MANY OLDER people think about downsizing in their retirement to a property that offers a worry-free lifestyle and will meet their needs in the future.
Located on the edge of the beautiful village of Delph, Stoneswood Retirement Living offers the perfect solution, with a new concept in retirement living unique to the area.
With unspoilt views and easy access to open countryside, pubs, restaurants and village life, Stoneswood offers purchasers a secure care-free retirement in a choice of lovingly refurbished cottages and spacious purpose built apartments.
The development sits within its own landscaped grounds and provides easily managed new homes at affordable prices in a setting with a gentler pace of life.
What makes Stoneswood unique is the combination of having your own property with the privacy and freedom that provides, along with access to additional care and support services should you or your partner ever need this.
This can range from help with cleaning, shopping and preparing meals through to personal care in the privacy of your own home.
You choose the support you need and pay only for what you receive, with the freedom to increase or decrease the support package at any time.
All of this is provided by the fully-qualified care and support team based at Stoneswood’s 4.8 acre site, where all properties are connected to a 24 hour emergency call system.
The properties are all unique with their own layout and character but typically include an open plan dining/living area with modern fully-fitted kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine, two bedrooms and a modern fully-fitted bathroom.
They are all centrally heated and double glazed throughout with ample parking and access to Stoneswood’s extensive landscaped grounds.
With prices from just £150,000 Stoneswood aims to provide the perfect balance of independence and security for people over 60, offering a genuine ‘home for life’.
Stoneswood’s General Manager Val Campbell says: “People are living longer these days and want to be able to enjoy life to the full.
“Our aim is to offer people a high quality, easily-managed home of their own, with whatever help or support they want, if and when it’s needed.
“This makes it ideal, not only for single people who want to be able to live independently, whatever their future needs, but also for couples where one partner may require on-going day-to-day support or simply be unwell for a period of time.”
Assistive technology is built in to all the houses so residents can add additional support, such as fall sensors, should they wish to.
Stoneswood’s Director, Christine Tilley, believes the combination of independent living with help and support on hand is what more and more people are seeking as they reach later life.
She says: “We feel we have developed a concept that people in Saddleworth want and which fills a real gap in the market, reflecting people’s modern day aspirations as they enjoy their retirement.
“We currently have just two of the nine original cottages and apartments available for sale and we have been encouraged by the positive response from purchasers and will be shortly be building a further eight independent living apartments to meet the demand.”
For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Christine Tilley or Val Campbell on: 01457 874300 or visit www.stoneswoodretirement.co.uk
Comments from purchasers at Stoneswood
“Having moved from a rather large house to a low maintenance two bed apartment you can imagine I had some reservations. However all the apartments and mews cottages here at Stoneswood are really well appointed, set in very pleasant grounds and with stunning views.
“You can be as private and independent as you wish or have as much help and assistance as you need. It’s within easy reach of local villages and has public transport on the doorstep- all in all a good move.” – Anne Sankaran
“In June of this year I will have been in my apartment at Stoneswood Independent Living for two years and I must say it has been the best move I could have made.
I’m in my eighties and with breathing problems but it’s ideal because I have help for jobs I find hard to do like cleaning, laundry and changing the bed. The management and staff are always helpful and I can’t praise the arrangement enough”. – Florence Green