Watercress Festival Receive Welcome Donation From Local Housebuilder

Leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, who currently has a Retirement Living Plus development under construction, on The Dean in New Alresford, has donated £2,500 to the nationally acclaimed Alresford Watercress Festival.

The donation to the festival was presented by McCarthy and Stone Marketing Executive, Nicki Beswarick and Sales Executive Rebecca Johnson, to Charles Barter from The Watercress Company, at one of the at one of the impressive local watercress farms in Hampshire.

Charles Barter from The Watercress Company, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the festival, commented: “The Festival is delighted to receive this kind donation from McCarthy and Stone. The Watercress Festival is growing year on year and it’s fantastic to have the support of local businesses to ensure we continue to put on a highly entertaining day out for families in New Alresford. The festival is all about bringing the local community together and celebrating the unique watercress crop.”

Rebecca Johnson, Sales Executive for McCarthy and Stone, commented: “We’re very excited to be able to donate £2,500 to the Watercress Festival. It’s an excellent platform for local producers and businesses and a fun filled day out for all the family. As a company we try to offer as much support as possible to local projects and organisations in the areas in which we build, and of course New Alresford is no exception. We are thrilled to be part of the Watercress Festival and proud to be able to provide a donation to this superb event.”

The Retirement Living Plus development at The Dean in New Alresford will compromise of 49 one and two bedroom luxury apartments, specially designed for those aged 70 and over. All apartments will feature fully-fitted modern kitchens with integrated appliances, spacious and open-plan living areas, as well as stylish en-suite bathrooms. The development will also have ample communal space including a large homeowners’ lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours and friends. There will also be an on-site restaurant, which will serve fresh nutritious meal options; and a very handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

Built with security in mind, there will be a camera entry system to the development and all the apartments will be equipped with 24-hour emergency call points. A dedicated Estates Manager will be available to oversee the day to day running of the development provide any help as required.

New Alresford is an ideal retirement location for local retirees. A stunning picturesque Georgian market town voted Country Life’s Favourite Market Town, there are plenty of amenities to offer homeowners, with an abundance of independent shops and restaurants.

Those interested in Retirement Living Plus at McCarthy and Stone’s forthcoming New Alresford development are invited to call 0800 201 4739 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk