McCarthy Stone's Alavana Place, on the fringe of the Lake District, has revealed its show suite, offering prospective buyers a glimpse of its low-upkeep homes exclusively crafted for the over 60s.

The development is expected to take its first occupants this month.

Louise Flynn, Divisional Marketing Manager at McCarthy Stone, said: “McCarthy Stone is committed to delivering an exceptional lifestyle that offers all the home comforts for a relaxing and enjoyable retirement, along with a choice of social and leisure activities right on the doorstep.

"Developments like Alavana Place can not only give retirees a greater sense of independence but can also reduce loneliness and provide both homeowners and their families with peace of mind that everything is taken care of, and help is nearby should they ever need it.”

Prospective residents are invited to engage in a tour of the show suite by making an advance booking.

Due for completion soon, Alavana Place will contain 33 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom apartments, along with extensive communal facilities for relaxation and socialising with peers and family.

Boasting a backdrop onto Kendal Cricket Club with a stunning view of the Cumbrian Fells, this retirement complex boasts two reading rooms, a large terrace and shared lounge.

Prioritising homeowners’ security and peace of mind, Alavana Place offers safety features like video door entry, an on-site House Manager available during office hours, and a 24-hour emergency call system.

A variety of occupancy options, including the Shared Ownership Scheme in partnership with Homes England, are on offer to make retirement living more accessible.

A one-bedroom apartment starts from £172,500, while a two-bedroom apartment is available from £243,750. McCarthy Stone is a multiple award winner, bagging the full Five Star title for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation.

The only housebuilder in the UK to achieve this rating every year it has taken part in the survey, nine of out 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend.

For more details or to book your show suite viewing, please call 0800 882 1829 or visit