If You’re Looking For The Perfect Retirement. You’re Getting Warmer.

We’ve all seen the headlines about the rising cost of living. Energy bills, fuel, groceries – it would appear everything is on the up. But worrying about finances is not what retirement should be about.

At McCarthy Stone, our retirement properties offer so much more than a safe, secure, modern home with help and support when you need it. Our stunning retirement apartments are designed to provide maximum energy efficiency – keeping you warm and toasty, whilst saving you money.

That’s because all our new retirement apartments are built with eco-friendly Modern Methods of Construction. This means, not only are they are a joy to live in, but every aspect of the design has efficiency and sustainability in mind.

  • Heavily insulated walls mean the surprisingly spacious rooms remain cosy in winter.
  • Contemporary double-glazed windows and glass doors maximise natural light while keeping out the cold.
  • Highly-efficient electrical appliances like light-fittings, ovens, hobs and fridge-freezers are fitted as standard.
  • Many apartments have under-floor heating for economy – and luxuriously cosy toes.

Without the worry of high energy bills, you’ll have more time to focus on enjoying your retirement. In our lively communities, the communal facilities – from the beautifully-maintained gardens with seats in the sunshine to the elegant lounges with free wi-fi – soon become social hubs. They’re a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. With things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, musical events, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta – it’s enough to give you a warm glow inside.

So, why not come along and visit one of our developments – a warm welcome awaits you.


Our savvy energy saving homeowners have provided some top tips to save money on your bills.

  1. Vera at Chesterton Court in Ilkley suggests; “when putting the kettle on, only boiling as much water as you need and don’t overfill.”
  2. Patricia at Benedict Court in Newbury advises ways to cook smarter; “I prefer using my microwave to cook vegetables – it retains the colour, taste and nutrients and uses less energy than boiling.”
  3. Christine at Radford Court in Liphook suggests “Another obvious one but turn off taps when you don’t need to use running water, for example when you are brushing your teeth.”
  4. Ted from Wardington Court in Northampton said “It might sound obvious; but turn your lights off when you leave a room and turn appliances off standby mode. It can make all the difference and every little helps!”