A surge in the popularity of bungalows has prompted Britain’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone to provide more single-storey homes

Despite proving popular in the UK, construction of bungalows has suffered a decline in recent years – a trend McCarthy & Stone is set to reverse – building contemporary bungalows for the modern retiree seeking stylish easy living.

Thanks to McCarthy & Stone the bungalow is enjoying a resurgence with enclaves of small communities being built across the UK hearkening back to an era when no-one locked their front doors and children could play safely in the street.

McCarthy & Stone is building 200 bungalows across 22 developments including the company’s first bungalow-only community.

Sutton Gardens

Sutton Gardens in Wymondham in Norfolk is a collection of 30 luxurious two-and-three bedroom bungalows.

Each one is being sold freehold and features a private garage or individual parking and outside space, with separate patios and gardens.

Homeowners can also enjoy exclusive, year-round access to The Orangery, a lavishly furnished area overlooking a central courtyard – perfect for socialising with new neighbours or enjoying a quiet morning coffee.

Inside, interiors have been designed with attention to quality, longevity and aesthetics aimed to appeal to the discerning homeowner. Large, open-plan kitchen diners offer plenty of light and space, and high specification bathrooms are fresh and contemporary.

Similar developments include Royal Gardens in the beautiful market town of Buntingford in Hertfordshire which offers a collection of two-and-three-bedroom bungalows; and Pentelow Gardens in Chipping Norton, a community of eight two-bedroom bungalows and six three-bedroom houses in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds.

All are ideally situated just a short walk from the local high street, within easy access of shops and amenities, and close to excellent transport links and bus services.

McCarthy & Stone recognises that the strong demand for bungalows is here to stay, so is looking to build developments that will provide a mixture of both luxury retirement apartments and hi-specification bungalows on the same site.

Each home is designed to reflect the aspirations and lifestyles of retirees who are attracted to the companionship that shared communal facilities can bring, but wish to retain their own independence in the form of more traditional property ownership.

David Bridges, Group Sales & Marketing Director for McCarthy & Stone, said: “Everyone has different needs and requirements in retirement, which is why McCarthy & Stone is actively adding to its choice of retirement living solutions.  We are helping individuals make the most appropriate choice for them and to enjoy their retirement to the full.”

Proof that the popularity of bungalows is as strong as ever, interest in these new schemes is extremely high. Almost half of the bungalows at Sutton Gardens in Wymondham have sold off plan, while over 60% of the available bungalow plots have already been snapped up at Pentelow Gardens in Chipping Norton.

Pentelow Gardens

As a result, retirees keen on independent living to suit their lifestyle now have more choice than ever.

As the leading retirement housebuilder in the UK, McCarthy & Stone is dedicated to providing the widest possible choice to suit every stage of retirement.

For many, bungalows offer a highly suitable and practical alternative to purchasing a retirement apartment when downsizing.

For full details of McCarthy & Stone’s bungalows offering, locations and prices please visit: www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk or call 0800 201 4811.

Pentelow Gardens


Sutton Gardens


Royal Gardens