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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2015’

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Anchor’s retirement home of the future

Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of retirement properties, envisages us retiring to high tech homes offering virtual yoga classes and even a virtual pet Homes that make living easy and people less lonely are key to ensuring a happy retirement. No one can argue with that. But now Anchor, has come up with what that home will look like and how …

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Castle Village

Try before you buy free overnight offer

Retirement Villages Group Ltd which has 14 luxurious developments around the UK is offering Retiremove visitors a ‘Try before you Buy’ FREE overnight stay To discover a village near you just click here For more information about this offer, to book a viewing or simply find out more information about a preferred location please call 01372 383950 or email: info@retirementvillages.co.uk . Please …

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Helping you find a new life after retirement

JANE SLADE speaks to former retail fashion queen Judy Rich about her new business life as a retirement coach It has been 10 years since Judy Rich was in the cut and thrust of the business world running Long Tall Sally, the clothing fashion chain for tall women she founded in 1976. Now the American entrepreneur, who stands six feet in …

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Fawsley Hall offers an escape to Tudor England

We arrived at Fawsley Hall on a perfect day. The sun was streaming over the hills, the sheep were clustered like clouds on the grass, and there was a real fire crackling in the Great Hall. By JANE SLADE Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa is a country house hotel 10 miles from the market town of Daventry in Northamptonshire. It dates back to Tudor times and …

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Mont Azure Phuket

A luxurious retirement village – in Phuket

A stunning development of one-and-two-bedroom condos and a dedicated retirement village is being built on the last remaining beachfront location on Thailand’s island of Phuket MontAzure will occupy a site measuring 180 acres on Phuket’s central west coast and will offer homes priced from just $230,000 (£151,000) for a one-bed condo rising to $2.3million (£1.5million) for a two-bed penthouse with rooftop pool and beachfront views. “The retirement village is aimed …

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Costa Blanca new-builds offering retirees great value

Higher quality new-build apartments and villas are luring Brits to the Costa Blanca where prices are lowest The Costa Blanca is now the favourite destination for Brits seeking a home in Spain, accounting for 27 per cent of Spanish mortgage enquiries received at overseas mortgage specialists Conti. The Costa Blanca is one of Europe’s most heavily visited areas, extending 200 kilometres along …

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Retire to a property infused with history and wow factor

There is nothing like living in a stylish apartment within an iconic building that combines luxurious facilities with  elegance and grandeur Audley Retirement Villages are the experts when it comes to packing wow factor into listed buildings and building new apartments and cottages that fit harmoniously within the local architecture. Audley’s properties encompass a range of architectural styles from Victorian …

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New code promises clarity over fees charged by retirement villages

A new consumer code launched by ARCO (the Associated Retirement Community Operators) assures retirees that all fees and charges will be disclosed before they move into a retirement village and that the controversial event/exit fee is fully explained At the launch, held in the House of Lords, keynote speaker Law Commissioner Stephen Lewis focused on the importance of clear disclosure of event fees …

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A buyers’ guide to choosing an Alpine property

Making the decision to buy a ski property in the Alps can prove to be a great investment providing you consider some important points First decide on the country – and if it’s France, where the Alps are close enough for weekend ski breaks and spring jaunts – the choice will be much easier if you follow this 10-point checklist. …

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A hideaway for all seasons

JANE SLADE enjoys a stay at a villa owned by the Hideaways Club in the fashionable Turkish resort of Kalkan and talks to some Brits who have built their own properties there It’s hard to measure the excitement of approaching your overseas villa bathed in sunshine, with the sea sparkling in the distance and a warm welcome waiting inside. But that is what …

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