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Life with us means not having to worry about maintaining  an older property, or a garden that’s starting to become a burden. Instead, spend your time learning a new hobby, indulging in an old one or chatting with neighbours. With McCarthy Stone, there’s everything you need for the perfect retirement on your doorstep.

Plus, if you reserve by the 26th April 2024 you can Move For Free*. 

*To qualify for this offer you must reserve a new property at a participating development between 01/01/2024 and 26/04/2024. The Stamp Duty element of this offer is a deduction from the amount payable at completion up to a maximum of £5,000. For full details, including participating developments, see terms and conditions.


5 most popular retirement hobbies
Hobbies and interests

5 most popular retirement hobbies

We reveal the five most popular retirement hobbies according to our survey of 1,500 retirees. Discover the best retirement hobbies, as voted for by you.

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Hobbies and interests

10 ideas for a happy retirement

Join the ‘retired happy’ with our expert guide to a happy retirement. Find tips on things for retirees to do and the best places to retire, plus inspiration to help you to stay fit and active.

Best dog for retirement cavapoo
Hobbies and interests

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.

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Hobbies and interests

Seven gardening tips for spring

Seven spring gardening tips and tasks to do in March

Hobbies and interests

How to care for house plants

Read our expert tips on how to take care of indoor plants to create a beautiful green space in your house, including a guide to the best indoor plants.

Hobbies and interests

How to attract birds to your garden

Read our tips on feeding garden birds and helping them to thrive.

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Health and wellbeing

Our top 3 British coastal walks

It’s no secret that a trip to the coast does wonders for your mind, body, and soul. The bracing sea breeze, the enigmatic horizon that challenges you to decipher where sea meets sky, and the shoreline itself with its beguiling tempestuous nature – it can be stormy and wild one day and calm the next…

A view of boats moored at Blakeney Point, Norfolk looking towards the lifeboat station in the distance just before sunset
Hobbies and interests

Top 11 British Hidden gems

Planning a holiday as an older couple? Or a retired single looking for your next getaway? With hidden gems across the UK, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to holidays for older people to enjoy. Discover the top 11 hidden gems to inspire holidays for older adults, chosen by you.

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Hobbies and interests

Top Cool-weather Getaways to Experience Before Summer

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

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