Scholars Gate to sparkle at exclusive showhome opening in St Andrews

18 June 2013

Over 60s and their families in St Andrews are being invited to the grand opening of McCarthy & Stone’s new retirement development, Scholars Gate, later this month.

Friday 28th June and Saturday 29th June, 2013 will be the first opportunity for anyone interested in finding out more about Later Living to see for themselves how an apartment at Scholars Gate in St Andrews could help them achieve a greater life in later life.

Visitors can pop into the development on Abbey Park Avenue anytime between 11am-3pm throughout the two day event. After taking a good look around the fully furnished show complex and shared facilities, guests can relax in the shared lounge with a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Plus visitors to the event can find out more information about McCarthy & Stone’s ‘Move For Free’ initiative which aims to take much of the hard work, worry and expense out of moving. As part of the offer, purchasers can also take advantage of a free de-cluttering service that helps to dispose of unwanted furniture and household items. A specialist removals team will also be on hand to help pack up belongings, provide transportation and unpack, free of charge.

In addition, as part of the offer McCarthy & Stone will pay legal fees, stamp duty and estate agent fees, while keeping purchasers up-to-date with all aspects of the sale, leaving them free to plan their new life at Scholars Gate.

Claire Dunlop, Marketing Manager for McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, adds: "Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling, which is why we’re excited to finally be opening the doors to Scholars Gate in St Andrews. We’re keen to show off the many benefits that Later Living has to offer and we’re inviting people to visit, take a look around our show complex and see this for themselves. Plus visitors will be able to find out more about our ‘Move for Free’ offer which will ensure their move to Scholars Gate is stress-free."

Situated on Abbey Park Avenue, just a short distance from St Andrew’s town centre and its shops and amenities, Scholars Gate comprises of 44 one and two bedroom Later Living apartments with prices starting from £219,950 for a one bedroom apartment and from £319,950 for a two bedroom apartment.

Each apartment offers the independence of retaining full home ownership while living in an apartment that’s specifically designed for later life. Facilities at the development include a shared lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift. A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

In addition to offering age exclusive apartments, McCarthy & Stone also provides a range of financial services, including a pension annuity service, equity release, legal services and guaranteed funeral plans.

To find out more about Later Living in St Andrews or information on this event contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0141 420 8300. Alternatively, please visit for further details.




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Hazel Taylor
Red Angel PR
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