25 Nov

Ringwood: A rural retirement haven

Ringwood: A rural retirement haven

Moving somewhere new is always an exciting process, no matter how old you are. However, those who are about to retire have more freedom when it comes to picking a place to live.

Factors like the work commute do not have to be considered and retirees can focus on finding a place that they like for all the right reasons.

At this stage in life, some people will prefer the relaxing calm that Britain's rural towns can offer. Property for sale in Ringwood could offer you just that.

An old market town, Ringwood possesses a good balance of local amenities and a strong sense of heritage.

With around 12,000 people living in the town, peace and quiet is not hard to come by. The Hampshire town has a certain warm atmosphere that is typical of a quintessential English settlement.

Evidence of Ringwood’s history can be seen throughout the village. The Town Hall itself dates back to 1868 when it was built by John Morant. Even older than this, the Church of St Peter and St Paul reportedly dates back as far as the 13th century.

For those who love a good walk, the nearby New Forest National Park offers a whole host of great routes to explore. The park also has miles of cycle paths if you prefer getting around on two wheels.

As well as the fantastic surrounding countryside there are a number of leisure facilities in the area. The local leisure centre has a sports hall, swimming pool and a number of different classes that residents of all ages can enjoy.

Many people about to retire may look for a place with convenient access to local shops and Ringwood again excels in this area.  A good variety of popular supermarkets can be found throughout the village, meaning you don’t have to go far to get your weekly shop done.

Real ale drinkers will be pleased to know that Ringwood also contains its own brewery. The Ringwood Brewery is home to a variety of beers and they regularly host tours of the building. Popular tipples include Old Thumper and Boon Doggle.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801664479-ADNFCR

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