12th Jun 2018
When the 'children' have grown up and 'flown the nest', a large family home can seem too large, too expensive to run and too tiring and time-consuming to maintain. At this stage, many over 55s begin to think about buying a new property that will cost less to run, be easier to look after and will suit a new lifestyle that may involve travelling or buying a second home in this country or abroad.
Retirement specialist, Beechcroft, has witnessed the growing trend for over 55s to sell the family home and invest in a smaller property that is easy to 'lock up and leave' with an on-site estate manager to keep a watchful eye on homes when owners are away.
Those who are selling up don't necessarily want to settle for an apartment though - many prefer to own the type of house they've always lived in. With over 30 years' experience, the team at Beechcroft understands this and at Maryland Place on Townsend Drive, St Albans, has created 35 new homes including three-bedroom houses, four-bedroom duplexes as well as two and three-bedroom apartments.
Beechcroft is committed to building both houses and apartments with an abundance of living space but with fewer bedrooms than one would expect in a similar-sized 'family' house. The interiors are carefully-considered and beautifully-designed, featuring bespoke, hand-made kitchen cabinets, bathrooms with mirrors and vanity units and a combination of tiled or Amtico flooring and carpeting.
The houses also have terraces and private gardens which, like the landscaped communal grounds, are maintained by the development's estate management service. The Estate Manager also handles the day-to-day administration of the development, the cleaning and maintenance of the communal areas and to keep an eye on properties whilst owners are away.
Currently available at Maryland Place are a number of two and three-storey, three-bedroom houses. Each provides a drawing room, dining room and sun room, separated by glazed double doors. The kitchen includes a full range of brand-name integrated appliances. On the uppermost floor, the two-storey houses provide two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite along with a third bedroom/study and a main bathroom.
The three-storey houses have two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor and a third en-suite bedroom on the uppermost floor. Some of the three-storey houses also have a balcony and a study area.
For further information on Maryland Place in St Albans, where two-storey houses are priced from £865,000 and the three-storey houses from £925,000, please contact the Beechcroft sales team on 01727 869674. For details on all Beechcroft developments, please see the website on www.beechcroft.co.uk.