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Your Guide To The Perfect Retirement: How Would You Like To Live?

Rachel Halliwell

Rachel Halliwell

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Lifestyle

If you are considering moving closer to family, or simply to somewhere that’s easy to maintain, you can enjoy all the mod cons and retain your independence in a brand new apartment from McCarthy & Stone.

With 40 years’ experience, our developments are built around what our homeowners want – thoughtfully designed, spacious apartments in great locations, close to local amenities and transport links.

Our House Managers also take care of time-consuming chores, such as exterior property maintenance, so there’s more time to do the things you enjoy. Knowing there’s so much at hand, company when you want it, and someone to keep an eye on things too, can make a real difference to you and your family - we know, because our customers tell us.

In this Guide To The Perfect Retirement, we unveil McCarthy & Stone's properties and how they are designed for you, we meet two homeowners enjoying Retirement Living and Retirement Living PLUS and hear how our homeowners are living their retirement to the full.

Stylish apartments, exclusively for retirees who are looking to enhance their lifestyle, are McCarthy & Stone’s trademark. Here’s what to expect from our property types on offer.

Lifestyle Living

Enjoying the perfect home  and lifestyle in our retirement is a widely shared aspiration. Some people long for a coastal retreat; for others a luxury apartment in a thriving market town ticks all the right boxes. You might crave the peace of rural life, or the hustle and bustle of city-centre living.

Whatever your dreams, Lifestyle Living is about breathing life into them with age-exclusive developments in some of the country’s most enviable locations.

Designed to increase space and light, each apartment is built to high specifications with a contemporary feel. Aimed at over-55s, developments sit in beautifully landscaped and fully maintained grounds.

Enhanced security features mean you can lock up and leave at a moment’s notice – if you’re off on holiday, say – confident that your home and its contents are safe and secure.

Retirement Living

Embracing retirement means finding ways to focus more of your time and energy on enjoying the lifestyle you worked so hard to achieve.

That’s the ethos behind Retirement Living, where  you have the privacy of your own stunning apartment with the option to share luxurious social amenities with  like-minded neighbours.

A house manager ensures all external maintenance is taken care of and coordinates optional social events and activities. A secure cameraentry system means your property is safe, whether you’re there or not.

Specifically for over-60s, design features include ovens and plug sockets at waist height, and non-slip flooring in the bathroom. Plus you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having access to  a 24-hour emergency call centre, should you ever need it.

Retirement Living PLUS

Luxury living, with extra care and support you only pay for if needed, defines Retirement Living PLUS.

You enjoy the independence of your own apartment, with qualified support on hand day and night, and flexible care packages.

Exclusively for over-70s, each thoughtfully designed home boasts quality features for your needs now and  in the future, with  no compromise  on style.

Everything is positioned at just the right height to avoid unnecessary bending, while handrails can be fitted as required. These also feature throughout the shared areas.

Landscaped gardens and light and airy lounges are great for socialising with neighbours as well as entertaining family and friends.

Chefs at the onsite restaurant  or bistro take great pride in knowing homeowners’ personal tastes. Many developments provide guest suites for overnight visitors (also available in Retirement Living).

Where Would You Like To Live?

With three types  of development on offer, all  you need to decide  is where you  would like to live.

Start the search for your retirement property.
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