Retirement Salisbury

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury : Housing 21

Hedley Davis Court is a sheltered retirement housing complex in Salisbury owned by Housing 21. It provides rental accommodation for those aged 55 and over.

The court consists of 34 self-contained flats which are a mixture of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom properties. There is also a guest flat.

The court is also pet friendly.

The manager is on-site during the day and oversees the general running of the building and deals with any maintenance requests.

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury - Sheltered Accommodation

Hedley Davis Court Salisbury – Accommodation

The apartments are nice and warm in the colder months as they have gas central heating.

The heating is provided by a communal boiler and paid for out of the modest service charge. Individual flats do not have a gas supply so you don’t have to worry about unexpected gas bills.

A 24 hour emergency alarm system is fitted in all properties for added peace of mind.

This allows you to speak to the court manager (during the day) or an alarm monitoring company called Appello.

I think it’s a great system if you need help.

The apartments are also fitted with smoke detectors, and, in the event of a fire, the brigade are automatically be notified and will attend.

If you’re looking for retirement housing in Salisbury then it’s certainly worth getting in touch with Housing 21.

There will be a waiting list for the apartments that you can put your name down on.

Communal Facilities

We have some lovely facilities that include a laundry room complete with 2 washing machines. We also have a comfortable residents’ lounge, complete with kitchen

At the centre of the site is a beautifully maintained garden area for use by our residents and visitors.

A view of the garden at Hedley Davis Court

It features a central pergola that provides a shaded seating area, a lovely lawn and a collection of shrubs and small trees.

It really is a nice place to be in the summer, whether you’re chatting to other residents or reading a book..

If you’re looking for sheltered housing in Salisbury , this might be of interest. For information about vacancies at Hedley Davis Court contact Housing 21

Retirement Salisbury

Early Retirement In Salisbury

I’ve taken early retirement after some years of running a small business in Salisbury. It’s a beautiful City is home to the world famous Salisbury Cathedral.

It’s a very popular city that attracts a large number of visitors and tourists every year, no wonder people want to spend their retirement here.

There are plenty of lovely places to visit within easy reach of Salisbury such as Bournemouth on the south coast.

It’s very popular with retirees due to its beautiful beaches, seafront and popular pier. To some, it’s the retirement capital of the south coast.

Stonehenge is also a stone’s throw away should you be interested..

The New Forest National Park in Hampshire is only 10 miles away and features some beautiful scenery.

One of my favourite parts of the New Forest is Bolderwood, it has some wonderful walks and well as a deer sanctuary. There’s also the village of Lyndhurst which is always very popular.

As you can see, the Cathedral City is in an ideal location and a very popular place to live. It’s also proving to be a popular choice for people who are looking for retirement properties in Salisbury.

Retired And Living In Salisbury
Salisbury cathedral

Early Retirement In Salisbury

I’ve recently been lucky enough to take early retirement after running a small business for a number of years.

I’ve also moved to a purpose built retirement apartment for the over 55s, close to Wilton Road.

It’s within easy walking distance of the City and ideal for visiting the wonderful tourist attractions in Salisbury.

I’m very pleased to have had the opportunity to move here, it’s a quiet first floor flat in a lovely little housing complex. It has some wonderful communal facilities and over looks a beautifully maintained garden.

If the idea of moving here to enjoy your retirement appeals to you, you might be interested in some retirement properties in Salisbury that are available.

Retirement Salisbury

Retirement Properties For Sale In Salisbury

If you’re looking for retirement properties for sale in Salisbury then you’ll find quite a few flats, apartments and houses available in the City.

Various purchase options are often available for the properties allowing you to buy, rent or enter into shared ownership agreements.

It’s just a case of what works out to be right for your financial situation.

Retirement Properties For Sale in Salisbury

Other incentives sometimes include buying your existing property from you, free moving services, service charge discounts and equity release.

Older people often prefer the housing to consist of of a purpose built, ground floor flat in a small housing complex.

Other people might prefer a top floor apartment with view over the City and even Salisbury Cathedral. There are many options available including houses in a retirement village.

Retirement Properties For Sale In Salisbury

I’ve found that there is a great range of high quality, affordable properties such as flats and houses in Salisbury.

Platinum Skies have a retirement village called ‘Chapters’ off of Fountain Way, Wilton Road.

The retirement accommodation is for the over 55s and consists of a mixture of houses, cottages and apartments.

McCarthy Stone have a ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development called Monument Place which in Endless Street.

We know that it consists of a mixture of one and two bed apartments for over 70s.

Both of these properties are in the centre of Salisbury and offer convenient access to the local shops.

Sarum Lodge, Three Swans Chequer is built on the site of the old bus station. It’s a lovely development of 47 retirement apartments.

It includes onsite car parking facilities and the main entrance is located along Rollestone Street.

All of the properties are within easy reach of some of our wonderful places to visit in Salisbury.

Rental Housing

Housing 21 is a leading provider of Extra Care and Retirement Living in England.

They have a small complex in Salisbury called Hedley Davis Court which can be found in Cherry Orchard Lane.

It contains a number of self contained flats and offers some communal facilities. There is also an on-site Court Manager during weekday office hours.

These are rental properties and there is a waiting list.

Retirement Salisbury

A typical day in retirement

A typical day in retirement starts with the alarm clock going off at 7am. I may have given up working for a living but I still have things to do including walking my dog 4 times a day.

A Typical Day In Retirement

Once I’ve used the bathroom and filled the kettle, it’s time to feed my dog. She’s a fairly elderly greyhound who doesn’t do a lot but will move when there’s food 🙂

Once I’ve made coffee, it’s time to sit down and see what’s happening on Facebook. I usually have a chat with a couple of retired friends on there and find out what’s happening.

One I’ve finished a short chat and checked my emails, it’s time for a shower.

It’s then time for the first dog walk of the day. I live on the edge on a small city, famous for being the home of Salisbury Cathedral, and there are some lovely walks in the area.

Once that’s done, it’s time for my bowl of cereal and to have a look at the news online. I don’t watch datime TV so this is my way of finding out what’s happening in the world.

At around 10.00, my good lady comes over for coffee and a chat. This is often when we decide what to do in the afternoon, be it a drive in the countryside to do some shopping.

So far, this has been a typical day in retirement

After that, I might do a little writing if I’m in the mood, I’m what you might call an occasional blogger and enjoy coming up with articles. It’s a hobby that I decided to take up when I retired.

After both the dog and I get fed, it’s off for another walk, probably by the river at Lower Bemerton. There are usually some swans on the river along with some Canada geese, and, I might even be lucky enough to see a heron.

In the afternoon, I walk to my good lady’s house and we’ll usually go for a drive. She’s retired as well so we have plenty of time available.

I walk my dog again at about 3.45pm and head back home to my retirement flat…

I used to run a small business in Salisbury but closed it down during the Covid-19 pandemic. At about the some time, a retirement apartment (for the over 55s) became available so I jumped at the chance.

Anyway, after I’ve had some dinner, at about 18.30, another outing with the greyhound and that’s her for the day.

That, my friends, is typical day in retirement for me..