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Introducing our partnership with McCarthy Stone 

We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities.

McCarthy Stone has over 40 years’ experience of building high quality homes. Their elegant retirement properties can be found in more than 200 locations across the UK and most of their homes are available to rent as well as to buy.

Award-winning quality 

McCarthy Stone’s commitment to quality was recognised with five awards at the 2020 National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards. It is the most highly regarded competition in housebuilding and recognises site managers who achieve the highest standards in the construction industry.

It also received the Five Star Award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and NHBC in March 2020 for the fifteenth year in a row. McCarthy Stone is the only UK developer to have won this award every year since it was launched in 2005.

And at the end of 2020, it won a particularly important accolade – a Special Recognition Award from House Builder Magazine for their employees’ amazing efforts in keeping homeowners safe and happy throughout the pandemic.

More than bricks and mortar

Despite the challenges of an unprecedented and difficult year, McCarthy Stone had a lot to be grateful for in 2020 – the most significant reason to be thankful was that their infection rates were much lower than in the wider population*.

They believe this is down to their style of retirement communities. Having a private retirement apartment allows homeowners to protect themselves against the virus more easily while also being part of a sociable community with spacious shared gardens to enjoy (safely) and help on hand if needed, including support with shopping and essentials for people who are self-isolating. You can read some of the heartfelt thank you messages the company received here. 

“My husband and I moved into Beatty Court 8 years ago and are pleased that we did, it is conveniently situated in the floral market town of Nantwich in Cheshire and is within walking distance of the amenities…Our neighbours are now our friends and we are happy, comfortable and safe in the knowledge that we have help and advice when needed.” Homeowner, Beatty Court, Nantwich

Life, well lived

McCarthy Stone creates award-winning retirement properties for sale or for rent — but the homeowners turn these developments into vibrant communities.

One of the greatest benefits of being a McCarthy Stone homeowner is becoming part of a community of remarkable individuals, who embody a ‘life, well lived’. Life, well lived is about friendship, companionship and love. It’s about new experiences. New adventures. Looking forwards, while making the most of the here and now. That’s what McCarthy Stone is all about. And that’s what makes it a perfect fit for Silversurfers too.

For more information, please visit McCarthy & Stone

*From January 2020 up to the 27th October 2020, 111 of 20,000 McCarthy Stone homeowners have had confirmed cases of COVID-19. This means infection rates within McCarthy Stone communities were 27% lower than in the UK population of over 65s and four times lower than that of the over 85s.

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