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The Hawthorns are now OPEN.

The health and well-being of our residents and staff teams remain a priority at The Hawthorns, and we are managing developments in the Coronavirus outbreak responsibly by following Government, World Health Organisation and Public Health England guidance, as we keep everyone safe and well.

We are now delighted to welcome new enquirers to meet the General Manager and show you around our facilities in person.

Contact our friendly team today to arrange a safe, guided in-person tour or a virtual tour from the comfort of your home.

Read more on our current COVID-19 statement.


The Hawthorns Luxury Rented Retirement Apartments

Put Time Back into Your Retirement Years

“Rented apartments in fine communal settings, all with excellent locations, gardens and fully managed, all-inclusive retirement accommodation, restaurant dining, social events and excursions”.

The Hawthorns is a unique and exciting retirement model that offers retirement properties to rent for couples or individuals who seek a rich, independent lifestyle, at beautiful locations across the country.

Ours is a business that addresses the needs 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 retirement villages are vibrant and companionable places; we eat together, we have fun together, and we live together. Step outside the privacy of your apartment door and a world of opportunities awaits you.

Why The Hawthorns?

There are many reasons why people choose to live within a Hawthorns retirement village. 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 villages have spurious exit fees when properties are sold on or ground rents and maintenance fees that make things difficult. At The Hawthorns, pricing is totally transparent, allowing residents to budget more effectively in their later years. You could say life is just more manageable the Hawthorns way.  What’s more, many residents that choose to join us will be able to take advantage of excellent trial stay rates, their seventh month’s rent free and a free and painless removals process, courtesy of The Hawthorns.

All-inclusive rented retirement apartments just make life easier. It’s as simple as that. Maintenance is taken care of, as are council tax and utility bills. There is no housework to contend with, no meals to prepare, and there is even a laundry facility on-site for you to use. You don’t have to worry about anything, and our all-inclusive retirement rental model is just that – there are no hidden surprises, unlike 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. This is useful when your circumstances change at short notice. Our receptionists, concierge, and secure premises ensure that your safety is always a priority.

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 country’s most beautiful countryside and coastlines.

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 a 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 a Hawthorns retirement village.


Hospitality Assured In Our Retirement Villages

All of the Hawthorns Retirement Group has been accredited with the prestigious Hospitality Assured Award.  Hospitality Assured is the national quality standard created and licensed by the Institute of Hospitality, specifically for customer-led, service-orientated hospitality focused businesses. The process enables and encourages businesses to look at their operation through the eyes of the customer at every level of the organisation, identifying what is great about the customer service and what could be improved. This respected award looks at the excellence in overall hotel and support services at a specific site, delving into the services from front of house, food and beverage, culinary and housekeeping services.

Our Locations

There are currently four Hawthorns retirement villages from which to choose, each set in their own unique location. From historic, rural market towns to coastal settings, the choice is yours. Your retirement starts right here!


The Hawthorns Braintree Retirement Village

Built at the prestigious Meadow Park site, a short distance from the historic Essex market town of Braintree and garden village of Great Notley, The Hawthorns Braintree offers a type of living that quite simply leaves you free to enjoy life in your retirement.

The Hawthorns Braintree

The Hawthorns Braintree retirement home in essex

The Hawthorns Clevedon Retirement Village

With its pebbled shoreline, uninterrupted views, Victorian architecture, craft centres and Grade II listed pier, our retirement village in Clevedon has a lot to offer.

The Hawthorns Clevedon

The Hawthorns Luxury Retirement Village in Clevedon, Somerset

The Hawthorns Eastbourne Retirement Village

A beautiful town, known as the Empress of Watering Places, Eastbourne is one of the sunniest places in Sussex. Stunning countryside and nearby places of interest make this the perfect place to retire.

The Hawthorns Eastbourne

The Hawthorns Retirement Apartments in Eastbourne

The Hawthorns Northampton Retirement Village

Opened Spring 2018, The Hawthorns Northampton is our stunning, new, all-inclusive retirement village, offering residents an active and independent retirement lifestyle.

The Hawthorns Northampton

The Hawthorns Northampton retirement village Northamptonshire

A Sociable and Supportive Retirement Community

“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 villages, 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 retirement apartments bring. 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 retirement communities take strength from the variety of people we attract.

Our retirement apartments 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, including crafting, singing, dancing, learning (because you are never too old!) and exercising. Choose from a host of excursions in our mini coach, such as trips to local shops, rustic pubs or simple meanders down memory lane. Choose as much or as little as you want, and feel free to bring along family or friends as guests.

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