Discover Retirement Living - the best of independent senior living 

Our Retirement Living complexes offer elegant low maintenance apartments for sale or rent, exclusive to the over 60’s. You’ll benefit from a friendly manager to keep everything running smoothly, access to communal areas like lovely sociable lounges and large attractive gardens, as well as a hotel-style guest suite for hassle-free hosting. Many apartments have patios or balconies and/or parking spaces and pets are welcome too*. Plus a move to one of our properties could save you thousands of pounds a year on things like energy bills. It’s the perfect blend of privacy and peace of mind, with a friendly community on the doorstep. Explore our luxury retirement communities now.

“I’d 100 per cent recommend downsizing into a McCarthy Stone property – you won’t look back.”

- Dermot, Loddon House, Twyford

“Living here is so fantastic because we are completely independent with the added bonus of getting together with other homeowners as and when we want to.”

- Peggy, Wisteria Place, Burton Joyce

What are the benefits of our Retirement Living communities?

A stylish contemporary living room with white and gold coffee table, various plants, brown TV unit and pale green sofa.

A beautiful retirement property

Enjoy your own secure and spacious retirement home close to local amenities, attractions and transport links. All of our independent senior living properties are designed with intelligent ergonomics to ensure they are a joy to live in, energy efficient, light and warm. They have the latest safety features built in, including a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and video door entry, as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite at all times. Many have private balconies and patios. Car parking is usually available too.

The communal garden sitting area at a McCarthy Stone retirement living development

Stylish communal facilities

In our retirement complexes you'll find lounges, large gardens and roof terraces designed for socialising and relaxing. These communal facilities soon become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings, regular clubs, events and meet-ups. There's things like film nights, gardening clubs, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs and cocktails. Best of all, we take on all the maintenance of shared areas, inside and out, so you can devote your time to the things you most enjoy.

House Manager

A friendly onsite manager

In our Retirement Living developments you'll benefit from a friendly House Manager onsite during office hours. The manager is there to run the complex, fix issues, keep communal areas in tip top condition and help you with anything you need – including settling in. They facilitate clubs and events and are a reassuring presence in case of an emergency. Find out more about our heroic House Managers

A guest suite at a McCarthy Stone retirement living development, with two large double beds, cream coloured furnishings and skylight windows letting in sunlight.

Hotel-style guest suites

No more making up the spare bed (unless you want to!). Our swish hotel-style guest suites make it simple to have family and friends to stay – and as a homeowner you can  book guest suites across the country for a fantastically priced holiday. Read more about our guest suites.


Pets are welcome

Pets are very much part of your family and ours, which is why, with a few exceptions  like venomous snakes (!) — we welcome well-behaved animals into our retirement developments - while being mindful of the needs of the pet-free people in our communities too. Read about our pet policy.

You can rely on McCarthy Stone for a relaxing retirement

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement developments, McCarthy Stone creates award-winning retirement properties for sale or for rent — but it’s the people —  the homeowners and our caring onsite teams — that turn our retirement complexes into fun-filled, friendly, communities. We're experts at creating lovely, low-maintenance retirement villages, bungalows and apartments in superb locations with thoughtful services designed around you. Homeowners even enjoy exclusive special offers. Read our homeowner's feedback on life in our retirement housing.

Helping you to buy - or rent - your new independent senior living home

Moving home is always daunting, but our expert teams are here to make the process of buying a new property, and selling your old one, as straightforward as possible. Our friendly sales consultants will guide you through every stage, giving as much – or as little – support as you want with things like finding solicitors and estate agents. With part exchange, we can even act as a cash buyer on your current home, so your house sale is hassle-free. While our Smooth Move service gives you help with everything from decluttering and packing, to unpacking and putting up shelves. Don't want to buy? We offer retirement homes for rent or part buy, part rent too. 

If you have any questions about life in our luxury retirement communities contact us or call our lovely team on:
0800 201 4811

*Facilities vary depending on the individual retirement complex.

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