With its sprawling grounds, majestic driveway, and striking Elizabethan architecture, Grove Place could easily be mistaken for the set of the latest period drama. However, this Grade I Listed, sixteenth century manor house is home to a luxury retirement community, operated by LifeCare Residences, and its enduring appeal has sparked something of a ‘Downton Effect’ on the retirement market, with many taking the opportunity to live in the grounds of a stately home.

Set within 27 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside, Grove Place was once owned by King Charles I. Today, it offers classic, elegant bungalows and apartments for residents aged over 60, supported by a network of outstanding care.

Facilitating the best of open plan living, each apartment at Grove Place enjoys a fluid layout, well-appointed kitchen, and spacious living room. Residents are free to decorate as they see fit, and pets are welcome.

With a suite of facilities more commonly found in a luxury hotel, Grove Place residents enjoy a professional concierge service, a chef-led restaurant, bar, gym, pool and beauty treatment rooms, as well as a professionally trained care team, who are on hand to provide round the clock care.

Affording a dignified retirement with an overarching sense of independence, life at Grove Place has been designed to create as smooth a transition as possible for the many residents who have swapped a long term or forever family home for the contemporary apartments and bungalows on offer.

With the historic city of Winchester, the charming market town of Romsey and the quiet beauty of the New Forest National Park all only a short drive away, Grove Place combines first class country living with the peace of mind that help is on hand for all eventualities.

Prices at Grove Place start from £295,000 for a one bedroom bungalow, subject to availability. For information call 023 8074 3595.