All of our residents at The Hawthorns Braintree have led incredible lives and they have some fantastic stories and accolades to share with us. One of our residents, Ken, won an award for his contribution to bowling in 2016. We asked him a few questions to find out a little bit more about his interest…
The Hawthorns Rented Retirement Properties
Retirement Living for the Independently Minded
Put Time Back Into Your Retirement Years
“Rented apartments in fine communal settings, all with excellent locations, gardens and fully managed, all-inclusive accommodation, restaurant dining, social events and excursions”.
The Hawthorns is a unique and exciting retirement model that offers rented apartments to retired couples or individuals who seek a rich, independent lifestyle, at beautiful locations across the country.
Ours is a business that addresses the need of a whole new generation of retirees, people with exacting expectations and clear ideas of what they want to achieve in their retirement years.
Our communities are vibrant and companionable places; we eat together, we play together and we live together. Step outside the privacy of your apartment door and a world of opportunities await you.
Why The Hawthorns?
There are many reasons why people choose to live within a Hawthorns retirement community. For some it is a financial consideration, what we call ‘rightsizing’. For many individuals, or even couples, the costs associated with maintaining a large house and garden in their retirement years are prohibitive and make no sense. Many current retirement developments, have spurious exit fees when properties are sold on or ground rents and maintenance fees that are prohibitive. At the Hawthorns, our pricing is totally transparent, allowing our residents to budget more effectively in their later years. You could say life is just more manageable the Hawthorns way.
Simplicity then is another reason. Renting all-inclusive retirement properties just makes life easier. Simple as that. Maintenance is taken care of, as are the council tax and utility bills, there is no housework to contend with, no meals to prepare, there is even a laundry on-site for you to use. It’s all taken care of and our all-inclusive rental model is just that, there are no hidden surprises like at many other more traditional retirement villages.
We even provide regular transport to local shops and other amenities, so that residents can shop or maintain a life outside of the Hawthorns, without the worry of driving and parking in town. Whether it is soaking up some local culture, dining or just a spot of shopping, it’s all included and although many residents choose to keep their cars in our free parking bays, for the independence it affords them, many also simply find it surplus to requirements.
For others it is the flexibility and security that communal, rented properties bring. With just one months notice residents are free to leave the Hawthorns, useful when your circumstances change at short notice. Our receptionists, concierge, and secure premises ensure that your safety is always a priority.
Our retirement properties offer much and our locations are chosen for the access they provide to both local amenities such as shops, banks, doctors and clubs, as well as to some of the countries most beautiful countryside and coastline.
Lastly, and by no means least, our residencies are also fun! We are a retirement community of people with strong attachments to our localities, places where friendships flourish in an atmosphere that is more like a ‘club house’ for the retired. Whether it is trips out for Sunday roast, enjoying with other residents a three course lunch with wine in our restaurant, a group walk in the countryside or one of our many social engagements, there is much to immerse yourself in and of course, at the end of the day you can do as much or as little as you wish.
Be part of something special, share in our community and live life to the full at The Hawthorns.
There are currently four Hawthorns retirement residencies from which to choose, each set in its own unique location from historic, rural market towns to coastal settings, the choice is yours.
Your retirement starts right here!
Sociable & Supportive
“A Community of Like Minded Individuals”
An enthusiasm for life, living well and an appreciation of the companionship of others, these values typify each of our Hawthorns retirement communities where life is yours to live. At each of our locations you will find people who share much in common and enjoy the clubs and society’s we run as well as the flexibility and independence that rented apartments bring. Equally you will also find that Hawthorns is about finding your own balance, with moments and spaces dedicated to peace and quiet, relaxation, hobbies or just pottering around in the garden. Different strokes for different folks as they say but our communities take strength from the variety of people we attract.
Our residencies are designed with our public and private spaces in mind, you don’t have to retreat to your apartment for privacy, although we all need that from time to time, our communal rooms and gardens are always busy places, full of life, friends, family and residents who enjoy the buzz of feeling part of something bigger, something tangible.
At Hawthorns there is always something in which to involve yourself; from crafting, singing, dancing, learning (because you are never too old) and exercising. Choose from a host of excursions in our mini coach; trips to local shops, trips to rustic pubs or simply trips down memory lane. Choose as much or as little as you want, bring guests or family or friends.
Latest Hawthorns stories
Recent evidence-based research by the BBC has identified that retirement property purchase may not be the investment that general housing could be and has been. “Around half of new build retirement homes sold during a 10-year period were later re-sold at a loss” A 2017 BBC article revealed compelling evidence that an exceptionally high number…
The Hawthorns Eastbourne has been accredited with the prestigious Hospitality Assured Award, a national standard for service and business excellence in hospitality! The award promotes and recognises excellence in hotel and support services in a specific site, including front of house, food and beverage, culinary and housekeeping services. It focuses on the standard of front-line…
The Hawthorns Clevedon is proud to be a premier sponsor of the important Clevedon Pier since 2015. As well as support from the company, which provides free access to the Pier for the Hawthorns residents, many of the residents elected to become shareholders at a community listing of shares; in fact resident Sheila Rolls…
Our latest retirement facility is quite the impressive sight. But have you wondered what The Hawthorns Northampton looks like from above? The video below uses drone-based photography, revealing some rather extraordinary views of our beautiful building. And if you think it looks good on the outside, wait until you see our independent living apartments, cinema,…
Hundreds of pounds has been raised for homeless people in Braintree at the launch of the latest book by a poetic pensioner. John Giffard, 87, a resident of The Hawthorns, in Meadow Park, Braintree, officially released Through The Hawthorn Bush, at a special event at the retirement community on June 14. All of the profits…
The Hawthorns Clevedon presented their final total cheque to local St. Peter’s Hospice, which was the Hawthorns’ residents chosen charity over the last two years. In total the residents and staff raised over £8,000 from a range of events and functions, the most recent of which were a post-refurbishment furniture and fittings sale and bazaars…