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5 Retirement Developments with real Character

Published: 10 October 2017

The properties we sell are built to a high specification with the needs of older people in mind, to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable place to spend their retirement. Most are purpose built and, especially those built within the last 5-10 years, are modern in style and quite luxurious. There are, however, some that offer a bit extra in terms of character or which have unusual features. Here are our some of our favourites:


 hollins hall

Hollins Hall, Harrogate – Retirement Living for the over 55s

Hollins Hall is situated in 14 acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and was once the home of the Tetley Family. The main hall is a stunning late Georgian manor house with a beautiful grand staircase at the centre and is home to the lounge, restaurant, gymnasium and a swimming pool. The property’s 71 apartments are a mix of flats, bungalows and cottages.
Properties available here from £230,000. 

kempton lodge

Kenton Lodge, Newcastle Upon Tyne – Retirement Living Plus for the over 70s  

Kenton Lodge incorporates the original 107 year old lodge with its grand staircase, ornate fireplaces and decorative ceilings, all carefully restored making it a very special place to live.
Properties available from £225,000.

 harbour lights

Harbour Lights Court, Weymouth – Retirement Living for the over 60s       

Harbour Lights Court has a very unique exterior with elegant architecture, designed to reflect the tranquil Georgian sea front. It is located in a prominent position overlooking the marina – perfect for anyone looking to retire to the South coast.
Properties available from £289,000 

 holbourne gate

Honeybourne Gate, Cheltenham – Retirement Living for the over 55s

Honeybourne Gate is a striking curved building with modern décor inside. It features a stunning atrium with a glass roof, which serves as a lounge area for residents. Many apartments have views of the Cotswold Hills and the tranquil old Honeybourne Railway line, which is now a walkers’ paradise, leading directly to Sir Winston Churchill’s Park. Facilities include a movie theatre, gym, fitness pool and roof garden.
Properties available from £289,000

cross penny court

Cross Penny Court, Bury St Edmunds – Retirement Living Plus for the over 70s

Cross Penny Court is set within the town’s conservation area and has retained its existing elegant Georgian frontage. Cross Penny court offers the comforts of contemporary living but has retained its distinctive charm.
Properties available from £210,000


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