Forget 1960s bungalows, today’s retirees want luxe apartments with state of the art facilities.
Whereas previously most one and two-bedroom apartments were built for first-time buyers, new state of the art, open plan apartments are now being built in retirement villages across the UK, specifically for the over 65s.
These new apartments don’t just offer less maintenance and good accessibility for retirees, many also offer luxury facilities such as walk-in wardrobes, wet rooms, fully integrated kitchens and open plan, spacious layouts.
“Retirement Villages has seen a significant rise in demand for apartments from the over 65s. An apartment in a retirement village is perfect for people looking to downsize but retain generously sized and well-proportioned rooms and luxury finishes,” says Sarah Burgess, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Retirement Villages.
‘The Elmbridge Suite’ at Elmbridge Village, Cranleigh, was built specifically for this growing demand in luxury apartments. With an outstanding specification, extra generous room sizes, a flowing layout and amazing views across the village, this apartment offers exceptional retirement living for the lucky purchaser.
Charters Village in West Sussex has also recently released new one and two-bedroomed apartments. Prices start at £375,000 for a one-bedroomed apartment.
And when buying an apartment in a retirement village, it’s not just the bricks and mortar of the property you are buying – all of Retirement Village’s developments are built around a clubhouse for the exclusive use of residents. These grand buildings contain fantastic facilities such as restaurants, bars, hair salons, shops and function rooms.