Moving House – It Can be a Piece of Cake at Any Age

It's many people's dream to retire to the countryside, however, 84 year old, Mrs Darnton has done the opposite and moved from her remote bungalow of 30 years and found her perfect home in Chorley.

Having cared for her late husband for a number of years, when he sadly passed away, Mrs Darnton found herself alone in a large property, with no immediate neighbours and having lost touch with many old friends.

Mrs Darnton said: "At this new stage in my life I realised I wanted still to live independently but without the worry of a larger property and the half an acre of garden to take care of. Having not moved house for 30 years and with my only family living in Scotland, I was apprehensive about the whole process, but when I read about The Court at Buckshaw Retirement Village and their Assisted Move Scheme, I was so relieved to have it all taken care of , that I made the decision to move there on my very first visit."

She added: "The scheme made the daunting task of downsizing and moving so much easier and my estate agents fees were even paid for me too! I met with Maria Baker, Buckshaw's very own House Doctor, who was super from start to finish – she visited the bungalow and contacted estate agents for valuations, she was friendly yet professional, knows the housing market inside out and gave me invaluable advice."

She continued: "Initially I was worried about moving from the peace of the countryside, but my new, spacious, two bedroom apartment is wonderfully peaceful. Not only can I live securely, safely and independently, but I have company when I want or need it and beautifully maintained, landscaped gardens to enjoy,"

She concluded: "Moving to The Court has been the best decision I could have made after losing my husband and I've received a truly warm welcome from both staff and residents. Thanks to Maria's expertise in downsizing, I didn't need to buy any new furniture and I can use my second bedroom as a study as well as a guest room so I can enjoy my new Wi-Fi connection."

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