Couple find dream retirement home in Baston

Posted 31 March 2016 by Helen Christie

The Croft at Baston is an exciting development of 49 new homes, built exclusively for those over 55, in the charming village of Baston in south Lincolnshire.

Mr and Mrs Austin moved into their new Larkfleet house at The Croft in Baston last year. 

Mr Austin says: “We are enjoying our new home very much. We are relatively local, having lived in Folkingham previously, but we have found a like-minded and friendly community at The Croft.  Our bungalow completely lives up to our expectations and we love living here.”

Mr Austin was inspired to move to a home which would provide a new lifestyle after visiting his brother who lives in a retirement village in Cape Town, South Africa. On returning home, Mr Austin and his wife looked at a number of similar options and found The Croft at Baston was the best fit for them. They enjoy the spacious layout and wide walkways at the development which they feel give a feeling of space and openness.

They both look forward to enjoying the facilities at the Club House which will open shortly for residents to use as a social centre. The Club House will provide a space for residents to keep up their hobbies, take up new ones or just meet with friends or family to relax and have a coffee.

One of the additions the couple have made to their home is to install Citigrass, a type of artificial lawn covering, to their garden. He says: “A local firm, Cherry Holt Garden Centre from Bourne, extended our patio and installed the Citigrass, and we are delighted with it. It means we can just pull out our chairs and enjoy the sun in the summer with our new friends and neighbours and ignore it in the winter!” As Mr Austin points out, it offers a maintenance and weed-free surface which looks great throughout the year.

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