Retirement living at Willoughby Place

  • Willoughby Place, Bourton on the Water
  • Beryl Cartlidge
  • Willoughby Place, Bourton on the Water
  • Willoughby Place, Bourton on the Water
  • Willoughby Place, Bourton on the Water
  • Willoughby Place, Bourton on the Water

Contemporary age exclusive apartments from McCarthy & Stone, located in Bourton on the Water

The exquisite McCarthy & Stone development in the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water embodies elegant Cotswold living combined with the contemporary comfort that you deserve.

Meticulously designed in honey-coloured Cotswold stone, Willoughby Place is an exclusive collection of just 20 unique one and two bedroom apartments.

You can enjoy independence with your own front door, in an environment that offers companionship, privacy and security. There are facilities like the lounge with outside terrace for socialising with other homeowners, families and friends. And, when you have your friends or relatives over, there’s a convenient guest suite available.

The Willoughby Place development features a camera entry system that works on the TV in your apartment. In addition, intruder alarms, fire detection equipment and 24 hour, state-of-the-art emergency call system ensures that the safety and security of homeowners is taken care of. 

Local resident and retired Lloyds Bank employee, 68-year-old Beryl Cartlidge has recently moved to Willoughby Place and has seen her social life improve:

“I was born and bred in Gloucestershire and have lived in Bourton on the Water for 40 years, so Willoughby Place was the perfect option for me when it came to downsizing."

Commenting on why she made the decision to move, Beryl said: “All of my friends live close to Bourton, so it was important that I remained in the area. When I saw that McCarthy and Stone was building a new development, I couldn’t wait to take a closer look.

“Not only is this a beautiful development, it also perfectly suits my requirements, housework is far easier and the gardens are beautifully maintained. I love that I can enjoy an independent lifestyle in these luxurious surroundings and enjoy having more time for myself.

“I have a great relationship with everyone here; we’re such a happy little bunch. I have always been a people person so friendship is very important to me, I love meeting new people. My favourite time of the day is when we all sit in the homeowners’ lounge or on the patio in the sunshine with a cup of tea, hearing everyone’s different stories they have to tell.

“My life is much easier now with the facilities available here, and I can relax so much more. I have already recommended Willoughby Place to my sister and her husband, so hopefully they will also downsize for a stress-free life.”

All those who make Willoughby Place their home can make the most of the beautiful landscaped patio area, knowing that all the maintenance is taken care of. They can also feel secure in the knowledge the House Manager is on hand to provide any help or support should they need it, and that friends and family can stay over whenever they choose in the development’s comfortable guest suite.

Talking about the move, Beryl said: “I was pleasantly surprised at how simple and stress-free the move was.  McCarthy and Stone managed everything – the estate agents and removal fees were all taken care-of, and the staff, House Manager and Simon from McCarthy and Stone in Bournemouth were really helpful throughout.”

Martin Edwards, Deputy Regional Manger Director for McCarthy and Stone, said: “It gives us a sense of great satisfaction when we see homeowners such as Beryl Cartlidge settle-in to their new lifestyle so quickly and to immediately reap the many benefits of Retirement Living."

Prices at Willoughby Place currently start from £299,950 for a two bedroom apartment, with the new prestigious Penthouse Apartment Collection also currently available to purchase. To find out more about McCarthy and Stone's retirement apartments at Willougby Place in Bourton on the Water, please contact the Bourton on the Water office of Harrison James & Hardie on 01451 822977.