21 May 2019
When long-time Codsall resident Beryl, (82) was looking to downsize, she simply wanted somewhere that was less maintenance than her previous property. What she didn’t imagine was that her new home at McCarthy Stone’s Brindley Gardens Retirement Living development would also bring new friendships.
Moving house can be daunting at any age, so to consider downsizing in your 80s is a big decision. However, it wasn’t an issue for independent Beryl, who was only the third person to move into the development on Duck Lane in Codsall.
Beryl chose the development as she wanted to stay local, as she explains: “I’ve lived in Codsall for over 60 years, and still have lots of friends in the area. So, when I was looking to move it was really because I wanted somewhere that didn’t need as much effort to maintain. My previous property was quite big and was becoming too much for me, so when I saw that McCarthy Stone was building a new development close by, it seemed like the perfect solution.”
As one of the earliest homeowners at Brindley Gardens, Beryl has seen the community grow, and with it, her friendship network, as she comments: “As I said, when I was first looking to move, it was because I wanted an easy-to-look-after property. Making friendships has been an added benefit, and one that I wasn’t expecting! There is a close-knit community here, which is great, and I’ve made some fantastic new friends.”
The development also hosts regular social events for homeowners - something that Beryl is a keen participant in: “I try and join in with whatever events are happening”, she says, “I attend a craft group every Tuesday morning, where we can take part in activities like knitting and beading, and we all get together for coffee morning on a Thursday. We also recently went out for lunch to the council offices, so that was a real treat!”
Comprising a selection of 39 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 60 and over, Brindley Gardens provides everything homeowners could want for a relaxing retirement. All those who make the development their home can enjoy an active, independent lifestyle, with the opportunity to benefit from companionship when desired and privacy when needed.
Beryl also believes there are additional benefits of living at Brindley Gardens, as she explains: “It’s not just the low maintenance lifestyle that has been great, it’s the knowing that everything is taken care of. For example, if we had a bad winter like the one a couple of years ago, there is no worry about what to do if the heating breaks down, or if you are cut off from local facilities.
“All the team here have been really helpful, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it to other people.”
As well as the communal facilities and events, homeowners at Brindley Place have access to beautiful landscaped gardens, which are maintained by McCarthy Stone. They can also feel secure in the knowledge that the House Manager is on hand to provide any help or support should they need it, and that friends and family can stay over whenever they choose in the development’s comfortable guest suite.
Located less than a mile from thriving Codsall’s village centre, close to beautiful rural countryside and still within five miles of the city of Wolverhampton, Brindley Gardens is perfect for those looking to be closer to the countryside, while still remaining close to the benefits of the city.
Prices at Brindley Gardens currently start from £169,950 for a one bedroom apartment and from £229,950 for a two bedroom apartment.
More than 90 percent of customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the maximum Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running. It is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 years, which is every year since the awards have been running.
For more information about Brindley Gardens, please call 0800 201 4811, or go to www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/brindleygardens