The Croft (, an exclusive retirement community in Bourne developed by Larkfleet Homes ( and Keystone Developments ( for those aged 55 years and over, will host an afternoon of Christmas crafts on Sunday 18 November.

The Christmas craft afternoon runs from 13:00 to 17:00 on 18 November and aims to promote the strong community ethos of the development. 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.

A Christmas card making class will take place at 13:00, a Christmas bauble making class will follow at 14:30 and finally there will be a gift wrapping and gift bag making workshop at 16:00. Each class will last approximately one hour and will help participants add that personal touch to Christmas.

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 Christmas craft classes.

For more information on the Christmas craft afternoon or to book your place, call into The Croft sales office or call 01778 426995. Places are limited to 8 people per class so book early to avoid disappointment.

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 Christmas craft afternoon planned for 18 November 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 Christmas craft afternoon is just one in a series of activity events Larkfleet is planning over the coming months at The Croft. The Christmas craft afternoon will be a great opportunity for participants to get a feel for The Croft and the benefits it can offer its community.”