Local Area Guide – Pickering

  Living in Pickering –  a busy local community and gateway to the Yorkshire Moors. Lying on the southern edge of the stunning North York Moors, Pickering is a quaint market town with a rich heritage and vibrant community. Given that Pickering is a picturesque market town, set within breath-taking natural landscape, it is no

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Local Area Guide – Malton

  A thriving and vibrant Yorkshire town Dubbed as ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’, Malton is a stone’s throw from Pickering and has an outstanding reputation for producing some of the finest food in the region. The annual Malton Food Lovers Festival takes over the town for the weekend as food pilgrims descend. Summer months see a

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Local Area Guide – North Yorkshire Moors

  Pickering is a great base from which to explore The North York Moors National Park which combines moor, coast, forest and dale.   Local Walks & Places to Visit Yorkshire really is walking country and the North York Moors particularly offer some of the most beautiful and varied walks in the country. A couple

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House hunting For Your Ageing Parent?

  Seven out of 10 people who have bought or sold a property have found it to be one of the most stressful experiences they have ever had, according to a Which? Mortgage Advisers survey. The process of finding a new home can be particularly taxing for the elderly, who are considering moving to a

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Local Village Boosts Residents’ Wellbeing

Life is a balancing act. We promise ourselves to look after our wellbeing but are inundated with daily responsibilities. To change this local retirement village Mickle Hill has made it its mission to support the wellbeing of its residents by providing a combination of social and physical wellness offerings. Nestled in landscaped grounds in Pickering,

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Downsize with Your Pet at Mickle Hill

Did you know April was National Pet Month? The celebration aims to raise awareness on the benefits of owning a pet, many of whom form an integral part of the household. In fact, a recent survey by PFMA revealed that 16 percent of households in Yorkshire and the Humber owned a cat, whilst 22 percent

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New Year, New Home, New Social Life

Nothing embraces a fresh start more than moving to a new property and, according to a recent Knight Frank report, retirees are particularly keen to move sooner rather than later. In fact, a staggering 25% of over 65’s in the UK would consider downsizing. Meeting the demand is retirement living specialist Mickle Hill in Pickering,

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Combat Loneliness through a Home Part Exchange

Age UK’s latest report on loneliness* suggests that the number of over 50s suffering from loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025/6. Retirement living specialist Mickle Hill in Pickering, North Yorkshire offers a solution by providing a friendly community that looks out for one another. Featuring a mixture of 168 one- and two-bedroom

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Meet the Neighbourhood that fully embraces Yorkshire’s Community Spirit

Whether it’s our local sporting clubs, fundraisers or regular events, Yorkshire is known for its community spirit and friendly locals. A supportive neighbourhood becomes particularly important as we grow older, so we were intrigued to see whether Mickle Hill, the retirement village in Pickering, has incorporated this ethos on a recent visit. Located 10 minutes

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