If you’re thinking of moving closer to friends or family, then you’re not alone. The majority of our customers choose new homes in locations which make it easier to visit family, help out with the grandchildren or just spend time with good friends. For you, this may mean staying in the same location and ‘right-sizing’ to a home that will be easy to manage, leaving you more time to spend with your loved ones, or it may mean moving to a new area. Below, some of our home buyers explain how they benefited by buying a Beechcroft home.
“We are enjoying living close to family; we are able to spend more time with our grandchildren. Moving here has been an entirely different experience – we spent 40 years in our former home and knew everywhere well. We are now enjoying exploring a new area.”
, Tunbridge Wells
If you’re ready for an easier lifestyle but don’t want to compromise on space, style or specification, make the move to a Beechcroft home. You’ll soon discover our homes are designed to provide you with generously
proportioned living space, elegant bedrooms, an impressive kitchen and beautiful bathrooms.
“I was a little worried that downsizing to a smaller home would prove too difficult but I am so glad I did. I love my house – it’s so convenient and compact. I have a small, private patio and, every day, when I’m home, I take a walk around the landscaped gardens, There so are so many lovely shrubs and plants to look at.”
, Orford Place, Ham Common
For many of us, making friends in later life – and particularly after retirement – can prove challenging. When you move to a new Beechcroft development, you’ll put yourself at the heart of a community of like-minded people – and, if you enjoy being part of an active social circle, many of your neighbours will soon become good friends.
“A group of us go on the mini-bus on what we call a shopping trip. We’ve been to Thame and High Wycombe and lots of other places – and the trip to Windsor was fantastic. It was the longest trip we’ve done from Castle Gardens. We lived in Windsor when we were young so we knew the town. We took an hour’s river trip and walked around the town familiarising ourselves with the changes then we walked over Windsor Bridge and found a lovely pub in Eton High Street for lunch. We walked back and Linda picked us up by the river so we didn’t have to walk up the hill.”
, Castle Gardens, Watlington
“Now, we’re meeting more people. I joined the bowls club which is about 500 yards from the development, both my wife and I play bowls and she also plays tennis and it hasn’t taken us long to become integrated into the local community. I have just introduced three of our neighbours to the bowls club which is very convenient – just a few minutes’ walk and has good facilities including a nice bar. It’s good to walk down there and have a glass of wine overlooking the bowls green.”
, St Albans
“There’s a really good sense of community at our Beechcroft development – and we’ve made some new friends. Everything is coming together really well now that most of the neighbours have moved in.”
, Ham Common
We know you value your independence, but with a community of like-minded neighbours, you’ll have convivial company on hand and the opportunity to forge firm and lasting friendships. This can be particularly valuable if you find yourself moving a long distance, as you'll be able to integrate yourself with your neighbours. Hear from three Beechcroft owners, who have found a blossoming friendship in their new homes below.
With almost 40 years’ experience, we understand that, when you buy a new home, you look for quality of build, design and finish but outside space is just as important. You can be sure that when you buy an elegant Beechcroft home, the sun rooms, terraces, balconies and private gardens leading to the communal gardens beyond, will allow you to enjoy a sense of the outdoors all year round.
“We have taken out annual membership of Painshill Park– that was one of the first things we did when we moved to White Lion Place. Of course, it’s closed at the moment, but we’ve visited a few times already and it’s only about 50 yards from home. There are lots of places to visit round here – as well as nice walks.”
Even if you’re still driving in later life, there’s nothing nicer – or more convenient – than having local shops, services and activities almost ‘on the doorstep.’ Beechcroft’s retirement communities are found in some of the South’s most attractive villages and market towns – with everything you need on hand.
“I liked the idea of living in Wheatley. Having spent years living in London, I wanted to be near a city again and, living here, I have the best of both worlds – a home in a village with everything on hand but close to Oxford.”
, The Sidings, Wheatley
If you’re finding looking after your older family house and large garden is costly, timeconsuming and just downright exhausting, you’ll love living in a Beechcroft home that’s energyefficient and easy to maintain. With an Estate Manager to take care of private gardens and the beautifully-landscaped communal gardens, you’ll beable to sit back, relax and enjoy the outlook.
“My wife saw an advertisement for The Sidings in ‘The Daily Telegraph.’ We made an appointment to view the Wheatley development and the new properties. We really liked what we saw and especially the two-bedroom show home which we bought. The property we chose has some nice private outside space – a balcony and a patio garden – as well as a sunroom.”
, The Sidings, Wheatley
If you intend to spend some of your leisure time travelling – in the UK or abroad – moving to a Beechcroft retirement community means you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with having an Estate Manager on hand to keep a watchful eye on your home whilst you’re away.
“When we come home after spending time away, we don’t have anything to do and the estate management service is excellent – it means someone knows when we’re away. The Manager keeps an eye on our home and this gives us a sense of security.”
, St Albans
If you haven’t moved home for years – and even if you have – moving can be daunting. Beechcroft offers a helping hand with ‘Manage Your Move’ and our team will guide you through the process from selling your current home to moving into your new one.
“Beechcroft’s ‘Move With Us’ service helped sell our former house which saved us feeling unsettled. It all worked out beautifully and we sold swiftly. We had the assurance that Beechcroft wouldn’t sell our courtyard apartment to anyone else.”