What does lifestyle mean to you? At Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, the word encapsulates what we are all about. We are here to offer the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Scalesceugh Hall & Villas offers a safe community, surrounded by stunning, natural beauty, with exceptional houses and so much more.
What makes the community safe? Take our concierge services - they vary according to need, and have recently been critical in providing the simple things for homeowners.
Sometimes it’s a friendly face, checking how people are. At other times there will be deliveries of groceries or prescriptions. Or assistance with gardening.
'I am part of a community'
We are extremely fortunate here to have extensive landscaped lawns, leading to Wreay Woods nature reserve with a stunning walk along the River Petteril.
In times of isolation, the Scalesceugh lifestyle has been comforting, and not at all lonely.
As one of our owners said: “I cannot want for any more, living here, sitting on my balcony, enjoying the sun and listening to the birds.
“I am still part of a community that I see regularly. Sharon, from concierge services, pops by to check if I need anything.
“I have had chemotherapy and have to be careful about self isolation. I was very nervous about these times but having someone pick up my medical scripts, check on me and make sure I do not become lonely, means I can stay independent .
“My family are so happy I chose Scalesceugh. Knowing that my Aunt also lives at Scalesceugh is very comforting. I know she is well supported, in a caring community.
“Scalesceugh gives her independence, as she wants it, and support if she ever needs it. The whole place is so thoughtfully created, and we feel lucky that a doctor has been behind its creation.”
'Everyone has something to offer'
Our homeowners are very much a part of our lives at Scalesceugh.
We strongly believe everyone has something to offer, and it’s never too late to share. So we have started to create a list of skills people would like to offer to the Scalesceugh community.
These currently range from cookery classes, arts and crafts, to Tai Chi and teaching Maths and English.
One of the owners, a former teacher, has been instructing Maths via Skype to founders Anita’s and Bruno’s children.
While homeowner Shirley has proved a dab hand helping out with the new vegetable patch!
On the subject of fresh food, everyone has been enjoying the fresh free range eggs laid by the hens at Scalesceugh Lodge.
We also have the finest local produce delivered on a regular basis - we are loyal supporters of local producers and other local businesses here at Scalesceugh.
New Spa and Wellbeing Centre
Lifestyle is being enriched with the opening this summer of our new Spa and Wellbeing Centre.
A multidisciplinary skilled team will provide personalised activity plans, as well as group and one-to-one classes.
Members will have a chance to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the swimming pool, massage room, sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi.
There will also be hairdressing and manicure services, while outdoors you can breathe in the fresh country air, walking along trails among acres of private gardens and lawns.
On the frontline - Dr Anita Herdeiro
Of course, right now, we are living in challenging times, when everyone’s usual lifestyle has been restricted in some way.
Scalesceugh founder Dr Anita Herdeiro has been supporting homeowners, but also the NHS, in her capacity as a vastly experienced GP.
Anita advises: “We are still learning more and more about COVID-19. A disease that is killing so many, challenging us as clinicians.
“Every day I come home feeling exhausted and slightly defeated. However, I feel so privileged to be part of something extraordinary - the NHS.
“I hope these challenges help us understand the importance of community and the value of each other.”
Dr Herdeiro reminds us of essential advice as we stay in our homes, doing our best to help the fight against the coronavirus.
“Monitor and look after any chronic conditions you may have. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, and they become difficult to manage at home, call us on 111. We can help to support you.
“If you do have symptoms, remember these three things - Rest, Hydrate and Isolate.
“And please respect the importance of social distancing and isolation – it makes a difference.
“Together we will fight this off.”