house hunting for your ageing parent

Seven out of 10 people who have bought or sold a property have found it to be one of the most stressful experiences they have ever had, according to a Which? Mortgage Advisers survey. The process of finding a new home can be particularly taxing for the elderly, which is why many retirees decide to stay put in their family home that is often too big and too difficult to maintain.

Diana Harrison (47) from Wiltshire found her parents facing exactly this situation and was becoming increasingly worried about them living an isolated and lonely life in their family home in Essex. With Diana living almost 3.5 hours away, the thought of an emergency happening, and her not being able to reach in time, led to Diana suggesting her parents move closer to her home.

She comments: “My parents are both in their 70s and I think that their generation is very much used to living in one property all their life, whereas people of my generation can easily move house a few times. I felt that I needed to show my mum and dad that a move can really improve their overall lifestyle; give them a new lease of life.”

After researching the option in Wiltshire and the surrounding area, Diana came across Wadswick Green: “I was really impressed by the quality of the apartments and the onsite amenities. The team even arranged for my parents to stay overnight so that they could experience what it would be like to wake up in the new apartment, go down for breakfast and mingle with other residents.” Having lived at Wadswick Green for several months now, Diana’s parents “…absolutely love it and say it feels like being on holiday all the time,” she adds.

Diana’s parents moved into Wadswick Green’s central building called The Pavilion. Suitably named Pavilion apartments, the properties offer direct access to the village’s amenities which include a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, spa and hair salon. In addition, The Pavilion is home to The Greenhouse restaurant, which has proven popular with residents and the Wiltshire community alike.

The apartments are ready to move in and are fully equipped with flooring, window dressing, fully fitted kitchens with Bosch appliances as well as fitted wardrobes. Residents benefit from hot-water, energy-efficient underfloor heating throughout as well as broadband, Wi-Fi, telephone and satellite outlets. The modern homes also feature high-efficiency double-glazed windows, providing a bright and friendly feel. Thorough insulation caters for peace and quiet and supports the energy efficient heating.

The large living rooms with its 8’4” ceiling to floor height picture windows have direct access to a walk-on balcony with countryside views.

In addition, The Pavilion apartments are the perfect option for those who don’t know what their requirements will be in later life but find comfort in knowing that all is available if need arises. The apartments can provide tailored daily in-home care services on the doorstep managed by Rangeford Care and are equipped with carefully considered facilities such as fashionable shower wet rooms, wide doorways and shallow cupboards. Prices start at £249,950 and include Stamp Duty Paid (at 2%) subject to reservation by 15th February 2019 and legal completion by 30th April 2019.

To find out more about the properties at Wadswick Green, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01225 584 500. Our friendly team can provide you with the latest information on our properties and, if you are keen to move sooner rather than later, advise you on our part-exchange options.

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