Retirement homes in Northamptonshire

From sleepy rural villages to bustling market towns, the scenic countryside of Northamptonshire is an ideal setting for a high-quality retirement home in the East Midlands.

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Explore an area full of nature and wildlife

With sprawling country parks, dense forests and stately gardens, the rural landscape of Northamptonshire contains some of the most naturally beautiful scenes in the country.

You can follow nature trails through the woodland at the popular East Carlton Country Park, take a tree-top walk through the former medieval hunting grounds at Selcey Forest, or relax among the streams and ponds of the colourful Coton Manor Garden.

You'll find nearly 30 species of birds and dragonflies at the Summer Leys Nature Reserve, bird-watching and horse-riding at the 750-acre Stanwick Lakes in the Nene Valley, and a wide variety of fascinating plants in the huge Castle Ashby Gardens.

Retire to a county that's rich with heritage

Whether you're looking for stately manors or humbling battlefields, there's plenty of history to uncover around Northamptonshire.

You can wander through an Elizabethan prodigy house at Kirby Hall, visit the 900-year-old Norman Church of St. Peter in Northampton, or stand on the ground where the Civil War was won at the battlefield in Naseby.

There are prehistoric fossils and Iron-Age tools at the Wellingborough Museum, the largest collection of historical footwear in the world at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, or you can see first-hand the history of Britain's inland waterways at The Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne.

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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 an area packed with shopping and culture

From curious craft shops to cutting-edge plays and shows, it's no wonder that Northamptonshire's such a popular place for buying a retirement property.

You can catch theatre, opera and sports at the massive Royal & Derngate theatre complex in Northampton, comedy and music at the £47-million Corby Cube, or a wide range of performing arts at the 500-capacity Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering.

And when you feel like treating yourself, you'll find more than 50 different stores at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton, countryside shopping set around a Victorian courtyard at the Heart of the Shires, or a range of locally produced goods at markets dotted around the county.

Stay fit and active in a rural setting

Whether it's challenging hikes or scenic bike rides, there are plenty of places around Northamptonshire to help you keep up an active retirement.

You can raft, kayak and canoe at the Nene Whitewater Centre, catch fish across three different lakes at Waterloo Farm in Great Oxendon, or explore countless miles of scenic paths and trails across a range of country parks and nature reserves.

If you'd like to live in a well-connected county in the middle of the country, surrounded by historic sites and beautiful countryside, see if one of our retirement properties in Northamptonshire would be a good fit.

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My son wanted me to move a bit closer to where he lives, and Atherstone is very pretty, so I was easily persuaded. I was a little bit worried about some parts of the move, but McCarthy & Stone’s Smooth Move service made it so easy for me, I had signed within a fortnight!