Bramshott Place Village Press and Media

SEPTEMBER
2013

For Immediate release 2nd September 2013

Pickles “Bring Back Bungalows” – We Are!

Developers, Urban Renaissance Villages, who are currently building Bramshott Place Village in Liphook, are welcoming Eric Pickles’ advice issued this week to planners, urging them to build more ‘bungalows and retirement villages of 100 or so houses with activities for residents’ to deal with the predicted housing crisis for the over 65s. 

Pickles “Bring Back Bungalows” – We Are!

New Bramshott Place Village Exterior

“We totally support Eric Pickles and Nick Boles!  This is what our aging population needs – a mixture of property types covering a range of prices - and we have been providing it for upwards of 30 years,” comments Bill Gair, CEO of Urban Renaissance Villages, who are currently creating four specialist villages for the over 55s around the country.

He continues: “we have long ago recognized the need for people to downsize and release their present, and usually under occupied, family home back onto the market, and have been creating our villages, which include two and three bedroom cottages – very akin to the traditional bungalow, in response.  They are our most popular model, even during the recent economic downturn, proving the demand from this demographic,” he says.

Gair continues: “With research showing that there are 11million people aged over 65 and by 2033 this figure will rise to 17million; one in three people will be aged 55 and over by 2030; 60% of all new household growth by 2033 will be related to those aged over 65, 21% by those aged over 85; and 75% of older people will be homeowners, Nick Boles is absolutely right that ‘we must build more homes or suitable accommodation for older people if we are to avoid problems further down the track.’ But we must not roll out a production line of apartments everywhere. People need choice, and rightly so,” he says.

Just as the Ministers advise, Urban Renaissance Villages’ developments are not just properties, they are much more about creating independent living for the over 55s, within a supportive, maintenance free community and offering the freedom to enjoy life to the full - living near friends with the right infrastructure on hand to enable them to carry on with their hobbies and/or some form of full or part time work. “Importantly the properties come with a full property management service, and the lack of need to deal with routine and often laborious gardening chores that a conventional bungalow would demand, is a welcome boon to residents,” adds Bill Gair.
“Again, the Department for Communities and Local Government is advising these properties should be designed to include age-related facilities, and we have always included these in our villages. Our properties have discreet features to suit older occupiers, such as wet-rooms with space to sit; level thresholds; lowered electrical appliances, wheelchair friendly door openings and circulation spaces, and alarm call buttons scattered throughout the properties,” he says.

Bill Gair comments that some developers in this sector complain that bungalows are land hungry and expensive to build. “However,” he continues, “providing that the development mix is carefully optimized we find that we can achieve densities akin to normal family housing, including spacious apartments, and compete in the land market for sites. Importantly we find that a mixture of low-rise “bungalow” dwellings is often very compatible with the reuse of brownfield sites often situated in the Green Belt where perimeter densities and roof line profiles are important. So it’s a win-win result for environmentalists, planners and the buyers of these properties.

For further information on all available apartments at Bramshott Place Village, please call 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.

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AUGUST
2013

For Immediate release 21st August 2013

Bramshott Place Village Makes Children's Dreams Come True

Bramshott Place Village, the multi-award-winning development for the over 55s in Liphook has been supporting the Liphook based charity, Dreams Come True for two years now. It recently gave a donation of £1000 that has helped two children achieve their dreams.

Molly, 19, is severely disabled following a brain injury aged 13, and desperately wanted to visit where Harry Potter was filmed, and Rebecca, 20, has Osteosarcoma of the left proximal tibia presenting with pathological fracture, and wanted to meet the band, The Overtones. The amount was raised from a three-month initiative by the village's developer, Urban Renaissance Villages, during which they asked for a £5 donation from every visitor to their two villages – Bramshott Place and Durrants Village near Horsham.

Bramshott Place Village Makes Children's Dreams Come True

Molly and her brother Tom at Harry Potter World


After a period of rehabilitation with Chailey Head Injury Services, Molly attended Chailey Heritage School for children with physical and learning disabilities in Hassocks, East Sussex. She now lives in a residential bungalow on the school site, and requires 24-hour care.

