Make One Of The Best Places To Retire To In The UK Your New Home Sweet Home
30 Oct 2013

LOOKING to downsize? Why not move to one of the country’s best locations to retire to – with a little help from award-winning Linden Homes.

The developer currently boasts a range of styling homes and apartments in the Rutland market town of Oakham – which has just received a Top 20 ranking as one of the best places in the country to downsize to in later life.

The survey, carried out by The Daily Telegraph, says: “Rutland is one of the smallest counties in Britain but, not being overrun with commuters, offers some of the best value for money for downsizers from Birmingham or London.

“Oakham, the county town, dominated by its 14th century church spire, is compact but charming, full of quirky buildings.”

And home hunters can share in the prestige of Oakham, thanks to Linden Homes’ popular Orchid development and its range of apartments.

Ticking the boxes of people looking for a smaller, manageable, quality home in a fantastic location – close to a traditional town centre and amenities.

Other advantages of downsizing include:

  • Less financial burdens

  • Not so much housework

  • Far fewer repairs and maintenance to do in the home 

  • No need to spend so many hours gardening

  • The property feels more manageable and therefore more secure
  • Feeling content knowing there’s no more need to move again

  • A great cleansing exercise – a chance to clear out clutter

  • Peace of mind of feeling in complete control of the house and everything

Linden Homes sales director Chris Roads said: “It’s great news that Oakham has received this national acclaim – and we are delighted to have such a fitting development at this location.

“The apartments are a wonderful addition to our stunning portfolio in Oakham, and offer a slightly different style of living – which in light of this recent research seems a perfect opportunity for our customers to save money and reap the many benefits of a smaller property with little or no maintenance.

“The open plan design of the apartments gives a feeling of space and airiness, and the overall style lends itself perfectly to buyers looking for a quality home but on a slightly smaller and easier to manage scale.”

For more information on Orchid, call into the sales and marketing suite on Thursday to Monday from 10.30am until 5pm or call the sales team on 01572 720245.


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