Two customers share their experience of choosing Anchor
Anchor’s developments provide homes where people can love living in later life.
Claire Banham, 91, was the first purchaser at Austin Place, a development of 65 one and two bedroom apartments in Weybridge, Surrey. She moved from nearby Sunbury, where she had lived alone for the last 29 years following the death of her husband.
“I was so impressed by the design and location that I decided to make my downsizing move here.”
Residents benefit from access to a range of communal facilities, including a rooftop terrace, café, hair and beauty salon, resident lounge and communal gardens. The development has been designed to be highly energy efficient and a 24/7 emergency call system is installed in every property.
“I have already met several of my neighbours and it is clear that a real community is developing here, with the shared facilities making it easy to get chatting to new residents. My apartment perfectly suits my needs and allows me to carry out my hobbies: I enjoy computing and have got my computer station set up from which I can surf the web and play bridge online.”
Alison Frankel, 76, moved into Bishopstoke Park in September last year, downsizing from a four bedroom bungalow just six miles away to a two bedroom apartment in the heart of the village.
“The main attraction of Bishopstoke Park was the sense of community and companionship. I sold my car five years ago and so had begun to feel extremely lonely in my previous property. When my beloved animals died, I decided it was time to move and the warm, welcoming atmosphere at Bishopstoke Park instantly appealed. I have certainly found my forever home.”
The range of facilities on offer was also instrumental in her decision to move and has enabled her to make lots of friends very quickly.
“The facilities are absolutely fantastic and were another major draw when I was looking for a new
home. I feel extremely safe living within the village. Not only is my property secure, the village itself is very safe and I feel far more relaxed here than I did living on my own where I felt far more vulnerable.”