According to Sue Fowler of Dreams Come True, Molly is unable to speak but is able to communicate using her eyes. "She has started to use some new technology (My Tobil) which tracks eye movements and uses the eyes like a mouse on a computer," says Sue.

"Whilst she was learning to use the technology, the Occupational Therapist at the school had only been able to convince her to work hard when the games, quizzes or pictures on the screen were of Harry Potter and David Tennant, a previous Dr Who, and she now loves them both. When she sees either it brings smiles to her face.

"Despite her profound disability Molly retains her lovely sense of humour and perseveres with enthusiasm at every task she is set," Sue continues. "Her OT says she is a real pleasure to work with, and in recognition of all her hard work they were hoping she could have her dream granted, to go to see where Harry Potter or Dr Who was produced.

Bramshott Place Village Makes Children's Dreams Come True

Rebecca and The Overtones

"Thanks to the donation from Urban Renaissance Villages, we recently arranged for a visit to the Warner Bros Studios to have a tour of the Harry Potter set for Molly, her mother Amanda, brother Tom, his girlfriend Sammy and Molly's maternal grandparents."

Rebecca, who lives in Farnborough, Hampshire was treated for her illness with chemotherapy which was completed in 2010, and Interferon treatment was then completed in 2011.

"Rebecca is the biggest fan of The Overtones and her dream was to meet them and spend some time with them," says Sue Fowler. "Again, thanks to this donation, we were able to organize for Becky and her friend Sophie, also a fan, to stay at the Holiday Inn in Guildford for the Saturday and Sunday night and to attend the Magic Summer Live festival in Guildford where the band were playing. Rebecca didn't stop dancing and cheering from the time The Overtones came on to the stage and once they had finished their set, they called the two girls backstage and the band came out to meet them. Rebecca was so excited! Then, after the official meeting, Rebecca was sitting in the guest area and a few of the band came and sat and chatted to her - which just made her day," concludes Sue.

Iwan Jones, Managing Director of Urban Renaissance Villages commented on how much it means to the company to be able to support such an inspiring and valuable charity. "We create communities where people can enjoy their lives and support each other. So it is important to us that we are able to give something back to help others enjoy their lives as much as the residents of our villages do. We are delighted that, with Dreams Come True, we could make Molly and Rebecca's dreams come true."

For further information about the available cottages, please call 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.


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Why Bramshott Place Village is ideal for the single life: even if you’re 55-plus

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AUGUST
2013

For Immediate release 7th August 2013

Bramshott Helps Liphook Bloom!

In the five years that Bramshott Place Village has been creating its now flourishing community for the over 55s in Liphook, it has supported a number of local charitable and community causes, including Dreams Come True and The Friends of High Hurlands Children, based in Passfield, near Liphook. Now the village is increasing its sponsorship of Liphook in Bloom for a further two years, by sponsoring a second flower bed - outside Marions in the village square - along with the large flowerbed which they have sponsored for the past four years, in front of the Post Office sorting depot.

Bramshott Helps Liphook Bloom!

Sue Lapicki, Village Manager of Bramshott Place Village (front row LHS) with the Liphook in Bloom team.

Bramshott Place Village is among many local businesses who support this civic initiative. According to organiser, Carole Burns, Liphook in Bloom started in 1997. “The idea came about while four locals were having a drink and discussing how more life could be brought to Liphook,” she says. “Our village was looking sad at that time with empty shops and the few shrubs which did exist proved to be rubbish traps rather than decorative enhancement! We started entering regional competitions very early on and have achieved great success over the years. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 we attained gold awards and as a result of this consistent high standard, we were invited to represent the South of England in Britain in Bloom. Quite an honour! We took a break from the competition for a couple of years due to the extent of extra work and cost involved but rose to the occasion again for Jubilee Year when we received a Silver Gilt Award.

