A wealth of green space at Grove Place and beyond
Grove Place – a beautiful retirement community operated by LifeCare Residences – set in 27 acres of tranquil, Hampshire countryside provides access not only to spectacular grounds, but also borders the beautifully wild New Forest – a haven for dog walkers and nature enthusiasts alike. Going for a gentle, or even a brisk walk in nature has proven health benefits. The idyllic pet-friendly setting of Grove Place was a key driver in the decision for Barbara and Ron Wood and their dog Simba, to retire at Grove Place. The award-winning retirement community provides the perfect balance of rural living with a social life on demand. As well as the five-star amenities such as professional concierge service, chef-led restaurant, fully equipped gym and pool, Barbara adds, “At Grove Place, we have the peace and quiet of the countryside, but with all the amenities you could wish for on our doorstep.” The health benefits of getting out into the fresh air to walk a dog are undeniable, but the social benefits cannot be ignored either as Barbara Wood can testify; “As newcomers to the area we found it very easy to settle in and make friends – especially with Simba, as it’s so easy to strike up a conversation with a fellow dog owner when you’re out and about.”
The picturesque market town of Romsey is also just two miles away from Grove Place, making it an easy and charming place to visit, whether it be a wander along the banks of the River Test, one of the finest trout and salmon rivers in Europe, or a meander through the Medieval streets that cluster around the magnificent Norman Abbey which dominates the town. Grove Place is also fortunate to border the extensive parklands of Broadlands, the former home of Lord Palmerston and the late Lord Louis Mountbatten which is open to visitors during the summer months, as well as for concerts and events throughout the year.
Residents at Grove Place are able to enjoy almost unlimited access to 27 acres of beautifully designed grounds within the Hampshire countryside – including a historical sunken garden, stunning meadows bursting with flowering plants and woodland walks with approximately 875 trees – as well as the New Forest beyond. Furthermore, these spaces also provide the perfect solution to keeping energetic grandchildren entertained when they visit!