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How does a retirement spent exploring the Lake District National Park sound? This attractive new Retirement Living development in Kendal is exclusive to the over 60s and will offer 33 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom spacious retirement apartments for sale or for rent. Famous for the energy giving Kendal Mint Cake, Kendal town is the ideal access point to the spectacular glacial landscapes and rich in its own history, with sights including Kendal Castle.

Kendal retirement community

This will be a McCarthy Stone Retirement Living development, offering retirement homes to the over 60s. The retirement development is designed to encourage a community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own retirement apartment. Next to Kendal Cricket Club, it will be designed to maximise the views of the pitch from the terrace and upper lounge.

The retirement development will boast a lovely, shared garden to relax and socialise in and a chic communal lounge to meet with friends and neighbours. It will also offer a well-appointed hotel-style guest suite for when people come to stay.

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 Kendal 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

  • Gateway to the Lake District
  • Elegant one-bedroom and two-bedroom retirement apartments
  • Retirement Living, exclusive to the over 60s
  • Close to Kendal town centre
  • House Manager to run the development
  • Safe and secure with a 24/7 emergency call system and camera entry system

Key Features

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

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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.

About Retirement Living

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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
Alavana Place Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6UF
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Getting to Location

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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

  • We can help reduce the hassle of selling your current property

    Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange*, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

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