McCarthy & Stone - York, Bishophill, YO1
Located on a quiet street in the heart of York is the stunning new McCarthy & Stone Bishophill Retirement Living development. Exclusively for those over 60, there are 9 one bedroom apartments and 21 two bedroom apartments perfect for those who want to stay central to all that York has to offer.
Right by the banks of the beautiful River Ouse, the McCarthy & Stone development is one of the most prestigious addresses within the city walls of York and boasts a panoramic rooftop terrace with views over the whole city. Local amenities are within a 5-10 minute walk from your front door, including a Sainsbury's Local and Post Office. There is a bus stop just up the road with routes in and around York and the York train station 0.4 miles away if you want to go further afield.
Fully equipped and finished to a high standard, your privately-owned apartment is the perfect base for you to enjoy an independent and active retirement. The development will feature excellent security systems including 24-hour emergency calls and a dedicated House Manager, which are sure to offer peace of mind. Furthermore, there will be lift access throughout, so it's easy for residents to get around.
Your apartment will include a spacious bedroom and living area, along with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. Walk-in wardrobes as well as the balconies that feature in select apartments make for added luxury. Homeowners will also benefit from a social lounge, where you can relax and catch up with friends, as well as a guest suite that's perfect for visitors. Outside, you'll discover beautifully maintained gardens and plenty of greenery, along with car parking facilities.
York is an ancient cathedral city dating back to before Roman times and today is one of the most visited cities in the UK, after London and Manchester. While it's a popular tourist destination, the town itself is quite small making it easy to explore all York has to offer on foot.
York is known for its festivals, and indeed there are plenty of cultural events throughout the year, covering everything from history and music, to sport and food. The major tourist attractions in this pretty city are the York Minister, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, the JORVIK Viking Centre where you can see a recreation of Viking streets, and the York Dungeon, famous for its bloody and gory history. However, if you prefer something a little milder, there are plenty of charming pubs around where you can enjoy a quiet drink! However, if the Dungeon didn't scare you enough, you can try ghost tour walk which is actually a great way to see the city, even if you don't spot any spooky friends.
As you'd expect, York is also full of shops, restaurants and pubs. The closest dining area to the McCarthy & Stone development is the adjacent Micklegate where you'll find drinking holes and restaurants to cater to all tastes. The Reel Cinema is worth a visit, even if you don't see a film, just to see inside the lovely art deco building. The best shopping is around The Shambles, an area just across the River Ouse. It's the narrowest street in all of York and where you'll find everything from high street fashion to little knick-knacks and souvenirs.
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