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Housing association owned sheltered accommodation

Sheltered housing units, flats and bungalows owned and run by housing associations, charities and other bodies.

Find out about retirement life communities and sheltered housing managed by housing associations in the district.

Abbeyfield House

Jollyboys Lane North, Felsted, Dunmow CM6 3DU

Description

Set up in 1969, Abbeyfield House was completely rebuilt just over 20 years ago and had a total refurbishment including adding new rooms in 2017. We now have 14 rooms which all come with en-suite shower rooms, with a lift giving you access to all floors.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 14 flats. Built in 1969 and renovated in 2017. Sizes studio.
  • Resident management staff (24 hours)
  • Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 10 yards; shop 0.25 mile(s); post office 0.25 mile(s); town centre 4 mile(s); GP 400 yards; social centre 4 mile(s).
  • Regular Social activities include: Visits from Friendship Club, Womens Institute, Bridge Club and several choral and music groups; annual parties and celebrations; regular events and activities. Meal(s) available (two homemade meals every day). New residents accepted from 70 years of age

Contact

Managed by: Abbeyfield Braintree, Bocking & Felsted Society Ltd

Telephone: 01376 320 061

Audley Court

Audley Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HX

Description

Modern accommodation situated in the centre of Saffron Walden.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold and Rent (market)
  • 46 flats. Built in 1988. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
  • Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people.
  • Weekly Social Activities include: indoor bowls, whist, bridge, coffee mornings, cheese & wine, fish & chips supper, etc., organised by residents, house manager. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to terms of lease and landlord permission)

Contact

Managed by: Firstport Housing

Telephone: 0333 321 4041 (management) or 0333 321 4072 (sales)

Banks Court

Chequers Lane, Great Dunmow CM6 1UD

Description

Banks Court offers a total of 35 properties, all of which are one bedroom flats suitable for up to two people. The scheme is located in Great Dunmow and is set in very pleasant surroundings, with lawns and patios to the rear. There is also an attractive communal lounge, laundry room and guest room. The court also benefits from a 24 hour emergency call system and door entry system for your security.

The Court Manager Service is an important and integral part of Housing 21's approach to supporting our residents. It is designed to offer support and security to the court and those residents on court who need it. The service is about promoting and encouraging individuals to maintain their independence in their own home.

The managers are also responsible for the day to day running of the court including looking after the Health & Safety, property management and resident engagement.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 35 flats. Built in 1978 and renovated in 1984. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties.
  • Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 300 yards; shop 300 yards; post office 800 yards; town centre 300 yards; GP 300 yards; social centre 300 yards.
  • Regular Social activities include: coffee mornings, lunch club/meals, bingo, social events, outings or trips, afternoon tea, organised by residents' social club. New residents accepted from 62 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy)

Contact

Managed by: Housing 21

Telephone: 0370 192 4565

Boyes Croft

White Street, Dunmow CM6 1BD

Description

It is a listed building and is set in attractive gardens, and is close to the town centre, shops and public transport.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 23 flats. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
  • Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Regular Social activities include: various. New residents accepted from 55 years of age

Contact

Managed by: Swan Housing Association

Telephone: 0300 303 2500

Croft Court

Braintree Road, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1HR

Description

Modern accommodation situated in the centre of Great Dunmow.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing / Close care housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 26 flats. Built in 1987. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Garden, Hobby room, Library, kitchen
  • Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 0.25 mile(s); shop 0.25 mile(s); post office 0.25 mile(s); town centre 0.25 mile(s); GP 0.25 mile(s); social centre 0.25 mile(s).
  • Regular Social activities include: Residents are invited to attend functions by adjoining BUPA care home, and adjacent residential care home.. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to terms of lease and landlord permission)

Contact

Managed by: Firstport Housing

Telephone: 0333 321 4041 (management) or 0333 321 4072 (sales)

