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1-59 Merchant Avenue, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2GG View on map
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We are experiencing high demand for appointments so call 0800 201 4811 to arrange a priority appointment where you can review apartment plans, prices and secure your perfect new home.

This Retirement Living PLUS development for the over 70's will offer 59 one and two bedroom apartments for sale in Exmouth. Some will have balconies or patios. All will share stylish communal facilities including a bistro, wellness suite, communal lounge as well as an amazing location just two miles from the golden shores of the Blue Flag Sandy Bay beach.

Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS

In our delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’ll find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. This development will offer a Wellness Suite, so you can enjoy some onsite pampering. An hour’s domestic support each week is included – more if you want it, plus there’s the option of tailored personal care should you need it. Onsite parking and guest parking are available. Pets are welcome too!

Low maintenance and sociable

Our Retirement Living PLUS developments are designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll enjoy stylish well-maintained communal spaces, including the well-appointed lounge with free Wi-Fi, a bistro and a landscaped garden - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. Our communal facilities soon become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.

Safe, energy-efficient and secure

All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient - which could mean substantial savings on bills - they have the latest safety and security features built in. Apartments offer fully fitted kitchens with integrated high-energy rated appliances, while master bedrooms have walk in wardrobes or fitted wardrobes as standard and a Sky Q connection point can be found in the living room. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door - as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite 24/7.

Development Highlights

  • Coastal location with excellent transport links, around two miles from Exmouth’s lively town centre and the beautiful Exmouth and Sandy Bay beaches
  • Gorgeous low maintenance and energy-efficient retirement properties to buy or rent – balconies, patios and/or onsite parking available for select properties
  • Lovely, landscaped gardens for evening cocktails and lazy afternoons with friends and a stylish communal lounge for parties, events and everyday socialising
  • Chic Wellness Suite for onsite pampering and hotel-style Guest Suite to make hosting a breeze
  • Onsite chef-run bistro with ever changing seasonal menus, plus barista coffee and cake
  • Manager onsite 24/7 for your peace of mind, plus tailored domestic support and personal care should you need it
Retirement Living PLUS

What is Retirement Living PLUS?

Exclusive to the over 70s, you’ll enjoy your own private apartment with thoughtful assisted living services on the doorstep, including a subsidised restaurant and optional personal care packages.

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Key Features

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    Lounge Wi-Fi access
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    Fire detection
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    Guest parking
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    Guest suite
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Lifts to all floors
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    Pets allowed
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    Storage facilities
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    Wheelchair access
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    24 hour staffing
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    Restaurant / Bistro
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    By the sea

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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The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 26/04/2024

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.

Retirement Living PLUS in Exmouth

Retirement Living PLUS at Exmouth

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Join us at one of our events

  • 30 Jul
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    11:00 - 15:00

    Summer Garden Party

    30th Jul

    Come and discover Exmouth's brand new retirement development, exclusively for the over 70s. We’ll welcome you with drinks, nibbles and entertainment!

    Our friendly team will be on hand to give you the grand tour of this stunning development and answer any questions. The tour includes the stunning one and two bed apartments, communal lounge, bistro and landscaped gardens.

    Find out more about our purchase options and current offer of £5,000 off the list price.

    Friends and family are very welcome to join you.

    To book your space call 0800 201 4811 or fill out the form below.


Offers Too Good To Miss

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    £5,000 discount

    This summer, reserve a selected new property by 30th August 2024 and take advantage of £5,000 off the list price.

    Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on selected properties on reservations from 01/06/24 to 30/08/24 that legally complete by 25/10/24.


Things to do in Exmouth

These lovely new retirement homes will be conveniently positioned just off Salterton road, near to a Tesco supermarket, opposite a bus stop and close to green spaces, with Exmouth’s vibrant town centre just a few minutes’ drive away. 

Exmouth is a lively port town and seaside resort, situated on the east coast of Devon, where the River Exe meets the sea. As well as a harbour, it boasts two miles of golden sandy beaches and is the gateway to the breath-taking Jurassic coast. 

The area offers plenty of opportunities to get out into the great outdoors, with abundant cycling and walking trails nearby, including the spectacular South West Coastal path. Exmouth is a wildlife hotspot with thousands of birds spending winter on the estuary at Exmouth Nature Reserve. Exmouth is also a popular spot for water sports. 

As well as a range of pubs and eateries, historic Exmouth has an indoor market, plenty of shopping opportunities and a Blue Plaque heritage trail. There are festivals aplenty too, with the annual Exmouth Festival of arts and music, the Kite Festival in August and, for seafood lovers, the Spirit of the Exe and Exmouth Mussel Festival in September.

Travelling further afield couldn’t be easier either. Exmouth Train Station is in the centre of the town and you can be in London Paddington in around three and a half hours.  By road, Exmouth is only 8 miles from the M5 and 11 miles from Exeter, which has an international airport. 

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The Curlews
1-59 Merchant Avenue, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2GG
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital
  • Post Office
  • Tesco

Located on Salterton Road, our development is situated next to a Tesco Superstore and a pharmacy. There are also bus stops outside.

In the centre of Exmouth, the train station, cinema and leisure centre are 1.7 miles away. Here, you’ll also find shops, eateries and banks.

Further afield, East Devon Golf Club, the coast and Orcombe Point are 2.5 miles away.

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Mary Heath
We're much happier. Well I am, yes! I mean I did have some doubts, what am I going to do, you know, stuck in a two-bedroom apartment all day long with nothing to do. Now I am working out when am I going to get a break!
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Chas Malek
Sales Consultant
I have worked for McCarthy & Stone for over 10 years in various positions within the organisation selling retirement properties across the South West region. Nothing has given me more pleasure then seeing our customers making the transition moving from their current family homes that they have lived in for many many years, to one of our beautiful developments.. The look on their faces when they move into their chosen apartment is priceless as they leave all the stresses and strains behind them, watching them venture onto the next exciting worry free chapter of their lives. It gives me great pleasure each and every time I see that I have helped somebody else become another proud homeowner of a McCarthy & Stone property.
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