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Housing developer offers week-long October hobby classes at The Croft, Bourne.

An exclusive retirement community in Bourne, Lincolnshire, developed by housing specialists Larkfleet Homes and Keystone Developments for those aged 55 and over, is offering a week-long programme of hobby classes and other leisure activities for potential homebuyers.

All the events will take place at The Croft, in Bourne, from 15 to 20 October. Activities will include dance and art classes, wine and cheese tasting, flower arranging, a local history talk and lots more besides.

The one-hour classes are scheduled for each day between Monday and Friday. To ensure that no one misses anything they’re particularly interested in, Larkfleet will repeat many of the classes on Saturday 20 October.

Built in the grounds of The Croft, a former manor house on North Road in the heart of Bourne, the retirement community consists of 68 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two three-bedroom chalets arranged around attractively-landscaped courtyards.

Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes (, said: “We’re very excited about the week of activities at The Croft for residents and potential homebuyers.

“The variety of hobby classes on offer underlines the potential The Croft has for enjoyable community living that allows residents to pursue their interests and hobbies.

“The week of hobby classes is a great opportunity for potential homebuyers to get a feel for the development and the benefits that it can offer its community.”

The Croft is a unique community development for like-minded people aged 55 and over who are looking to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle full of opportunities and possibilities. Homeowners enjoy living the lives they want to lead in a secure and caring environment.

It was a major factor in helping Larkfleet Homes to become the world’s best over 50s housing developer – an accolade achieved at the Global Over 50s Housing Services Awards. The Global Awards were created to celebrate the best individual and company performances in the worldwide over 50s housing sector.

The honour reflects and rewards Larkfleet’s commitment to meet the need for high quality housing for the over 50s. It also recognises the company’s market leadership, inspirational performance and high level of customer service in the rapidly-expanding over 50s housing sector.

Another Larkfleet ‘age exclusive’ development – Spinney House in Yaxley, near Peterborough – is also popular with homebuyers. Located within an existing residential part of this attractive Cambridgeshire village, Spinney House consists of 14 one and two-bedroom apartments designed for people over 55.

Many properties at The Spinney have been purchased ‘off plan’ which shows just how popular this type of housing is becoming in the area.

Karl Hick added: “As part of our commitment to produce market-leading affordable and open market housing, Larkfleet is dedicated to providing over 50s housing communities where residents can live in a secure and caring environment.

“The global award confirms Larkfleet as a leader in the provision of high quality, customer-friendly over 50s housing in the East Midlands and East of England.”

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Sarah Field
15th Oct 2012
Thanks for voting!
I found dates and times of the activities listed at My mum's interested in the flower arranging class, I hope there's still spaces!
Mike Holland
9th Oct 2012
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Only one place left for the Saturday wine and cheese tasting, I understand. Now, who would have guessed that would prove the most popular class? Several places still available for the other events, though, including wine tasting earlier in the week.
Mike Holland
4th Oct 2012
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Not quite the same as The Croft - but Larkfleet does have another 'age exclusive' development in Yaxley - see for details of Spinney House. Only a few apartments left now, though, I think.
Gary Dawkes
4th Oct 2012
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This is an interesting initiative from Larkfleet Homes. Clearly a company with a creative edge as well as stand-out quality properties. One of the real plus points about purchasing one of these properties, I would imagine, is living in the same close community as like-minded people - roughly of the same age, possibly with similar interests and outlooks. This is exactly the kind of place that would be ideal for my mum - but she's settled in Yaxley now. However, I think there is a similar retirement community there too so I'll have to investigate... not that she will listen to me of course!
David Tomkins
1st Oct 2012
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The hobby/leisure classes sound like a great idea. My parents are getting increasingly insular so relevant classes that help them to meet like minded people in their own community has to be good.
Mike Holland
30th Sep 2012
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Just the sort of place I'd like to persuade my parents to move to - and just down the road from me as well. Free wine tasting sounds like a good way to tempt them in! Not so sure about dancing and drawing, though.

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