“Of course,” she continues, “none of our efforts would be possible without the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, supporters, and Friends of Liphook in Bloom. It is this great community spirit which exists in our parish that allows The Liphook in Bloom Team to achieve its aims and make a happier place for local residents and visitors alike.”

Cliff Meyler of Urban Renaissance Villages, developers of Bramshott Place Village, comments: “We are very pleased to be continuing to support Liphook in Bloom and we are looking forward to seeing the flower beds in their full glory this summer. We are in the business of offering people a better lifestyle and this is something that will certainly bring cheer to everyone in Liphook.”

For further information on all available apartments at Bramshott Place Village, please call 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.

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JULY
2013

For Immediate release 30th July 2013

Last few cottages still available at Bramshott Place Village – an ideal community for active retired over 55s

A few spacious two bedroom cottages are still available in the multi award-winning Bramshott Place Village in Liphook, Hampshire, where its third phase of building is nearly complete.  Already a well-established community of active retired people over 55, the cottages are perfect for those looking to downsize, and enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle.

Last few cottages still available at Bramshott Place Village – an ideal community for active retired over 55s

New Bramshott Place Village Exterior


The cottages offer plenty of storage space and discreet features to suit older occupiers, such as wet-rooms with space to sit down; level thresholds into all showers and buildings; lowered electrical appliances in the kitchens, and wheelchair friendly openings and circulation spaces. The interiors are finished to exacting standards, like everything in the highly acclaimed village, and the high quality fittings include Alno kitchens with marble work surfaces.

The need to downsize is one of the main reasons why residents, Quintin and Margaret Knight bought a cottage at Bramshott Place.  It was the realisation that they possessed no fewer than 70 teacups that made them decide that perhaps it was time to move to a smaller property.

“We had far too many belongings,” says Margaret, “and we said, we must downsize.  “We began to search for somewhere with nice surroundings, preferably near an attractive village, and with plenty of outdoor space, as we were used to having a large garden. Quintin spotted Bramshott Place Village on the internet, and we decided to take a look. We met a lot of people who were also looking, as well as people already living here, and everyone seemed pleasant and enjoying themselves. We decided to join them.

Last few cottages still available at Bramshott Place Village – an ideal community for active retired over 55s

Cottage at Bramshott Place Village

They are both very happy with their cottage and its surroundings. “The general strategy of the place is excellent,” Quintin says. “There’s a nurse on duty for prescriptions and ‘flu jabs, a restaurant, and the other excellent facilities of the Clubhouse. It’s a splendid place.”

Bramshott Place Village, served by its own “on demand” bus service, is less than a mile from attractive Liphook village with its shops, restaurants, golf club and other community facilities. The village also enjoys its own spacious setting within 32 acres of gated landscaped grounds and riverside walks.

For further information about the available cottages, please call 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.


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Why Bramshott Place Village is ideal for the single life: even if you’re 55-plus

Last few cottages still available at Bramshott Place Village – an ideal community for active retired over 55s

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JULY
2013

For Immediate release 11th July 2013

Downsize without compromise – at Bramshott Place Village

Most of the people who buy at Bramshott Place Village in Liphook have sold much larger homes to do so. Frequently, the reason is to rid themselves of maintenance and gardening hassles; but does it mean that they are compromising on space and lifestyle?

Downsize without compromise – at Bramshott Place Village

Frobisher show apartment living room.

Not a bit of it. Some of the apartments at Bramshott have as much space as a family house, and provide all the benefits of living in a bungalow – which is often what people in later life look to buy, given the difficulty they tend to experience with stairs as they get older. With a lift to the second floors, the apartments offer maximum flexibility and would suit anyone who enjoys entertaining and having people to stay - and the time, and re-newed energy they will gain from being relieved of their home maintenance worries, will give them plenty of opportunity for that!

For example, some have a second reception room that can work perfectly as a study, or a dining room, while the main reception area is also large enough to incorporate a dining area. Some are more spacious still, with two bedrooms, one en suite, as well as a study/dining room. Room sizes are exceptionally generous: typical dimensions are a master bedroom almost 28 feet long and a living room 20 feet by 14 feet.  All have a luxury specification that includes Alno fitted kitchens, solid granite work surfaces, and underfloor heating.

