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Staying in more, doesn’t mean staying still. We’ve pulled together some ideas for entertainment and adventures that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

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Homemade edible Christmas gifts 2021

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

The best locations for nature lovers in the UK

As a nation, we’re drawn to our country’s parks, nature reserves and National Trust sites, so we set out to find the UK’s top 10 best locations for nature lovers 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

Pet photography competition

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

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

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

The McCarthy Stone Spring Poetry Book

Spring themed poems from our wonderful homeowners and teams. more

Five top gardening jobs for April

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

How to attract birds to your garden 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

Quorn photo competition winner more

Engineering History more

Reading list more

Kinder New Year’s resolutions for 2021 more

Didcot Homeowner Reflects on Life During Lockdown more

Construction Restarts at Leyland Development more

Television series more

A Picture Postcard Balcony more

MP Visits New Isleworth Retirement Community more

One Door Closes, Another Door Opens more

The secret life of Doreen more

Exhibition For The Professor Is A Triumph more

Moving Stories more

Captivating Colchester more

Litter Pickers Donated To Swanland Village Association more

Tandem Skydive Ticked off Residents Bucket List Despite Lockdown more

Lockdown Was a Bed Of Roses For One Retiree From Penwortham more

Of Landscapes and Living Things’ more

First Birthday Celebrations for Worthing Retirement Developments more

The Most Popular Hobbies for Retirees more

Caring for House Plants more

Your Guide to Online Entertainment more

Jigsaws Are a New Craze more

In My View - Fred Dinenage more