Cranberry Court McCarthy Stone

Peterborough retirement development recognised in prestigious national awards

25 March 2019

McCarthy Stone’s Cranberry Court Retirement Living development on Kempley Close in Peterborough has been named as a silver award winner for the East Midlands in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2019.  

The EAC is a national charity that assists older people when it comes to meeting their current and anticipated housing and support needs.  Now in their eighth year, the EAC awards celebrate the best specialist housing for older people, and aim to help shape the future of housing in later life.  

Customers, staff, visitors and volunteers were all able to vote for their favourite scheme out of the 1,220 nominated between 15 November 2018 and 28 February 2019, and with 19,000 votes now cast, the EAC has revealed its regional winners.

Gwen Tack, House Manager at Cranberry Court, said: “We’re all thrilled that Cranberry Court has beaten-off competition from elsewhere in the East Midlands to receive one of the top accolades at this year’s EAC Awards. This achievement is testament to the commitment of the team at Cranberry Court who make it their personal mission to enrich the lives of every individual customer.

“We’re so pleased to hear customers are living their retirement years to the full at Cranberry Court and that they are benefiting from the development’s facilities. There is a close-knit community of like-minded retirees at the development, and the team works hard to facilitate a packed calendar of social gatherings and events which helps to bring people together.”

McCarthy Stone develops and manages high-quality retirement communities in central locations, which are close to amenities with level access and good public transport links.  Retirement Living developments are designed specifically for the over 60s, with the opportunity to benefit from companionship when desired and privacy when needed.

Customers at Cranberry Court benefit from stylish and welcoming shared spaces within the development, including a homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with neighbours, and landscaped gardens which are maintained by McCarthy Stone’s team of experts.  

A convenient hotel-style guest suite is available should friends or family wish to stay, and House Manager, Gwen Tack, oversees the day-to-day running and is available should customers need a helping hand. 

John Galvin, EAC’s Chief Executive, explained the importance of the awards: "Specialist housing for older people plays an enormously significant role in helping them stay independent for longer. The security, support and great communities have a positive impact on individuals and reduce the need for NHS services.”

Cranberry Court is already 75 percent sold off plan.  Prices currently start from £169,950 for a one bedroom apartment and from £215,950 for a two bedroom apartment. Each individual apartment includes a spacious living area, fully kitted kitchen, shower room and walk-in wardrobe. 

All those interested in exploring downsizing options in Peterborough are urged to call 0800 310 0384 to find out more about Retirement Living at Cranberry Court. Alternatively, please visit