And relax... Where to buy for later life
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