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The Hawthorns Braintree
Meadow Park
Tortoiseshell Way

CM7 1TD‎

Tel: 01376 335500
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“It's a wonderful way of life. With so much taken care of, my partner and I are free to enjoy our lives to the full and that's exactly what we do. I can't think of anywhere I would rather live.”

Eastbourne 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

Amenities at The Hawthorns

The Hawthorns Retirement home in Essex offers the epitome of independent retirement living. Created specifically for active retirees, The Hawthorns are serviced apartment-style complexes that offer a diverse and interesting lifestyle while providing the support and security needed to help maintain our residents’ independence.

Enjoy a choice of private apartment and our extensive range of features and services, which are all designed to help residents get the most out of their retirement home in Essex.

See below for a comprehensive list of features and services:

Your Apartment

Choose your own spacious studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom apartment, fresh neutral decor with carpet and curtains provided. Bed linen and towels can be provided but you are free to bring your own, together with your own furniture to make your apartment your home. There are several apartment designs to choose from, many with balconies or patios.

All Bills

All household bills (other than your personal contents insurance and your personal telephone bill) are included in your monthly fee.

Onsite Management Team

Our professional live-in Management Team ensures help and support are always on hand when needed to provide security and peace of mind for you and your family, even when you are away on holiday.

Landscaped Gardens

Designed for your enjoyment, our colourful gardens are accessible all year round, with paved walkways and plenty of space for keen gardeners to exercise their green fingers.

Activity and Social Room

Our Activities Coordinator at Braintree ensures there is always an interesting and varied choice of activities and social events for you to participate in, should you wish; from crafts and ‘sittercise’ to themed fairs and evening entertainment. Resident’s suggestions are always welcomed.

Private Dining Room

Invite your friends and family to join you at The Hawthorns for special occasions, or even just for Sunday Lunch, and enjoy the privacy of this elegant dining room.

Private Minibus

We have our own private minibus which is used for trips into town, shopping trips, appointments and regular excursions.


Dining Room

Enjoy a varied menu of three freshly prepared meals each day, created by our chef and served at your table in our light and spacious dining room. We can cater for some special diets and there is always a selection of dishes as well as choice of portion size.

Weekly Housekeeping

Your apartment will be surface cleaned weekly and your towels and bed linen provided by us, are changed and laundered weekly.

Coffee Lounge

Meet up with friends and like-minded neighbours in our inviting coffee lounge, where hot drinks, fresh home-baked snacks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.

Games Room

Our retirement home in Essex is equipped with a snooker table and an abundance of board games and jigsaws, you are sure to enjoy many a social afternoon here.

TV Room

Enjoy your favourite programmes, sporting events and films in the company of friends.


Take time out to catch up with the newspapers, or settle down with a good book in our comfortable, well-stocked library.

Free-To-Use Laundry

On every floor there is a laundry room fully equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers and ironing boards, all for use.


Guest Accommodation

The Hawthorns retirement home in Essex is your home and friends and family are more than welcome to come and visit, with accommodation available in our attractive guest suite.

Hair and Beauty Salon

Our professional hair and beauty salon is conveniently placed within The Hawthorns so you can always look and feel your best without even having to leave the building.