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11 days ago

Why Retire to a Bungalow House

A bungalow house could be a great choice as a retirement accommodation option, find out more about the benefits here. more

20 days ago

5 Great British Towns to Retire to

The UK has some of the best places to retire to, here’s our selection of five towns around the country you might want to consider. more

25 days ago

New faces at McCarthy Stone

“We share a vision of transforming lives.” Fiona Carleton, Managing Director of Services and Angela Harding, Service Operations Director disclose insights about their lives and passions. more

49 days ago

Rent for Retirement The Future is Flexible

If you’re looking to maintain flexibility throughout your retirement years, then renting is the perfect solution. more

54 days ago

Top 10 Best British Towns to Enjoy the Expat Life without Leaving the UK

If you want to get a taste of the expat life without leaving the UK, you could take a trip to the places around our country which offer a similar lifestyle and setting to popular global expat destinations. more

40 days ago

Where can I find Retirement Villages with Bungalows

It’s easy to see why these properties are so popular with retirees, bungalows are easy to maintain, offer a garden and are designed and built with older people in mind. more

83 days ago

British expats returning to the UK advice and tips

If you’re a retired expat returning to the UK, we’ve put this useful advice hub together to help make the process as simple and as stress-free as possible. more

128 days ago

Publishing her first novel in her 70s

Retirement stories: publishing your first fiction novel as a 72 year-old grandmother of three is quite a coup more

137 days ago

Actress Linda Robson, 63, on how looking after her grandchildren and trying to do the splits keeps her young more

138 days ago

Former Strictly judge Len Goodman reveals how dancing and exercise have been the secret to a great retirement. more

140 days ago

Former Strictly judge Len Goodman reveals how dancing and exercise have been the secret to a great retirement. more

141 days ago

Former Royal reporter Jennie Bond on the fear – and joy – of stepping outside your comfort zone as you reach retirement age more

172 days ago

Has the pandemic made Brits’ relationships with their neighbours stronger?

In such a turbulent period of history, small sparks of hope, optimism and faith in the human race have begun to shine through more

174 days ago

Our experts’ guide to stress-free moving

Our removal partner Bishop's Move give their 10 golden rules to make moving house easier. more

161 days ago

Homeowner advocate programme

Our homeowners are in the know, and what’s better, they’re just a call away. more

183 days ago

How to become a good neighbour

Read our ‘how to be a good neighbour guide’ and turn your neighbours into good friends. more

201 days ago

Expat experience: a place in the sun and back again

We spoke to Lesley Jones, who with her husband Paul, moved into a McCarthy Stone retirement apartment after 18 years as expats in Cyprus. more

210 days ago

Jobs for life

Here’s a round-up of some of our remarkable homeowners who have enjoyed extraordinary careers. more

203 days ago

The Close Welcomes its First Homeowners

Retirees in Nuneaton are celebrating six months in their new homes at The Close. more

229 days ago

Finding Love in Later Life

Valentine special: David and Ellen met and fell in love at their McCarthy Stone development. more

229 days ago

A match made in McCarthy Stone

Valentine special. This couple found true love in later life after meeting at McCarthy Stone more

252 days ago

Community at our heart

Life changed for us all in March, and for homeowners at Hillier Court in Romsey it was no different. more

33 days ago

Thinking about getting a dog in retirement?

