Richard Bigg Almshouse – Hurst, Berkshire

A mid terrace, two storey, self-contained cottage with front and rear access built in 2019 designed to accommodate a couple.

The cottage comprises 1-2 double bedrooms, two wet rooms with wc’s and an open plan lounge/kitchen with dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted with an electric hob, oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. An onsite communal laundry room includes a commercial washer and dryer.

There is onsite parking. There are six other cottages on the site. The village shop and post office are a five-minute walk and a bus service offers access to Reading, Twyford, Winnersh and Wokingham.

To be considered applicants must be:

  • In reduced financial circumstances with a real housing need
  • In reasonably good health but capable of independent living
  • To live in the parish of Hurst or adjacent parishes
  • Key workers may be considered
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Residents are appointed by the Trustees as beneficiaries and pay a maintenance charge instead of rent

Mrs Lorraine Gladdish, Clerk to the Trustees
Phone: 0787 2022321

Romsey Municipal Charities – Kents Almshouses, Middlebridge Street, Romsey

One bedroom first floor unfurnished flat (with stair lift)

Situated in a small friendly scheme for a single female only of retirement age and with a connection to Romsey

Access to well-maintained gardens and in walking distance of Romsey town centre

Residents must be able to live independently as no care is provided by the charity

Applicants should be in housing, financial or other significant need

No pets are allowed and no smoking on any part of the site

Application form and further details available from:

Charity Administrator to Kents:

or post an enquiry to:  Mrs Carolyn Finch, Charity Administrator,

Kents Almshouses, c/o Romsey Town Hall, 1 Market Place, Romsey SO51 8YZ

Deadline for applications:  Monday 1st July 2024