Nestled between Bedford and Cambridge is the McCarthy & Stone Biggleswade Retirement Living development, which boasts a desirable location opposite the River Ivel. The complex, located to the north of the town has 42 one and two bedroom apartments and is exclusively for those over 60.
Both the one and two bedroom apartments feature a master bedroom (and second bedroom), a large open living room and fully fitted kitchen. There is an on-site club lounge for homeowners and their guests, equipped with Wi-Fi. A separate patio area and the landscaped gardens are lovely spots on sunny days, and there is plenty of car parking available for permit holders. The apartments are extremely secure with a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection equipment, an intruder alarm and camera entry system. There is a mobility scooter charging room and lifts to all floors to make life that little bit easier.
The development has great public transport options, and is within walking distance of both a bus station and the Biggleswade train station. Shops, including a butcher, pharmacy, cafes and local boutiques are just a short distance from the complex. The nearest hospital is is also a short bus or car ride.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed and are subject to planning permission.
Biggleswade is a little market town in Bedfordshire, and is rising in popularity for homeowners every year. The town has a long history, and is believed to have been inhabited since 10,000BC! Today it's a charming spot with several sports clubs, schools and parks.
Attractions in Biggleswade include the Swiss Garden, a short 6-minute drive across the River Ivel. It's a calm open park with 13 listed structures, a woodland sculpture trail and is even home to three resident peacocks! In spring, you can see ducklings swimming in the ponds and there are often seasonal family, music and community events.
Nearby is also the Shuttlesworth Collection of vintage aeroplanes, an aeronautical and automotive museum 2.6 miles away from the McCarthy & Stone development. The museum is actually one of the most prestigious in the world and boasts an impressive collection of historical aircraft and vintage cars. Here, you can see five Edwardian aeroplanes, including the oldest British aeroplane still in flying condition.
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development at Lawrence Place, Maldon.
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