North Yorkshire Welcomes Extension of local Lifestyle Village for the Over-60s

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One of the biggest challenges of retirement can be the search of a new property that offers a community lifestyle, plenty of space and modern facilities in close proximity to friends and family. The demand for such properties is certainly there. The latest Residential Research report by Knight Frank reveals around 25% of those approaching retirement want to move into some sort of retirement housing in the future. This equates to around 2.5 million households.

Responding to the demand is specialist developer for retirement properties Rangeford Holdings. Having teamed up with Saga, they are now launching the new phase of Mickle Hill – a modern lifestyle village for the over 60s, featuring a selection of one and two-bed apartments as well as spacious bungalows.

Located in the picturesque market town of Pickering, just off Malton Road, residents and locals alike will benefit from a wide range of onsite amenities. The village’s entertainment hub the ‘Pavilion’ boasts a cinema, hair and beauty salon, gym, spa, library, convenience shop and café bistro, whilst the adjacent landscaped gardens with outdoor seating embrace the natural surroundings.

Offering the most convenient access to the village’s facilities are the new one and two-bedroom apartments, located in the same building as the Pavilion.  The interiors have been designed to be modern but equally functional, making life as easy as possible. Plug sockets are at waist height, the heating can be adjusted easily from room to room, doorways are wide and the modern en-suite shower rooms have a pull cord for emergencies.  Providing ample car parking, lifts to all floors and wheelchair access, the Pavilion is well-equipped to welcome visitors and residents alike.

The bungalows, featuring similar interior finishes as the apartments, further benefit from private patios, car parking spaces and guest suites with en-suite bathrooms. Every apartment or bungalow comes with a National House Building Council guarantee, which covers against build defects for 10 years, giving you reassurance that your home is protected.

Those requiring a helping hand with household chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, or assistance with dressing and bathing can also take advantage of Mickle Hill’s Wellbeing Service. Dedicated to making residents’ lives easier, the friendly team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To find out more, please call 0800 092 3369 or visit