Discover retirement living to the full

With quaint towns and villages separated by picturesque rivers, farmland and heaths, the exemplary rural countryside of Cheshire could be the perfect setting for your new retirement property.

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Explore a beautiful part of England that's rich with heritage

From the ancient salt-making industry that dates back to over 2,000 years ago, to the silk, cotton and cheese trade, there's a deep industrial history to discover all over the county.

You can follow the miles of canals that helped Cheshire throughout the Industrial Revolution, watch cargo boats being lifted 50 feet into the air at the Anderton Boat Lift, or take a tour of the renowned Lion Salt Works, a preserved salt-making site and museum, which recently underwent a £10 million restoration.

You'll also find plenty of historic sites and buildings all over the region, such as the irregular shapes of the moated, half-timbered manor house at Little Moreton Hall, or the massive walls and towers of the 13th-century stronghold at Beeston Castle.

Find a retirement home in a county full of shopping and exhibitions

Whether you're looking for fashion boutiques or home-grown produce, you'll find everything you need in Cheshire. There's a huge range of major stores at Cheshire Oaks, the UK's largest designer outlet, and all sorts of jewellery stores, antique shops and furniture stores in the market towns of Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutford.

If you'd rather have a browse of some locally-produced goods, there are dozens of farm shops and farmers' markets all over the county, where you'll see farm-fresh meat, luxury preserves, world-famous cheese and curious, hand-crafted goods.

You can find historic artefacts and natural history collections at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, as well as over a thousand paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Or you can see a wide range of collections at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, including archaeological finds, hallmarked silver and ancient fossils. 

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Get out and about in Cheshire's Great Outdoors

With so much scenic countryside around, it's easy to keep up an active retiring lifestyle.

There are dozens of dedicated walking and cycling trails, from the rolling hills of the Peak District to the deep woodland paths near Alderley Edge. You'll find impressive views and diverse wildlife at the many country parks and nature reserves dotted around the country, and there are more than 70 golf courses and 50 tennis clubs for you to practise your game at.

If you're interested in a retirement home surrounded by magnificent landscapes and fresh air, have a look at our new developments around Cheshire:

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It’s just wonderful here and our social life has completely transformed since we moved in … McCarthy & Stone has made the whole journey easy and stress-free.