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How does a retirement spent exploring the Lake District National Park sound? Our attractive new Retirement Living development in Kendal, exclusive to the over 60s, offering 33 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom spacious retirement apartments.

Properties are available to purchase out right plus we have a Shared Ownership scheme, run in partnership with Homes England. If you have a property to sell we can consider Part Exchange or our own Smooth Move scheme to make the move as stress free as possible.

Alavana Place includes limestone sourced from Burlington Quarry in the Lake District, which reflects the architectural style and character of many of Kendal’s other magnificent buildings. There are fabulous views across Kendal cricket ground and the Cumbrian Fells and it is ideally located close to the train station and local amenities are all just a short stroll away.

Kendal retirement community

The retirement development for the over 60s is designed to encourage a community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own retirement apartment.

Alavana Place features a lovely, communal garden to relax and socialise in and a chic communal lounge to meet with friends and neighbours. It also offers a large well-appointed hotel-style guest suite for when friends and family come to stay, there's a reading room and hobbies room all with views over across Kendal Cricket grounds.

Safe and secure 

Your retirement apartment will be ergonomically designed to ensure it is a joy to live in, while the latest safety and security features are integral. As well as the reassurance of a manager onsite in office hours, you’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and video door entry. 

Things to do in Kendal, Cumbria  

We all associate Kendal with the great outdoors, but while there are some truly wonderful walks for all abilities to enjoy– and an annual Kendal Walking Festival every May, there are plenty of more relaxing ways to enjoy the town from shopping to museums and history trails. Kendal is packed full of creative and artisanal eateries and micro-producers, making a delightful spot for foodies – and there are plenty of independent pubs and bars too, including the oldest inn in town, Ye Olde Fleece Inn, which often puts on events from pop up cinemas to comedy nights.

Development Highlights

  • No Ground Rent to pay
  • Elegant one-bedroom and two-bedroom retirement apartments
  • Wonderful views across Kendal Cricket Club
  • A range of amenities close by including cafes, restaurants and shops
  • Dedicated House Manager to run the development day-to-day
  • Safe and secure with a 24/7 emergency call system and camera entry system

Key Features

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    Communal lounge
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Guest parking
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    Guest suite
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    Lifts to all floors
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    Lounge Wi-Fi access

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.

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Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/06/2023

You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

Shared Ownership Explained

Find out how Shared Ownership with McCarthy Stone works.

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Join us at one of our events

  • Every Wednesday
    10:30 - 12:00

    Welcome Wednesday

    Every Wednesday
    Next event: 24th Jul
    Alavana Place, Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6FU

    Come and experience life here at Alavana Place. Enjoy a tea or coffee in the communal lounge and discover the McCarthy Stone lifestyle.

    You’ll meet the lovely Barbara, the House Manager and while you’re here, you may wish to take a tour of our stunning show apartments. Feel free to bring your family and friends along too. Next available Welcome Wednesday from Thursday 7th August. 

    Call 0800 201 4811 or book below by filling out a quick form.


Retirement living in Kendal, Lake District

The market town of Kendal, the third largest town in Cumbria, is on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage Lake District National Park. It is seen as the Southern gateway to this unique and beautiful landscape which has 16 lakes and over 200 fells.

Kendal is just 8 miles from the area’s largest and most famous lake, Lake Windermere (from Kendal train station the journey takes just 15 minutes) and is an ideal base to explore the whole region, which boasts the likes of Coniston Water, the inspiration for Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons; Esthwaite Water which inspired Beatrix Potter and Ullswater which is surrounded by the breath-taking Helvellyn mountain range. 

If you crave coastline then the Furness peninsula offers scenic beaches and wildlife walks, as well as access to the fascinating, yet tiny, Piel Island, which boasts a historic fort and a living, breathing king! 

Kendal Facts:
10 minutes
From the town centre
Alavana Place
Shap Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6FU (Sat Nav LA9 6FU)
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Testimonial - McCarthy Stone

“The gardens here are the most beautiful I've ever seen, and I get to enjoy them without the worry of having to maintain them myself. It is just such an easy way of life and I would absolutely recommend downsizing to a development such as this.”  


Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale

    With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.

    To find out more please call 0800 201 4811.

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    Try before you buy

    If you’ve been thinking about what living in one of our developments is really like, now is the perfect time to give it a try. We are offering a complimentary two night stay in one of our fully furnished retirement apartments.

    To arrange a stay call us on 0800 201 4811.

  • Smooth Move

    Move For Free

    Reserve a new property by 30th August 2024 and we'll pay your Stamp Duty (up to £5,000) and help towards legal, estate agent and moving fees.

    Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on selected properties on reservations from 01/06/24 to 30/08/24 that legally complete by 25/10/24.

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Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.