Face of the BBC’s Garden Rescue, Charlie took lead of the celebrations at Penny House with a demonstration on creating the perfect Christmas display bowl before performing a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Guests at the event spent time getting to know Charlie as part of a candid Q&A session in the beautiful communal lounge over a glass of fizz and delicious light-bites from the on-site bistro, before enjoying some live entertainment. Topping off their experience, attendees were taken on a guided tour of the superb communal facilities within the community.
Commenting on her visit, Charlie said: “I was delighted to be invited to Penny House for the Grand Opening. It was so wonderful to meet with all the new homeowners and their guests, and an absolute joy to be a part of the celebrations here in Olney.”
Sam Watkins, Divisional Sales Director at McCarthy Stone, added: “The opening was a fantastic occasion and our guests thoroughly enjoyed meeting Charlie, who helped them get into the Christmas spirit. On behalf of the team and our homeowners, we’d like to say a huge thank you to Charlie for making it such a memorable experience.
“Penny House provides a unique brand of retirement living in the local area with independence and community at its heart. With a wealth of social activity on offer and a friendly Estate Management team on-hand, homeowners and their families can enjoy peace of mind that everything is taken care of.”
Set in rolling countryside, Penny House consists of 48 one and two-bedroom high-specification apartments – some with private balconies overlooking the stunning scenery - designed to enable the over 70s to enjoy maximum independence during retirement. The community provides a safe and friendly living environment with a 24-hour emergency call system, door camera entry, and an Estates Manager to oversee the running of the development, as well as an experienced team offering flexible care packages to suit individual needs.
Homeowners can also benefit from the range of shared spaces, including a licensed bistro serving seasonal dishes daily, well-maintained landscape gardens, and a spacious communal lounge.
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