If you are a food lover looking to retire to a quintessential English market town steeped in history, Melton Mowbray - known as Britain's "rural capital of food" - could be your answer.
This Retirement Living development will have a number of one and two bed apartments on offer, as well as 2 bedroom bungalows.
Catherine Place apartments will have a communal lounge which will be set in the centre of the development and will overlook the beautiful landscaped gardens and terrace. With a House Manager, 24-hour emergency call system and a camera entry system, you can rest assured, feeling safe and secure in your new home. The development will be fully accessible to all, with lifts to all floors, as well as an onsite car park.
Pine Gardens bungalows will each have their own private rear gardens, along with a drive and selected plots garages. The bungalows are all freehold properties and have a different service charge than the apartments which are featured below.
The site is served by a good bus service, with buses every half hour six days a week. Local bus services also run to Leicester, Nottingham and the surrounding areas. What's more, the train station is just a mile away, where regular trains run to Leicester and Peterborough. In addition, there's a community transport service for elderly persons who are unable to use standard buses.
From the development, you'll be able to walk into the bustling town centre in under 10 minutes. Melton Mowbray features a wide range of supermarkets, high-street shops and independent boutiques, as well as many restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. The town also has a large medical practice and a cottage hospital.
- Situated in Britain's "rural capital of food"
- Bustling town centre steeped in history
- Great local transport links
- Guest suite and guest parking
- Pets allowed
- Landscaped gardens
- Camera entry system
- Guest parking
- Guest suite
- House Manager
- Landscaped gardens
- Lounge Wi-Fi access
- Near the countryside
- Lifts to all floors
- Pets allowed
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living 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 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 Melton Mowbray
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.
Living in Melton Mowbray
As well as being the home of both the pork pie and stilton cheese, various food festivals are held in Melton Mowbray throughout the year to champion local produce, and the twice-weekly market is also very popular with people from across the region.
As well as being a foodie's heaven, Melton Mowbray is a hotspot for history buffs. The town's heritage walking trail guides you through a thousand years of history, from a mention of the Melton Mowbray market in the Doomsday Book to a Roman Catholic Church built by the Polish community that, after exile during World War II, settled in the town in the 1940s.
If you play or enjoying watching bowls, you'll be interested to know that the English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) is based in Melton Mowbray and that the Melton & District Indoor Bowls Club hosts the EIBA National Championship annually.
If you fancy trying bowls for the first time, the bowls club offers three free starter sessions before you decide if you want to join - it's a great way of meeting new people!And if you're something of an ale connoisseur (or not!), at Belvoir Alehouse Visitor Centre you can sample the delicious range of ales brewed on site. Or why not take a tour of the brewery and discover how this wonderful range of beers is produced.
The development is just 0.3 miles from the twice-weekly market and weekly antiques fair. Just a short stroll from here, you’ll also find the Dickinson & Morris Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, which specialises in the iconic Melton Mowbray pork pies.
The train station is under 1 mile away and has direct services to Nottingham, Birmingham, Norwich, Cambridge and many other destinations.
Getting to Location
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