The proposed site for this Retirement Living PLUS development is in a quiet residential area close to Leyland town centre, where you’ll find a whole host of amenities. Just south of Preston, Leyland is home to a wide range independent boutiques and businesses providing a friendly service and the community spirit that you just don’t find in larger towns and cities.
As a fairly large development of 30 one-bed and 32 two-bed apartments, you’ll find yourself in a bustling community of like-minded individuals. In addition to the communal lounge and landscaped garden, where you’ll be able to socialise with your fellow homeowners, the development’s Estate Manager will organise regular social events, from book clubs to film nights, where you can catch up with friends and meet new people.
Each and every apartment will be designed to the highest specification, with some even having balconies, while features will be incorporated to ensure your day-to-day life is as easy as possible, such as raised sockets and ovens to minimise bending and non-slip bathroom flooring. And, for the days when you don’t feel like cooking or shopping, the development will feature an onsite restaurant for your convenience (serving excellent value, hearty food).
The care provisions at all of our Retirement Living PLUS developments are totally flexible. Your care package will be tailored to you and you’ll pay only for the support you need and use. A 24-hour emergency call system and a camera entry security system will be installed to ensure you feel safe and secure in your new home. Plus, we guarantee accessibility throughout, with lifts to all floors.
As well as a bus stop directly outside the development site, there will be onsite car parking and a scooter room, so you won’t have any trouble getting around. What’s more, less than a mile away is Leyland town centre, where you’ll find three supermarkets, a leisure centre, a library, a medical centre and a whole host of shops and eateries.
- Quiet residential area with easy access to the M6
- Wide array of local amenities in the town centre less than a mile away
- Totally flexible care and support
- Guest suite and guest parking
- Pets allowed
- Camera entry security system
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- Storage facilities
- 24/7 call system
- House Manager
- Pets allowed
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Mobility scooter room
- Landscaped gardens
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living PLUS service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living PLUS service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living PLUS properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
Living at Balshaw Court
Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.
Part buy, part rent
Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.
Our House Manager is a real superstar. She is always there to help straight away, no matter how big or small the issue is. It is so comforting to have somebody there who you know you can rely on. She makes life so easy for us.
Living in Leyland
As well as a thriving town centre, Leyland is home to Worden Park, a large park of mature woodlands and open meadows. The park is just half a mile from the development site and features many well-marked paths for quiet strolls, a beautiful Georgian walled garden and a delightful little café. Plus, if you have family coming to visit, there’s a large children’s play area, crazy golf and even a hedge maze.
For both seasoned and new golfers alike, Leyland Golf Club is also under a mile away. As well as the 18-hole parkland course, a large practice area is available, with a practice bunker, chipping facilities and a 9-hole putting green. The club is happy to accept new members and also welcomes visitors.
Also in Leyland is the British Commercial Vehicle Museum. From horse-drawn vehicles of the 1880s and the first steam-driven wagons to modern lorry cabs, the museum has over 60 historic vehicles on display. A meander through this small museum may take longer than you might expect, with so much to explore. Climb aboard a vintage fire engine, discover how developments in motor vehicles have made the roads safer today and even see the Pope-mobile, specially built for Pope John Paul’s visit in 1982.
In the nearby town of Chorley is Astley Hall. Dating back as far as the 1570s, with major additions in the 1600s and 1820s, the hall is a Grade I listed building with a fascinating history, with William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell both having stayed here. It houses a museum and art gallery brimming with items of local historical interest. Visit the hall to discover more of its history, full of plots and religious turmoil. Marvel at the hall’s stunning architectural features and admire the beautiful artwork and furniture on display, most of which were collected by the families who lived here.
You’ll find plenty to see and do near the development. For example, it’s only 0.3 miles from South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre and Leyland Library. The beautiful Worden Park is also only 0.6 miles away, making it perfect for a leisurely walk.
Also, there is a Post Office and Tesco Extra within a short walking distance, along with other retail and convenience shops.
Getting to Location
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Our retirement communities are about enjoying life to the full, with company when you want it, help when you could use it, and even care when you need it. And you could be enjoying this new lifestyle sooner than you think, through our ‘We’ll Buy Your Property’ scheme.
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