McCarthy Stone - Blandford, DT11

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Development info

Subject to planning.

Exclusive to the over 60s, this proposed contemporary retirement development will consist of 45 one or two-bedroom apartments conveniently located close to the banks of the river Stour in historic Blandford Forum, Dorset, on the site of the old brewery.

Low maintenance and sociable
With our light and spacious one or two-bedroom retirement apartment, you’ll enjoy intelligent design, high specifications and quality modern flourishes, like underfloor heating. Many properties will benefit from balconies too. This retirement community will also offer a luxurious communal lounge where you can meet with friends and neighbours, a beautiful shared garden to relax and socialise in and a hotel-style guest suite for when people come to stay.

Safe and secure
All our new retirement properties have integrated security systems, including a 24-hour emergency call out system, fire detection and camera entry system. There will also be a friendly House Manager onsite in office hours for added peace of mind.

Plenty to do on the doorstep
Just across the River Stour, you’ll find the lively heart of Blandford Forum, with its mix of restaurants, pubs, independent shops and high street brands – including an M&S food hall and the popular Blandford Forum Indoor Market – a haven for collectibles and bric-a-brac with a charming café. With the river close by, there are plenty of opportunities for a scenic stroll into the glorious Dorset countryside. Try the Stour Valley Way which begins at Blandford Bridge and meanders through the Crown Meadows and Deer Park.

Local Area

The retirement development is situated in Blandford St Mary on the south bank of the River Stour, immediately opposite the centre of Blandford Forum. The village was built around the Badger Brewery and you could do worse than enjoy a craft beer – or coffee and cake - at the beautifully restored Brewery Tap, Blandford. Or for an usual day out why not explore Blandford Fashion Museum which also boasts a lovely tearoom.


Blandford nestles in the heart of the gorgeous Dorset countryside and is close to an array of attractions including the impressive National Trust Kingston Lacey estate, with its scenic walks down to the Eye Bridge or Pamphill Green.

You can reach the breath-taking Jurassic coast in under an hour, for cliff tops walks, fossil hunting and kayaking at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The beaches of Bournemouth are just 40 minutes away and it is easy to hop onto the Blandford to Bournemouth or Blandford to Poole bus to enjoy a traditional seaside day out.

Getting to Location

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