Emma Court welcomes its first resident

06 December 2013

Emma court welcomes its first residents

When Jane Elkins decided it was time to make the move from her four bedroom home to a more manageable property she looked no further when McCarthy & Stone opened its doors at Emma Court in Basingstoke.

Jane was already living in the local area when she learnt about the new Retirement Living development from a neighbour. Jane was able to see her new home being built from start to finish as she was one of the first homeowners to reserve an apartment at Emma Court on Southern Road.

Jane comments: “Moving in to Emma Court has been great, I knew from the moment I moved in I had made the right decision. Living in a larger property was becoming hard to look after so that’s when I decided I would look at purchasing a one bedroom apartment. It freed up my time by being in a lower maintenance home. It’s the perfect size for me.

“Being one of the first to move into the development has meant I’ve met most of the other homeowners and I’ve got some fantastic neighbours. I’ll often sit in the homeowners lounge when we have events on; it’s just an extension to where I live. My apartment is great, it has a balcony overlooking the shared garden and I’m on the top floor!”

McCarthy & Stone is currently selling a range of Retirement Living and Assisted Living apartments at Emma Court and Lady Susan Court in Basingstoke. Emma Court comprises of 34 one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments plus an extensive range of facilities and the development has already proved popular with buyers as over 70% of properties have already been reserved or sold.

Jane added: “I first heard about McCarthy & Stone from a neighbour and I’d heard nothing but praise. I’m so glad I made the move, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done!”

Emma Court has been designed exclusively for the over 60s to promote an active and independent lifestyle. Purchasers will benefit from a low maintenance, new build apartment that offers a range of specialist design features to add to homeowner’s comfort and security as they get older. In addition there is a shared lounge for socialising with like-minded people and a hotel-style guest suite for visiting friends and family.

For those who are looking for additional assistance with daily life, but are not yet ready, or wanting to consider residential care, Lady Susan Court, an Assisted Living development, located adjacent to Emma Court, offers a number of enhanced features to give homeowners the extra support they are looking for.

In addition to all the features of a Retirement Living apartment, all apartments at Lady Susan Court are fully wheelchair accessible throughout. The development also benefits from a table-service restaurant offering a hot meal 365 days of the year, an hour of domestic assistance each week and personal care from the on-site care team, should the need arise.

To find out more about the McCarthy & Stone lifestyle, please visit Emma Court’s sales office in Southern Road open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5.00pm, or Lady Susan Court sales office in New Road open daily 10.30am to 5.00pm, call 0800 201 4742.  


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Gemma Hitchcock / Lucy McDade
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 265 7070
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