Birds of a Feather flock together at Eadhelm Court
26 October 2012
Friends Pam and June become neighbours at Eadhelm Court
When Mrs Pam Cawley first moved into McCarthy & Stone’s Eadhelm Court development in Edenbridge, her friends were unsure of her decision. However when she started to tell them all just how much she loved her new life there, one of them soon decided to follow in her footsteps.
Mrs Cawley, 83, moved into the development in February having been eagerly awaiting the leading retirement developer to build in the area for some time.
She was so happy with her comfortable, one bedroom apartment that she referred Later Living to her friend June Budd - who moved in July.
June said: “I was Pam’s first visitor when she moved in and rather liked what I saw. With my 80th birthday looming, I decided to move in as well. I thought the time had come to stop cutting hedges, pruning trees and mowing the grass. I had been there long enough and no longer had use for such a large house.”
June, 80, and Pam met five years ago when June looked after her dog, Nobby, while she was away on holiday – something she still does for her at Eadhelm Court when Pam has appointments.
She continued: “I downsized from the four bedroom property that I had lived in for 56 years in nearby Westerham to a two bedroom, second floor apartment which has its advantages. There are no disturbances and I still take Pam’s dog for walks. It is something I enjoy very much as I like the company of dogs.”
June still enjoys her independence, visiting her friends and attending her local church. Plans are also in the pipeline to set up a social group at Eadhlem Court, which she hopes will offer something for everyone.
Mrs Cawley was pleased her friend had decided to join her in Edenbridge, adding: “June and I have been friends for quite a long time. We sometime do things together but also have our own separate lives so it is very convenient.”
Prior to her move, Mrs Cawley was living in a three bedroom property which required a lot of upkeep. But now she is enjoying a low maintenance lifestyle with no worries.
She said: “My bungalow had an upstairs suite and I was beginning to have difficulty getting up to it. I also had to employ a gardener to do what had been my favourite hobby of maintaining the garden. I wanted somewhere easier to cope which would be more comfortable.
“Eadhelm Court was the nearest development to my old home and close to my friends so as soon as I heard McCarthy & Stone were building it I bought off plan.”
She continued: “I am very happy here. It suits me fine. It is very pleasant to have other people around and great to have the peace of mind of knowing there is always someone there if you need them.”
Located on Penlee Close, near to the heart of Edenbridge town, Eadhelm Court is an exclusive development of 34 one and two bedroom private apartments, with prices starting from £208,950.
There are many local pubs, restaurants and amenities both in the town and the local villages such as Den Cross, Marsh Green, Four Elms, Cowden and Crockham Hill. The development is also a five minute walk from doctor’s and dentist surgeries, a leisure centre and train station.
Edenbridge is sitauted in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, in the Eden Valley which lies in undisturbed countryside, covered in ancient woodland and meadows. Yet Edenbridge is only 25 miles from all the attractions of the City of London.
The properties are each designed with comfort in mind, and offer a host of specialist features to help make life more manageable. These include 24 hour emergency call points, electrical sockets at raised heights, illuminated light switches, a camera entry system, easy grip lever taps in both the bathroom and kitchen and energy efficient heating.
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