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From light spacious apartments to neighbourly communities, there are many good reasons to love life in a McCarthy Stone retirement development

One of the benefits for many people is the opportunity to forge fantastic new friendships and even find love.

Ellen Millar and David Hillman are about enjoy their second anniversary as a couple, after a meeting at Catherine Court in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

In February 2019, widower David, 83, moved into a retirement apartment just around the corner from Ellen’s.

They soon discovered they shared the same sense of humour and love of life.

Speaking about their first date, Ellen says, ‘We didn’t stop chatting the whole time. Later, David invited me to dinner which he cooked and the rest is history.”

“I thought Ellen was just wonderful,” David enthuses.

“She’s a very kind and caring person, with a great sense of humour. I knew quite early on I was falling in love with her.”

Ellen , who was married to her husband Malcolm for 56 years before he passed away in 2013, adds, “Since David came into my life, I’ve never been happier. I feel like a teenager again!”  Read more of David and Ellen’s story.

Ian and Jean Fleming

Jean and Ian Fleming got married after meeting at Darroch Gate, a McCarthy Stone development, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

“I brought a retirement flat [in Darroch Gate] overlooking the garden in March 2018,” Jean, a retired teacher, explains.

“I settled in well and made friends with other like-minded people at our weekly coffee mornings.

“I heard about Ian and his adventurous trip to Australia. He was 80 years old and backpacking (in an upmarket way) and driving as far as he could!

“I then met him and stopped to ask about his travels. We got on so well that we met again for coffee.

“It took him some time to pluck up the courage to ask me out to dinner at a lovely local hotel.

“Our next visit there was to get married on the 5 October, 2019.

“I am so very happy here and to have found the love of my life.” Read more on Ian and Jean’s story.

Fall in love with a McCarthy Stone home

Whether it’s the view from the private balcony, the light, elegant and spacious bedrooms, or the peals of laughter coming from the shared gardens, you’ll know in your heart when you’ve found the perfect match.

A place that feels like home.

One that you can’t imagine living without.

With stunning contemporary retirement developments in over 200 locations across the UK, there is the perfect McCarthy Stone home for you.

Make an appointment to visit today. Who knows what might happen.

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McCarthy Stone is the UK’s leading developer of retirement communities offering retirement properties to rent or for sale. For more information, please visit McCarthy Stone.