Ringwood provides key to happy retirement

01 September 2015

Research shows that being independent and socially active are the most important factors for older people seeking a long and fulfilling retirement*. That’s why McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, is shaping its latest Ringwood Retirement Living development, Cornmantle Court around these important priorities.

Exclusively for over 60s, Cornmantle Court on Parsonage Barn Lane has proven extremely popular with Ringwood retirees, with 70% of the 33 one and two bedroom apartments now sold. However, those interested in securing one of the desirable properties for themselves should act fast, as there are only 6 luxuriously appointed one bedroom apartments left for sale.

Vera Erwood is one homeowner who made the decision to downsize to Cornmantle Court in July.  She comments: “I’m thrilled with my new home. My son saw the development first, and encouraged me to come and take a look - and I just fell in love with the place when I walked through the door! It was so easy -  within six weeks I was moved and settled with a lovely community on the door step and beautiful gardens to enjoy -  and McCarthy and Stone handled everything! I couldn’t be happier.”

Vera’s son, Steve Erwood, added: “My wife and I had started looking around developments in the area because we’ve wanted to mum to be closer to us for a while now, and were completely blown away by the quality of Cornmantle Court. The big open spaces really set it apart from everywhere else we’d seen and I can’t speak highly enough of the McCarthy and Stone staff. They supported both of us through every step of the move and made the whole experience as stress free as possible. Mum loves getting involved in all the things that go on here, like the coffee mornings and theatre trips, and it’s fantastic having her just 10 minutes away; it gives me peace of mind without compromising her independence which really is the best of both worlds!”

Kim Cadwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, comments: “Our aim is to help people stay independent and active for as long as possible so they can make the most of their retirement. A key part of this often involves maintaining close connections with our homeowners’ friends and family, by inviting them to be as involved in the downsizing process as they wish. We take care to ensure they have the same peace of mind as our residents by fully understanding the support services we offer and making sure that they always feel welcome. Cornmantle Court even has a guest suite available for any guests who want to enjoy a more extended visit.”   

Cornmantle Court offers the independence of retaining home ownership, while living in a secure, low maintenance and energy efficient apartment. What’s more, with all the care of all external and communal areas taken care of, homeowners can spend more time enjoying their retirement with family and friends.

Facilities at Cornmantle Court include a homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. The development also benefits from its very own House Manager, who ensures the smooth running of the development, a security entrance system, plus 24-hour emergency call points for added peace of mind for both homeowners and their families.

Situated just half a mile from Ringwood town centre, Cornmantle Court benefits from close proximity to a host of local shops and amenities including The Furlong Shopping Centre, and the popular weekly market held in Ringwood High Street.

For further information , or to register your interest in Cornmantle Court please call McCarthy and Stone’s dedicated freephone information line number on 0800 201 4847 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk
*October, 2014: English Longitudinal study of Ageing