Downsize without compromise – at Bramshott Place Village

Frobisher show apartment bedroom.

A number of the larger Bramshott apartments are still available in Cavendish House and Frobisher House. Meanwhile, satisfied buyers have settled contentedly into the others. Alan and Lorna Cullens have one of the Frobisher House apartments, revelling in 1,200 square feet of space, and even regard the lack of a garden as an advantage, preferring to enjoy walks in Bramshott’s extensive grounds, where the maintenance team puts in the spadework. Paul and Stephenie Mackie, who wanted to downsize and de-clutter, have also bought a larger, two bedroom apartment with a study. “A very good size,” is Paul’s verdict.

For further information on all available apartments at Bramshott Place Village, please call 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.

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Community spirit – one owner’s positive experience of neighbourly support at Bramshott Place Village

Community spirit – one owner’s positive experience of neighbourly support at Bramshott Place Village

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JULY
2013

For Immediate release 5th July 2013

Developers give £560,000 to support affordable housing in East Hampshire

East Hampshire Councillor and Housing Portfolio holder Jennifer Gray, Alisdair Tweddle, S.106 Monitoring Officer for EHDC and Helen Cann, the Council’s Housing Development Project Officer were delighted to attend a ceremony at Bramshott Place Village in Liphook on July 3rd 2013, to be presented with a cheque for £560,000 from developers Urban Renaissance Villages and Helical Bar plc. Urban Renaissance Villages CEO, Bill Gair, presented the cheque.

Typical Apartment at Bramshott Place Village

Helen Cann, Jennifer Gray, Bill Gair, Alistair Tweddle.


It is the third instalment in a commitment from the developers to give a total of £1.7 million to East Hampshire District Council for the provision of affordable housing. The previous payments were made in 2010 and 2011, and now, with the completion of the third phase at Bramshott Place Village, the next payment has been made.

Bramshott Place Village provides luxury retirement living, but other kinds of specialised housing are also required in East Hampshire, including affordable homes for those who want to get onto the housing ladder. A payment of this size will give the Council greater flexibility and the opportunity to secure a wider range of affordable housing across the whole district, to meet a whole range of identified housing needs.

A selection of apartments is still available. For further information please call
01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.

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Why Bramshott Place Village is ideal for the single life: even if you’re 55-plus

Developers give £560,000 to support affordable housing in East Hampshire

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JUNE
2013

For Immediate release 19th June 2013

Community spirit – one owner’s positive experience of neighbourly support at Bramshott Place Village

When Jean Keen moved into Liphook’s Bramshott Place Village, with her two Yorkshire terriers, just over 3 months ago she did not think she would be needing the support of new friends and neighbours quite so soon. A fall two months after she had settled into her new home meant a hip replacement operation and leaving her housebound whilst she recovered.

Jean comments: “I don’t think I would have managed without the wonderful support network of neighbours and new friends who popped in to help and to do my shopping and walk my dogs. It has made all the difference to my recuperation.”

Community spirit – one owner’s positive experience of neighbourly support at Bramshott Place Village

Jean Keen with her two Yorkshire terriers.

Despite having lived at Bramshott Place for such a short period of time, Jean already feels very settled in her new home and environment. “Although I live on my own it is very nice here – there is always company and the fellow residents are really friendly.” Jean has found the facilities are also good with a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, library and postbox all within the grounds. For a larger household shop, Jean goes to Sainsburys in Liphook but she says for day to day items the village shop has everything she needs. There is a nurse and a doctor that calls in regularly which she and the other residents have found very useful and reassuring.

Jean continues: “The beauty of living in a place like Bramshott is that you can be as busy or as quiet as you want. We have a coffee morning each week which is a good place to meet and get to know people. And there is a regular quiz too.” Jean lives in a spacious two bedroom apartment and found it a real plus point that she was able to bring her dogs with her. She is able to walk them in the residents’ grounds as well as in Stamford Park which Bramshott Place backs on to and which residents have an access code for providing quick entry through the gates to the park.

