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Poole Retirees Step into Christmas with McCarthy Stone

Ocean Academy at Clarendon House Christmas
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10th December 2019

Poole locals recently joined residents at McCarthy Stone’s Clarendon House Retirement Living development  to get into the Christmas spirit at an exclusive free festive event.

Those who came along were treated to mouth-watering mince pies and a warming glass or two of mulled wine, all whilst enjoying a sparkling showcase by the school choir from Ocean Academy, who performed live renditions of festive favourites and Christmas carols.

The event was part of McCarthy Stone’s series of Christmas events, which are happening at selected developments across the UK throughout December, and have been inspired by the social tradition of days gone-by that sees friends and family gather at home to celebrate the festive season. Everyone who attended also had the opportunity to take a tour of Clarendon House, meet with current residents, and find out more about the lifestyle that McCarthy Stone offers.

Geoff Bates, Head of Marketing at McCarthy Stone South, comments: “Everyone who came along to our Christmas event had a wonderful time. It was a great opportunity for locals to see for themselves what a close-knit and supportive community we have here at Clarendon House, whilst getting into the festive spirit. 

“I’d like to thank the pupils from Ocean Academy for their brilliant performance and helping to get our festive season off to a fantastic start!”

McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living communities are thoughtfully-designed exclusively for the over 60s to provide the very best in modern, independent living within a safe and secure environment. 

Built with security in mind, Clarendon House includes a camera entry system and each apartment has a 24-hour emergency call point for added peace-of-mind. A House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development.

Situated less than a mile from Poole’s Blue Flag beaches, the Clarendon House development features social spaces including a large communal lounge and landscaped gardens – maintained by McCarthy Stone’s expert team. A hotel-style guest suite is also available for when family and friends come to stay.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy Stone is the only UK house builder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

For further information on Clarendon House, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit

More general information about upcoming Christmas events and activities at McCarthy Stone developments across the country can be found at

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