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Living life to the full in Colchester

Living life to the full in Colchester

When Patricia Flack and her partner, Michael Pearson, decided to downsize from their terraced house in the centre of Colchester, they took one look at McCarthy Stone’s Lancer House retirement development nearby and were instantly won over by the lifestyle on offer....

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Designing historic Audley Cooper’s Hill

Designing historic Audley Cooper’s Hill

Designer Jen Bernard describes her approach to creating the interiors for Audley Cooper's Hill retirement village. The impressive Victorian Gothic mansion at the heart of the development is just a hint to its rich heritage. The vast site comprising 66 acres is part of...

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Wild Orchids discovered at Woodchester Valley Village

Wild Orchids discovered at Woodchester Valley Village

A puzzle as to the identity of some unusual plants growing in a grassy area within Woodchester Valley village has been solved – they are wild orchids As active local nature lovers, gardeners and environmentalists, concern was raised among the retired homeowners that...

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Beechcroft acquires BBC’s Caversham Park in Reading

Beechcroft acquires BBC’s Caversham Park in Reading

Beechcroft Developments has signed a contract with the BBC for the redevelopment of Caversham Park on the outskirts of Reading, Berkshire. Beechcroft intends to renovate and convert the listed buildings and create a collection of new buildings to provide retirement...

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McCarthy Stone blazes a trail in green housebuilding

McCarthy Stone blazes a trail in green housebuilding

 McCarthy Stone is pioneering a ground-breaking new way of building which will help make homes greener and more affordable. “It’s a transformative time for the industry and we are delighted to be at the forefront,” declares John Tonkiss, CEO of McCarthy Stone. "Our...

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Why the Garden of England is paradise for retirees?

Why the Garden of England is paradise for retirees?

​ With beautiful countryside, busy high streets and a scenic coastline, Kent has quietly established itself as a favourite hotspot for retirees Kent is ideal for those who wish to combine living in a rural landscape with the historic heritage of Canterbury and charm...

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