A MALPAS retirement development has offered a 'sneak peek' inside its walls ahead of its upcoming opening.

The Cedars, in Old Hall Street, which opens its new show apartments this week, is welcoming people for the first time to come and take a look inside.

There has already been considerable interest in the site since construction began – 35 per cent of the properties are now sold.

The development consists of 23 one and two bedroom modern apartments for those over 60 as well as private parking.

There will be a homeowner's lounge for events and socialising, a guest suite for visiting family and friends, and lifts to all floors as well as a 24 hour emergency call system and a house manager who will take care of the day-to-day running of the development.

Declan Fishwick, marketing executive for McCarthy and Stone – the developers behind the Cedars – said he was 'proud' to show off the new homes.

"We believe in delivering the right development for the needs of the local area," he said. "We want to be able to find people the right solution for their retirement – one which will suit their changing requirements in later life.

"We are proud to be able to open the show apartments to interested purchasers this month to give them a glimpse into this flagship retirement scheme in Malpas."

To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, one-to-one appointments and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the safety of guests and site representatives.

Declan added: "Providing independent living but with a community feel, and access to shared facilities, is ideally suited to those looking to enjoy a relaxing retirement in a tranquil and peaceful village setting, whilst still only being 15 miles from historic Chester and all that it has to offer.

"So many people would benefit from moving to a property more suitable for their needs, which still has all the advantages of home ownership but is lower maintenance for them, closer to family, or where they can really enjoy some of the modern comforts and interiors that are available."

To make a Covid secure appointment to view The Cedars or for more information please call 0800 201 4811 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/retirement-properties-for-sale/the-cedars-malpas/