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Retirees In Bedford Celebrate Grand Opening

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19th November 2019

Councillor Wendy Rider joined local retirees in Bedford to celebrate the grand opening of McCarthy Stone’s new Retirement Living Plus development, Oakhill Place, on High View.

As McCarthy Stone’s guest of honour, Councillor Wendy Rider took a tour of the development and met the on-site team.

Local retirees who attended on the day were among the first to take a closer look at the professionally-styled show complex at Oakhill Place. They also had the opportunity to find out more about Retirement Living Plus, and to meet the friendly McCarthy Stone team while enjoying a celebratory glass of fizz.

Visiting the development for the first time, Councillor Wendy Rider commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to mark the official opening of McCarthy Stone’s new development in Bedford, and to meet with residents and staff. It was great to see the Oakhill Place development first-hand and the many benefits it will bring to local retirees.”

Julie Ward, National Sales Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We are very proud of Oakhill Place and it was our pleasure to showcase this superb new development with such an enjoyable event.  Everyone had a great time raising a glass to commemorate this important milestone; and the McCarthy Stone team would like to say thank you to the Councillor Wendy Rider for performing the all-important ceremonial duties.”

Oakhill Place features a communal lounge, ideal for socialising with newfound friends; a guest suite for when residents have visitors to stay; and beautifully maintained gardens.  An Estates Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development, while secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind.

Residents at Oakhill Place will benefit from the development’s close proximity to a pharmacy, community centre, butcher and delicatessen, all within walking distance. There is a choice of supermarkets less than a mile away from the development, and Bedford town centre can be reached by bus in 15 minutes.

More than 90 percent of customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the maximum Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  It is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 years, which is every year since the awards have been running.

Those interested in Retirement Living Plus at McCarthy Stone’s Bedford development are invited to call 0800 201 4811 or visit

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