20 May 2019
Television and news presenter Fred Dinenage MBE was joined by local retirees for the grand opening of McCarthy and Stone’s, latest Southampton development, The Boathouse.
Fred, who has enjoyed a successful TV career spanning more than 50 years, visited the Retirement Living development on Riverdene Place to share his experiences as a presenter, and to provide an insight into some of the many breaking news stories he has reported on over the years.
Guests also heard first-hand about Fred’s experience of hosting much-loved quiz shows such as ‘Pass The Buck’ and ‘Gambit’; and he talked about the many factual books he has written – and ghost written – including an autobiography on the infamous Kray Brothers.
Fred commented: “It was a pleasure to visit The Boathouse and give a talk on my colourful television career. The development provides an excellent solution for all those looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle in retirement, and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to homeowners. It’s clear everyone values the quality of life afforded by their surroundings and the freedom of having a range of services on their doorstep.”
Ciara Hilley, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy and Stone, commented: “We are delighted so many Southampton retirees and their families joined us for the grand opening of The Boathouse and we are very grateful to Fred Dinenage for making it a day to remember!
“As well as having the opportunity to meet Fred and to hear about his wonderful career, visitors were able to take a closer look at The Boathouse and to find out more about the quality of life on offer at a McCarthy and Stone development.”
Comprising a selection of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, exclusively for people aged 60 and over, The Boathouse offers retirees the opportunity to maintain an independent lifestyle.
The development features a club lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or family to stay. Additional benefits include an experienced House Manager who oversees the day to day running of The Boathouse and 24-hour emergency call systems for added peace-of-mind.
The Boathouse is set within a small but thriving community. Local amenities are can be found directly opposite the development on Bitterne Park Triangle where there is a local bakers, supermarket, dry cleaners, various takeaways and convenience stores. There is also a bus stop directly outside, providing regular services to Southampton city centre and neighbouring areas such as St Denys, Bitterne, Ports wood and Eastleigh.
One and two bedroom apartments at The Boathouse are currently priced from £175,000 and £275,000 respectively.
For more information on Retirement Living in Southampton please contact McCarthy and Stone on 0800 2014811 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.