In the heart of Lancashire, nestled between the Forest of Bowland and the North West coastline, is the town of Garstang. As well as benefiting from a wide range of local amenities, the town offers great transport links, with regular bus services and the M6 and A6 both nearby, making it the perfect location for a new McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development.
The town is bordered by the River Wyre, and the proposed site for the development enjoys views across the river and the surrounding countryside. Many of the development's apartments will even have their own balconies, from which you can admire these views or enjoy an outlook across the development's landscaped garden. Most of the apartments will be two-beds, with a handful of one-beds also planned.
Like in all of our Retirement Living developments, you'll be able to be as independent as you like. The Communal lounge will be a place in which you can socialise and get involved in events organised by the House Manager, such as book clubs and art classes. But your apartment is your own, where you can enjoy a little peace and quiet.
A stone's throw from the development site are a medical centre and a pharmacy, and the town centre is less than a 10-minute walk away. For those who use a scooter to get around, the development will have a scooter storage room, and there'll be on-site parking for those with a car. As well as several supermarkets and a variety of both high-street and independent shops, the town centre boasts many delightful cafes and restaurants. Plus, the local leisure centre offers a wide variety of fitness classes, from gentle exercise to full body workouts. What's more, the local swimming pool gives lessons and classes for all ages.
- Situated in a historic market town bordered by beautiful countryside
- A House Manager who oversees the development
- Fully accessible throughout, with lifts to all floors
- Guest suite and guest parking
- Pets allowed
- Less than a 10-minute walk away from the town centre
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- Storage facilities
- Pets allowed
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Mobility scooter room
- Landscaped gardens
Renting a retirement home is an easy, flexible and quick way to enjoy life in a McCarthy & Stone community. While for some it’s a chance to ‘try before you buy’, you’ll benefit from long term security too. Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent. Find out more.
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.
Part buy, part rent
Get the best of both worlds with Part buy, part rent. It’s an affordable way to enjoy all the benefits of our retirement apartments without committing to the full purchase price. If you want more financial flexibility, it could be the right option for you. Find out more.
Lifestyle Living apartments are absolutely perfect for those looking to downsize with no other requirements. We’re living as independently as we always did, but now with much more flexibility and fun!
Living in Garstang
To discover more about the town's fascinating past, you can follow the Heritage Trail. Simply take a leaflet and choose the length of your walk. You'll be guided among Garstang's many historic buildings and landmarks, discovering interesting facts about each, including the medieval market cross, Greenhalgh Castle and the town's oldest house.
For the golfers among you, Garstang Golf Centre is less than 2 miles from the development site. A fairly modern course, the centre's 18 holes are playable year-round thanks to excellent drainage. One of the North West's most popular 'pay and play' courses, the centre also offers first-class coaching from well-respected golfing professionals.
The development's proximity to the River Wyre is ideal for any fishing enthusiasts. The river is renowned primarily for its game fishing, with wild brown trout, migratory trout and salmon all caught here. Some sections along the river do offer free fishing (be sure to check first), but the majority is controlled by various fishing clubs and angling associations, from which permits are available.
And the perfect place for a peaceful summer stroll lies just a few minutes' walk from Garstang High Street. A site on the banks of the river, the Millennium Green was set aside in 2000 for wildlife conservation. Enjoy charming riverside walks and excellent bird-watching opportunities among stunning views across the Bowland Fells. As well as the birds attracted by the river, such as kingfishers, sand martins and grey wagtails, you may spot some of the local colony of bats, and there has even been evidence of otter activity in the area.
Garstang High Street is just 0.6 miles away from the development. Here, you can find local craft and gift shops, a Post Office and other convenience stores.
For those who like to stay active, Garstang Golf Centre is less than 2 miles away. In addition, 1.3 miles away, you’ll find the annual Garstang Agricultural Show, which can be easily reached via public transport.
Getting to Location
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The Team at Stanley Place
Offers Too Good To Miss
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.