The McCarthy & Stone Oakham Retirement Living development is located right in the heart of this historic town, in central England. Situated opposite picturesque parklands, the development boasts 38 apartments exclusively for those over 60. There are 19 one bedroom and 19 two bedroom apartments which all feature a fully fitted kitchen, a bathroom with a heated towel rail, and a fitted wardrobe in the bedroom. The apartments are all equipped with energy efficient heating and raised height electrical sockets. The two bedroom apartments even have electric kitchen windows to make life just that little bit easier.
Homeowners can enjoy everything the development has to offer, including the private homeowners' lounge, landscaped gardens, and on-site car park, while visiting family and friends are more than welcome to stay over in the guest suite. For complete peace of mind, the development is completely secure, with intruder alarms, a camera entry system and fire detection equipment. There is also a 24-hour emergency call system and a House Manager on duty for any concerns. Mobility is never an issue, with lifts to take you to all floors.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed and are subject to planning permission.
Oakham is found in the county of Rutland, an area that was recently voted as the 'best rural place to live in Britain' by the Daily Telegraph. With its array of green parks and fields, great shopping and restaurant scene, and beautiful historic architecture, it's easy to see why this pretty traditional market town is the place to be.
In Oakham, you'll find all the usual local amenities (supermarkets, banks, doctors and post office), as well as a mixture of high street and independent shops. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from, to suit all budgets and occasions. The bi-weekly open-air market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday in the town square and is a popular attraction, whether you're there to shop or simply browse around all the local delights.
You can also visit the historic Oakham Castle, where you can see the famous Oakham horseshoes, or take in the architecture of the Oakham School, founded in 1584. The town's 14th century All Saints' Church is a Grade I listed building and you won't want to miss the Rutland County Museum for an interesting look into the town's past.
Oakham also enjoys excellent transport links, with a railway station within easy walking distance from the McCarthy & Stone development. From Oakham station, it's easy to reach the neighbouring cities of Birmingham, Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge for great days out.
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 Wolsey Court in Leicester.
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