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Our communities celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style

We’re marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting, events, activities and, of course, plenty of Jubilee parties up and down the country more

Mothers Day 2022

Mothers Day 2022 competition more

Top Cool-weather Getaways to Experience Before Summer

Looking for a cool-weather holiday? Discover 5 stunning locations to try this winter and spring more

Topsham local wins photography competition

Topsham local, Paula, is celebrating after being selected as the winner of our recent photography competition. more

Retirement Living Hampton Place Herald

Homeowner Arthur brings McCarthy Stone community in Southampton together more

New Year Reading List

Cosy reading season starts now, with a blizzard of books to delve into – some newly-released, some highly anticipated. more

Christmas wrapping guide

The joy and excitement of unwrapping presents never really wears off, no matter how old we get. more

Candle making guide

Making candles is relatively easy and with a handful of supplies and a little know-how, you can fill your home with light and warmth in no time. more

McCarthy Stone BIG birthday roundup 2021

Happy Birthday from McCarthy Stone! Here’s a small selection of some of our biggest birthday celebrations in 2021! more

Homemade edible Christmas gifts 2021

Show the foodie in your life you really care with these thoughtful, creative, homemade edible Christmas gift ideas. more

Autumn reading list 2021

Our autumn reading list 2021 celebrates authors who have broken through against the odds and made wonderful contributions to the literary world with amazing debut novels. more

Foundation Calendar

Can your seasonal images help our fabulous foundation raise money to champion causes for older people, children and communities? more

Summer holiday activities guide

Looking for things to do in the summer school holidays? We've got the best advice from grandparents in our developments. more

Pet photography competition

We love well-behaved pets at McCarthy Stone. See photos from homeowners and employees of their amazing animal friends. more

Top gardening tips for June

If you’ve questions about what to do in a garden in June and how to maintain your garden in summer, we’ve got the answers. more

Photography Competition

We’re asking the photographers among our homeowners and teams to send us their unusual angles for our summer competition. more

Interior design inspiration

Interior design trends 2021 from the experts at McCarthy Stone more

One Door Closes, Another Door Opens more

Of Landscapes and Living Things’ more

May gardening tips

Wondering what to do in your garden in May? Read up on the top May garden tasks from McCarthy Stone and your garden will soon be blooming lovely. more

Five top gardening jobs for April

April is a busy month for gardeners with ideal conditions for planting flower and vegetable seeds. more

The McCarthy Stone Spring Poetry Book

Spring themed poems from our wonderful homeowners and teams. more

Lancaster Estates Manager Pulls Retirement Community Together

Estate Manager, Andrea, shares experience of lockdown in her development. more

Seven gardening tips for spring

Seven spring gardening tips and tasks to do in March more

Celebrating International Women's Day

We mark International Women’s Day with five remarkable women more

World Book Day

Homeowner enters short story competition for World Book Day and captures the humorous side of her time as a young chambermaid in the early 1960s. more

Fair Close Day Centre Gets a Boost from McCarthy Stone

The Fair Close Day Centre is to get a Men’s Shed thanks to our donation. The money will provide a place for people in Newbury and Thatcham to practice skills while making friends. more

Random Acts of Kindness

We've put together a few of our wonderful development managers who have carried out an act of kindness. more

Buntingford Bowls Club donation boost more

Quorn photo competition winner more