Located on a quiet street in the heart of York is the stunning new McCarthy & Stone Bishophill Retirement Living development. Exclusively for those over 60, there are 9 one bedroom apartments and 21 two bedroom apartments perfect for those who want to stay central to all that York has to offer.
Right by the banks of the beautiful River Ouse, the McCarthy & Stone development is one of the most prestigious addresses within the city walls of York and boasts a panoramic rooftop terrace with views over the whole city. Homeowners will also have access to the private lounge and guest suite, as well as the on-site car park for permit holders. The 30 apartments are decorated in a modern style with a fully fitted kitchen and shower room and a 24-hour emergency call system in place. There is also a House Manager on-call for any problems.
Local amenities are within a 5-10 minute walk from your front door, including a Sainsbury’s Local and Post Office. There is a bus stop just up the road with routes in and around York and the York train station 0.4 miles away if you want to go further afield.
Key dates for your diary
Planning has been approved and construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed.
York is an ancient cathedral city dating back to before Roman times and today is one of the most visited cities in the UK, after London and Manchester. While it’s a popular tourist destination, the town itself is quite small making it easy to explore all York has to offer on foot.
York is known for its festivals, and indeed there are plenty of cultural events throughout the year, covering everything from history and music, to sport and food. The major tourist attractions in this pretty city are the York Minister, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, the JORVIK Viking Centre where you can see a recreation of Viking streets, and the York Dungeon, famous for its bloody and gory history. However, if you prefer something a little milder, there are plenty of charming pubs around where you can enjoy a quiet drink! However, if the Dungeon didn’t scare you enough, you can try ghost tour walk which is actually a great way to see the city, even if you don’t spot any spooky friends.
As you’d expect, York is also full of shops, restaurants and pubs. The closest dining area to the McCarthy & Stone development is the adjacent Micklegate where you’ll find drinking holes and restaurants to cater to all tastes. The Reel Cinema is worth a visit, even if you don’t see a film, just to see inside the lovely art deco building. The best shopping is around The Shambles, an area just across the River Ouse. It’s the narrowest street in all of York and where you’ll find everything from high street fashion to little knick-knacks and souvenirs.
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development at Stillington Oaks.