Jean is happy that there is a management company that looks after general maintenance of her property and enjoys the fact there is a housekeeper and a weekly laundry service for bed linen.

Bramshott Place Village is a flourishing community for the over-55s, with a lively social life, where the properties include two and three bedroom luxury cottages and two bedroom apartments. Each property is sold with a 125-year lease and ample outdoor parking. Focal to Village life is the Clubhouse, which has an elegant atrium, restaurant and bar, library, hydrotherapy pool, fitness suite, snooker room, guest suite and restaurant. Practical daily needs are catered for with a Village shop, nurse, maintenance and laundry service, with everything efficiently run by the Village Manager and her team. Residents also benefit from an emergency alarm call system linked directly to the nurse’s office. Bramshott Place Village is less than a mile from Liphook village with its shops, restaurants, golf club and other community facilities.

A selection of apartments is still available. For further information please call
01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555 or visit the website at www.bramshottplace.co.uk.

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Community spirit – one owner’s positive experience of neighbourly support at Bramshott Place Village

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MAY
2013

For Immediate release 2nd May 2013

Why Bramshott Place Village is ideal for the single life:
even if you’re 55-plus


Being single isn’t just for the younger generation; there are increasing numbers of people in later life who find themselves alone, for various reasons. As our population generally ages, there are more people who find themselves living alone after the death of their partner. Women on average live about 7½ years longer than men, so there are more widows than widowers. However, this gender gap in life expectancy is narrowing and by 2030 men are likely to catch up with the ladies and live to an average of 80 or more. And of course, there are always people who, either through choice or circumstance, have never married in the first place.

Typical Apartment at Bramshott Place Village

Typical Apartment at Bramshott Place Village


Divorce rates amongst the over 60s have also been rising steadily for a number of years: 11,500 in 2009, 14,600 in 2010. This is in contrast with the fact that the number of divorces amongst all age groups is actually falling. The ‘Silver Separators’ as the popular press dubs them, are often couples who have been together since their 20s, but, having raised a family, acquired substantial joint assets, and perhaps realising that they want something – or someone – different in their lives, decide to go their separate ways. For some, this can be the beginning of a sad and lonely time. But anecdotally it appears that the older-divorce trend can also be viewed in a positive light: people are living longer, raising their expectations of satisfaction, and are less likely to settle for old age with someone who no longer feels like a soul-mate. Some say divorce at 60 can be a liberation.

All of which leads to the question - how do you make the best of a newly acquired solo status? Where you choose to live is of vital importance. Loneliness is one of the worst aspects of ageing, so being with people of similar age, mind-set and interests can make life fun and fulfilling – perhaps even leading to new romantic possibilities!

It’s one reason why lifestyle retirement communities such as Bramshott Place Village in Liphook are proving so popular. According to Bill Gair, CEO of Urban Renaissance Villages who is creating the Village, the development has its fair share of single people – divorced and widowed – who are finding new friends and a sparkling social life, with a luxurious new apartment to call their own.

“Going to the beautiful Clubhouse, with its restaurant, bar and regular social events, is one way to keep loneliness at bay,” he says. “Another is the friendliness of the Bramshott community, a dynamic, can-do group of people with many interests and an enthusiasm for sharing them. Residents need never feel isolated, there’s always someone to talk to, and an efficient and friendly management team who help life to run smoothly. Practical requirements are catered for with a Village shop, nurse, laundry service and reception service and residents also benefit from an emergency alarm call system linked directly to the nurse’s office. And the Village is less than a mile from Liphook with its shops, restaurants, golf club and other community facilities, so there’s plenty to do outside Bramshott too.

“We have also found that our single residents feel very comfortable in the apartments, as they tend to get to know their neighbours particularly well, and having other people living around them, is something that they find is a great comfort.”

