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Jean loves renting in retirement

Meet Jean who has discovered the benefits of renting in retirement at the ripe old age of 95. Read her retirement rental story now.

Woman enjoying retirement at a McCarthy Stone Retirement Living Plus development in Tunbridge Wells
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Posted 09 July 2024
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Jean (95) is enjoying the benefits of renting in retirement in Tunbridge Wells 

Renting can be completely flexible and provide a quick path to enjoying all the benefits a McCarthy Stone community offers. This is exactly what Jean Baxter [Pictured right with Estate manager Rhona] found when she moved to one of our Retirement Living Plus developments in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 

After living in Yorkshire all her life, Jean Baxter (95) decided it was time to downsize from her detached four-bedroom house and relocate to Tunbridge Wells to be nearer to her daughters and grandchildren. To make the move easier, Jean chose to rent a two-bedroom apartment within McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living Plus development, The Dairy. 

Jean said; “I chose renting because it gave me the flexibility to move straight away, without the hassle of having to sell a property later down the line.” 

“I love my new home and am glad I don’t have the worry of maintaining a large property anymore. Here, everything is done for me, which is a big relief!” 

“The Estate Manager, Rhona, is excellent. Her and the staff are wonderful and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.”  

“The Dairy is a very friendly community and I have made friends very quickly.” 

“I enjoy going out a lot on my electric scooter to the shops – it’s so handy being able to charge and store it in the storeroom at the development too.” 

“But what I love best about living here is being close to my family. I’m lucky my daughter comes to visit often and stays with me sometimes too. I think it gives us both peace of mind knowing we’re both nearby.”  

She adds, “Renting really has given me a new lease of life – helping me to plan my retirement and be more flexible about my future. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering this type of move, as there are so many benefits.” 

Get moving with a retirement rental today 

Our rental properties are very popular, and we have a variety of properties at McCarthy Stone developments across the country available to rent. Please contact our Rental team to discuss your options.  

Get in touch on 0345 556 4113 or email [email protected].


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