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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2014’

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The Arboretum – beautiful new apartments in scenic Devon

You are invited to view the sumptuous Mansion House Show Apartment at The Arboretum, and all nine completed Mansion House Apartments, newly built within an historic Victorian mansion in South Hams, Devon. The seeds for this new development were sown four years ago. Betty Williams, business woman and experienced property developer, was so dissatisfied with her overseas home that she …

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Living with epilepsy in later life

Being diagnosed with epilepsy in later life can be devastating for both the sufferer and their family. DEBORAH PULLEN of www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk describes what help is at hand Epilepsy is a tendency to have recurrent seizures, caused by sudden bursts of excess electrical activity within the brain. It is one of the most common, serious neurological conditions around and it can take many different …

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Find your Ryder Cup dream home on a top golf resort

As the Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles later this week there is no better time to consider purchasing a home on one of the world’s top golf resorts. JANE SLADE reports PGA Catalunya resort, Girona, Spain (prices from £568,000) Named ‘Best Golf Development in Europe’ at last year’s International Property Awards, PGA Catalunya Resort – located north of Barcelona, just outside the …

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26 apartments at Maynard House, Essex

A brand new apartment scheme, Maynard House, in rural Essex, offers a nursing home on site reports JANE SLADE Maynard House, comprising 26 one and two-bedroom apartments, lies within Moat Park retirement village, home to a purpose-built care home providing residential, nursing and full dementia care services. The village, which is part of Retirement Villages Group Ltd, is set in six acres of …

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Retirement properties at Rookery Court in Marden, Kent

JANE SLADE reports on Taylor Wimpey’s new scheme for the over 60s, Rookery Court in Marden, Kent where two homes remain for sale This collection of homes for the over-60s has proved popular with mature homebuyers seeking a slice of tranquil living in rural Kent. The scheme is in the village of Marden which boasts a variety of amenities including a library, convenience …

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Luxury living for downsizers in Mill Hill

A new scheme in Mill Hill, North London, has been designed as period homes and apartments for downsizers reports JANE SLADE Mill Hill Place has been designed for downsizers and retirees with all the special features you would expect from a prime luxury development including a concierge, CCTV, gated entrance, underground parking, lifts to all floors, large rooms to fit existing furniture. …

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Renovating a ruin in Provence

Best-selling novelist DEBORAH LAWRENSON writes about her and her husband’s experience of creating a dream home in Provence and how it has inspired her work The day we first saw our property in Provence, it didn’t seem to be what we were looking for. We’d half-joked for years that top of our fantasy wish-list when my husband Rob was no longer working …

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Launch weekend for Windsor Retirement Village

A launch weekend for Windsor Retirement Village will be held on 10-12 October A launch weekend for the new Castle View retirement village is to be held on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October at the Windsor Club, Helston Lane, Windsor, SL4 5AP, giving prospective purchasers an insight into the development, and the opportunity to experience some of …

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Don’t leave it too late to downsize warns Edwina

When is it the right time to leave the family home and downsize to new, more appropriate accommodation? “Before it’s too late,” says Edwina Currie Edwina Currie has had three successful careers, so far! She was one of the nation’s best known MPs in the 1980s. Then after leaving Parliament in 1997, she became a well-known radio and TV presenter, performer and …

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Tackling a USA camping holiday at aged over 70

David and Maureen Wallis have a combined age of 153. Since they retired, the Cheshire couple – he a college lecturer, she a hospital pharmacist – have embarked on holidays that can be only be classified as adventures. No relaxed package tours or luxurious cruises for them. Here David, aged 78, describes their latest USA camping adventure travelling through eight states in …

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