Published in Wiltshire Life, Monday 1st November 2021

Find your perfect forever home here in Wiltshire.

Retirement is a time for enjoying life and location is such an important part of a more relaxed Iifestyle. Easy access to towns
and cities for culture, and to coast and countryside for walking, cycling, fishing, boating or golf are a priority for retired buyers.

Richard Williams of Cognatum says, “It’s no surprise that nine of our 63 retirement developments are in Wiltshire, more than
in any other county. The medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and vibrant culture and community is a county highlight, and there are numerous attractive market towns. Almost half of Wiltshire is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering a multitude of ways in which to enjoy the stunning countryside and pursue outdoor interests. Wiltshire has been a favourite retirement location for decades.”

Cognatum’s newest retirement estate, Howarth Park, in Salisbury, is a development of 19 houses and apartments with views of the cathedral’s magnificent spire. The development is a striking combination of old and new. The original property, Millford House is Grade II listed. Its villa-style exterior, with sash windows and wraparound wrought iron and glass veranda has been retained and refurbished, contrasting with the contemporary architecture of the new properties all of which have their own private terrace or garden and are positioned to take advantage of the delightful landscaped gardens and courtyards.

The homes form a safe and secure community with an estate manager, allowing for a lock up and leave lifestyle and emergency response, both of which bring peace of mind.

Living on a Cognatum estate makes it easy to enjoy the freedom retirement brings; and both the city centre and public transport to further afield are within the immediate proximity. As with all Cognatum’s new developments, the philosophy is to provide the young retired with a future-proofed uncompromised home that is equipped to adapt to changing needs.

The homes have the capacity to accommodate new technologies through hard-wired internet connections and are designed with structural provision for retro-fitting of a through lift. Features include smart technology, electric car charging points and a shared electric car for residents’ use.

Prices for the homes at Howarth Park range from £475,000 – £790,000. Properties are also available for sale at Cognatum’s other retirement estates in Wiltshire.

For more information:
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Cognatum, a not-for-profit company, has 60 retirement estates in 21 counties across central and southern England, a total of 928 retirement homes. All are in prime locations within vibrant market towns or villages, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Each estate benefits from thoughtful architecture, landscaped grounds, and a dedicated estate manager.

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