Gloria Hunniford officially opens new McCarthy & Stone development in Audlem

One of the nation’s favourite television and radio presenters, Gloria Hunniford, joined retirees in the idyllic village of Audlem to celebrate the grand opening of McCarthy & Stone’s new Retirement Living development, Lyme Wood Grange, located on McKelvey Way.

Guests were given a tour of the professionally-styled show complex, as well as a chance to take a closer look at the contemporary homeowners’ lounge and guest suite – all whilst enjoying a glass of fizz and light refreshments. Throughout the day, the McCarthy and Stone team were on-hand to answer any questions, and to advise on how they can make moving to Lyme Wood Grange even easier.

Officially opening the development as a special guest, Gloria Hunniford gave a short presentation to discuss her career as a television and radio presenter. Gloria also spent time chatting to homeowners and guests about the development and its benefits for retirees.

Speaking of the event, Gloria Hunniford commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to mark the official opening of McCarthy & Stone’s new Retirement Living development in Audlem, and to meet with guests and homeowners. It was great to see first-hand what a fantastic development Lyme Wood Grange is and the many benefits it will bring to retirees.”

Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy & Stone North West, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to officially open our fabulous development in Audlem. Our easy to maintain, luxurious apartments allow homeowners to enjoy their independence, with the added benefit of communal areas for socialising with neighbours.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Gloria Hunniford for joining us and giving a thoroughly interesting presentation on her career. We would encourage anyone over the age of 60 who is considering downsizing to take a look at the development themselves, they won’t be disappointed!”

Lyme Wood Grange features a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for enjoying a catch-up with friends and neighbours; beautifully landscaped gardens, which are fully maintained by McCarthy and Stone’s expert team; and a guest suite, which is available for when family members and friends come to stay.

For added peace-of-mind, a House Manager will take care of the smooth-running of the development, as well a 24 hour emergency call system should assistance be needed day or night.

Lyme Wood Grange’s rural location in the village of Audlem perfectly combines an unspoilt traditional feel with a thriving community. The Shropshire Union Canal runs through the heart of the village, where barges meander their way through the nearby 15 rising locks, designed by the iconic Thomas Telford.

Lyme Wood Grange features only two one-bedroom apartments remaining and 22 two-bedroom apartments, with prices currently starting from £225,000 and £274,999 respectively.

Furthermore, in August there has never been a better time to move. For a limited time, McCarthy & Stone will pay stamp duty on selected new apartments or £5,000 off reservations at Lyme Wood Grange for reservations made before 31st August 2019, provided the completion date is no later than 25th of October 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found at

To find out more about Retirement Living at Lyme Wood Grange, call 0800 201 4741 or visit