There are lots of different things to think about when you begin your search for a retirement property. Here are the top 5 considerations and concerns people have about retirement and how New Court could be what you’ve been looking for.
1. Am I ready to retire?
This is a question that is asked a lot and really depends on your individual situation and how you feel your current lifestyle would fit with retirement. It’s a good idea to think about the things that matter to you the most, your key priorities and how they can still be met in retirement.
Living at New Court gives you all the luxury of retirement, without having to compromise your independence. Every aspect has been taken into consideration to help make the transition between working life and retirement that little bit easier. The professional concierge team are also on site 24/7 to help with anything you may need.
2. Location, location, location!
Location is a big consideration when it comes to finding your perfect retirement property. An important factor for most is staying close to family and friends, or ensuring there’s enough room for them to come and visit. At New Court, that won’t be a problem, as there’s a guest suite that can be booked and used by residents friends and family – perfect for longer visits.
It’s also good to make sure that you won’t be isolated and will still have access to local amenities close by.
New Court is ideally located in Cheltenham’s Montpellier district, which was once a relaxing destination for people to enjoy the healthy waters of Montpellier Spa. However, it now offers a great choice of small boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants as well as the very popular Montpellier Gardens, which is the perfect destination for wintery walks or summer sun.
3. Am I going to be lonely?
This is a fear faced by many when approaching retirement age, but your retirement can be as busy (or as quiet!) as you want it to be. Life is what you make it at New Court, there’s always plenty to do, people to meet and places to go with the comfort and privacy of your own retirement apartment always close by.
New Court offers great communal space to socialise in, whether you want to invite friends or family over, or meet new people. The Owners’ Lounge is perfect to relax in with a tea or a coffee and is often host to many onsite events organised by the New Court team. For those brighter, sunnier days, you can also take in the beautiful landscaped gardens and enjoy a lazy afternoon tea in comfort. Find out more about the communal features at New Court.
4. Is there going to be enough for me to do?
With the amazing location that New Court offers, it’s only a short walk into Cheltenham, home to Regency mansions, the Town Hall and Pump Room, which provides lots of local history to explore.
If you fancy venturing further afield, Gloucestershire is home to the magnificent Sudeley Castle and a fascinating host of National Trust properties and gardens. Less than half an hour’s drive is the heart of the Cotswold Hills, which offers a perfect change of pace.
5. What if I need extra care or help with certain things?
When looking for a retirement property, people often want to keep their independence, but do worry that they may need an extra helping hand from time to time in the future. There’s also the concern that if their circumstances change, is any support available?
New Court not only offers luxurious new properties, but also provides owners with one hour of personal service each week. You have the freedom to choose how to use this hour and can pick from a range of different packages that will be delivered by your dedicated New Court team. Plus, if there are any additional packages you’d like, all you have to do is ask. Your support can be fully tailored, extended or reduced to suit your needs as and when they change over time. Contact us to find out more about the services on offer at New Court.
These are just a few things to be taken into consideration when looking for a retirement property. Here at New Court, there’s plenty more you can ask us. If you would like more information or would like come and have a look around our stunning show apartments, our marketing suite is open 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week, with no appointment necessary. Alternatively, drop us a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.