Planning approved and coming soon! Retirement Living PLUS apartments in a charming carbon-neutral zone in Chichester. Call or sign up for updates to be one of the first to find out more.
Situated on the unique Graylingwell Park, the largest carbon neutral development in the UK, this is going to be a Retirement Living PLUS development for the over 70's, offering 62 beautiful retirement properties for sale or rent. Some apartments will have balconies and all will share stylish communal facilities and an amazing location. Graylingwell Park is an eco-friendly Conservation Area of parkland mixed with Grade II listed buildings, a monument, landmarks and hundreds of protected trees. This Retirement Living PLUS development will offer a multitude of activities and attractions on the doorstep.
Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS
In our delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. An hour’s domestic support each week is included – more if you want it, plus there’s the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too!
Low maintenance and sociable
Our Retirement Living PLUS developments are designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll enjoy stylish well-maintained communal spaces, including the well-appointed lounge with free Wi-Fi, bistro/restaurant and a landscaped garden - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. Our communal facilities soon become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.
Safe, energy-efficient and secure
All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics and Modern Methods of Construction to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient - which could mean substantial savings on bills - they have the latest safety and security features built in. Apartments offer fully-fitted kitchens with integrated high-energy rated appliances, while master bedrooms have walk in wardrobes or fitted wardrobes as standard and a Sky Q connection point can be found in the living room. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door - as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite.
A unique and idyllic location
Stroll outside the front door and you'll find established trees, picturesque parkland and bountiful wildlife, as well as walkways, cycle paths, nature trails, historic landmarks, artists’ studios, a café, farmers’ market, and sports grounds. All of this and you’re close to the charms of central Chichester too.
- Idyllic Park location surrounded by wildlife, nature trails and protected trees
- Homeowners' lounge, bistro serving meals daily and wellness suite
- Spacious one and two bed apartments with high-spec fixtures and fittings
- A range of amenities on the doorstep, including a cafe, farmers’ market as well as excellent transport links
- State-of-the-art security, including a camera entry system
- Manager onsite 24/7, plus tailored domestic support and personal care on tap should you need it
- 24/7 call system
- Camera entry system
- Communal lounge
- Guest parking
- Guest suite
- Mobility scooter room
- 24 hour staffing
- Care provisions
- Restaurant / Bistro
- Car parking
- Wheelchair access
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Professional fees
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Income to guest suites and sundry income
- Development staff
- Future maintenance fund
- Domestic assistance
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- TV licence / TV service
Is it more expensive to live in one of your apartments than my current home?
Many of our homeowners are pleased to find that the service charges for their apartment tend to work out at less than what they were paying in like-for-like costs at their previous property.
Energy bills often turn out to be lower thanks to the modern construction methods we use at all our developments. Your new apartment is also likely to be a more manageable size and so cheaper to run.
When Customers discuss the purchase of a McCarthy Stone apartment with us, they receive a service charge leaflet and our Sales Executive sits down with them to help them fill in the costs, review what is covered in the management services and compare them to day-to-day running costs in their current home. Our Sales Executive ensures that they have a detailed knowledge of ongoing costs before a sale is completed
How long from putting down a deposit do I have to purchase the apartment?
Usually this can take between 12 to 16 weeks. We understand that some customers may have a time period that will more suitable for them and we aim to be as flexible as we can.
We have an expert resales team for people selling our retirement properties, with an extensive database of customers waiting to move in. This helps us to sell faster and at a better price than traditional estate agents. On average the McCarthy Stone Resales team achieve a net price increase on the retirement properties they sell. For example, for properties bought new in the last three years and since resold, the net increase averages 6%. View resale retirement homes.
Living in Chichester
Things to do in Chichester
Less than a mile from the new retirement development, the amenities and attractions of central Chichester will be easily accessible via new bus routes from Grayingwell Park, plus there is plentiful parking, for instance at Northgate Car Park, if you prefer to drive.
Chichester is a pretty Roman cathedral city and the only city in West Sussex. Its centre has very wide pedestrianised streets making it a very relaxing and pleasant place to shop and explore the historic buildings and Roman walls. There are lots of traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy a spot of lunch or a good dinner and the famous cathedral and museum are right in the heart of the city.
As well as a visit to the cathedral, there are plenty of things to do in and around this historic city. You can see a show at the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre, visit Goodwood Races, including the Festival of Speed and also take a stroll around Chichester Harbour. Chichester train station is a few minutes’ walk from the city centre offering trains to London Victoria every 30 minutes – the journey takes around an hour and a half.
Getting to Location
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