Chelmsford, CM1 2XB - McCarthy Stone
Situated in the centre of Chelmsford, Walter House offers a selection of one and two-bedroom retirement living apartments for those over 60. Available to buy, rent or part-buy, part-rent, these McCarthy Stone apartments are equipped with fully fitted kitchens, double-glazed windows, private balconies and extensive security systems. Residents can enjoy a dose of fresh air on the stunning communal sky lounge, the perfect spot to relish in the community feel at Walter House. Just a 15-minute walk from the historic city centre of Chelmsford, residents can explore the range of attractions such as the 18 arch Victoria Railway Viaducts and Chelmsford Cathedral. Travelling further afield is made simple by the regular trains that run from Chelmsford station to London Liverpool Street.
Essex, CM8 1ZG - Churchill Retirement Living
Mill Green Lodge is a luxurious retirement village located in Witham. Designed for independent living in later life and offering a range of extensive one and two-bedroom apartments this Churchill Retirement Living development is equipped with a beautifully landscaped garden and Owner’s coffee bar where residents can socialise. The surrounding area of this Essex-based retirement living facility provides residents with endless activities, from visiting the bustling local town centre to taking a stroll along the River Brain. Mill Green Lodge is the perfect spot for retirees to spend their golden years.
Essex, CM2 9GE - McCarthy Stone Resales
Located in Chelmsford, Miami House is an exclusive McCarthy Stone Retirement Living PLUS development offering stylish one and two-bedroom apartments, specially designed for the over 70s. With 58 apartments and fantastic communal facilities like the Club Lounge, Guest Suite, and serene landscaped gardens, residents can forge new friendships and enjoy events and activities with family and friends. Rest easy with an on-site Estates Manager and a 24-hour emergency call system ensuring residents' peace of mind. Chelmsford's vibrant center with shops, theatres, and cultural events is within easy reach, and excellent transport links make commuting around Essex and beyond.
Chelmsford, CM2 9GE - McCarthy Stone
Situated in the beautiful city of Chelmsford, Miami House offers an array of luxurious one and two-bedroom retirement living apartments for those over 70. Available to buy, rent or part-buy, part-rent, these stunning McCarthy Stone apartments are intelligently designed and are equipped with spacious living areas, modern bathrooms, high-spec kitchens and extensive security systems. Home to a stylish restaurant, landscaped gardens, and a dedicated Estates Manager, residents also have access to one hour of domestic support each week and a range of personal care packages tailored to their needs. Just 1.2 miles from the local high street, residents can enjoy the local attractions and amenities, including the grand 15th century cathedral, Hylands House and Chelmsford Museum.
Great Dunmow, CM6 1AE - McCarthy Stone
A contemporary collection of 29 apartments, Stane House offers a range of spacious and airy one and two-bedroom retirement properties in the historic market town of Great Dunmow, Uttlesford, Essex. Each apartment benefits from intelligent design features as well as a stylish communal lounge and shared garden, where residents will quickly feel right at home. Close to all the amenities that you need, residents at Stane House benefit from a buzzing high street and lively local community right on their doorstep. Travel under 30 minutes by car and you can also reach Chelmsford, Stansted Airport and Braintee Freeport Shopping Centre.
Brentwood, CM13 1FD - Santhem Residences
Nestled in the prosperous suburb of Brentwood, in the county of Essex, Shenfield is a charming and historic village. It is home to 55 one and two-bedroom apartments that are set within beautiful secure grounds, all centred around stunning facilities and a 5-star concierge service. At Santhem Residences Shenfield, you’ll find a welcoming community of like-minded individuals and exceptional amenities throughout. Here, you can spend an afternoon strolling through the beautiful country parks before browsing the local shops or having a meal with friends and family. From the on-site bar, beauty salon, wellness centre, and the cinema – you’ll find only the most tasteful fixtures and fittings, the highest quality materials, and the best brands.