Our handy guide will help you consider the pros and cons of dog ownership and picks out some of the best breeds for retirement living. more

263 days ago

A candid Q & A with Gransnet

Gransnet sent our Senior Divisional Sales Marketing Director their top questions, take a look here. more

252 days ago

Moving couldn't be simpler

Moving into a McCarthy Stone retirement property couldn't be simpler, here's why. more

223 days ago

Sharing The Untold Story Of Her Husband’s War

A Retired Lady From South Shields Shares The Untold Story Of Her Husband’s War more

281 days ago

Everyone has a story

Homeowner Wyllie Longmore travelled 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to pursue his career. more

280 days ago

An Award Winning Year

We are delighted to announce we have received the Housebuilder Special Recognition Award! more

305 days ago

Local Homeowner Didn’t Let Lockdown Stand in the Way of Moving into Her New Home

Mrs Rickaby didn’t expect to be thrown into the middle of a global pandemic just before her moving-in date. more

309 days ago

Penwortham Raises £500 For Parkinsons UK

Hilary Wheale has been fundraising for Parkinson's during the pandemic more

316 days ago

Community Minibus in Malpas Receives a Helping Hand

McCarthy Stone has donated £500 to a community minibus service in Malpas. more

316 days ago

Merchants Gate Is Officially Opened by Lord Provost

There was cause for celebration last week as Lord Provost, Philip Braat, paid a visit to officially open Merchants Gate more

319 days ago

Moving into their dream home

Dr and Mrs Learner did not expect to be thrown into the middle of a global pandemic 24 hours before their moving-in date. more

319 days ago

Remote Service for Trinity Methodist Church After £500 Donation

McCarthy Stone has given Trinity Methodist Church in Codsall a welcome boost with a £500 donation. more

322 days ago

Living Life To The Full During Lockdown

Homeowners of McCarthy Stone’s Clarendon House found new ways to continue to live life to the full more

329 days ago

Helping others, helps ourselves

Being a Buddy brought unexpectedly heartwarming benefits to our volunteers more

341 days ago

Nuneaton Is Officially Opened

There was cause for celebration last week as Mr Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, paid a visit to officially open The Close more

341 days ago

The Best Recovery I Could Have Asked For

One South Shields retiree leaves hospital for a brand new McCarthy Stone apartment more

347 days ago

Appeal Launched By Poundbury Retirees To Complete Their Community

Residents at Bowes Lyon Court are looking for the missing piece of their puzzle to join their community. more

348 days ago

McCarthy Stone Celebrates New Milestone With Launch of its 100th Housing With Care Development

McCarthy Stone will this week celebrate the opening of its 100th housing with care development, located in Salisbury, Wiltshire. more

350 days ago

First Birthday Celebrations For Purbrook Retirement Living Development

Retirees at Shilling Place enjoyed an afternoon to remember when residents celebrated its first birthday. more

376 days ago

Methodist Cross Find New Home

McCarthy Stone recently presented Ponders End Methodist Church with the cross from the old Oakwood Methodist chapel more

370 days ago

Local Club Bowled Over by McCarthy Stone Donation

McCarthy Stone has given Colchester Bowling Club a welcome boost with a £250 donation more

376 days ago

Community Centre in Worthing Gets £500 Boost

The Heene Community Centre provides socially distanced activities and clubs which are designed to help combat loneliness. more

372 days ago

Volunteer Buddy Meets Self-Isolators in Ilkley for the First Time

Aleks discovered a new-found purpose in supporting the residents and staff at Priestley Court more

375 days ago

Lockdown hasn't stood in the way of retiree in Claton-Le-Woods making her move

Anne Ash knew it was time to move closer to her family. more

379 days ago

Build The Imagination

McCarthy Stone has donated £500 to Farnham Common Community Library. more

389 days ago

Downsizing to a City

As Nigel Morris approached his 80th birthday, him and his wife made the decision to downsize more

398 days ago

Lockdown Diary

What did a day in the life of a House Manager of a retirement community of over-60s look like, and how are things now? more

407 days ago

A Day in the Life of an Estate Manager

What did a day in the life of an Estate Manager for a community of over-60s look like in lockdown — and how are things now? more

449 days ago

Inspiring the Next Generation

McCarthy Stone’s Chief Information Officer, Tracey McDermott, has become a Beanstalk reading helper. more

475 days ago

Keep in Touch

Although we’re encouraged to stay at home and social distance, we can still keep in touch with our loved ones. more