MCCARTHY & Stone is getting into the Christmas spirit this month by offering all prospective purchasers visiting its Malpas Court development in Northallerton the chance to pick a very special festive gift off its sparkling Christmas tree.

Throughout December, any visitors aged over 70 who pop into the Assisted Living development in Malpas Road to take a tour of the facilities, will not only be able to find out more about the community and lifestyle that can be enjoyed with McCarthy & Stone, but will also be guaranteed to walk away with a token gesture worth at least £20.

Presents waiting to be picked include Thorntons chocolates and Marks & Spencer’s vouchers, with one random bauble, hidden at one of McCarthy & Stone’s many developments across the region, containing the chance to win the star prize of £500 John Lewis vouchers.

Furthermore, anyone then choosing to make a reservation before December 28 will be able to select another wrapped parcel from underneath the tree to reveal an even bigger Christmas surprise, such as £1,000 Sainsbury’s vouchers or a cheque for £1,000 cash.

Fiona Brooks, sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone North, said: “Christmas is a time for generosity so we thought that we’d make the buying experience even more rewarding by giving our customers the chance to pick a gift from our tree.

“Just like Christmas, later life should be relaxing, stress-free and fun. A move to a brand new McCarthy & Stone apartment can offer all these things by removing the worry and hassle of maintaining an older property, freeing you up to spend your time doing the things you enjoy.

“With the new year looming, now is a great time to consider making a fresh start, so we’d urge anyone interested to come and join us for a Christmas tipple to find out more about Assisted Living with McCarthy & Stone.”

Those going to see Malpas Court during the festive period will be treated to an array of Christmas treats and refreshments throughout their visit.

McCarthy & Stone is selling 50 one and two-bedroom Assisted Living apartments at Malpas Court. Prices start from £169,950.

Assisted Living from McCarthy & Stone offers the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for the over-70s.

In addition, a helping hand, through flexible care and support packages, including housekeeping assistance, is on offer to make life that little bit easier, provided by an on-site team of care professionals regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Assisted Living is more than just help with a wide range of daily tasks.

It’s about the flexibility of being able to choose what support you receive, the convenience of having a friendly and reliable on-site team able to quickly respond to your needs, and the reassurance of support provided by qualified people you know.

Facilities include a shared lounge, landscaped grounds, an on-site restaurant, guest suite, laundry room and a lift.

A dedicated estate manager ensures the smooth running of the development and staff are on site 24 hours a day. There is a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points to provide peace of mind for both residents and their families.

To find out more, visit the show complex in Malpas Road between 10.30am and 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, call 0800 2014739 or log on to