What’s Happening At St. George’s Park
An estimated 51% of British households own one or more animals, according to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing report 2014, one of the main reasons for getting a pet is companionship or to feel happier. The report also highlighted that 86% of pet owners believe owning a pet improves their lives and 4 out of 5 pet owners feel they are physically or mentally healthier because of their pet. With this in mind St George’s Park retirement village in Ditchling, East Sussex, invites its’ residents pets to live with them.
St George’s Park has just released its highly anticipated final phase of 32 one and two bedroom homes. Offering some of the most prestigious apartments available to date, the properties are situated within a stunning period style building, known as Purchace Manor, which has been designed to mirror the architecture of the original Victorian building.
Once finished, the retirement village will offer 240 stylish apartments, set in 250 acres of beautiful parkland and landscaped grounds, ideal for long and short walks with your animal. Developed by the St Augustine Order whose convent remains on the site today, the scheme also includes three 60-bed care homes for those who need more support. These are located on a separate site within the grounds. As the buildings are grouped around a series of garden courts and terraces with views across open farmland
Philip Smith, Sales and Marketing Director at St George’s Park comments: “Pet ownership enhances the lives of people of all ages, but in particular having a pet in later life can help combat loneliness, keep a person active, support those with mental health issues or by simply giving the owner a reason to smile. The farmland located within the development is perfect for those who do not want the responsibility of owning their own pet, as there are plenty of animals, including Water Buffalo, Alpacas and Horses to visit and feel the benefit from their presence.”
Two new infrared saunas are being installed at St George’s Park in Ditchling, East Sussex which promise a range of heath benefits for those who use them. These are just some of the state of the art health and leisure facilities that residents can enjoy at St George’s Park, the highly successful retirement community designed exclusively for the over-60s, where the final phase of apartments is now available for sale.
The new infrared therapy cabins supplied by BioWave use innovative far infrared technology which can relieve joint pain, muscle aches and arthritis, as well as offering numerous other health benefits. Unlike traditional saunas, far infrared therapy cabins heat the body comfortably at a lower temperature, so the user does not feel dizzy or nauseous, yet the energy penetrates the body more deeply, helping to release toxins and aid circulation and relaxation. The infrared rays are completely safe and the overall experience is ideal for older people who want to soothe and relieve their physical aches and pains.
The BioWave cabins forms part of the brand new leisure centre and health club, known as Rafael Court which is due to open this November. Featuring a selection of one bedroom apartments, the state of the art facilities also include an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, games rooms, therapy rooms, café and hairdressing salon. The development already offers a wide array of other leisure and social facilities all in an attractive and leafy environment, making St George’s Park one of the most sought after and well equipped purpose built retirement schemes of its type.
Philip Smith, Sales and Marketing Director at St George’s Park comments: “We are excited to be able to offer our residents use of two BioWave therapy cabins within the new leisure centre and health club and we hope they will enjoy the many benefits that will come with using these. The range of health and leisure facilities at St George’s Park is second to none and they are a major attraction for many of our buyers who still want to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle throughout their retirement, as well as being surrounded by the strong community that is already established here. With our final phase of homes now available, anyone who is interested in coming to live at St George’s Park should move swiftly.”
The final phase of St George’s Park offers some of the most prestigious apartments available at the scheme to date, set in Purchace Manor. It occupies the same footprint as the site’s original nursing home and its grand architectural style makes it the focal point of the scheme, offering a range of generously proportioned two bedroom apartments. Also available, Rafael Court provides a selection of new build one-bedroom apartments.
Situated on the original footprint of the former building that was built in 1868, Purchace Manor has been designed to mirror the original architectural design, with distinctive arched windows, a turreted roof, decorative balconies, contrasting brickwork and tall chimneys and is set to become the focal point of the village. Designed around a central courtyard, the three storey apartment building occupies a prime location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and offers a range of generously proportioned two bedroom apartments.
Residents began moving into St George’s Park nine years ago, giving the community a chance to flourish. There is a vibrant social life on offer and the Resident’s Association organises a packed timetable of activities. From indoor pursuits such as line dancing, bridge, scrabble, snooker and book clubs, to outdoor activities such as fishing, croquet or bowls, there is always something to do. An active, healthy lifestyle is encouraged, so residents have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and can even have their own allotment.
Apartments throughout the village are generously proportioned, well planned and filled with natural light. They are finished to a high specification, including stylish fitted kitchens incorporating a full range of integrated appliances. All homes are fully accessible for wheelchair users and residents with mobility impairments, while offering attractive, contemporary interiors. For peace of mind St George’s Park has ensured that all apartments come with monitored security, video entry and fire alarm systems. Homes are built to high standards of insulation and energy efficiency, ensuring low utility bills for residents.
In addition to the health and leisure centre, there is a wide range of activities on offer for residents who want to take part. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the outdoors with beautiful landscaped grounds to walk in and even allotments. The Residents Association organises clubs and societies from bridge, art and scrabble to theatre visits, film nights and speakers, while activities to take part in range from line dancing and snooker to fishing and bowls. The original concert hall also makes an ideal place for special occasions, communal gatherings and other events including plays, guest speakers and concerts. There is also a library, restaurant / café, convenience shop and concierge service.
St George’s Park is within 3 miles of Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill both of which offer good local shopping including major supermarkets and excellent rail links to Brighton, Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The forthcoming properties at St Georges Park are expected to start at £365,000 for a two bedroom apartment in Purchase Manor and from £310,000 for a one-bedroom apartment in Rafael Court.
For further information contact the sales office on 01444 259732 or visit www.stgeorgespark.co.uk