The BBC's David Harper Opens New McCarthy & Stone Development in Darlington

29 June 2019

The BBC TV's Antiques Expert, David Harper, joined retirees in Darlington to celebrate the grand opening of McCarthy and Stone’s new Retirement Living development, Swinden Court, located on Trinity Road. 

David Harper gave a presentation to discuss his life as one of TV's most prominent antiques experts and provided stories from his extensive career.

Guests were given a tour of the professionally-styled show complex and they also took a closer look at the stylish Homeowners lounge – all whilst enjoying a glass of fizz and light refreshments. Throughout the day, the McCarthy and Stone sales team were on-hand to answer any questions, and to advise on how they can make moving to Swinden Court even easier.  

Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North East, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to officially open our fabulous development in Darlington. Our easy to maintain, luxurious apartments allow homeowners to enjoy their independence, with the added benefit of communal areas for socialising with neighbours. 

“We would like to say a huge thank you to David Harper for joining us and giving a thoroughly interesting presentation on his career. We would encourage anyone over the age of 60 who is considering downsizing to take a look at the development themselves, they won’t be disappointed!” 

Swinden Court features a homeowners’ lounge, ideal for enjoying a catch-up with friends and neighbours; beautifully landscaped gardens, which are fully maintained by McCarthy and Stone’s expert team; and a guest suite, which is available for when family members and friends come to stay. For added peace-of-mind, a House Manager is on hand to take care of the smooth-running of the development, as well as a 24 hour emergency call system should assistance be needed day or night. 

Swinden Court features a collection of luxurious one and two bedroom apartments, with prices currently starting from £149,999.  

Located in the historic market town of Darlington, Swinden Court is the ideal option for those seeking accommodation in the beautiful area of County Durham. Situated in the prestigious West End, close to the town centre, it is the perfect choice for retirees who want the hustle and bustle of urban living. The town centre features an extensive range of shops, eateries and other amenities just half a mile away from the development, while the leafy Stanhope Park is right on the doorstep.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 years, which is every year the awards have been run.

To find out more about Retirement Living at Swinden Court, please to call 0800 201 4739 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/swinden-court