25 Nov 2016
Hampshire Lakes retirement village in Yateley wins Silver in the What House Awards 2016.
Nominated in the Best Retirement Development category in the national competition, Hampshire Lakes was praised by judges for having “a good atmosphere and friendly staff as well as state-of-the-art facilities and well-designed living accommodation.”
The What House Awards judges went on to say: “The 78 one- and two-bedroom apartments in this purpose-built community are cosy without feeling cramped, having views of the gardens and grounds, while a further 17 are dedicated to those needing extra support. There is also an onsite care home for 36 residents in this stunning location of lakes and gardens that is also home to a varied wildlife. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa, hair salon, library and craft room and a little deli that sells basic essentials and has a few tables where you can catch up with your neighbour over a cup of tea and slice of cake. Materials are of high quality with solid wood floors in all communal areas, lots of comfortable sofas and chairs and a décor that combines a palette of calming pastel colours. There is a real dedicated focus on the property owners at Hampshire Lakes, with a minibus service to take them on day trips and shopping excursions and a very cheery fellow to put them through their paces in the gymnasium.”
Hampshire Lakes General Manager, Rhona Smith, said, “We are thrilled to have won Silver in the What House Awards 2016. It’s wonderful to be recognised nationally for being a great place to retire and for our dedicated focus on providing happy living for residents.”