Lancashire retirement community welcomes new house manager

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The new house manager at McCarthy Stone’s Stanley Place, Jane Dawson, is no stranger to what has become a thriving retirement community in the heart of Garstang.

Having worked previously as a sales consultant for McCarthy Stone, she spent nearly 10 years helping local customers find their dream homes to enjoy retirement, with many opting for the beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments on offer at Stanley Place.

As its new house manager, Jane is responsible for the smooth running of the development, ensuring everyone can fully enjoy the McCarthy Stone lifestyle. She is on hand to give any support that homeowners might need, and she plays an active role in helping organise the community events taking place in the development all year round.

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Talking of her new role, Jane says: “When this role came up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try something new, while staying within the McCarthy Stone family. It has felt as though I have come home.”

Jane Dawson, House Manager at Stanley PlaceJane Dawson, House Manager at Stanley Place
Jane Dawson, House Manager at Stanley Place

“Of course I had met all the homeowners previously, when they were making the move to Stanley Place and I was helping them with the transition into their new apartments.

“It’s been so wonderful to meet them again living in what has become such a thriving community here at Stanley Place. Many homeowners move in and say they wish they did it years ago, which really says it all.”

First occupants moved into Stanley Place in August 2022 and have quickly become a tight knit community and are even known to put on their own get-togethers from film nights, scrabble events fish and chips nights and recently a Burns night celebration with their own in-house Piper.

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Designed to meet the specific needs of the over 55s, Stanley Place comprises of a mix of on-site amenities that include a spacious communal lounge ideal for forging new friendships and beautifully landscaped gardens which can be enjoyed all year round. A hotel-style guest suite provides the perfect space for friends and relatives to spend an overnight visit. Additional reassurance comes from the latest safety and security features, including 24/7 emergency call points and video door entry.

A range of purchasing options are available at Stanley Place to make retiring in style more accessible, such as Shared Ownership options from £105,000. For those looking to purchase outright, property prices start from £199,999.

For a limited time, McCarthy Stone could help you Move For Free+. If you reserve a new property by 26th April 2024, McCarthy Stone will pay up to £5,000 in stamp duty, as well helping to cover the cost of legal and moving fees.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year we have taken part in the survey.

For more information on Retirement Living Plus in Stanley Place, please call 0800 882 1829 or visit

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