Throughout the UK, there are retirement developments and communities to suit all budgets, but if you are someone who prefers the little luxuries in life then our Diamond Collection may be right up your street.
This collection of properties features beautiful apartments and cottages to rent in retirement communities throughout the UK in stunning locations. Often these are in newly built and contemporary developments or they could be in a grand historic building with extensive grounds.
What makes these communities stand out is that the developments benefit from exclusive facilities such as wellness spas and gyms, libraries, restaurants and club houses, but at the same time have support services available should people need them.
We recently added one and two bedroomed apartments at the exclusive Steepleton development in Tetbury, Gloucestershire to our Diamond Collection. Here there are 68 homes designed to fit with the beauty of the surrounding Cotswolds, with apartments spread across six buildings, and connected by garden walkways to create a sociable development.
Each apartment has beautiful engineered oak floors and doors, with a modern Shaker-style kitchen/dining room with modern appliances. These include a dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and separate utility cupboard housing a combined washer/dryer.
Some of the big attractions of this development are the on-site facilities which include a restaurant, lounge, gardens, gym, wellness spa and outdoor swimming pond. The development provides a guest suite too which can be booked for when family and friends come to stay.
The development benefits from support services including an on-site development manager and a 24-hour emergency Careline in each apartment, which is ideal for people that want extra reassurance help is available, should they ever need it.
All properties come with assured tenancies, and the monthly rent includes all services and maintenance charges. This type of tenancy gives the same security of tenure as home ownership and means people do not have to move out unless they choose to.
The location is in the heart of historic Tetbury and the town is an architectural gem with many of the wool merchants’ houses remaining the same as they were in the 16th and 17th centuries during the height of the town’s prosperity from the wool trade[i]. One building of note is the Grade one listed Market House, which for centuries has been the hub of the town and markets are held here regularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The town is also well-known for its royal connections with Highgrove, the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, located near Tetbury and the Highgove shop in the centre. There are many independent shops too, including antiques, vintage and interiors and exclusive boutiques, as well as quaint cafes, restaurants and pubs.
The Cotswolds has earned itself a well-deserved reputation as a foodie destination, not only for the quality of eateries throughout the area, but also for the array of produce on offer[ii].
There is also easy access to the lush rolling countryside that surrounds Tetbury as well as other towns such as Bristol and Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester for those that want to explore further afield.
If this type of lifestyle appeals for your retirement, why not arrange a viewing at Steepleton so we can show you what is on offer at this fantastic development. Renting is becoming a popular choice for some retirees as it can offer an easier, more flexible way to relocate somewhere new. So, if the Cotswolds are your dream retirement location get in touch today.