Horsham retirees enjoy event with Bake Off star

Chetna Makan visits Horsham to hold baking lesson SUS-150624-110807001
Chetna Makan visits Horsham to hold baking lesson SUS-150624-110807001

Local people living in Horsham and the surrounding areas were treated to the baking lesson of the century, when Great British Bake Off finalist, Chetna Makan, made a special appearance at McCarthy and Stone’s Clarence Court development last week.

The event, which was organised by the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, followed the theme of ‘sugar and spice’, and guests really were treated to all things nice as savoury and sweet recipes were on offer for people to try on the day, along with sparkling refreshments.

Committed to delivering high-quality homes for the over 60s, McCarthy and Stone hosted the event as part of its activities to encourage engagement amongst new and potential homeowners, highlighting the community spirit of the development. As part of the day, Chetna provided samples of her best loved recipes and guests were able to take away recipe cards along with pockets of bespoke spice mixes made up by Chetna herself.

Julie Ward, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, commented: “We were delighted to be able to welcome our homeowners, potential purchasers and members of the local public along to our baking event at Clarence Court, where celebrity baker Chetna Makan, who was made famous through her appearance on the popular TV show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, shared all the secrets behind her best loved recipes!

“Interactive group events such as this provide a great opportunity for existing homeowners and new or potential purchasers to meet in a relaxed setting, over a glass or two of bubbly, and people were able to get some really different hints and tips from Chetna, who is famous for her unique Indian take on traditional dishes.

“At McCarthy and Stone we are committed to helping older people stay independent for longer, and the event also provided a great opportunity for people to chat informally to our experienced team about the various flexible domestic and personalised care packages on offer at the development, as well as our bespoke moving service, which removes all the stress from moving home.”

Exclusively designed for the over 60s, Clarence Court, situated on Brighton Road, has been carefully designed to offer homeowners the very best in independent living, within a safe and secure environment, and offers a selection of one and two bedroom contemporary apartments, priced from £236,950 and £353,950 respectively. The development has proved incredibly popular, and is now over 70 per cent sold.

Clarence Court boasts an impressive list of facilities, exclusive contemporary homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. The development also benefits from its very own Concierge, who will ensure the smooth running of the development, a security entrance system, plus 24-hour emergency call points for added peace of mind for both homeowners and their families.

To book an appointment to view one of the stunning show apartments, or to find out more about the development, please call our sales team on 01403 257066. For more information on Holmes Place please visit: http://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/clarencecourt. Alternatively for more information on McCarthy and Stone please visit: http://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk#

Report and picture contributed by Sasha Shackell-York.