Many of us dream of a retirement surrounded by gorgeous countryside, with beautiful views to wake up to, and a warm and welcoming community to match.
Living in Scotland, it’s not hard to find these things but finding everything in one package, and an environment where you can feel supported as you grow older, can be tricky.
With retirement potentially lasting 30 years or more, it’s so important to make sure that the place you decide to live is the right choice for now and looking ahead into the future.
Fortunately one solution can be found within retirement living communities. Comprising of detached cottages, apartments and studio living, retirement villages are designed for older adults who would like a carefree and enjoyable retirement filled with opportunities to pursue the things they love.
And that’s what many find life to be like at MHA’s Auchlochan Garden Village in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, which boasts a choice of individual cottages, stylish apartment living in 1, 2 bedroom or studio-sized accommodations.
Auchlochan Garden Village retirement community sits within a 50-acre estate, featuring a beautiful walled garden that blossoms with seasonal flowers and a well-stocked fishing lake for residents to enjoy. The village is landscaped with four small man-made lochs known as lochan and it’s around these lochan that the apartments and cottages are located .The residents at Auchlochan are quick to point out how much they enjoy waking up to a view of the distant rolling hills combined with the stunning 50-acre garden right outside their front door gives a perfect backdrop to retirement life. All of this space and none of the stress of the upkeep so it’s an ideal solution to living a semi-rural life.
Auchlochan, the small village with a big heart, is made up of four different independent retirement living apartment buildings, detached cottages and one care home on site and one in the nearby village of Lesmahagow. There really is something to suit everyone especially as we offer rent before you buy, rental properties, shared ownership and full ownership options.
Each of the apartment buildings has its own character and style of accommodation, most have great communal spaces where you can sit and watch the world go by or socialize with your friends. This choice helps us to meet your needs and expectations. In addition Auchlochan Garden Village boasts 24/7 on-site care packages, which are designed to take away some of the everyday hassles associated with living in your own home in later life. Having the option to take advantage of these ‘bolt on package’ gives residents the peace of mind knowing that help is on hand if and when they need it. (Note that separate charges will apply for these bespoke services).
As well as getting back to nature and making new friends, retirement living also enables you to indulge in your favourite hobbies. Those moving into Auchlochan will also have access to an on-site bistro, putting green, hairdressers and a wide range of clubs and social groups including indoor bowls, yoga, seated Thai Chi and many more. With all of this going on and regular evening themed events, there’s never a dull moment….but don’t worry if you would rather not join in as the choice is yours.
Auchlochan Garden Village is only 30 minutes by car from Glasgow and four miles from the main M74 motorway. Locally it is very close to a GP surgery, chemist, bank and supermarket. With all of this convenience coupled with the stunning landscape and so much enjoyment to be had, many people wish that they had moved there sooner!
OPEN DAY: Why not head along to Auchlochan’s open day on 29th January from 11am-3pm or you can make an appointment to go anytime and see what village life is like Auchlochan style.
*For more information about Auchlochan Garden Village, or to book an appointment, click here to visit the website.