoy life without the worries of maintaining a larger property,’ says Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern estate agents in Drayton.
‘Langstone Court is all about enhancing life now there’s more leisure time available, while the alarm system and manager acknowledge that, as time goes on, further assistance may be welcomed, particularly if it’s discreet rather than intrusive.
‘With plentiful parking, those who want to continue getting out and about in their own car can do so but the location on Havant Road also means there’s a good selection of passing buses.
‘The community within Langstone Court encourages those who want it to get involved but there’s no pressure.
‘The choice of taking the lift or stairs when going to the apartment also encourages those who are active to remain so – although that lift might be tempting when carrying groceries back home!’
Guide price – £220,000
TOWN & COUNTRY SOUTHERN – (023) 9327 7288