A brand new-new retirement community is already home to a number of happy homeowners.
Long leisurely afternoons spent with neighbours enjoying a drink in the manicured gardens, taking part in a relaxing yoga class, birthday parties and celebrations, pottering around the local shops before stopping for a bite to eat at a local deli: at McCarthy Stone’s Hawkesbury Place retirement community, in the picturesque Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-wold, this dream can be a reality.
Perfect for those who are seeking a fulfilling and independent retirement, Hawkesbury Place comprises 44 stylish one-and two-bedroom private apartments; each providing the unique opportunity to downsize to a property with lower maintenance whilst having access to a host of social and leisure activities on your doorstep.
Hawkesbury Place has been designed exclusively for those aged 70 and over. It allows you to choose your own pace of life and privacy, but with tailored support packages to suit homeowners’ individual needs now or in the future. You’re also guaranteed to be a part of a community of like-minded people – neighbours you can get to know over a coffee or a glass of wine in the shared lounge, go for dinner with if you don’t feel like cooking, as the on-site bistro has a chef serving up freshly prepared delicious meals to order for lunch, breakfast and dinner, seven days a week.
Hawkesbury Place’s wealth of facilities doesn’t stop there: if you’re a keen gardener there is plenty of outside space in the beautiful, landscaped gardens for all homeowners to enjoy, and the best bit? You don’t need to mow it, as there is an expert team on hand to take care of the maintenance of the entire development building, all year long. If you fancy some quiet time or feel like a well-deserved bit of pampering, the purpose-built Wellness Suite is a key attraction and offers a choice of convenient beauty treatments including hair styling and therapeutic massages.
If space is a concern, it needn’t be. Family and friends are given a warm welcome and invited to stay in the on-site guest suite that resembles that of a premium hotel and is the ideal place for them to stay for the night and extend their visit with you. We also know that pets are very much part of the family, which is why they are always welcome at Hawkesbury Place.
Along with all the lifestyle opportunities on offer at Hawkesbury Place, peace of mind is also provided, thanks to a 24-hour emergency call system and the reassurance of a House Manager on-site at all times, as well as helpful security features such as video camera entry to each apartment, so you can see who it is before answering the door.
A further incentive to buy a new apartment is the high energy efficiencies of the properties, including modern features such as double-glazed windows, and an all-electric system to help lower bills and environmental impact. The development offers great public transport links too - a convenient bus stop outside Hawkesbury Place provide great services to neighbouring towns, allowing you to explore all that the Cotswolds has to offer, and the nearby railway stations in Moreton-in-Marsh and Kingham can take you to London in just over an hour and a half.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something a little closer to home, Hawkesbury Place is located in the heart of the charming town of Stow-on-the-Wold. With its large and lively Market Square you can spend hours with your friends in the wonderful and unique local boutique stores, as well as enjoy the offerings of the monthly Farmers Market. There are also a number of lovely places to visit for a spot of lunch, including a variety of independent eateries, traditional tea rooms and country pubs.
A range of occupancy options are available at Hawkesbury Place to make retiring in style more accessible, including the Shared Ownership scheme in conjunction with Homes England, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of Retirement Living Plus without committing to the full purchase price. For example, retirees can pay just 75% of the property value of an apartment at Hawkesbury Place, with new homes at the development available from just £210,000*.
Arrange a visit to the marketing suite to find out more, take an apartment tour or discuss what support could be available to help make moving easier.
To learn more about Retirement Living Plus in Stow-on-the-wold, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit www.mccarthystone.co.uk/hawkesbury-place.
*Ts&Cs apply. Purchase from price shown when purchasing a 75% share, with zero rent. Qualifying criteria apply. Shared Ownership is available on selected apartments at participating developments only. Not available in conjunction with Part Exchange. See mccarthystone.co.uk/shared-ownership for details. Information correct at time of print.