McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading manager and developer of retirement communities, is urging retirees in and around Quorn to reserve a new energy-efficient, purpose-built retirement apartment at its Farnham House Retirement Living development located just off Quorn High Street, so they can start saving on their household energy bills.
McCarthy Stone estimates that, in light of typical 80% increases in household energy bills this year, annual savings of over £2,300* could be achieved by making such a move, when compared with the cost of energy and other utility and household bills for a typical sized older property**.
The company believes the saving could be even greater from the end of April 2023 when the current energy price cap increases to £3,000.
A selected number of properties are still available at Farnham House, where homeowners enjoy an active and independent lifestyle with easy access to local amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants as well as exploring nearby Charnwood Forest.
All the properties at Farnham House pair well-appointed kitchens and bathrooms with generous living areas, making them ideal for over-60s seeking a fulfilling and independent retirement. Peace of mind is ensured by a 24/7 call system and camera entry system. A house manager is also based on-site, where shared facilities include a communal lounge hosting regular events, beautifully landscaped gardens and a hotel-style guest suite where friends or family can enjoy an overnight stay.
McCarthy Stone’s Entitlements Advisor, Aleks Clayton, explained: “Many older people are rightly concerned about the cost of living, but this doesn’t need to mean compromising on finding your next home. As well as a beautiful, easier-to-manage, modern property and a friendly community on the doorstep, our retirement apartments can actually help our customers to cut costs, as they are designed with intelligent ergonomics and eco-friendly modern methods of construction to ensure they are energy efficient, light and warm. Our homeowners can also benefit from cheaper household bills, including Council Tax.
“There is also a wealth of support available from the McCarthy Stone team if you choose to purchase or rent a McCarthy Stone property. Our team can potentially assist those interested in accessing a range of support they are entitled to from the government - we helped our customers to claim more than £1 million last year alone - as well as providing support with moving arrangements and so on.
“We want to ensure the benefits of Retirement Living are accessible to as many over-60s as possible. Therefore, we’ve introduced more alternatives to outright purchasing, including private rental which acts as a fast and flexible way to enjoy life in our friendly communities without the maintenance worries, as this is all taken care of for you.
“Those reserving or deciding to rent a new home with us now could start taking full advantage of these savings, so we urge anyone interested in our unique brand of Retirement Living at Farnham House to get in touch with our team as soon as possible to find out more.”
Prices at Farnham House currently start from £237,450 for a one-bedroom apartment, with two-bedroom properties starting from £403,950.
More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year it has taken part in the survey.
For further details about Retirement Living at Farnham House, call 0800 201 4811 or visit McCarthy Stone
*Calculation based on typical net saving when running a McCarthy Stone Retirement Living apartment compared with the cost of running a typical home. Source: Internal research carried out by McCarthy Stone, 2022. **Based on information from Address Intelligence using a combination of census, EPC and planning permission data.