Why buy when you can rent

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“I am so grateful for both my wonderful welcome and immediate confidence that my father will be immensely happy here.”

Daughter of a Hawthorns Resident


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  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns

What makes The Hawthorns different?

The Hawthorns is different from most retirement housing options in that you are able to rent your retirement apartment rather than purchase it outright. Add to this the wide range of amenities available to all residents on site, and the peace of mind that our round the clock live-in management team are there should you need them, and you begin to see why our unique style of retirement living is so popular with the independent retired.

No longer weighed down with the stresses of everyday living and maintenance of capital outlay for an owned property, our residents are free to enjoy their time, make new friends, learn new skills and hobbies and lead an independent and happy life.

Renting a retirement property eliminates all the issues and costs of buying, estate agents, solicitor’s fee, and the like. You can release your capital from your current property to enjoy your retirement; or why not rent out your current property to provide an income for you. And with notice periods as short as one month if you wish to leave, The Hawthorns provides a flexibility that outright purchase simply cannot.

We also can arrange for you to stay completely free for 2 nights in any of our Hawthorns facilities across the UK, from rural Essex, to coastal towns like Eastbourne in Sussex and Clevedon, on the Somerset coast.

  • Accommodation options are spacious studios and one or two bedroom apartments. And we now offer 14 detached bungalows and maisonettes at The Gardens*, adjacent to The Hawthorns, Eastbourne.
  • All retirement apartments are spacious and varied with several sizes and styles of studio, one and two bed apartments available.
  • Several apartments have patios or balconies.
  • No purchase required – releasing your capital to enjoy your retirement
  • You can choose to sell or rent your present property – and we can help you
  • No estate agents' fees to pay when moving to The Hawthorns
  • The Hawthorns can be your permanent home for as long as you choose
  • Our lease agreement means that notice periods can be as short as one month if you wish to leave
  • Fully serviced luxury apartments
  • Holidays to other Hawthorns facilities in the UK (subject to availability)
  • Move apartments within the facility as your needs change
  • We have a wide range of amenities for you to enjoy and everything is included in the monthly rental charge
  • We have a hairdressing and beauty salon on the premises so residents can always look and feel their best.
  • Our all-inclusive charge really does include everything – the only exception is telephone calls, broadband and contents insurance.

At The Gardens in Eastbourne, the new hamlet of fully serviced retirement bungalows and maisonettes, all properties have fully fitted kitchens. However, if they wish, residents can have meals in the dining room at The Hawthorns which means they don't always have to cook. Retirement living has never been easier.