In safe hands

McCarthy Stone has 475 retirement communities across the UK
Moving house is stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. If you move into a McCarthy Stone retirement apartment you’ll find yourself in a secure, beautiful, energy-efficient environment – and they’ll even help you relocate.
Aleks Clayton, McCarthy Stone’s entitlements adviser, explains: ‘Our retirement apartments can actually help customers to cut costs. They are designed with intelligent ergonomics and eco-friendly modern methods of construction, which ensures they are energy-efficient, light and warm.
Homeowners can also benefit from cheaper household bills, including council tax.’
All properties are in convenient locations, close to local shops, restaurants and transport links. There’s an on-site manager and tiresome everyday chores such as building maintenance and gardening are taken care of. Pets are welcome too.
‘It’s our very own home, so we can have who we want to visit with no questions asked,’ says Peggy, a McCarthy Stone homeowner. ‘We have the support and company of like-minded people when we want it. We’re completely independent but have that love, care and reassurance if we need it – it’s a wonderful way to live.’
If you choose McCarthy Stone’s assisted-living developments you’ll also

benefit from a Care Quality Commission-regulated manager, plus the reassurance of a team member being on hand 24 hours a day. There’s also the option of tailored personal care if you need it, and you can choose to have things like cleaning and laundry taken care of. The on-site restaurant serves fresh food and hot and cold drinks daily – at impressively low prices – so it’s easy to take a break from cooking.
‘I honestly couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful place to live. I feel lucky to call this place my home,’ says Edwina, another resident.
McCarthy Stone offers part-exchange for a hassle-free house sale, support with financial planning and free support with your actual move. Its Smooth Move package includes help with de-cluttering, packing and unpacking, plus £2,500 towards estate agent fees, £1,000 towards legal fees and a free help to get your home looking just how you want it after you move in.
‘Using the part-exchange scheme made everything run so much smoother,’ says Dermot, nowa happy McCarthy Stone homeowner. ‘We didn’t have the bother of estate agents and prospective buyers coming to view our house, and didn’t need to worry about any chains collapsing either. We were able to complete the sale within three weeks and move in within five, which is testament to the sales team at McCarthy Stone. They put our minds at ease and made the whole process seamless.’
With retirement properties for sale or rent – or part-buy, part-rent – there are flexible options for everyone. So why not come and see for yourself?
Whichever home you choose, you can rely on McCarthy Stone to help make life easier.