Why buy when you can rent

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The Hawthorns Braintree
Meadow Park
Tortoiseshell Way

CM7 1TD‎

Tel: 01376 335500
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“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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  • Hawthorns - Retire with style at Braintree
  • Hawthorns - Retire with style at Braintree
  • Hawthorns - Retire with style at Braintree
  • Hawthorns - Retire with style at Braintree
  • Hawthorns - Retire with style at Braintree

The Monthly Charge Explained

One simple all-inclusive monthly charge

You may be surprised at how well our all-inclusive rental charge is comparable to your current outgoings when taking into account the cost of utility bills, property and garden maintenance, meals, transportation and general repairs. There are no worries about excessive heating and electricity bills or costly home maintenance, these are all included.

When you move into The Hawthorns there are no associated charges as with a property purchase. This means that your capital is not tied up. Your apartment is rented on a monthly lease, with everything listed below included in this one charge. And should you ever wish to move out, you just give us as little as a month's notice - simple, low risk, and hassle free.

Our Monthly charge includes the following services:

  • Three healthy, freshly prepared meals cooked by the facility chef and his team and served in the dining room
  • All utility bills and buildings insurance
  • All maintenance costs
  • Manager and Co-Manager Team living on site
  • Weekly housekeeping including cleaning and linen service
  • Scheduled activity programme including days out and activities and classes in the facility
  • Scheduled free transport with our courtesy bus
  • Security alarm systems in every apartment
  • Satellite or cable television


  • Contents insurance for your personal effects
  • Personal telephone calls and broadband

Rental Agreement

The licence agreement requires residents to give as little as a month's notice, should they decide to move.  Residents make The Hawthorns and The Gardens their permanent home but are not tied into costly agreements or long notice periods.  The all-inclusive rental payment is based on the size of the apartment.

You make the comparison!

Request an information pack and compare your regular monthly outgoings and see for yourself how our monthly rental fee compares favourably to your existing outgoing costs.