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Located on Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, this superb Retirement Living PLUS development will offer 56 beautiful one and two bedroom retirement apartments. These lovely retirement properties for sale - or for rent - in Saffron Walden will share attractive communal facilities and a convenient location on the outskirts of this historic market town. Often voted one of the top places to live in the country, this characterful town is full of medieval buildings and has a fascinating history. Surrounded by gorgeous rolling countryside, it also offers excellent transport links to Cambridge and London.
Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS
In these delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly Manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. An hour’s domestic support each week is included – more if you want it, plus the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too!
Low maintenance and sociable
This Retirement Living PLUS development in Saffron Walden is designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll find stylish communal spaces, including a luxurious lounge with free Wi-Fi, and a large, landscaped garden - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. There will also be a hotel-style guest suite as a convenient alternative when people come to stay. The communal facilities are designed to become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.
Safe and secure
All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics and Modern Methods of Construction to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient, they have the latest safety and security features built in. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door - as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite at all times.
- Conveniently located in sought-after Saffron Walden and close to rolling green countryside
- Elegant one-bedroom and two-bedroom Retirement Living PLUS apartments for sale.
- Lovely, landscaped gardens for evening cocktails and lazy afternoons with friends
- A communal lounge with Wi-Fi for socialising with neighbours, friends and family
- On-site chef-run bistro with ever changing seasonal menus, plus barista coffee and cake
- Dedicated Estate Manager onsite 24/7, plus tailored domestic support and personal care on tap should you need it
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Estates Manager
- Guest suite
- Landscaped gardens
- Pets allowed
- Wheelchair access
- Guest parking
- Intruder alarm
- Lifts to all floors
- Lounge Wi-Fi access
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Professional fees
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Income to guest suites and sundry income
- Development staff
- Future maintenance fund
- Domestic assistance
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- TV licence / TV service
Is it more expensive to live in one of your apartments than my current home?
Many of our homeowners are pleased to find that the service charges for their apartment tend to work out at less than what they were paying in like-for-like costs at their previous property.
Energy bills often turn out to be lower thanks to the modern construction methods we use at all our developments. Your new apartment is also likely to be a more manageable size and so cheaper to run.
When Customers discuss the purchase of a McCarthy Stone apartment with us, they receive a service charge leaflet and our Sales Executive sits down with them to help them fill in the costs, review what is covered in the management services and compare them to day-to-day running costs in their current home. Our Sales Executive ensures that they have a detailed knowledge of ongoing costs before a sale is completed
How long from putting down a deposit do I have to purchase the apartment?
Usually this can take between 12 to 16 weeks. We understand that some customers may have a time period that will more suitable for them and we aim to be as flexible as we can.
We have an expert resales team for people selling our retirement properties, with an extensive database of customers waiting to move in. This helps us to sell faster and at a better price than traditional estate agents. On average the McCarthy Stone Resales team achieve a net price increase on the retirement properties they sell. For example, for properties bought new in the last three years and since resold, the net increase averages 6%. View resale retirement homes.
Retirement Living PLUS at McCarthy Stone
Join us at one of our events
- 14 Dec12:00 - 16:00
Show Complex Launch14th DecJacob Place, Edwin Gardens, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2TB
Join us for the launch of our Show Complex! You will be welcomed with fizz and canapes, then we would love to show you our beautifully dressed 1 and 2 bedroom show apartments which will be fully dressed, giving you a vision of how your dream home can look.
Please book your place below, spaces are limited! So don't miss out
Offers Too Good To Miss
Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale
With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.
To find out more please call 0800 201 4811.
"We're much happier. Well I am, yes! I mean I did have some doubts, what am I going to do, you know, stuck in a two-bedroom apartment all day long with nothing to do. Now I am working out when am I going to get a break!"
Things to do in Saffron Walden
Saffron Walden is named after the spice - the most expensive in the world. Although associated with warmer climes, saffron started to be grown and traded in the town in the 14th century. This rich history is celebrated on Saffron Day which happens annually on the 16th October. While the saffron trade has declined, Saffron Walden is still a thriving market town which, as well as boasting a large range of shops, amenities and eateries, holds a market twice a week. These sell everything from fresh produce to vintage jewellery. The market makes a pleasant place to while away an hour or two – you might even bump into local resident, Jamie Oliver, at one of the artisan food stalls!
There are plenty of other historic attractions nearby, including the magnificent Jacobean-style Audley End House and Gardens which is looked after by English Heritage and well worth a trip. The town also offers an award-winning museum (one of the first in the country), an eccentric turf maze and a miniature railway, which is sure to keep the grandchildren entertained.
Looking for a beautiful place to walk in Saffron Walden? You can’t beat Bridge End Gardens. This pretty place is free to enter and has a traditional walled garden, fountains and a box hedge maze. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, try the nearby Eight Bells pub for quality traditional food including Sunday roasts. This 16th Century timber framed pub is renowned for its stunning décor.
As well as having a train and a coach station, Saffron Walden is easily accessible via the M11 and is just a 30 a minute drive from the cultural delights of Cambridge and a hour and a half from central London.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Bus Stop
- Petrol Station
- Tesco Superstore
Getting to Location
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