Emerson Court, a new Ortus Homes development, part of the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, on Carmel Road North in Darlington, is proving to be a roaring success, with almost 45 per cent of apartments reserved off-plan ahead of its official opening in June 2017.

The luxury one and two bedroom apartments have been snapped-up in an overwhelming response to the eagerly-awaited sales launch held at Rockliffe Hall, on Hurthworth Place at the end of last month, which was attended by over 200 people.

With apartments at Emerson Court being quickly reserved, the award-winning housebuilder is urging discerning retirees who are interested in downsizing to the historic market town of Darlington to reserve without delay, or risk disappointment.

Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Ortus Homes, commented: “We have been truly overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our new Emerson Court development, which is proving incredibly popular with over 55s in the local area.

“The high level of early demand we are experiencing is testament to the number of people in the area who are seeking a more modern, low maintenance style property to enjoy their retirement, but who don’t want to compromise on style or space. The convenience of the development to the town centre of Darlington, just a short drive away, means homeowners have everything at their fingertips to enjoy a full and active social life. It is incredibly exciting to be at the forefront of luxury living for the over 55s in Darlington and beyond.”

Set to welcome its first homeowners in June 2017, Emerson Court will comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom apartments offering flexible living designed to a high specification, exclusively for those aged 55 and over. With this in mind, a camera door entry system and fully monitored alarms are in place to give homeowners complete peace of mind to lock up their property and head off on holiday or for a trip away if they choose, knowing everything is taken care of.

Homeowners will benefit from spacious master bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, electric underfloor heating throughout, open-plan living and dining areas, and modern fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances. The upkeep and management of Emerson Court will be entrusted to McCarthy and Stone Management Services. With the maintenance of the grounds taken care of, buildings insurance, window cleaning and the housekeeping to communal areas, homeowners will have more time to spend on the hobbies they enjoy.

The quality and attention to detail which will characterise Emerson Court reflects the commitment to excellence that has seen McCarthy and Stone awarded a five star rating for customer satisfaction for 12 consecutive years.

The market town of Darlington is famous for its rich history as a terminal for the world’s first passenger railway in 1825. Known for its weekly bustling indoor and outdoor markets, Darlington boasts a pedestrian-only centre with a host of high quality shops and services, from high-end boutiques, restaurants, local shops and all the amenities you need to enjoy your retirement.

Those interested in Emerson Court are asked to call 0800 201 4739 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk  for further information.