Colchester, CO2 7WE - McCarthy Stone
Situated less than 2 miles from the centre of the UK's oldest recorded town, Lancer House is within easy reach of both local amenities and a variety of attractions and places of interest. Not only does this development have a lot to offer right on its doorstep, but it also gives you the opportunity to own your home while receiving the support and care you need. Elegant design meets functionality in all apartments, with some featuring a balcony, ample storage, spacious living areas, and plugs and sockets placed at waist-height for your comfort and convenience. This McCarthy Stone Plus scheme offers one hour of domestic support as part of the service charge.
Colchester, CO2 7WE - McCarthy Stone Resales
Lancer House, an exclusive Retirement Living PLUS development for residents over 70, is located in Colchester, a vibrant town boasting three theatres, an arts centre, and the renowned Firstsite Gallery. Offering 53 apartments, the development features a Club Lounge, Wellness Suite with a hair salon and treatment station, and a bistro-style restaurant serving freshly prepared meals at reasonable prices. With flexible support packages tailored to individual needs and round-the-clock on-site management, Lancer House provides everything necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable retirement. Embrace a fulfilling lifestyle in this thoughtfully designed community surrounded by cultural delights and amenities.
Saffron Walden, CB11 3HY - Churchill Retirement Living
Ideally located in the historic market town of Saffron Walden, this Churchill Retirement Living is home to a luxurious collection of brand-new apartments designed for retirees to live out their golden years in independence. All apartments are completely self-contained and are home to modern bedrooms, spacious living areas, contemporary kitchens, perfectly manicured gardens and an exclusive Owners’ Lounge where residents can relax and socialise. Nestled in north-west Essex, this development is fantastically placed with plenty to do on the doorstep, from the stunning Audley End House and Gardens to the beautiful Saffron Hall, there is something for everyone here.
Suffolk, CB9 8AY - Churchill Retirement Living
A stylish collection of 50 brand new one and two bedroom retirement apartments, Weavers Lodge offers privacy and peace and quiet within Haverhill, a sociable community in Suffolk. Within each self-contained apartment you will find a large modern master bedroom and bright and breezy living spaces, a contemporary fitted kitchen and sleek bathroom - all with access to a communal Owner’s lounge and peaceful outdoor seating areas. Close to the bustling town with its inviting selection of shops, cafes and retailers, spend your days browsing the local markets or exploring the stunning neighbouring countryside on one of many scenic walks.
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Retirement villages are a great way to ease yourself into later life. There are 11 senior living villages in - or closeby - to Essex.
The rental cost of retirement housing will vary, depending on the type of property you're interested in, the on-site facilities available and the location. The average cost to rent a senior property in or closeby to Essex is £2,608 per month.
Buying a senior home in Essex provides you with a greater sense of safety and security in later life. Purchasing a retirement home is a good investment too and there's lots of options for you to choose from in Essex. Use our filters above to showcase any properties in Essex to buy.
More retirees than ever before are renting senior housing. Before deciding whether to rent or purchase, you should check the average cost of retirement homes in Essex. Alternatively, Lottie's team of retirement experts can help - simply get in touch today. Searching for your new home in Essex is easy: use our filters above to browse our listings.
ARCO are the Associate Retirement Community Operators who ensure the retirement homes and properties available to older adults offer a high-standard of living with a range of facilities and activities.
We are partnered with 2 ARCO retirement properties in Essex; including (an example of an ARCO approved property). Each of our properties provide luxury living with brilliant on-site facilities across a variety of retirement housing options, such as homes, bungalows and apartments.
Famous for its long coastline, open spaces and close proximity to London, Essex is the ideal location for retirement seekers looking to enjoy the perfect balance of urban and rural living.
All our properties in Essex provide luxury living in a low maintenance property and there are a variety of home options available, including retirement villages, apartments and bungalows to suit the lifestyle you’d like to lead later in life.
Essex is home to some of the best retirement communities in the UK, with plenty of communal areas and organised social activities – perfect for trying new activities and forming new friendships later in life.
We’ve partnered with retirement operators across Essex including in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester. You’ll find the cost of retirement homes in the local area varies and this will depend on the location, property size and any luxury facilities such as a health centre or swimming pool.
Whether you’re looking to downsize or move to a low-maintenance property, investing in a retirement property is a huge decision. That’s why our experts have created helpful retirement planning guides.