Grandmother Wins Brand New Retirement Apartment

28 February 2014

Grandmother Wins Brand New Retirement Apartment

For one lucky winner, worries about where to live once it’s time to downsize from the family home are a thing of the past after winning a brand new, purpose built apartment from McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments.

Mrs Jean Osliff, from Cumbria, has won a Daily Mail/ Mail on Sunday competition to win a stunning one bedroom apartment on a choice of eleven McCarthy & Stone developments from across the country.

When Jean saw the competition she was immediately attracted by the idea of exchanging her older property for a brand new apartment. She explained: “I love my home but as time goes on it needs more and more work to keep up with repairs etc. When I saw the competition in the paper I thought how wonderful it would be to live somewhere completely brand new where I didn’t have to worry about maintenance or upkeep. 

“When I was told I had won I couldn’t believe it, I was totally ecstatic. The only thing I’d ever won before was a BBQ and that was about 20 years ago.  It just didn’t seem real that I’d won a new apartment, I was completely over the moon.”  

Jean recently visited McCarthy & Stone’s Speakman Court development in Altrincham, to take a look around the apartments and facilities available to help her consider her options. She added; “The development was stunning, I was so impressed by the quality of the apartments and the added design features which make life a bit easier for older people like the walk in baths.”

Ali Crossley, chief executive of McCarthy & Stone commented: “We were very excited about running this competition as it really is a life changing prize.  Many of our purchasers choose to move to a McCarthy & Stone development because they don’t want to deal with the upkeep of an older property.  Our low maintenance, purpose built apartments helps homeowners concentrate on enjoying an active, fulfilling lifestyle without worrying about some of the more practical concerns as they grow older.”

Retirement Living from McCarthy & Stone offers the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. Facilities include a shared lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift. A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

With over 35 years of experience, McCarthy & Stone has become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, having built more than 45,000 apartments across over 1,000 different developments.  To find out more about McCarthy & Stone and details of your nearest development, please search here. 




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