We do like to be beside the seaside…

04 June 2014

Latest sales confirm the popularity of seaside retirement with half of McCarthy & Stone’s top ten best-selling developments on the coast.

Properties at 39 seaside locations - the widest selection in the UK, from £125,000 - £499,950*

Retiring by the seaside remains an ever popular choice as latest sales at McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement developer, have confirmed.  Five out of ten of its best-selling developments this year are in coastal locations - Seaford, Hythe, Porthcawl, Llandudno and Eastbourne.  To meet this strong demand, it is offering the widest selection of seaside retirement developments across the UK, with properties  at 39 coastal locations.

With a study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Heath** finding that people are more likely to have good health the closer they live to the sea, retiring by the coast also appears to be a sensible choice.

Comments Kim Caldwell, Sales & Marketing Operations Director, McCarthy & Stone:  “We’re very pleased with how sales are performing, especially our coastal locations. For example, our Seaford development had 86% of apartments reserved off-plan which is fantastic and shows just how popular retiring by the sea continues to be. We’re also looking forward to introducing buyers to several new forthcoming developments, including those in Felixstowe, Morecambe and Poole.

One of the latest seaside developments to be launched by McCarthy & Stone is at Tenby, in Pembrokeshire.  With stunning sea views over north beach and the harbour, Paxton Court will comprise 36 one and two bedroom retirement apartments.

Ideal for those looking for independence in an environment which offers companionship, privacy and security, this Retirement Living development will offer a modern, comfortable environment together with car parking and the services of a dedicated house manager.  The properties are available to purchase off-plan, with final completion later this summer.  Prices start from £199,950.

The Assisted Living development, Eversley Court in Seaford had 86% of apartments reserved off-plan. Assisted Living bridges the gap between conventional retirement living and a residential home by offering a range of additional and flexible features including optional 24-hour care and a restaurant to help people retain their independence and home ownership. Remaining properties for sale start from £333,950. 

At Hythe, near Southampton, over 75% of the 36 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments at Haven Court have been sold off-plan. This small market town has a lovely waterfront, offering a panoramic view of the Solent and its cruise liners, motor boats and yachts. Remaining apartments are priced from £322,950.

In Porthcawl, Wales, Middleton Court comprises 60 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments and is just a short walk from the vibrant town centre and promenade.  With a stylish nautical theme, some apartments featuring deck-like balconies and the development has been carefully designed to maximise stunning sea views. Prices start from £150,950.

At Llandudno, Cwrt Gloddaeth is a stunning development of 44 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments at one of the largest and most loved seaside resorts in Wales. Available apartments start from £151,950.

In the busy coastal town of Eastbourne, Martello Court, offers a range of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments also close to surrounding areas such as Old Town, Pevensey, East Dean, Willingdon, Hampden Park and Beachy Head. Available apartments start at £183,950.

Other McCarthy & Stone developments currently available within easy reach of the sea include Scarborough, St. Ives, Littlehampton and St. Andrews. For details on all coastal developments for sale nationwide please call 0800 919132




* All prices correct at the time of going to press. The lowest price is for a one bedroom apartment at Marina Court, Newquay at £125,000 and most expensive is a two bedroom apartment at Paxton Court in Tenby at £499,950.

**European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, June 2012. The study was based on 2001 census data.

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