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McCarthy Stone

​McCarthy Stone is the leading housebuilder for retirement properties in the UK. It was formed by John McCarthy and Bill Stone, who became partners in 1975, and focussed on building retirement properties from 1977.

It exclusively builds retirement developments, and it offers three unique age-exclusive accommodation options: Retirement Living, Retirement Living PLUS and Lifestyle Living. Retirement Living offers buyers their own apartments and independent living, with some shared social facilities. Retirement Living PLUS offers the same benefits, but also provides additional support and on-site catering. Lifestyle Living is designed for over-55s who are still active and wanting a new, luxury home.

The company’s developments can be found right across Britain, and it has retirement properties in rural and coastal areas, as well as in major towns and cities.

McCarthy Stone offers Part Exchange, a Smooth Move service, which includes free specialist removals when the time to move arrives and a contribution towards estate agent costs and legal fees, and a Try Before You Buy scheme, which allows prospective buyers the chance to spend two nights at a development.

It has won Bronze in the Best Retirement Development category at the WhatHouse? Awards in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and most recently in 2021 took home the Silver award for Best Retirement Development for its Greenhaven development.

It is the only housebuilder to achieve a five-star rating in the Housebuilding Federation Satisfaction Survey every year since the survey began in 2005

 

McCarthy Stone WhatHouse? Awards

  • 2021 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Silver award
  • 2018 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Bronze award
  • 2017 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Bronze award
  • 2016 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Bronze award
  • 2014 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Bronze award
Award Comments
The stunning setting of this development, which is just over a mile from the coast but also surrounded by beautiful countryside, naturally impresses, but so do the retirement homes that sit within it.
The clever design is stylish but also has a practical edge. For example, apartments are split between two buildings joined by a contemporary glass walkway to add interest and there’s an outdoor courtyard area with pergola and
BBQ for socialising.

Judges Report 2021
McCarthy Stone winning development

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Why Choose McCarthy Stone?

GREAT PLACES TO LIVE
We create elegant award-winning retirement apartments. Our homeowners build vibrant, fun-filled communities. Designed to give you the freedom to make the most out of life. We specialise in premium apartments in brilliant locations so you can concentrate on doing the things you enjoy.

PROPERTIES
From the sleek contemporary kitchens to the stunning gardens, there’s thought and quality in every detail. Our premium private apartments are beautiful to look at and effortless to enjoy.

We pour our heart and soul into every build as well as adding all the expertise we’ve acquired through our 40 plus years as the UK’s leading retirement builder.

Highlights of your investment include fresh, stylish interior design, quality fixtures and fittings, sleek, high-spec contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, private outdoor space/balconies and access to tranquil gardens. All this and a 10-year warranty too.

SERVICES
Are you after the freedom of a low maintenance lifestyle or the added reassurance of help when you need it? Find the right option for you.

When it comes to finding your ideal new apartment, you should also consider which of our development types best fits your needs. We offer three unique age-exclusive options:

Lifestyle Living - Luxurious and low maintenance private apartments, exclusive to people over 55
Retirement Living - Luxurious and low maintenance private apartments in great locations, exclusive to the over the 60’s. Benefit from an on-site manager and access to communal areas for socialising
Retirement Living PLUS - Luxurious and low maintenance private apartments in great locations, exclusive to the over the 70’s. Benefit from an on-site restaurant or bistro, plus the option of bespoke domestic and personal care packages

FREEDOM, FRIENDSHIP AND FUN
Whether you enjoy cooking for your family or on-site yoga; lively book clubs or long country walks that always end up at the pub, there’s something for everyone at a McCarthy Stone development.

One of the joys of retirement is the freedom to do more of what you love. Our developments are carefully located near to transport links making it easy to visit friends and family, or to entertain them at your home. You’ll be close to shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and sport facilities so there’s plenty to discover from your doorstep and you’ll benefit from a vibrant community of friendly neighbours too.

You’ll also find there’s always a lot going on in the developments: fitness classes, films nights, craft clubs, quizzes... if nothing takes your fancy, why not start a group of you own?

THREE UNIQUE AGE-EXCLUSIVE OPTIONS
ALL BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PROPERTIES IN PRIME LOCATIONS. EVERY DETAIL HAS BEEN CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT — FROM ACCESS TO LOCAL AMENITIES TO THE QUALITY FIXTURES AND FITTINGS.

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