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Barley Place, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9GN View on map
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Exclusive to the over 60s, this retirement development will consist of 45 one or two-bedroom apartments conveniently located close to the banks of the river Stour in historic Blandford Forum, Dorset, on the site of the old brewery.

SHOW SUITE NOW OPEN! Call today to take a tour of the stunning apartments and communal lounge.

Low maintenance and sociable
With our light and spacious one or two-bedroom retirement apartment, you’ll enjoy intelligent design, high specifications and quality modern flourishes. Many properties will benefit from balconies too. This retirement community will also offer a luxurious communal lounge where you can meet with friends and neighbours, a beautiful shared garden to relax and socialise in and a hotel-style guest suite for when people come to stay.

Safe and secure
All our new retirement properties have integrated security systems, including a 24-hour emergency call out system, fire detection and camera entry system. There will also be a friendly House Manager onsite in office hours for added peace of mind.

Plenty to do on the doorstep
Just across the River Stour, you’ll find the lively heart of Blandford Forum, with its mix of restaurants, pubs, independent shops and high street brands – including an M&S food hall and the popular Blandford Forum Indoor Market – a haven for collectibles and bric-a-brac with a charming café. With the river close by, there are plenty of opportunities for a scenic stroll into the glorious Dorset countryside. Try the Stour Valley Way which begins at Blandford Bridge and meanders through the Crown Meadows and Deer Park.


Development Highlights

  • Retirement Living, exclusive to the over 60s
  • Spacious homeowners' lounge
  • Near to amenities including a Tesco Superstore
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Safe and secure with a 24/7 emergency call system and camera door entry
  • Easy access to Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset countryside

Key Features

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    24/7 call system
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    Camera entry system
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    Communal lounge
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Pets allowed
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    House Manager
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    Wheelchair access
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    Car parking

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.

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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 30/09/2023

You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help 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.

Living at Stour Gate, Blandford

What to expect at Stour Gate, Blandford's luxury retirement development coming soon.

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Our people

The Team at Stour Gate

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James Harrison
Sales Consultant
Choosing your next home can be a confusing time – particularly if you haven’t moved for a while. My aim is to assist you through every step of your journey by ensuring that you have all the information that you need to make an informed decision that’s the best decision for you. I’m always happy to answer any questions that you may have and promise to be honest, clear, and transparent with my replies. The best part of my role is seeing the look of excitement on peoples faces when I hand over the keys to their new home.

Join us at one of our events

  • Every Wednesday
    11:00 - 13:00

    Welcome Wednesday

    Every Wednesday
    Next event: 28th Feb
    Stour Gate, 1-45 Barley Place, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, DT11 9GN

    Come and experience life here at Stour Gate. Join us for coffee and light refreshments in the communal lounge and discover the McCarthy Stone lifestyle.

    You’ll meet James and while you’re here, you may wish to take a tour of our stunning show apartments. Feel free to bring your family and friends along too.

    Call 0800 201 4811 or book below by filling out a quick form.


Offers Too Good To Miss

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    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.

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    Come and visit us

    Take a guided tour at this development between 1st January and 29th February 2024, and you'll receive a free £20 M&S gift card*.

    *Terms and conditions apply.

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    Move For Free

    Reserve a property at this development between 1st January and 26th April 2024 and we'll pay your Stamp Duty and help towards your legal, estate agent and moving fees*.

    *Terms and conditions apply

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    Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale

    With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.

    To find out more please call 0800 201 4811.


Retirement living in Blandford Forum

The retirement development is situated in Blandford St Mary on the south bank of the River Stour, immediately opposite the centre of Blandford Forum. The village was built around the Badger Brewery and you could do worse than enjoy a craft beer – or coffee and cake - at the beautifully restored Brewery Tap, Blandford. Or for an usual day out why not explore Blandford Fashion Museum which also boasts a lovely tearoom.