Luxury development in Lymm signals new direction for over-55 living


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Despite half of homeowners over 55 being willing to downsize, they are faced with an ever-growing challenge.

The nation faces an increasing lack of appropriate accommodation for those wishing to downsize from larger family homes.

Only 7,000 retirement homes were built in the UK in 2017 and only 2 per cent of UK housing stock is currently designated retirement housing.  

To add to problem, for many, even if they find suitable housing, the quality and standard of accommodation can be off-putting.

Arbor Living’s Willowpool development in Lymm is based on a whole new vision of retirement living and has received, as expected, enormous interest.

The thirteen luxury park homes are exclusively available to those over 55.  

With high vaulted ceilings, large fully fitted kitchens and spacious, open-plan living areas, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the homes are designed specifically to allow people to downsize without compromising on their lifestyle.

The homes are set in private landscaped grounds with lovely gardens and views over the Cheshire countryside.

The development is the brainchild of Graham Richardson, the chief executive of Alderley Edge-based Arbor Living Group.  

Graham said: “We were hearing the same story over and over again from people who wanted to move somewhere more manageable but still special, and certainly not a ‘retirement home’.

“The demand for homes suitable for those of retirement age is only going to continue to grow.  But there are hardly any bungalows being built, and for a lot of people flats are just not practical.”

The homes at Willowpool are designed to be accessible and easy to maintain with low running costs, whilst at the same time being attractive and secure.

The site offers a ready-made community as well as 24-hour security.  

Park home living is set to boom as it has now become the most appealing and exciting option for over-55 homebuyers looking to make all-important lifestyle changes. 

As for Arbor Living, the company is busy with another development in Lincoln, and four more in the pipeline.

Graham added: “The property market is in dire need of a new direction, so rather than build the same kind of traditional homes as everyone else, we decided to try something completely different.

“It’s a whole new way of looking at retirement living. Bring on the revolution!”

Prices for the homes start at £415,00.

Willowpool can be found at Burford Lane, Lymm, WA13 0GF.

For further information or to book a viewing, please call 01625 586 705, email or visit the website at

Alternatively contact estate agents Gascoigne Halman on 01925 758 345.



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