Appeal launched by Bude retirees to complete their community


Homeowners at McCarthy Stone’s Pen Morvah Retirement Living development in Bude have launched an appeal to find ‘the missing piece in its puzzle’ to complete their vibrant community.


After a busy few months following the pandemic, over 95 per cent of the age-exclusive apartments at Pen Morvah on Bramble Hill have been sold, with just one now remaining. As such, local retirees are being urged to come forward and join the fantastic set-up at Pen Morvah.


Nicki Beswarick, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone Southern, says: “We have all been facing a challenging time recently, so it is now more important than ever to feel connected and supported in a safe and secure environment.


“At Pen Morvah, homeowners can enjoy the very best in independent living within a community of like-minded people, with the opportunity to benefit from companionship when they want it and peace and quiet when they need it.


“With just one apartment remaining at Pen Morvah, I would encourage retirees to get in touch and explore the many benefits of joining a retirement community.”


Ann Maskell, 81, moved to Pen Morvah in September 2018. She comments: “One of the reasons I moved to Pen Morvah, apart from to downsize, was to be a part of a community, and that’s exactly what I got. I quickly made new friends and there was always something to do, with a number of events and activities taking place each week.

“Unfortunately, lockdown put a stop to our weekly activities, but the team here at Pen Morvah have been great to help us get through this worrying period. Nothing has been too much trouble, and I know they’ve done everything they could to make sure we are all kept safe and entertained – we all feel very grateful.”


McCarthy Stone’s Retirement Living apartments are exclusively designed for people aged 60 and over and provide everything homeowners could want for a relaxing retirement.


Pen Morvah features a homeowners’ lounge, which is perfect for socialising with new neighbours. Homeowners can make the most of beautiful landscaped gardens knowing all the maintenance is taken care of; and many properties also include patios or balconies, so homeowners can enjoy the outdoors from their own apartment.


With so much to offer, Pen Morvah has proven to be a big hit with retirees who are keen to explore the many benefits of downsizing, and to enjoy their retirement years to the full. The remaining two-bedroom apartment is priced at £317,000. Rental and part-buy part-rent options are also available.


Prospective homeowners could also save an average of £16,471 on moving costs with McCarthy Stone’s ‘Move for Free’ offer, which includes estate agent, removals and legal fees all paid for*. Retirees stand to make an even greater saving when this offer is combined with the temporary holiday on Stamp Duty, LBTT and LTT†.


More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 15 years’ running. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 15 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.


McCarthy Stone also received the Housebuilder Special Recognition Award 2020 for working hard to protect its customers – Covid-19 infection rates among homeowners and tenants are significantly below the national rate of infection across all age groups – and for innovation in the retirement sector.


To find out more about Pen Morvah, please contact McCarthy Stone on 0800 3100 383 or visit

*Ts&Cs apply.
£16,471 represents the mean average saving available across McCarthy Stone’s selling portfolio nationwide.
†The holiday applies to the first £500k of property sales in England and the first £250k of property sales in Scotland and Wales, from now until the 31st March 2021.

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