Why buy when you can rent


“It's lovely not having to worry about paying the bills or doing any housework. I came here and it's all provided for me, I have not got to worry about getting to the shops - although I could go every morning (on the private coach) if I wanted to. The only thing I have to pay is my private telephone bill.”

Braintree 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


Dining RoomAt The Hawthorns we aim to achieve the perfect balance for our residents so they can enjoy every moment whilst living in our retirement apartments. Free from domestic and property chores our residents are able to enjoy their hobbies, make new friends, learn new skills and choose from our activities calendar which aims to exercise the mind as well as the body.

Our residents tell us that they find they save on their outgoings and that The Hawthorns Retirement properties are very cost effective in comparison to owning and maintaining a property that has outgrown their family. Many residents find The Hawthorns very convenient, with manageable rental fees and flexible rental options to their liking and our all inclusive monthly rental making payment simple and enabling them to invest their capital should they wish.

The Hawthorns Retirement properties offer a safe and secure environment allowing residents to be as independent as they wish and for as long as possible. With everything on the doorstep and all amenities and services designed to make retirement independent, comfortable, enjoyable, secure and stimulating.

Dancing Couple

These are just some of the elements that make The Hawthorns lifestyle unique and highly desirable.

No More Household Bills

The all-inclusive monthly charge covers your choice of private apartment, all household bills and charges, including maintenance, electricity and heating together with three freshly prepared meals each day, access to a wide range of amenities and a calendar of activities each month.

Housekeeping Service

Each week our staff will surface clean your apartment and the linen service takes care of your sheets and towels which are replaced clean and fresh. For your personal items there is a free to use laundry on every floor.


There is a live in management team always on hand if needed. Each apartment is equipped with emergency pull cords for your security and peace of mind and the buildings are protected with CCTV. After 6pm access is restricted to non-residents and entry is gained by security cards.


The activities co-ordinator arranges a calendar of events each month for residents to enjoy if they so choose. Each month there is a choice of events that include dinner dances, entertainment, visits to places of interest, bridge, Tai Chi, book clubs, lectures, tea dances and much more. Residents suggestions for something new are always welcome and their help and assistance to organise and arrange events or contribute to craft and art shows are very much encouraged and welcome. Some of the retirement properties have croquet clubs, gardening clubs, regular putting competitions, and other social activities all contributing to a rich and varied life at The Hawthorns.


Each facility has a library, games and activities room and coffee lounge where tea, coffee or fresh fruit and home baked snacks are available in the morning and afternoon at no additional charge. There is a TV lounge for film nights, a billiards table and some gym equipment, all of which are included in your monthly payment.

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon

Within all of The Hawthorns facilities there is a professional hairdressing salon and whilst their services are not included in your monthly charge, they are on hand to make sure you always look as good as you feel, even before you leave the building.