Published in Move To London 11th September 2019.

JANE SLADE, founder of the retirement property website Retiremove, argues you can have it all

Today’s retiree is revving up for an action-packed future. Far from putting his feet up and enjoying an occasional round of golf he wants to live within striking distance of a vibrant town with access to theatres, restaurants and shops with the countryside a short distance away.

Small market towns are key locations for Cognatum’s customers.

“One of the most frequently asked for situations in our experience is an estate on the edge of a large village or market town,” says John Lavin of Cognatum Property which has 60 retirement estates in 21 counties across central and southern England. “The holy grail is when this is combined with an estate that has its own grounds with adjacent countryside.” The Playing Close at Charlbury in Oxfordshire is a good example of having it all with the Evenlode Valley on the doorstep as well as a station with trains to Oxford and London. And the Bearwater estate in Berkshire has its own lake, and five acres of grounds on the banks of the River Dun. Yet a short walk along a riverside path brings you into the market town of Hungerford.

BEARWATER, HUNGERFORD – From £310,000 – Bearwater has a lake and is walking distance to Hungerford High Street

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