The Croft (, an age-exclusive community in Bourne developed by Larkfleet Homes ( and Keystone Developments ( for those aged 55 years and over, will host two wine and cheese tasting classes during December.

Wine and cheese tasting classes were previously held at The Croft during October as part of a week of hobby classes to demonstrate the potential which the development has for vibrant community living.

The October wine and cheese tasting sessions proved so popular with participants that Larkfleet has decided to host another two sessions in December.

Residents at The Croft and anyone interested in purchasing an age-exclusive property – as well as family members assisting in the search – are welcome to take part completely free of charge.

The wine and cheese tasting classes will be held on Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 December, from 18:00 until 20:00. Places are limited to 12 people per class so those interested are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

During the two classes, participants will have the chance to taste a selection of wines with complimentary cheeses whilst enjoying an informative talk from the tutor as well as some social time to discuss the wines amongst themselves.

As part of The Croft development, an existing manor house located on site has been restored to its former glory and will act as the ‘hub’ of the retirement community. The manor house will also hold the wine and cheese classes in December.

For more information on the wine and cheese classes or to book your place, call into The Croft sales office on North Road in Bourne or call 01778 426995.

The Croft consists of 68 one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom chalets arranged around attractively landscaped courtyards. The renovated manor house also has a two-bedroom apartment available to homebuyers.

The Croft is being marketed as not only a place to live but as a community of like-minded people who enjoy a lifestyle full of possibilities. Homeowners at The Croft will be able to live the life they want to lead, in a secure and caring environment.

As The Croft is right in the centre of Bourne, many local amenities including a local supermarket, a doctor’s surgery and a bus stop are only a short walk away, as are many shops and restaurants.

With so many excellent facilities in the area, Larkfleet and Keystone are keen to encourage residents at The Croft to pursue hobbies and enjoy community living by setting up their own groups and societies. The renovated manor house provides an ideal base for this as the wine and cheese tasting evenings planned for December will demonstrate.

Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “The Croft offers enjoyable community living that allows residents to embrace their interests and hobbies. The wine tasting classes proved incredibly popular in October so we are delighted to offer these sessions again during December. Social activity classes like these are a great opportunity for participants to get a feel for The Croft and the benefits it can offer its community.”