Buying a retirement home? It’s all about location – and Reigate is the perfect place

If you’re looking for a retirement home, the old adage, ‘location, location, location’ is even more apt. If you’re retired, you’ll know how important it is to have a home in a peaceful setting with everything you want and need – and more – on hand. Beechcroft’s Fonthill Place in Reigate, designed for the over 55s, is a perfect example.

“Not only is Fonthill Place ideally located for retirees, this over 55s development offers a choice of converted and newly built apartments,” comments Angela South, Beechcroft’s Sales and Marketing Director. 

“Our careful conversion of a grand Victorian residence and coach house has resulted in 10 elegant homes that combine period proportions and charm with stylish, contemporary interiors.  The new apartments are equally luxurious, providing plenty of space and fixtures and fittings of the highest quality.  What’s more, with two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments, there’s  something to suit everyone – even those who need less maintenance but don’t want to compromise on space.”

Specialising in the creation of elegant, spacious, retirement homes for the last 40 years, Beechcroft has an excellent reputation for securing development land in some of the south’s most attractive villages and market towns.  

Reigate, a delightful Surrey market town in the shadow of the North Downs is often at the top of The Times and Sunday Times list of Best Places to Live.  This year, the publications described the story of the town’s popularity as ‘the classic banks-to-bakeries tale of a market town where country meets capital.’ 

Reigate  has deserved its place on the best places list.  The town’s vibrant High Street has an abundance of boutiques and a global food scene – with a choice of Lebanese, Korean, Italian, Thai, Argentinian and Indian cuisine.  The town has a cinema, theatre and art galleries as well as some fabulous places to enjoy a glass of wine or coffee and cake.   Transport links are excellent – by rail, it’s about 45 minutes to London Bridge and 50 minutes to London Victoria.   Gatwick Airport is about 20 minutes’ journey by rail and with the M25 on hand, Brighton is about an hour’s drive away.


*Image is of a similar property at Fonthill Place.

At Fonthill Place, within easy reach of the town centre, the apartments, priced from £560,000, are selling swiftly.  Apartment 6 is an excellent example revealing the sense of light and space that is the hallmark of Fonthill Place apartments.

The apartment is located on the first floor, with lift access and features an impressive and generously proportioned drawing room which leads to a private balcony.  The kitchen, accessed from the drawing room, is fitted with bespoke cabinets and a full range of top brand name appliances.  An inner hall, beyond the drawing room, opens onto the principal bedroom with its fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room and a second bedroom, adjacent to the main bathroom.  The bathroom and en-suite include vanity units and fitted mirrors and the entire apartment comes with high quality flooring, including carpeting.

View apartment 6

It’s easy to relax into retirement at Fonthill Place with an Estate Manager on hand to handle the day-to-day administration, the cleaning and maintenance of the communal areas, the external window cleaning and the upkeep of the gardens. 

The estate management service also provides peace of mind:  the Manager is on hand to offer help and advice and to keep an eye on properties whilst owners are away.

For further information on Fonthill Place, Reigate, visit the Beechcroft website by clicking on the link below or call 01737 936020 to arrange an appointment to view the development including the new show homes.  Fonthill Place is open Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, 10 am to 5 pm.

Fonthill Place

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0QN

1 home currently available from £650,000

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