Inchmarlo wins retirement village award

Esmonde Crawley, Pamela Norris and Charles Skene

Inchmarlo’s Royal Deeside Retirement Village has won a prestigious national award.

The development, which is located near Banchory on Royal Deeside was named Most Outstanding Continuous Care Community in the UK at the UK Over 50s House Awards 2016.

Inchmarlo chairman Professor Charles P Skene OBE, who accepted the award with his daughter Pamela Norris, said: “I was delighted to accept this award recognising, as it does, the success of our concept of providing care services, including respite care, to homeowners.

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“These services enable our homeowners to continue to live independently in their own homes longer than would be the case elsewhere.”

Now in its seventh year, the UK Over 50s Housing awards recognise and reward excellence in the sector, celebrating those who enhance customer experience and satisfaction by way of innovation.

Inchmarlo’s Care Home and Retirement Villages are set in 100 acres of landscaped parkland and woodland on Royal Deeside on the outskirts of Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

Inchmarlo House is a C listed Georgian mansion which was converted into an award-winning 52-bed luxury care facility in 1986.

It provides accommodation for respite and long-term care and gives priority admission to owners of the more than 190 apartments and houses on the estate.

The award coincides with news that Inchmarlo’s latest development, Pinecrest, has completely sold out with plans now in place to launch the second phase with a special open day on Saturday May 6.

Pinecrest phase two is a development of two bedroomed south-facing luxury homes which feature a study with the potential to be utilised as a third bedroom.  All include garages and private driveways and are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

 

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