Castle Court proves a hit

The latest luxury retirement scheme to be developed by Keystone Developments off Chancery Lane in Thrapston has proved a hit following an open day at East Northamptonshire Council’s Members’ Room on 7th October where interested people could find out more about what the scheme had to offer.

Named Castle Court, the development promises to bring luxury retirement living to Thrapston and represents a significant change to the centre of the picturesque town, by bringing brownfield land on Chancery Lane back to life.

“The scheme seems like an ideal set up for us” said Mr & Mrs Arnett from Oundle. Brian Arnett said, “I’m beginning to find it difficult to get up the stairs and maintain the garden so we’ve been thinking about moving for a little while. The bus routes near us have changed too so Castle Court seems very appealing – it’s only a short walk to the town centre and the apartment features and scheme layout will really suit us. We’d be very happy to move to Thrapston too, it’s a lovely place.”

Jacqueline, who lives locally and visited the open day with her daughter, Angela said, “My daughter pointed the scheme out to me and helped register me a place so I could find out more about it. I’ve been thinking about moving for a while and Castle Court seems like a good option. I haven’t made my mind up yet but today has been really useful.”

Angela added, “Today’s been really informative. After seeing a piece in the local paper I thought mum might be interested in finding out more about it. The scheme has a great central location and from the features you can tell that it will be ideal for people like my mum. As a bonus, it would put mum only a short walk from me.”

The scheme is being developed by retirement housing specialists, Keystone Developments, a member of Longhurst Group, who have partnered with local organisations to ensure the scheme meets local needs in Thrapston.

The site is giving formerly disused land a new purpose and it’s location means residents will easily be able to play an active role in the town.

“Thrapston has so much to offer and we’re delighted to be giving people the opportunity to enjoy their life here in comfort” said Andy Patchitt at Keystone Developments. “The expertise we’ve developed over the years developing purpose built, high quality retirement communities means we have a competitive offer for those looking to stay independent in retirement, but with the reassurance that help is available if they need it.

“Looking at local housing needs we know that Castle Court will go a long way to meet demand for suitable housing for older people. We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Seagrave Developments, Spire Homes, who are also a member of Longhurst Group, and East Northamptonshire Council so that their local knowledge is put to the best use in ensuring Castle Court becomes a vibrant and integrated part of Thrapston.”

Promising residents true luxury in retirement, each of Castle Court’s 29 one and two bedroom apartments come with a fully fitted kitchen including a hob, high level oven, integrated fridge freezer and a washer dryer as well as a bathroom with a large low access shower to make life easy for residents. CCTV and door entry systems along with a discreet 24 hour monitored emergency call system will offer an added element of security.

Councillor Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said, “Providing the right kinds of properties within communities is vital, especially for those who are retiring and looking to reduce the time they need to spend maintaining larger family homes. Castle Court has a fantastic location and I’m pleased that we have been able to give purpose back to previously disused land. With all the expertise from those involved, we are very confident that Castle Court will exceed expectations and give residents a brilliant place to enjoy their retirement.”

The scheme is set for completion in December 2015. Anyone interested in purchasing an apartment should contact Millers New Homes on 01604 638000.