New Melton retirement village homes up for sale soon

Apartments and bungalows at a new retirement village in Melton will be available to buy off-plan in March, the developers have confirmed.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 3:57 pm
A computer-generated image of some of the apartments at the new Catherine Place retirement village on Melton's former Catherine Dalley House site EMN-200928-155302001

McCarthy and Stone is currently building a mix of one and two-bed dwellings and nine bungalows on the site of the former Catherine Dalley House nursing home.

With a nod to the former use of the site, the 47 apartments are being buit at a development named Catherine Place, while the bungalows will be located at Pine Gardens, called after the trees which line the front of the scheme.

The first occupants in the properties, which are exclusively for people aged over 60, will be living in them by September next year.

Once complete, the apartments at Catherine Place will have a communal lounge overlooking the landscaped gardens and terrace, along with a hotel-style guest suite for when family or friends come to stay.

Future homeowners will benefit from a house manager, and a 24-hour emergency call system and a camera entry system will provide added security.

Each individual freehold bungalow at Pine Gardens will feature its own private gardens, along with a drive and garage on selected plots.

Samantha Watkins, deputy divisional sales and marketing director for the company, said: “We wanted to choose two names for our new Melton Mowbray dual development that were not only meaningful, but would also resonate with local people and future McCarthy and Stone homeowners, which is why we took inspiration from both the former building on the site and the natural landscape.”

Leicestershire County Council sold off the site because it could not afford the £315,000 required to upgrade the former nursing home due to budgetary pressures.

Work on the new development was held up last October when human bones were unearthed by the builders and subsequently found, via carbon dating, to have dated back to between 635AD and 685AD.

Call 0800 201 4811 if you are interested in buying one of the new properties at the Scalford Road site.