Retirees in Oakham are invited to grand opening of new McCarthy & Stone development

Retirees in Oakham are invited to celebrate the grand opening of McCarthy & Stone's new Retirement Living Plus development, Saxon Gardens, on Thursday 5th September.

From 11am – 1pm, guests will be invited to take a tour of the professionally-styled show complex on Penn Street in Oakham; and they will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the contemporary homeowners’ lounge and guest suite – all whilst enjoying a glass of fizz. Throughout the day, the McCarthy & Stone sales team will be on-hand to answer any questions, and to advise on how they can make moving to Saxon Gardens even easier.

Officially opening the development will be special guest, TV and radio personality, Gloria Hunniford, who will be performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Samantha Watkins, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy & Stone East Midlands, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to officially open our latest Retirement Living Plus development in Oakham with special guest, Gloria Hunniford. The development will provide retirees with the freedom of living independently, while having the reassurance of support on hand if needed. We look forward to opening the doors and welcoming attendees on Thursday 5th September so they can see for themselves what makes this development so unique and special.”

The development of 58 Retirement Living Plus apartments has been designed exclusively for those age 70 and over, by the UK’s leading manager and developer of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, in order to help meet continued demand for those looking to downsize in and around the Oakham area. The development is already proving popular and the first homeowners are due to move in this summer.

Saxon Gardens features a high-quality bistro serving freshly prepared meals daily, a spacious and contemporary homeowners’ lounge, and lifts to assist with access; as well as beautiful landscaped gardens and a convenient guest suite for when friends and family come to visit. An Estates Manager will take care of the smooth-running of the development; and support packages will be available which can be tailored to homeowner’s individual needs, including help with chores such as housework and laundry.

Located a short walk from the high street, homeowners at Saxon Gardens will benefit from easy access to local amenities such as a bank, pharmacy, Tesco and independent cafes and restaurants. The development is also ideally situated close to public transport links to locations further afield.

One-bedroom apartments are currently priced from £214,950 and two bedroom apartments start from £309,950. All those interested in finding out more can visit the development on Penn Street in Oakham, where the experienced McCarthy and Stone team are on-hand to answer any questions and take reservations from Monday - Tuesday from 10.30am until 5pm.

For further information about Retirement Living Plus and McCarthy and Stone’s Saxon Gardens development, please call 0800 310 0384 or visit