Alton Retirees Step into Christmas With McCarthy Stone

6th December 2019

Local retirees from McCarthy Stone’s Austen Place Retirement Living Plus development on Lower Turk Street were recently treated to an exclusive festive event to help them truly get into the Christmas spirit. 

Residents indulged in mouth-watering mince pies, along with a warming glass or two of mulled wine, all whilst enjoying a sparkling showcase by the Anstey Junior School Choir, who performed live renditions of festive favourites and Christmas carols.

The event was part of McCarthy Stone’s series of ‘At Home’ events, which are happening at selected developments across the UK throughout December, and have been inspired by the social tradition of days gone-by that sees friends and family gather at home to celebrate the festive season. 

Geoff Bates, Head of Marketing for McCarthy Stone South, said: “Everyone who came along to our ‘At Home’ event had a wonderful time. 

“I’d like to thank the pupils from Anstey Junior School for their brilliant performance and helping to get our festive season off to a fantastic start!”

Comprising a selection of 56 one and two bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over, Austen Place provides everything residents could want for a relaxing retirement.  

Residents at Austen Place benefit from having an Estates Management team on-site 24 hours a day; tailored care packages and domestic support are also available for those who need a helping hand. A security entrance system and emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind for residents and their families.

The development features a luxurious communal lounge – a shared space where residents can come together and socialise over a cup of tea – and a restaurant serving freshly prepared meals daily for those who do not wish to cook in their apartments.

Each individual apartment has either a balcony or patio. For the first time, McCarthy Stone customers in Alton can also choose from a range of flexible Retirement Living Plus solutions to suit them and their personal circumstances, whether they prefer to rent at Austen Place or to take advantage of the part buy, part rent option. 

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy Stone is the only UK house builder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

For further information on Austen Place, please call 0800 201 4811. More general information about upcoming Christmas events and activities at McCarthy Stone developments across the country can be found at