Stories from our homeowners


Margaret moved to a three bedroomed apartment at The Folds in January 2022, having previously lived in in Marple Bridge for 35 years in a house that she built with her husband Peter. “Peter was a solicitor in Manchester before we retired. I read law at Manchester University, which is how we met, and then […]

Dog friendly retirement community


Moving to a retirement community with a canine companion At just six months old, Poppy is the youngest resident of Jacobs Gate, Adlington Retirement...

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Bess had never considered living in a retirement community, but since moving to The Woodlands in June 2022, she has been enjoying a better...

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Downsizing maintenance free

John and Jean

John and Jean were finding their five bedroom house and big garden difficult to maintain. They wanted to spend less time and energy on...

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John and Margaret

Before moving to The Woodlands in May 2022, John and Margaret had lived in their family house in Heald Green for 47 years. They...

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Sheffield retirement living

Nigel and his daughter Maria

Nigel moved to Jacobs Gate in December 2020. His children, Maria and David, wanted to make sure he would be happy in his new...

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Why retirement living

Philip and Edna

Philip and Edna’s daughters were worried about their parents and wanted to make sure that help would always be on hand if they ever...

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The Folds Romiley retirement apartments


Audrey Davey wanted a fresh start in a new apartment with a friendly community. Originally from Norfolk, Audrey moved to the area in the...

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The Bridges Macclesfield Homeowners

Eddie and Mabel

Eddie and Mabel love walking in the great outdoors. They wanted less hilly terrain to explore, a beautiful view, lovely gardens and more free...

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Sheffield retirement community homeowner


Anne wanted to join a thriving community and be closer to her family in Sheffield. Originally from Denton in Greater Manchester, Anne spent three...

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Stockport retirees

Pat and Michael

Being surrounded by a wonderful group of friends and supportive staff has exceeded Michael and Pat’s expectations since they moved to The Woodlands in...

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Margaret moved to a three bedroomed apartment at The Folds in January 2022, having previously lived in in Marple Bridge for 35 years in...

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Joyce wanted to continue to enjoy an independent and active retirement, safe in the knowledge that additional care is available for the future. Joyce...

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Pam and Mike (and Honey the dog)

When Pam and Mike started looking at retirement communities, finding somewhere pet-friendly was an absolute must. Pam and Mike met for a drink in...

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Bill and Joan

“We weren’t getting older, the neighbours were getting younger!” Joan and her husband Bill wanted to live life to the full without the worries...

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John and Marcia

John and Marcia had been looking for a bungalow until they heard about The Cottons. They quickly decided the beautiful apartments, stunning gardens and...

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After a major life event in February 2019, Edna wanted to move to an apartment with a friendly community and some practical support. Edna...

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Pet friendly retirement community UK


After settling into life at The Chimes, Alice’s family suggested a dog could be a good companion for her in her new apartment. “We...

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Pauline and her daughter Gill

“I was a long way away from my daughter. Moving gave both myself and my daughter Gill a great peace of mind! I can...

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