And re­lax... Where to buy for later life

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Ru­ral ar­eas in the East of Eng­land and the South West are among the most pop­u­lar for those look­ing for some­where to move to en­joy their later years. It was the peace­ful, bu­colic at­trac­tions of West Sus­sex that prompted Roger Ed­mon­ston, 74, and his wife, Cindy, 70, a botan­i­cal artist, to buy a large four-bed­room home in An­sty. It is a vil­lage of­fer­ing a mix of barn con­ver­sions, his­toric cot­tages and mod­ern prop­er­ties, and has its own pub and is near the Bol­ney wine es­tate.

“Although our new home is slightly big­ger than our pre­vi­ous prop­erty, we have down­sized on ex­ter­nal space,” ex­plains Roger, a re­tired prop­erty de­vel­oper. “We have re­cently con­verted the fourth bed­room, so both Cindy and I have our own sep­a­rate stud­ies. We still have a large gar­den and the devel­op­ment is also in a beau­ti­ful ru­ral set­ting.”

Many of these “down­siz­ers” are mov­ing into more ru­ral ar­eas, but not

Above and far right, a flat in Ex­mouth, which is one of the sil­ver hotspots with the most re­tirees, £1.4m with Sav­ills

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