Custerson Court

Station Street, Saffron Walden CB11 3HF

Description

Set in a quiet location near to countryside.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing / Close care housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 54 flats. Built in 1995. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, kitchen
  • Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 200 yards; shop 0.25 mile(s); post office 0.25 mile(s); town centre 0.25 mile(s); GP 0.25 mile(s); social centre 0.25 mile(s).
  • Monthly Social activities include: coffee mornings, sherry mornings, film shows, bingo, parties and lunches, organised by social club, house manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to terms of lease and landlord permission)

Contact

Managed by: Firstport Housing

Telephone: 0333 321 4041 (management) or 0333 321 4072 (sales)

Debden Grange

Fallow Drive, Newport, Saffron Walden CB11 3RP

Description

The retirement village, located near the M11 in Newport, will consist of 17 two-bedroom cottages, 64 one and two-bedroom apartments with an optional domiciliary care service if required and a dedicated 40-bed care home, for those that require extra support. The building work is divided into two phases: by next Spring seven two-bedroom cottages will be completed and are already available for sale off plan and the entire village is due for completion in 2020.

The focal point of the village will be the communal clubhouse, Debden Grange Lodge; which comprises of a bar, restaurant, reading area and meeting room. The clubhouse will host many of the events, clubs and activities that the thriving new community organises.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing / Close care housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold and Shared Ownership and Rent (market)
  • 81 flats, houses. Built in 2020. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff
  • Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Guest facilities, Garden, Shop, Bar/pub
  • Meal(s) available. New residents accepted from 60 years of age

Contact

Managed by: Retirement Villages Group Ltd

Email: debdengrange@retirementvillages.co.uk

Telephone: 01372 383 950

Elm Grove

Elm Grove, Saffron Walden CB10 1NA

Description

A short walk from The Common, Elm Grove in Saffron Walden is a mid sized development of 31 one and two bed apartments and bungalows. There's every chance to meet with other residents via coffee mornings, weekly social events, clothes sales and outings at Elm Grove.

A professional on-site manager looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it.

The facilities for residents include well maintained gardens (with a folly), shared lounge to socialise and a guest room for visiting friends and family. The GP surgery is just next door and it is a five minute walk to the nearby high street where there is a supermarket and several public houses.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 31 flats, bungalows. Built in 1975. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, kitchen
  • Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 10 yards; post office 100 yards; town centre 20 yards; GP 30 yards; social centre 75 yards.
  • Weekly Social activities include: coffee mornings, clothes sales, and outings, organised by social club and manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to prior approval and conditions)

Contact

Managed by: Anchor

Telephone: 0330 127 2225

Farmadine House

Audley Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HS

Description

Farmadine House in Saffron Walden is a purpose-built development managed on the residents' behalf by Anchor. At Farmadine House you can live your life to the full, secure in the knowledge that there is an estate manager who will provide essential support around the maintenance of your property. They will be on hand to make sure the estate you live in is safe and welcoming. And for additional peace of mind, you'll be linked to a 24-hour emergency alarm call service should you need it.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 50 flats. Built in 1987. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities
  • Access to site easy.
  • Weekly Social activities include: bingo, coffee mornings, keep fit, church service, Sunday tea, organised by residents and warden. Meal(s) available. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to prior approval and conditions)

Contact

Managed by: Anchor

Telephone: 0330 127 2225

Gabriel Court

South Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3GZ

Description

Gabriel Court is a development of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments. The development is in an ideal location, close to the shops and amenities of the town centre.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 27 flats. Built in 2012. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Guest facilities, Garden
  • New residents accepted from 60 years of age

Contact

Managed by: McCarthy Stone Management Services

Telephone: 0800 310 0394 (management) or 0345 556 4121 (sales)

Hanover Place

Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden CB10 1DG

Description

Situated in Saffron Walden, Hanover Place is a picturesque development of 40 one and two bed apartments with shared gardens and a guest room. You won't have to worry about buildings and grounds maintenance or repairs as an on-site manager looks after these points, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it.

