Retiring in Menston?

Why Retire To A New Home In Menston?

It’s the start of a brand New Year. You’re enjoying the start of your retirement but as time goes on, you’re starting to think more and more about how you’d like to really spend the twilight years of your life. Sound familiar?

For many of us, when our retirement finally arrives we’ve spent the best part of our lives working hard, fitting in a social calendar around office hours and shift patterns and struggling to find the time for hobbies and friends.
So, with work out of the way, now could be the perfect time to treat yourself to a new home in an idyllic location, so you can have the retirement you really want. But just what are the features that make a place perfect for retirement?

Well, according to several key publications including The Guardian and The Telegraph to name but a few, it seems that easy access to the countryside is coming up top on many older home buyers’ key criteria lists for their new homes. This is followed by factors such as the local social scene, the friendliness of neighbours, healthcare facilities, low crime rates, good transport links and diverse shopping opportunities. With so many desirable items on the retirement home shopping list, it can be a struggle to find somewhere that ticks them all, but rest assured there are a few, and many of them are right here in Yorkshire.

In fact, according to MSN, North Yorkshire was voted the 9th best place to enjoy your retirement. Not only did the county have the 3rd lowest crime levels out of the 55 counties analysed but of course, it is also renowned for it’s beautiful countryside including the Ilkley Moor, The Yorkshire Dales and the Wharfedale Valley.

It’s no surprise then, that our luxury development in Menston is proving to be a popular choice with people who are looking to settle down and get the most out of their retirement. Menston not only enjoys easy access to the nearby Yorkshire Dales but it’s also very close by to some other excellent towns and cities in the Yorkshire region, that deliver on those other key elements retirees are looking for.

Health: The Menston and Guiseley NHS Practice has a Medical Centre on Main Street in Menston and provides everything from Doctor’s appointments to prescription services. The Coronation Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital are both within just 15 minutes’ drive away and the Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa and the Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel and Country Club both also offer health spa treatments too.

Getting Around: The Menston Railway Station provides regular services through to Leeds, Ilkley and Bradford Foster Square, with the latter two stations in particular providing connecting services to the rest of the UK. For travel further afield you can use the Leeds Bradford Airport which is just minutes 15 down the road by car or accessible by bus from the Cleasby Road/Digby Road bus stop, which also runs bus services to Otley. Finally there is of course the A65 Otley Road, Bingley Road, A650 and A660 for driving to and from Menston

Beauty Spots: The iconic three peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside in Ribblesdale, the moorlands and meadows of Wharfedale, Malham Cove, Ilkley Moor, the Wharfedale Valley itself…

Culture & Leisure: The nearby market town of Skipton (which incidentally was voted the best place to retire in 2012 according to The Guardian, and claimed the title having the greatest street from the Academy of Urbanism), the town treasure of Harrogate, idyllic Ilkley and of course the city of Leeds provide everything you need for an interesting retirement, all within a stone’s throw from Menston.

Between them these neighbouring places offer world class shopping including local markets and independent retailers. There’s the Opera North, Northern Ballet and The Grand Theatre in Leeds plus several other well regarded Theatres across Harrogate and Ilkley. You can enjoy Michelin starred restaurants, beautiful parks, art galleries, museums, countryside walks and even a day out to the Yorkshire coastline, with Scarborough, Hornsea, Bridlington and even Whitby all within 90 minutes travel.

So, why don’t you buy a luxury new home in Menston and start enjoying your retirement today?

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