McCarthy & Stone - Dawson Grange, HG4
Located on North Street in Ripon, North Yorkshire, this modern development is an ideal option for those seeking retirement flats in the North of England.
Exclusively for those over 60, the development offers a collection of modern retirement apartments in close proximity to numerous local amenities. Set in a prominent location, homeowners will enjoy easy access to surrounding areas which include Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, Leeds, Wetherby, York, Harrogate and many more. With convenient travel options located just a few minutes from our site, getting around isn't a problem either.
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.
Located on the River Ure in Yorkshire, Ripon is a beautiful market town with plenty of attractive features. With a history that dates back over 1,300 years the area built itself up as a famous Cathedral City with monasteries dating back to the 7th Century that are still standing strong.
For homeowners, a short trip to the city will bring you to a range of local amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums and historical buildings. These include the stunning Ripon Cathedral, Studley Royal Park, Fountains Abbey, and Ripon Spa Gardens which contain a Victorian bandstand.
Other markers of the past include a market of over 120 stalls held every Thursday at Ripon Market Square which features a 300-year-old Obelisk. This is also the site of where the local Hornblower sounds his horn at 9pm every evening while other cultural attractions include an annual procession to celebrate the city's founder Wilfrid and traditional Morris dancing and long sword dancing.
For sports lovers, Ripon Racecourse offers a full calendar of events and makes for a great day out with friends and family.
Transport options are also strong in the city, linking residents of Ripon with surrounding areas. Although there is no train station in the city, nearby Harrogate and Thirsk both offer rail links while numerous bus services operate within Ripon to keep locals mobile.
These include routes to Leeds, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, York, Leyburn and Richmond. Route 36 covers Harrogate and Leeds and runs every 20 minutes during the day from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday. Evening buses run hourly.
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