Retirement homes with a contemporary twist
FROM coastal villages and historic market towns to city or rural living, the choice of current McCarthy & Stone developments across Scotland offers buyers an impressive range of locations that aim to inspire a move into retirement living.
With an increasing number of developments to choose from – including Tantallon Court in North Berwick, Jameson Gate in Portobello, Edinburgh, and Beacon Court in Anstruther, Fife – each location offers a choice of apartments incorporating features specifically designed with the over-60s in mind.
These include a waist-height oven and wall sockets to save any unnecessary bending down plus a slip-resistant shower room floor for additional peace of mind. Spacious walk-in wardrobes are a practical and helpful feature for every buyer.
Each development presents an attractive contemporary design and an extensive range of facilities to help homeowners make the most of their new property. Developments are within easy reach of local amenities, shops and transport links to ensure homeowners have everything they need to make the most of their retirement years.
All McCarthy & Stone properties provide independent living within a safe and secure environment with the opportunity for homeowners to benefit from companionship when they want it. Owners have all the privacy they want plus assistance when required.
Lorraine Paterson, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone Scotland, says: “Our choice of locations has never been so impressive and our range of stunning apartments offers thoughtful features that really do make a difference to buyers over 60.
“Many of our homeowners tell us that moving to McCarthy & Stone is the best move they’ve ever made, and how they wish they’d moved earlier.
“The independence of home ownership combined with additional security and low maintenance, as well as new friends and companionship, provides homeowners with a new lease of life that gives them a real boost and appetite for making the most of their retirement years.”
Facilities at each development do vary but always include a homeowners’ lounge which is ideal for socialising with, land- scaped gardens and a convenient guest suite should friends or relatives come to stay.
A house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and take care of timeconsuming chores. The camera security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace of mind.
Most developments also have a pet friendly policy which means that well-behaved pets are welcome.
A range of special services aims to support homeowners as they move into retirement living. Buyers can access free advice to make sure they are aware of the allowances they are entitled to claim and how much financial support they can expect to receive.
McCarthy & Stone’s Smooth Move service provides help and assistance to make the process of buying an apartment as easy as possible.
The Smooth Move package includes £2,500 towards estate agent fees, £1,000 towards legal fees, plus a free removal service that includes decluttering, packing and unpacking.
Lorraine Paterson adds: “Since October 1977, we have built and sold over 51,000 apartments across more than 1,100 developments in the UK.
“In this our 40th year we are proud of our record of achievement of building beautiful homes and providing industryleading services for those in later life, as well as supporting communities.
“With eight current locations in Scotland and more in the pipeline it’s a great time for buyers to make that move now.”
‘A range of services aims to support to support homeowners'
DESIGNED FOR YOU: McCarthy & Stone apartments are spacious and feature waist-high wall sockets.