If you find yourself single again – for whatever reason – in your fifties or sixties, it can be the start of an exciting new phase in life. Just ask any Bramshott Place Village resident!

For further information about the limited number of apartments remaining contact the Sales and Marketing suite on 01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555. Alternately visit www.bramshottplace.co.uk

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Why Bramshott Place Village is ideal for the single life: even if you’re 55-plus

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MARCH
2013

For Immediate release 25th March 2013

The Bramshott Place Village lifestyle –
not just good value for money, a sound investment


Liphook’s Bramshott Place Village is a now well established retirement development and as always in schemes such as this inevitably properties that people have owned for two or three years become available for re-sale.The prices realised by them validate that these cottages and apartments are proving to be an excellent investment.

The Bramshott Place Village lifestyle – not just good value for money, a sound investment

Bramshott Place Village - A Sound Investment


According to selling agent Roger Coupe, of Roger N Coupe Land and New Homes, who also handles the re-sales: “In February we sold two properties at Bramshott, an apartment and a cottage, and both sold for substantially more than was originally paid for them. It shows that values are not only holding up but increasing, and that the resident’s investment is protected.”

Roger adds that slowly but surely, the property market is on the move again, which means that anyone wanting to buy at Bramshott – either a new or a re-sale property – and who needs to sell their existing home to do so, is finding it easier to secure a buyer. As a result, there has been a lot of activity recently in the sales office at Bramshott Place Village, with three reservations of new apartments in February alone. The message is, with so few new apartments now remaining, it’s time to get moving.

The residents of Bramshott Place Village have a wonderful array of services to enjoy as part of their exclusive retirement lifestyle. These are paid for by the service charge, which offers very good value for money considering how much it covers, plus the fact that it has only increased by 1% over the last four years, well under the rate of inflation. Roger Coupe says: “Bramshott is exceptionally well run by the management team, and they have been able to keep the costs contained.”

It’s a fabulous lifestyle. The luxury Clubhouse is the centre of the social scene with its bar, restaurant, library, hydrotherapy pool, gym, and winter garden lounge. Everything is run with super efficiency by the Village Manager and her team, who provide reception, laundry and cleaning services for the individual homes as well as the communal areas. There’s a Village Nurse, a shop, and meticulous outdoor maintenance of the whole village including the extensive gardens.

Further information about the homes available for sale at Bramshott Place Village is available from main agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555 or Woodlands on 01403 270270. Alternatively, visit www.bramshottplace.co.uk

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The Bramshott Place Village lifestyle – not just good value for money, a sound investment

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APRIL
2013

For Immediate release 19th April 2013

"A brilliant move" - Peter Trevett describes his decision to buy
at Bramshott Place Village


Peter Trevett moved into his three bedroom cottage at Liphook’s Bramshott Place Village last October, and knew immediately that he had made the right decision. “After just two or three days I thought, what a brilliant move. I am delighted.”

Peter previously lived alone in Worplesdon, near Guildford, and was introduced to Bramshott Place Village by his sister-in-law, who thought she might buy there too. In the end she didn’t, but Peter says, “I was impressed. The general quality, the Clubhouse, the setting. And I said to myself, it’s about time I moved.”

Artist Annie Tempest.

Peter Trevett happy that he has made the right decision to move to Bramhott Place Village.

He very much likes his cottage for its spaciousness and the sun room. He uses the room intended as a study as the second bedroom, and finds that the third bedroom upstairs suits him better as his study, where he has his computer. Peter is also reassured by the inbuilt security, the movement sensors which trigger an alarm after 14 hours if they do not detect the occupant moving around. “I like the fact that if I’m taken ill I won’t be left sitting here,” is Peter’s verdict.

On a more cheerful note, Peter is joining in with village life and getting to know his fellow residents. “Now that the weather has improved, I have started to explore the grounds and the nearby Radford Park.  While Liphook maybe limited in shopping opportunities, the A3 is close by and offers easy and quick access to Petersfield and Guildford, which is only 25 minutes away.”

