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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2016’

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New retirement development on Dartmoor

Specialist retirement homebuilder Blue Cedar Homes showcases its latest development in the Dartmoor village of Chagford in Devon Stannary Gardens is offering nine spacious houses and six apartments, designed especially for the over 55s, set within landscaped gardens and a short walk from the historic town centre of Chagford. Chagford, recently named by The Sunday Times as the ‘best rural place to …

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Masterchefs cooking at Dewshall Court for just £57 for four-course menu

Dewsall Court is inviting you to a four-course dinner cooked by Celebrity Masterchef judge Romy Gill MBE on October 20 and Masterchef 2014 winner Ping Coombes on November 17 The dinner parties will take place in the orangery-style conservatory at Dewsall Court; the Grade II listed celebration house, set within 15 acres of Herefordshire countryside. Guests can expect a fabulous menu costing just £57 per person …

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Shared-ownership retirement properties launching on London’s South Bank

Bankhouse is a collection of shared-ownership homes for the over 55s offering independent living with extra care amenities Situated in on London’s South Bank in the London borough of Lambeth, the Bankhouse offers contemporary lateral living in the heart of London. Located on the upper levels of a 14-storey tower, the 36 one and two-bedroom apartments provide a rare opportunity for Londoners to enjoy …

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Homes you can lock up and leave

Most people want to travel more when they retire so why not choose a home that gives you the freedom to do just that advises JANE SLADE The ‘baby boomer’ generation has witnessed the greatest change in attitude towards retirement, and today think nothing of having several holidays a year, supplemented by frequent weekends breaks . When asked what they want to do when they …

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Half of UK renters aged over 46

Latest research reveals that there is a rise in the number of happy silver renters Some 40 per cent of people renting property in the UK are now aged over 46 with 18 per cent aged over 55. Your Move, the estate and letting agency, has revealed that almost half of tenants living in private rental accommodation across the UK are aged …

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Buy a dream home on Spain’s top golf resort

I can’t say I am surprised that the Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has been named Spain’s Leading Villa Resort for the second year running says JANE SLADE The resort, which won the accolade at this year’s World Travel Awards, sits in 330 hectares of Mediterranean woodland just 40 minutes south of Alicante, and has become a magnet for golf …

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Top up your pension and become a homesitter

Working is high on the agenda for a new breed of retiree Older people are enjoying an active and varied retirement, with many choosing to continue working. Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics[i] highlight that 10 million over-50s are currently employed, and insurance company Aviva[ii] predicts that by 2024 workers aged 50 and above will become the largest group …

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Homes in Freshford combine country life with city living

A fresh start in Freshford was the solution to a two-year search for a home by retired newly-weds When former city-dweller Nancy Pitt left the Bristol office of the COI, the Government’s former marketing and communications agency, to marry her husband Tony who enjoyed country living in the village of Tatworth near Chard, they decided to search for a new home …

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Boost your sense of adventure and fitness by becoming a homesitter

Having time to try something new is one of the joys of retirement. It’s also what attracts many retired people to home and pet sitting According to Homesitters Ltd, the UK’s leading home and pet-sitting company, the top reasons people want to become homesitters are to meet new people, travel around the country and stay in different places and look …

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