There are monthly coffee mornings, weekly social events including the wider community; visiting the library, keep fit classes, weekly estate events, bowling club, a walking group, and a local charity supporting residents in need. Locally amenities are close at hand including a GP surgery, post office and convenience store.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 40 flats. Built in 1978. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 300 yards; shop 300 yards; post office 300 yards; town centre 500 yards; GP 500 yards; social centre 500 yards.
  • Monthly Social activities include: locality events and on-site events, organised by Estate manager and locality organisations. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to prior approval and conditions)

Contact

Managed by: Anchor

Telephone: 0330 127 2225

Moat Park Retirement Village

Dunmow Road, Great Easton, Dunmow CM6 2DL

Description

Within the grounds of Moat Park, Maynard House, our exclusive apartment scheme is now taking shape for completion late spring 2014. A total of 26 apartments are being built in the grounds and once complete they will provide some of the area's premium private retirement properties for people in their later years who wish to retain a sense of independence.

A new clubhouse with dining and social facilities for the exclusive use of residents is also being added. This will be a place where residents can join in with village life, socialise with friends or simply relax with a coffee. The stunning d├ęcor, echo the fine quality, attention to detail and superior finish that will be added throughout the development. Together, these additions will extend the living options available and are expected to be complete late spring 2014.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing / Close care housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 35 flats, houses. Built in 2014. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lounge, Dining room, Garden
  • New residents accepted from 55 years of age

Contact

Managed by: Retirement Villages Group

Telephone: 01372 383950

Oakroyd House

Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow CM6 1HQ

Description

Located in the market town of Great Dunmow with local facilities. There is a small, quiet park located behind Oakroyd House.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • 26 flats, bungalows. Built in 1967 and renovated in 2005. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
  • Non-resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
  • Distances: town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s).
  • New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (by prior arrangement)

Contact

Managed by: Swan Housing Association

Telephone: 0300 303 2500

Saffron Lodge

Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden CB11 3HY

Description

Saffron Lodge is a delightful development of 31 one and two bedroom senior apartments situated in the picturesque town of Saffron Walden.

Located on Radwinter Road, Saffron Lodge is situated within easy reach of the town centre which includes a market place as well as many independent shops and eateries.

At the heart of the town lies St. Mary the Virgin Church, the largest parish Church in Essex, as well as the Saffron Walden Museum, located in the grounds of the Walden Castle ruins dating back to the 12th century.

Getting out and about from Saffron Lodge couldn't be easier. The railway station at Audley End connects the town to London and the historic city of Cambridge, and an assortment of bus routes caters for local journeys. Just 14 miles away Stansted Airport offers regular flights to European cities.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • 31 flats. Built in 2014. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Well-being room used for foot care and hairdressing
  • Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 10 yards; shop 50 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 0.5 mile(s).
  • Social activities include: Daily coffee morning 10 -12, afternoon tea 3.30 - 5, film afternoon, sewing group, book club, monthly fish & chips lunch, social evenings, and trips to Saffron Hall and Saffron Screen, organised by Lodge Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (well behaved pets are welcomed, subject to prior permission)

Contact

Managed by: Churchill Estates Management

Telephone: 01425 888910

Stane House

77 High Street, Dunmow CM6 1AE

Description

The ancient market town of Great Dunmow is rich in character and steeped in history - including the annual Dunmow Flitch Trials, mentioned in the 14th century Canterbury Tales, which awards a flitch of bacon to couple who can prove the happiness of their marriage.

This development's desirable location is perfect for retirement living. It is close, often walking distance, to a range of shops, traditional pubs serving good food, cafes and restaurants - the town offers tapas, Indian and Thai as well as contemporary British. You'll also be close to essentials like a post office and pharmacy and the town has a library, community centres and a gym, fitness centre and swimming pool.

Facilities

  • Retirement housing
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold and Rent (market) and Shared Ownership
  • 29 flats. Built in 2023. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, Lounge, Guest facilities, Garden
  • New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to written permission and conditions).

Contact

Managed by: McCarthy Stone Management Services

Telephone: 0800 310 0860