En­joy the fruits of your labours

Re­tir­ing and down­siz­ing can open a world of possibilities ... if you pick the right place

The Herald - Scotland's Homes - - Later Life Living - The Walled Gar­dens showhome is open 11am to 5pm, Thurs­day to Mon­day. Call 01334 460644 or check www. the­walledgar­dens­stan­drews.co.uk

FOR peo­ple in later life who are plan­ning their re­tire­ment or think­ing about down­siz­ing, choos­ing a new home that is right for them is ab­so­lutely vi­tal.

The Walled Gar­dens apart­ments in St An­drews of­fer a unique op­por­tu­nity to make the most of this ex­cit­ing and lib­er­at­ing phase, in a set­ting de­signed to help peo­ple aged 60 and over con­tinue to live an ac­tive and in­de­pen­dent life.

This lux­ury devel­op­ment is made up of 78 one- and two-bed­room con­tem­po­rary apart­ments, which have been thought­fully de­signed through­out – from hav­ing stylish open- plan kitchens and liv­ing spa­ces, to ex­cel­lent en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and se­cu­rity mea­sures, ease of ac­cess fea­tures and per­sonal car park­ing pro­vi­sion. And should own­ers’ needs change in the fu­ture, they can be ac­com­mo­dated with­out fuss, al­low­ing them to change life­style and live in­de­pen­dently at home.

Lo­cated in the heart of the beau­ti­ful, his­toric town of St An­drews, The Walled Gar­dens of­fers the best of both worlds. St An­drews is a thriv­ing com­mu­nity of small, in­de­pen­dent stores, bou­tiques, del­i­cat es s e ns and c af e s, and t he devel­op­ment is only a short walk from all the bustling town cen­tre.

There’s a year round cal­en­dar of cul­tural events, from per­form­ing arts to food fes­ti­vals, and the world fa­mous golf cour­ses may en­cour- age own­ers to en­joy a round or two. The apart­ments are also within easy ac­cess of nearby wood­land and river walks – as well as The Walled Gar­dens’ own or­chard. The town’s beau­ti­ful sandy beaches are close by, and the stun­ning Fife coast­line with its beaches and har­bours can be ex­plored.

Prices start from £176,250 and the apart­ments are avail­able on a shared own­er­ship ba­sis. This can be an ap­peal­ing op­tion to those who may wish to re­lease eq­uity for their re­tire­ment.

Pur­chasers can pur­chase a 75 per cent share of the prop­erty (at open market value). The re­main­ing 25 per cent will be held by the De­vel­oper. Buy­ers will have the op­tion to buy the re­main­ing 25 per cent af­ter a one year qual­i­fy­ing pe­riod. Full de­tails on shared own­er­ship and the cri­te­ria are avail­able from our sell­ing joint agents Ret­tie and Thorn­tons.

RE­LAX­ATION: The con­tem­po­rary apart­ments at the Walled Gar­dens have their own or­chard for leisurely strolls.

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