Invitation to see a new future for retirement planning

Residents of Cumbria and the Lake District thinking about retirement are invited to a stately home which could be the key to their future.

The new owners of Scalesceugh Hall, at Carleton near Carlisle, are building a development of luxury state of the art homes for the over 50s in the grounds of the Edwardian mansion.

And the hall itself will be theirs to use – with a library, coffee lounge, and rooms for a range of fitness activities.

It’s all part of the plan by Dr Anita Herdeiro and her husband Bruno to create a new approach to retirement, with an emphasis on well being and a healthy lifestyle.

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“We are offering a new perspective on retirement. People talk about growing old with dignity or with grace. To me that’s all about staying healthy and active in mind and body, keeping connected to friends and family and being part of a vibrant community,” said Anita, a doctor with a long career in healthcare for the elderly.

The multi-million pound development is modeled on schemes in Northern Europe and Australia but is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Buyers will have access to facilities in the hall, including an elegant library, coffee lounge and activity room for yoga and other classes. A children’s playground in the gardens will encourage grandchildren to visit and stay.

The houses, in acres of gardens and parkland, are a mix of semi-detached and terraced “cottages” with two bedrooms, and some with a study. All are built to the highest eco-friendly specifications, with an emphasis on sustainability, natural daylight and modern convenience.


Said Anita: “We know that what people want from retirement is about enjoying the fruits of all their hard work, and the freedom to live life to the full.  But we also know that it can be unpredictable. Our approach is to let people plan for the very best with the reassurance of help close by if they ever need it.”

The open days are 29th of July and 12th of August . Book your place now and further information can be found at

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The estate, while in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, is only five miles from the centre of Carlisle, and the nearest GP surgery is five minutes by car – or bus. The M6 is just two miles away.



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