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St Albans Retirees Dance the Afternoon Away at Eleanor House

Guests were able to view our stunning retirement living development, enjoy ballroom dancing and speak to our existing homeowners.

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9th October 2019

Homeowners and staff at McCarthy Stone’s St Albans Retirement Living Plus development, Eleanor House, on London Road, recently invited local retirees to put on their dancing shoes for a spectacular afternoon of ballroom dancing.  

Guests who attended the special event enjoyed two impressive performances from professional dancers, Chris and Emma; and, after wowing everyone with their Waltz and Rumba amongst others, the professionals demonstrated some popular moves to help attendees improve their own footwork technique. 

As well as dancing the afternoon away, guests were able to take a closer look at Eleanor House.  The event provided the opportunity to take a tour the show complex, meet the McCarthy Stone team, and chat with retirees who are already living at the development.

Tracey Muponda, Estates Manager for McCarthy Stone, said: “Our ballroom dancing event was a great success. Chris and Emma put on a fantastic performance for our homeowners and guests, and everyone loved getting involved. If people were not up and dancing, then they were certainly tapping their toes.  

“The event was also a good opportunity for us to showcase the wide variety of activities we host here at Eleanor House, and to provide people with an insight into the lives homeowners enjoy at the development.” 

Comprising a selection of 48 one and two bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over, Eleanor House provides everything homeowners could want for a relaxing retirement.  

Facilities at Eleanor House include a stylish club lounge, ideal for socialising; beautiful landscaped gardens in which to relax; and a guest suite, which provides a comfortable stay for visiting family and friends. 

Designed to provide complete peace-of-mind, there is an Estates team on hand around the clock, along with a security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points. An on-site bistro serves fresh and nutritious meals daily for those who do not wish to cook in their apartments, and domestic and personalised care packages can be tailored to suit individuals. 

St Albans is an ideal retirement location for those who are seeking a home close to the London area and all its various attractions and amenities. Eleanor House also offers easy access to the surrounding areas of interest, including Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead, Potters Bar and Dunstable. 

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 housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Retirement Living Plus in St Albans, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit

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