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 retirement property. 62-year old Sue Styles from North Yorkshire, whose 89-year old mother was in exactly this position comments: “When people ask me what to consider when helping your parents downsize, I stress that encouraging your parents to move before they are too old is most important. I feel the longer you leave it, the more difficult it becomes.”

Sue discovered the modern retirement village Mickle Hill in Pickering ticked all the boxes for them and helped her mother to make the move. “It’s nice to see my mum smile and it gives me real peace of mind to know she is now close by and no longer on her own in a property that’s too large for her,” she adds.

Nestled in landscaped grounds that embrace the Yorkshire countryside, Mickle Hill is home to a friendly community of like-minded people who enjoy extensive onsite amenities including a cinema, hair and beauty salon, gym, Jacuzzi, library and convenience shop. Mingling with fellow residents is made easy thanks to Mickle Hill’s café bistro and regular events.

To find out more about life at Mickle Hill, or to visit the newly opened show bungalow, please contact the friendly team on 01751 245000. For general information, please visit