Rightsizing: downsizing without compromise!

The key considerations for anyone planning that next property move.

Over the years, we have observed a marked increase in demand for quality downsizing properties from homeowners looking ahead to later life. There has always been a need for accessible, low maintenance properties in convenient locations. But as the older generation approaches retirement, the proportion of the UK population over the age of 65 continues to expand and some areas of the country such as Devon and Oxfordshire – where we are currently marketing five developments – are ageing well ahead of the national average.

Currently, less than 3% of the UK’s housing stock is designated as retirement property but, with almost 1 in 5 people currently over the age of 65, there is greater demand than ever for age-appropriate property.

Generally, people speak about ‘downsizing’ for retirement living. This often means giving up spare bedrooms, moving to smaller spaces that require less upkeep, and making do with a smaller garden or none at all. But how many of these changes are down to lack of choice?

We believe that increased convenience should not mean sacrifice and compromise.

Rightsize into later life


At Blue Cedar Homes, we believe in ‘rightsizing’. Just because homeowners are ready for an easier lifestyle, does not mean they should have to compromise on space, quality or location.

High quality new properties from Blue Cedar Homes are carefully designed to meet our homeowners’ needs now and in the future.

The spacious footprints of our homes accommodate a lifetime of memories because moving to a low maintenance property should not mean leaving behind who you are. We ample room for bookcases, pianos, and more. One of our residents even brought 600 books and 40 paintings with her! High ceilings, wide doorways and spacious floorplans further enhance the luxurious feel of our homes.

All of our properties boast at least two generous double bedrooms. Children may have flown the nest, but it should be easy for guests to descend whenever you choose. Our houses also incorporate a downstairs bathroom to allow the creation of an additional ensuite bedroom, should it be needed.

Every Blue Cedar Homes property benefits from a private garden as well as access to a communal landscaped garden. Our local Estate Manager takes care of the gardening, leaving residents free to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

A better way


Research from Legal & General found that almost half of those aged over 55 living in homes too large for their needs feel unable to downsize to a more suitable property. Simply put, properties don’t exist to meet their needs. While many retirement developers offer apartments, not everyone wants to live in a high density scheme of 40-50 properties.

At Blue Cedar Homes, we have years of experience creating homes that are beautiful, functional, low maintenance and future proof. Our thoughtfully designed schemes typically include up to 15 detached freehold homes. We believe that your hard-earned retirement should not be spent keeping up with a property that no longer suits you. We believe in later life in style.

If you are looking for your next step, a Blue Cedar Homes development will give you the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, new friendships and newfound freedoms. Contact us on 01392 369704.

Over the years, we have observed a marked increase in demand for quality downsizing properties from homeowners looking ahead to later life. There has always been a need for accessible, low maintenance properties in convenient locations. But as the older generation approaches retirement, the proportion of the UK population over the age of 65 continues to expand and some areas of the country such as Devon and Oxfordshire – where we are currently marketing five developments – are ageing well ahead of the national average.

Currently, less than 3% of the UK’s housing stock is designated as retirement property but, with almost 1 in 5 people currently over the age of 65, there is greater demand than ever for age-appropriate property.

Generally, people speak about ‘downsizing’ for retirement living. This often means giving up spare bedrooms, moving to smaller spaces that require less upkeep, and making do with a smaller garden or none at all. But how many of these changes are down to lack of choice?

We believe that increased convenience should not mean sacrifice and compromise.

Rightsize into later life


At Blue Cedar Homes, we believe in ‘rightsizing’. Just because homeowners are ready for an easier lifestyle, does not mean they should have to compromise on space, quality or location.

High quality new properties from Blue Cedar Homes are carefully designed to meet our homeowners’ needs now and in the future.

The spacious footprints of our homes accommodate a lifetime of memories because moving to a low maintenance property should not mean leaving behind who you are. We ample room for bookcases, pianos, and more. One of our residents even brought 600 books and 40 paintings with her! High ceilings, wide doorways and spacious floorplans further enhance the luxurious feel of our homes.

All of our properties boast at least two generous double bedrooms. Children may have flown the nest, but it should be easy for guests to descend whenever you choose. Our houses also incorporate a downstairs bathroom to allow the creation of an additional ensuite bedroom, should it be needed.

Every Blue Cedar Homes property benefits from a private garden as well as access to a communal landscaped garden. Our local Estate Manager takes care of the gardening, leaving residents free to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.

A better way


Research from Legal & General found that almost half of those aged over 55 living in homes too large for their needs feel unable to downsize to a more suitable property. Simply put, properties don’t exist to meet their needs. While many retirement developers offer apartments, not everyone wants to live in a high density scheme of 40-50 properties.

At Blue Cedar Homes, we have years of experience creating homes that are beautiful, functional, low maintenance and future proof. Our thoughtfully designed schemes typically include up to 15 detached freehold homes. We believe that your hard-earned retirement should not be spent keeping up with a property that no longer suits you. We believe in later life in style.

If you are looking for your next step, a Blue Cedar Homes development will give you the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, new friendships and newfound freedoms. Contact us on 01392 369704.

Company Information

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Blue Cedar Home Ltd is registered in England no. 6444180. Registered office: Eagle House, 1 Babbage Way, Exeter Science Park, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2FN

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For further peace of mind, all Blue Cedar Homes properties carry a 10 year NHBC 'Buildmark' warranty.

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