Garstang is an ancient market town and civil parish and was originally recognised as the world’s first Fairtrade town. Garstang is a bustling market town with a combination of Georgian buildings. The town is overlooked by the ruined remains of Greenhalgh Castle, built in 1490 by Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby. Close by you can walk along the wonderful Wyre aqueduct built by John Rennie in 1797, its 110 feet long and it carries the Lancaster Canal over the river Wyre.
On the banks of the River Wyre, McCarthy Stone is currently building 14 stylish two bedroom detached retirement bungalows. From its fascinating heritage to its stunning countryside surroundings, this historic Lancashire market town has so much to offer over-50s looking for hassle-free homeownership.
These bungalows will give you the chance to downsize, freeing you from the burdens of the upkeep of a large family home. But you won't feel like you're sacrificing anything. Smart design will be used to maximise space and light, with all bungalows benefiting from private outdoor areas, sleek and contemporary bathrooms and high-spec kitchens and appliances.
Low maintenance is a key part of our Retirement Living. Your service charge will cover aspects of window cleaning to front windows only, the access road and landscaping to front gardens, So, with all this taken care of, you'll have more free time to enjoy the things you love.
The bungalows will be situated within walking distance (just 6 minutes) of the wide variety of amenities available in Garstang town centre and just 2 minutes' walk from the Lancaster Canal towpath. In addition to a wide range of shops, including a choice of supermarkets, many independent boutiques and several local delis and food producers, Garstang is home to various banks, healthcare facilities and hair and beauty salons. Plus, you'll find a wide range of eateries, from coffee shops and tea rooms to first-class restaurants and pubs.
As well as benefiting from a driveway, the bungalows will have easy access to public transport. In addition to regular bus services both south into Preston and north towards Lancaster, the A6 and M6 are both close by.
- Situated in a historic market town bordered by beautiful countryside
- A range of amenities close by including cafes, restaurants and shops
- Excellent transport links with easy access to surrounding towns and villages
- Expertly designed bungalows with ease of living in mind
- Private gardens
- Freehold properties
- Car parking
- Intruder alarm
- Pets allowed
- Private rear gardens
- Guest parking
If you’d like to own your retirement property outright, we can make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.
Our House Manager is a real superstar. She is always there to help straight away, no matter how big or small the issue is. It is so comforting to have somebody there who you know you can rely on. She makes life so easy for us.
Living in Garstang
Another of the town's accolades is that it was the world's first Fair Trade Town. A testament to the local community, in 2001, the mayor, all of the town's schools and faith groups and 95% of all businesses in Garstang signed a pledge to buy and use Fair Trade and local produce. Now, following in Garstang's footsteps, there are 2167 Fair Trade Towns around the world and counting - no small achievement for a humble Lancashire community.
What's more, the Forest of Bowland sits on Garstang's doorstep. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much to do and see here, from the impressive castle at Hornby to the wide expanses of the Beacon Fell Country Park.
It is also home to the iconic Trough of Bowland, one of the most well-known stretches of countryside in Lancashire, and the circular walk known as the 'Tolkien Trail', which guides walkers through the landscapes that inspired the author during his regular visits here. Plus, for the foodies among you, the Inn at Whitewell isn't one to be missed - as well as having won multiple awards, this hotel and restaurant was featured on The Trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Garstang High Street is just 0.6 miles away from the development. Here you can find local craft shops and convenience stores, as well as a weekly market on Thursdays.
The High Street is also home to Garstang & District Arts Centre. Only 0.6 miles away, here you’ll find regular activity groups like the Bridge Class, Poetry Appreciation and the Garstang Wine Circle.
Getting to Location
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Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.
To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.
We can help reduce the hassle of selling your current property
Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange*, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.
To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.