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Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising on space

Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising on space

If you’ve spent a lifetime living in a spacious home and collecting large pieces of furniture, what can you do when the time comes to downsize? For John and Frances Jenkins, the answer was to buy a Beechcroft home at Maygate Place in Medstead, as Mrs Jenkins explains:...
Six bungalows launched in Bedfordshire on Saturday 10 February

Six bungalows launched in Bedfordshire on Saturday 10 February

A collection of six bungalows are being launched by Mulberry Homes this weekend in Houghton Conquest in Bedfordshire Prospective home buyers are invited to view the Marston Show bungalow at Houghton Fields development, which will comprise six three-bedroom bungalows...
Making space for your childhood treasures

Making space for your childhood treasures

One of the most traumatic things about downsizing is having to get rid of cherished items collected over the years. What if you could find a retirement apartment big enough for those treasures you can’t live without? Retired businesswoman Anne Hobson, 78, found room...
Upsizing in retirement

Upsizing in retirement

Bigger is better; retirees are demanding more space not less when they move reports JANE SLADE After nearly 50 years as a foreign correspondent with the BBC and Sky News Christopher Morris has accumulated a lot of stuff. In fact, he has converted one of the four...
Friendly neighbours key to happiness

Friendly neighbours key to happiness

New research reveals that living among friendly neighbours is the key to happiness in retirement A survey conducted by housing and care provider Anchor, reveals that living amongst neighbours who will ‘pass the time of day’ is one of the most significant contributors...
New retirement village in Watford

New retirement village in Watford

Mayfield Villages, part of the luxury retirement village group Audley, has announced its first village providing 253 properties   The site in Watford, Hertfordshire will form part of Watford Riverwell, a £400 million mixed use regeneration partnership that is reviving...