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Baking Star At Edgbaston Retirement Relaunch

Posted 2 August 2021 by Keith Osborne

Val Stones appears at an event later this month at Ryland Place, a McCarthy Stone development for retirees over 70...

Local retirees are invited to join star of The Great British Bake Off and baking expert, Val Stones, at McCarthy Stone’s Ryland Place Retirement Living Plus development in Edgbaston on Thursday 19 August, as she leads a summer celebration.

Known as the ‘Cake Whisperer’, Val has been at the helm of the kitchen for over 50 years and after appearing on The Great British Bake Off in 2016, has made it her mission to share her tips and love of baking ever since.

The exciting event will take place at the development on Norfolk Road from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Guests will be able to see Val in action, sample some of her delicious bakes witness her create one of her signature showstoppers and also have the opportunity to ask the baking star their own queries and get their picture taken with her.

Situated on Norfolk Road in Edgbaston, Ryland Place comprises a selection of one- and two-bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over. The development features an on-site bistro, a homeowners’ lounge, which is ideal for socialising with friends and new neighbours, beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax, and a hotel-style guest suite should friends or relatives wish to stay. Homeowners benefit from having an Estate Management team on-site 24 hours a day and tailored domestic support is available for those who need a helping hand. A security entrance system and emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families.

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Val Stones said: “I’m really looking forward to sharing my baking hints and tips with the guests and homeowners at Ryland Place and joining in their summer celebration. I’ve already got my menu planned, so I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy some of the tasty treats I’ll be creating. What better way to celebrate summer than with some freshly baked goodies?”

Cheryl Bissett, divisional sales and marketing director for McCarthy Stone said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Val to Ryland Place for an afternoon of celebrations. We’re all looking forward seeing her in action and getting some inspiration for brightening up our bakes.

“We’d like to invite local retirees in the area to join us – not only will they have the chance to meet Val and sample her amazing bakes, but they can also get to know our team here at Ryland Place.”

Prices at Ryland Place currently start from £159,950 for a one-bedroom apartment and £289,950 for a two-bedroom apartment. There are also rent and part buy-part rent options.

Find out more about Ryland Place from McCarthy Stone.


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