Married super-duo, Paul and Sandra Tripney, have proven themselves as driving forces of innovation for the Hawthorns independent living communities for more than ten years. Having spent three years at The Hawthorns Clevedon in a number of positions, the couple relocated to The Hawthorns Braintree in 2012 for temporary Assistant Manager assignments while awaiting visas…
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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. This has meant that we have been unable to accept visitors for a tour in person during this time.
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Hawthorns Braintree, a Retirement Village in Essex
- Meadow Park, Tortoiseshell Way, Braintree CM7 1TD Find us >
- Telephone: 01376 335500
- Manager: Paul Tripney
- Rented Retirement Apartments: Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom rented retirement apartments, some with patios & balconies.
- Pricing: Transparent all-inclusive rental charge. Just 30 days’ notice required. No on-going maintenance costs or hidden exit fees.
- Features: All-inclusive luxury retirement living in rural Essex. Fine dining, outstanding itinerary of daily activities and excursions, on-site cinema, café, hair & beauty salon, private minibus. See more >
Retire Independently in Rural Essex
Imagine retirement living at its best, offering independence with the added reassurance that everything you could possibly need has been considered and taken care of. Life at The Hawthorns Braintree is charming and intimate yet offers a vibrant social atmosphere in a secure and fully managed setting.
Built at the prestigious Meadow Park site, a short distance from the historic Essex market town of Braintree, our vibrant retirement village is close to local amenities, the fine Essex countryside and just 30 minutes from the Blackwater estuary and Colchester.
With a range of stylish, fully-serviced studio, one and two-bedroom apartments to choose from, our Essex retirement home offers a type of living that quite simply leaves you free to enjoy life in your retirement years.
Our Unique Retirement Village Concept
All of the beautifully appointed retirement apartments at The Hawthorns Braintree are available on a monthly rental basis. Our all-inclusive monthly charge includes all meals, activities, excursions, housekeeping, bills, free Wi-Fi and parking, and of course building and garden upkeep. With just one month’s notice there is flexibility all round and there are no on-going maintenance costs nor hidden exit fees like many other retirement villages – just a one-off community charge to ensure that each apartment comes freshly decorated and with new carpets where required.
Hawthorns residents lead an independent, active lifestyle free of the daily worries and hassles of modern life. We are a friendly, companionable retirement community of like-minded seniors; we dine together, we have fun together, and when we are not doing this, chances are we are relaxing in the privacy of our own apartments. We are truly a retirement home from home.
Our Rented Apartments
The Hawthorns offers a choice of studio, one or two-bedroom retirement apartments. Some apartments have balconies and patios, but all are modern, light and airy and decorated to a high standard. Each has a kitchenette and shower room and comes fully fitted with carpets and curtains, although you may bring your own if you prefer. The apartments are for you to furnish in your own way.
All apartments have TV, telephone and internet points, instant hot water, temperature control on the central heating and since there is an integrated alarm system and a supportive manager on call 24-hours a day, no need for any concerns about safety and security.
If you wish for a stress-free retirement based on independence and flexibility in an environment which is energetic and fun, then The Hawthorns Braintree may be just what you are looking for. Why not request a free brochure to find out more or give us a call and book a tour?
Our Essex retirement village has been accredited with the prestigious Hospitality Assured Award, thanks to the remarkable levels of customer service. 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, identify 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.
All Play & No Work at Our Retirement Home!
As well as your own personal living space, there is much more to enjoy at The Hawthorns. Our retirement village in Essex is not just a collection of apartments; we are a vibrant, friendly community of retirees. Residents and their guests can be found in our coffee lounge where you can sit and chat over a morning coffee, a library for quiet times with the daily paper or a good book, a cinema room for movie screenings and a hair and beauty salon for that bit of extra pampering.
Friends and family are always welcome to join us for meals as well as recreational activities. They are part and parcel of the atmosphere of our retirement home. If your apartment is not big enough to put up guests, you can arrange for them to stay in a guest room, and if you would like to have a special celebration with your loved ones, a private dining room is at your disposal.
It won’t be difficult or a chore to make new friends as there is so much going on, once you step outside your apartment. Whether it is our monthly tea dances and regular talks, performances and shows including a regular pianist on the grand piano, quiz nights and special evenings such as the New Year’s Eve Dinner and Ball make for a full social calendar.
Day to day, there are activities such as indoor bowls, croquet on the lawn, chess, snooker and plenty keep-fit and crafting sessions. Our minibus can take you to the shops or out on trips, as there is so much lovely countryside waiting to be explored, whether it is the estuaries and creeks of the Essex coast or slightly further afield to the Constable territory of Dedham Vale. Many residents volunteer locally and enjoy raising money for charity, we are certainly a community that is active with, and well connected to, the local Braintree area.
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We know how much importance residents place on their meals, so we make sure that each dining experience is as good as we can make it. It’s quite an atmosphere when we all gather and the dining hall hums with chatter and the talk of upcoming events.
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The Hawthorns Braintree were delighted to sponsor the Excellence in Marketing Award at the Essex Business Awards, held on 15th November at the beautiful and historic location of Braxted Park, in the heart of Essex. The Management team attended the black tie dinner dance with Paul and Sandra Tripney, General Managers presenting the award. Michael…
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Residents and families at The Hawthorns Braintree enjoyed an afternoon tea on Saturday 25th May to celebrate their fundraising efforts for their nominated 2018/2019 Charity of the Year. Over the past year, we have been raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital by holding Fetes, Fayres, Mini Markets and Big Quizzes. General Managers Paul and…
The Hawthorns Braintree recently celebrated our 10th Birthday in style with a Spring Ball! Residents and guests were hosted by our proud General Managers Paul and Sandra Tripney and enjoyed canapés served in the Atrium with accompaniment from pianist Angie Dade. Our guests were then seated for a fabulous six-course menu including a duo of…
The Hawthorns Braintree is proud to have been nominated as a Bronze winner in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel’s 2019 housing awards. Each year Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) celebrates successful examples of later life housing. This year a record 18,990 residents, staff and visitors took part. Coming third in the East of England category for Elderly Housing, The…
The Hawthorns independent living retirement community in Braintree has been accredited with the prestigious Hospitality Assured Award, all thanks to their remarkable level of service in their all-inclusive lifestyle. 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…
Although stage and TV actress Sherrie Hewson is currently on tour with the Benidorm cast, she is still keen to keep her mind and body active! She recently visited The Hawthorns Braintree at our Retain and Regain event to find out some top tips to maintain her well-being. Assistant Manager, Julie Burks, welcomed Hawthorns Ambassador…
We are delighted to announce The Hawthorns in Braintree are finalists for the category of Excellent Customer Focus at the Countywide Essex Business Awards for 2018! The Essex Business Awards are a celebration of the very best business successes in the area. Established for 20 years, the awards recognise the efforts of local companies that have…
Residents at The Hawthorns Braintree are putting their best foot forward in an exciting new initiative called Walking4Life. The programme, created by Ronald Gladwell, has introduced several walking routes around the retirement community with the aim to get residents and visitors to have fun, keep active and enjoy some healthy competition! As walking can be a great way to meet…
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