Yorkshire is renowned for its community spirit and friendly locals.

A supportive neighbourhood becomes particularly important as we grow older, and retirees can be assured that Mickle Hill, a retirement village in Pickering, incorporates this ethos.

Located just 10 minutes’ walk from Pickering town centre, Mickle Hill’s welcoming village layout offers a choice of 90 modern one-and-two-bedroom apartments as well as 78 spacious bungalows.

Having launched its second phase earlier this year, interested buyers can get a great feel for the properties first-hand in the newly-opened show bungalow and talk to the friendly team in the marketing suite.

The dormer bungalows have a total floor space of 1038 sq ft, with single storey homes measuring approximately 722 sq ft so plenty of space for entertaining friends and family.

Whilst the properties have warm but modern interiors, emphasis has been put on comfort and convenience.

Plug sockets are at waist height so they can be easily reached, the heating can be adjusted from room to room, and there is level access in the modern en-suite shower rooms.

Large double-glazed windows make the most of the natural daylight and open up to private patios – the perfect setting to relax with a cup of tea or for entertaining guests, whilst taking in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

When wandering the grounds of Mickle Hill, retirees immediately discover how the village is embracing Yorkshire’s community ethos.

Large doors lead into what is known as the ‘Pavilion’. This is Mickle Hill’s social hub, with a cinema, hair and beauty salon, gym, spa, library, convenience shop and café bistro.

The staff at Mickle Hill also organise regular activities for residents such as felting, calligraphy, crafts and art, singing, gardening, gym and gentle exercise, scrabble and board games as well as hosting interesting guest speakers.

Resident Janet Ainsworth, 76, who initially moved from the Lake District to Mickle Hill says: “I knew instantly this was just a wonderful place. It felt like home from the very start.”

There’s so much to do around here and it’s a beautiful area. Mickle Hill won me over with the fact that the carers are onsite.”

Rangeford Villages has teamed up with the national older person’s charity MHA, a support organisation dedicated to making residents’ lives easier.

So if you need extra help with light housework, cooking, cleaning and shopping or assistance with dressing and bathing, the MHA team are there to help.

To speed up the moving process, Janet opted for the part exchange option. “We wanted to move as early as we could.

The staff at Mickle Hill helped us every step of the way to make the move go as efficiently as possible” she adds.

Howard Nankivell, Chief Executive Officer at Rangeford Villages, the company that operates Mickle Hill, comments: “Due to the support Mickle Hill offers with moving, interested buyers could be in their new home before they know it. Part exchange can be a very attractive option for anyone who is looking to move quickly.”

For more information and to find out about part exchange at Mickle Hill, visit www.micklehill.co.uk or call the friendly team on 01751 245000.




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