Perfect home

Advertising feature in association with McCarthy and Stone / 17 February 2020

This means something different to everyone, but there are key things we all look for.



We want a home that’s safe, warm and well maintained. One that’s in a great location, close to all the facilities we enjoy and need. A home that’s peaceful and private, that will be carefully watched over if we are on holiday. And a home where new friends are never far away. A home, in fact, like the stunning apartments and bungalows built and managed by retirement living specialist McCarthy & Stone. These apartments are the hidden gems of the housing market, full of happy residents, who say they wish they’d found out about them years earlier.

As well as buying an apartment, you can also rent from McCarthy & Stone; something that more and more retirees are opting for.

‘Don’t leave it too late. Move while you can and while you can still enjoy the lifestyle.’ Marion Hughes, resident

Newly introduced options allow you to rent an apartment or to part-buy, part-rent one instead. You can even rent to buy, which allows you to try out the lifestyle before making a commitment to purchase. ‘It’s all about offering people the most flexible options possible,’ says director of multi-tenure Alison Nunez. ‘We know some people aren’t ready to buy, maybe because their old home hasn’t yet sold or because they prefer to keep that property in the family. Renting with us or buying part of the property and renting the remainder can be a perfect alternative.’

Renting means you can move in quickly, in a matter of weeks, without being stuck in a chain while you sell your current home. It’s also a great way to try out the McCarthy & Stone lifestyle. But don’t take our word for it. Read on…

Where would you like to live
Meet the new generation of renters
A way of life as individual as you are

What’s on offer? McCarthy & Stone offers three types of stylish developments. Here’s how they differ…

Retirement living, RL

Residents have the privacy of their own beautifully appointed apartment alongside the option to share luxurious social amenities with like-minded neighbours. Aimed at the over-60s, each development has a dedicated House Manager, who ensures all external maintenance is taken care of and co-ordinates social events. You can be as sociable or as private as you like, putting your feet up and enjoying the peace and quiet of your apartment. A comprehensive security system keeps you safe and your property secure.

Retirement living plus, RLP

Enjoy everything Retirement Living has to offer, with extra care and support available if you need it. Built exclusively for the over-70s, everything is positioned at just the right height so you don’t have to bend. Some locations offer fully equipped wellbeing suites and many boast their own in-house chef. All have a restaurant or bistro serving everything from three-course meals to a variety of snacks, so there’s no need to cook if you don’t want to.

Lifestyle living

Aimed at the over-55s, each apartment is designed to maximise space and light, and built to high specifications with a contemporary feel. They sit in landscaped, fully maintained grounds for residents can enjoy. Enhanced security features mean you can lock up and leave at a moment’s notice.

Once you’ve decided what’s right for you, choose where you want to live

Come & See 
Call 0800 882 1487 to visit one of our developments or for a free brochure, or visit McCarthy & Stone.



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