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Retirement housebuilders greet stamp-duty cut with caution

Retirement housebuilders greet stamp-duty cut with caution

You would think that retirement operators would be delighted with the Chancellor removing stamp duty from the sale of properties below £500,000 – but reactions have been mixed John Tonkiss, CEO of McCarthy & Stone, which builds schemes all over the country, was...
McCarthy & Stone luxury apartments open for viewings

McCarthy & Stone luxury apartments open for viewings

Why this is the perfect time to start a brand-new adventure in a sparkling new apartment After an extremely challenging few months, retirees can finally start to look forward to the future again with the news the nation’s biggest retirement housebuilder McCarthy...
Fed up with Zoom quizzes? How about a virtual wine tasting?

Fed up with Zoom quizzes? How about a virtual wine tasting?

JANE SLADE enjoys a wine tasting over the Internet and reckon it beats a quiz over Zoom any day London wine consultancy Elizabeth & Wine, has launched virtual wine tastings, ideal for retirees who are shielding or isolating during lockdown. The tastings are hosted...
Why virtual viewings are a game changer for retirement developers

Why virtual viewings are a game changer for retirement developers

Even though lockdown is easing retirement housebuilders know it will be some time before home hunters will feel confident to view their developments. This is why the most dynamic are using technology in innovative ways to offer isolating homebuyers a virtual...
Lockdown artist painting loved ones in watercolour

Lockdown artist painting loved ones in watercolour

An award-wining young artist is bringing joy to those in isolation by offering to paint their favourite pet, home or loved one from a photograph. “In times of unease, the importance of friends, family and pets cannot be underestimated,” says Millie Midgley, an...
Work starts on new £50 million retirement village in the Cotswolds

Work starts on new £50 million retirement village in the Cotswolds

Rangeford Villages has started building a new luxury lifestyle village for the over 60s called Siddington Park Located on a stunning former parkland site on the outskirts of Cirencester the village, built in Cotswold-style stone, Siddington Park will feature one, two...