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UK Retirement property

Our guide to buying a retirement property

Our guide to buying a retirement property

Audley Chalfont Dene Buying a retirement home can be a nerve-racking business because there is so much to consider. This print-out-and-keep checklist will help you with your search FACILITIES These can range hugely depending on whether you are looking to buy a...

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Enjoying a new life with Beechcroft

Enjoying a new life with Beechcroft

Widow Elizabeth Wood has discovered a friendly community and a garden she doesn’t have to care for at Penhurst Gardens in the Cotswolds Elizabeth Wood knew that taking the decision to move from a big house with a large garden would be difficult –...

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Renting in Exeter

Renting in Exeter

Girlings offering city apartments with splendid views Annette Setterfield, 83, has been renting a retirement property in Exeter for five years. She had previously lived in the city until the 1980s, but moved to Sheffield with her husband. However,...

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Renting in retirement opens a new chapter for writer

Renting in retirement opens a new chapter for writer

Author Janet Hilderley reveals why she has chosen to rent rather than buy a retirement property With many more people choosing to rent in retirement, one lady who has chosen this lifestyle is author Janet Hilderley, 76. The writer moved in May to a...

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Moving in with mum and dad in retirement

Moving in with mum and dad in retirement

Retirement villages are now attracting two generations from the same family reports JANE SLADE In Selby, North Yorkshire, 101 year old Hilda Hammock moved to Anchor’s Pymble development to join her daughter Thelma, 81, who has lived there for four years....

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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...

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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,...

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The 21st century Granny Annexe

The 21st century Granny Annexe

Why parents are moving back in with the kids. By Jane Slade “My daughter refers to us as the gipsies at the bottom of the garden,” laughs John Dier hugging a cup of coffee in the Scandi-log house he and his wife call home. Chef John, 63, and Pearl, 79,...

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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...

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