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McCarthy Stone in Dorset

New Homes from McCarthy Stone starting from £250,000
Branksome Park, Dorset BH13
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Branksome Park, Dorset BH13
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With only 1 apartment available, now is the perfect time to see why Clarendon House is proving so popular.
Dorchester, Dorset DT1
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Dorchester, Dorset DT1 
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Located in the heart of Poundbury on Queen Mother Square, Bowes Lyon Court is a brand new Retirement Living PLUS (formerly known as Assisted Living) development made up of 62 one and two bedroom apart.
Wimborne, Dorset BH21
From £320,000 - £440,000
Wimborne, Dorset BH21
1 - 2 bedroom properties
This attractive retirement village will be home to 43 one-bedroom retirement apartments and 24 two-bedroom retirement apartments, exclusive to the over 70s and conveniently located in the centre of hi.
Beaminster, Dorset DT6
From £258,500 - £430,900
Beaminster, Dorset DT6 
1 - 2 bedroom properties
Head towards the centre of Bridport town and you’ll find Gordon Court which is named after Second Lieutenant Colin Graham Gordon, a WW1 soldier that once lived in the parade of houses opposite.
Branksome Park, Dorset BH13
From £370,500 - £516,900
Branksome Park, Dorset BH13
1 - 3 bedroom properties
With both the sea and the countryside within easy reach, this Retirement Living development is ideally situated for making the most of all that this beautiful area of Dorset has to offer.
Dorchester, Dorset DT1
From £270,000 - £419,000
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 
1 - 2 bedroom properties
Casterbridge Court is proving to be very popular, with over 50% of apartments already sold.
Wimborne, Dorset BH21
From £499,950 - £499,950
Wimborne, Dorset BH21
2 bedroom properties
This attractive retirement village will consist of 32 stunning retirement bungalows, exclusive to the over 70s  and conveniently located in the centre of historic Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11
From £250,000 - £427,500
Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11
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Exclusive to the over 60s, this retirement development will consist of 45 one or two-bedroom apartments conveniently located close to the banks of the river Stour in historic Blandford Forum, Dorset, .

About 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.

They won Bronze in the Best Retirement Development category at the WhatHouse? Awards in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and won the Silver award in 2021 and most recently in 2022 for Best Retirement Development for its Campbell House development in Weybridge.

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

  • 2022 - BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT - Silver award
  • 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
Campbell House is 43 one- and two-bedroom apartments for the over 70s. It is a Retirement Living Plus development from McCarthy Stone and as well as outright purchase, the apartments are also available to rent, or part buy, part rent, which shows real enterprise from the retirement homes sector in terms of financial options.
There is a communal lounge, which also has a fully licensed restaurant run by an onsite chef, with a self-serve wine fridge; and a wellness suite with salon, as well as a guest suite for visiting family and friends.
The development has a dedicated manager and 24/7 onsite support. There are landscaped gardens at the back of Campbell House, including a patio area with seating, with mature trees bordering the property.

Judges Report 2022
McCarthy Stone winning development

Why Choose McCarthy Stone?

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.

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.

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

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?


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