Ampthill is a small historic town in Bedfordshire, located in between Bedford, Milton Keynes and Luton. With its gorgeous thatched cottages and lively Thursday market, Ampthill is a great spot to enjoy your later years, where you can make yourself at home surrounded by the beautiful English countryside and a close-knit community.
Award-winning builders McCarthy & Stone have secured a property for a new Platinum Retirement Living development, available exclusively for those over 60. The proposed complex will feature a variety of stylish one and two bedroom apartments fitted with a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection equipment and intruder alarms. You will be able to enjoy beautiful landscaped gardens, private on-site parking and a homeowners- lounge for socialising with neighbours or visitors. For those with limited mobility, the whole property will be accessible by wheelchair and domestic assistance will also be available. At McCarthy & Stone, we take care of everything for you so that you can enjoy your retirement without worrying about the day-to-day chores.
The proposed McCarthy & Stone Platinum Retirement Living development boasts an enviable location in town, within walking distance of a doctor-s surgery, dental practice, post office and library. For smaller shopping needs, you-ll find a Waitrose and convenience store just down the road, as well as a NatWest bank. A number of independent shops and restaurants are also within a mile of your doorstep.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed.
Ampthill has quite a royal history - it was once one of King Henry VIII-s favourite towns and the home of Catherine of Aragon for a few years. In 1242, Henry III passed a law for Ampthill to hold a weekly market, which is still going today - the perfect place for picking up fresh produce and knick-knacks. While the famous 15th-century Ampthill Castle is unfortunately no longer here, you can still visit the remaining ponds and Ampthill Park, which now stands on the old grounds. The park features work from the renowned landscaper Lancelot -Capability- Brown and the grand Ampthill Park House, built in 1686.
Other notable buildings include the Ossory Cottages, a row of picturesque half-timber buildings often used on postcards for the area. The White Hart is just 0.2 miles from our proposed development and is a great place to eat out on a special occasion. For church-goers, there are weekly services held at St Andrews CoE, an impressive site in itself. Houghton House is another popular Ampthill attraction - this sprawling 17th-century estate is believed to be the inspiration for -House Beautiful- in John Bunyan-s The Pilgrim-s Progress. If you-d like to get more involved in Ampthill-s lively community, there are a number of leisure clubs you can join, offering a range of sports from tennis to bowls.