In searching for the site to build the first Continuing Care Retirement Community in Scotland, many places were considered, but Inchmarlo on Royal Deeside, 1 mile west of Banchory, was immediately seen to be the ideal site.
Inchmarlo is a magnificent Georgian mansion house, facing south, with superb views over the River Dee. It is surrounded by 100 acres of landscaped parkland and woodland containing many fine species of Douglas Fir and Scots Pine.
Indeed, so famous were the gardens, that Queen Victoria instructed her coachman to drive through Inchmarlo on her way to and from Balmoral. The drive through the estate is therefore called the Queen’s Drive.
Inchmarlo House, our luxury Care Home, and centre of the Community, has maintained its exceedingly high standard of care and over the years has earned an enviable reputation. Inchmarlo House Care Home is registered with and inspected by the Care Commission for care of Elderly Frail clients.
It is also an ideal place for those who require Respite Care, whether it be to enable family or carers to have a well earned rest or perhaps for those who would benefit from a week or so of being cared for after a spell in hospital or simply a holiday.
Within the beautiful 100 acre estate surrounding Inchmarlo House, we have built 148 houses and apartments in six distinct developments, from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom detached houses.
All these homes come under the umbrella of sheltered housing and are available to all those over 55 years of age, or younger if health conditions warrant such housing needs.
The kind of people who wish to select the best way in which to plan for their retirement or to actually retire – with security and peace of mind. The principle of Continuing Care is to enable people to continue to live in their own home as long as they wish – with the support of optional care services and facilities provided by Inchmarlo House.
You can read more about the Inchmarlo Retirement Community at: http://www.inchmarlo-retirement.co.uk/