As well as new acquaintances, he is able to keep in touch with his family, some who live in Surrey: another sister-in-law in Leatherhead, a nephew in Guildford and a niece in Bookham.

Bramshott Place Village is a flourishing community for the over-55s, with a lively social life, where the properties include two and three bedroom luxury cottages and two bedroom apartments. Each property is sold with a 125-year lease and ample outdoor parking. Focal to Village life is the Clubhouse, which has an elegant atrium, restaurant and bar, library, hydrotherapy pool, fitness suite, snooker room, guest suite and restaurant. Practical daily needs are catered for with a Village shop, nurse, maintenance and laundry service, with everything efficiently run by the Village Manager and her team. Residents also benefit from an emergency alarm call system linked directly to the nurse’s office. Bramshott Place Village is less than a mile from Liphook village with its shops, restaurants, golf club and other community facilities.

A selection of apartments is still available. For further information please call
01428 722800 or selling agents Roger N Coupe on 01483 268555.

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New advertising campaign with Annie Tempest characters is designed to raise a smile.

"A brilliant move" - Peter Trevett describes his decision to buy
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JANUARY
2013

For Immediate release 15th January 2013

At last! A guide for how to make the best of your retirement years.

"How will we spend our retirement? Where would be best to live? How do we arrange our finances? What about our health and wellbeing?" These are questions being asked by the rapidly growing number of 'baby boomers' in the UK, whose concerns are very real and many don't know where to go for help. According to research, there are currently 11m people aged over 65, and by 2033 this figure will rise to 17m. By 2030, one in three people will be aged 55 and over, and 60% of all new household growth by 2033 will be by those aged over 65. 21% will be by those aged over 85. And 75% of older people are homeowners.

At last! A guide for how to make the best of your retirement years.

The Retirement Guide. Available to download on the Bramshott Place Village website.

Thankfully a new guide has been launched to help answer these queries and provide some valuable information for those trying to decide on the best lifestyle options available now. Entitled “Retirement Living – Exploring all the Options”, it is available as a free download from the website – www.bramshottplace.co.uk

This font of information has been produced by award-winning retirement village specialists, Urban Renaissance Villages (URV), whose in-depth knowledge of the dilemmas and issues faced by the over 55s has been gleaned from over 30 years spent at the forefront of designing and creating homes and lifestyles for this demographic in various parts of the UK.

“We know and understand our buyers – their ways of living and how they are changing, their needs, and their worries,” comments Bill Gair, CEO of URV.  “As a result, we have prepared this brief summary to answer some of the myriad of queries we have been asked as people search for a new home and a new independent lifestyle in their retirement years,” he says.

“We appreciate that moving out of a home in which you have lived for many years, and perhaps raised your family, is always going to be a major step and it is important to choose the type of retirement housing that suits your needs, now and into the future.  Rather than regarding it as a ‘problem to be solved’, many actively embrace a move, realising that it can mean not just a new, easier-to-manage home but a different way of life that brings freedom, companionship, security, new friends and new opportunities. Not to mention the release of capital from the sale of your home. These days, with the right home and the right people around you, retirement can truly be a golden age.

“Whatever kind of retirement accommodation you eventually choose, there are some general issues that it is worthwhile considering before you make any decision,” continues Bill Gair. 

Subjects covered in this useful Guide include important questions to ask when buying a new home for retirement, such as location, property size, extra facilities, extra costs involved, do you want extra support or care? What are the rules in each type of accommodation? The importance of maintaining independence. What is a sinking fund and why is it important? And the importance of knowing if the developer of the property has a history of managing budgets.  Money matters, including inheritance tax planning, making a will, making tax exempt gifts, passing on your home to your children, giving to charity, trusts and businesses and farms are also looked at, as well as answers to the big question “why a move could be good for your health.” To obtain your copy of ‘Retirement Living – Exploring all the options’ please visit www.bramshottplace.co.uk and download it for free.

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At last! A guide for how to make the best of your retirement years.

At last! A guide for how to make the best of your retirement years.

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