Situated less than 2 miles from the centre of the UK's oldest recorded town, our Colchester development 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.
All 53 apartments, of which there are one and two beds available, have been designed with you in mind. 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. The Homeowners lounge and landscaped garden are tastefully designed spaces in which you can enjoy a tea or coffee and a chat with your fellow homeowners. Lancer House is a Retirement Living PLUS development, meaning flexible and individually tailored care packages are provided to meet all your personal support needs. The development is staffed 24 hours a day, led by the qualified Estates Manager, and a 24/7 call system provides emergency response. Camera entry ensures your safety and security, and accessibility is ensured throughout, with lifts to all floors. So you can relax knowing everything is taken care of. There's even an onsite and great-value bistro for when you don't feel like cooking.
On the doorstep you'll find a local supermarket (a 2-minute walk), and there's a medical centre and a pharmacy less than a mile away. Fancy venturing a little further? There's both car parking and a scooter room on site, and public transport is readily accessible. The train station is just a mile away (providing a direct service to London Liverpool Street), and the bus stop is a 2-minute walk.
- Great amenities and attractions on the doorstep
- Flexible care packages
- Private balconies to selected apartments
- Situated just outside the centre of the UK's oldest recorded town
- Local supermarket just a 2-minute walk away
- Elegant design of all apartments
- Car Club
- 24 hour staffing
- Wheelchair access
- Lifts to all floors
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Lounge Wi-Fi access
- Function Room
- Estates Manager
See for yourself what Lancer House has to offer with virtual tours of our two bedroom apartment, guest suite, and communal lounge. To get the best experience, click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
Interactive Site Plan
Our interactive floor plan allows you to explore the properties on this retirement development. Click on the labelled tabs to view either the ground or first floor. The key tells you whether an apartment is available or already sold/rented out. It also tells you how many bedrooms it has. When you click on a property you can see information about the sales and rental prices (all rental prices include service charges and ground rent). From there you can click through to the property page to get the full details.
Great Homes for Sale and Rent
What you can expect to pay
Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent.
Take a look through our Retirement Living PLUS service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living PLUS service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living PLUS properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
Estimated total Service Charge and Ground Rent Charge per week:
Living at Lancer House
Renting a retirement home is an easy, flexible and quick way to enjoy life in a McCarthy & Stone community. While for some it’s a chance to ‘try before you buy’, you’ll benefit from long term security too. Did you know? Our retirement rental prices include service charge and ground rent. Find out more.
If you’d like to own your retirement property outright, we can make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.
Part buy, part rent
Get the best of both worlds with Part buy, part rent. It’s an affordable way to enjoy all the benefits of our retirement apartments without committing to the full purchase price. If you want more financial flexibility, it could be the right option for you. Find out more.
Living in Colchester
Colchester provides fascinating cultural, educational and leisure opportunities for all. The town centre is just 1.8 miles from the development and offers an abundance of restaurants and cafes, great shopping spots, several banks, and a variety of museums and galleries. The River Colne also runs through Colchester, along which you can enjoy beautiful, revitalizing walks. Visit Colchester Castle and you'll be led through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. The castle is home to some of Britain's most important historical finds, including some of the finest examples of Roman ceramic art and jewellery - the Colchester Vase and the Fenwick Treasure are two particular highlights.
At the Natural History Museum, all the family can gain fascinating insights into wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change, with collections focusing on north-east Essex in particular. Find out about the creatures that used to roam locally, including mammoths and even hippos. Colchester Zoo is another great place to take the family. Set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes, it is home to over 260 species, from elephants and giraffes - which you can hand-feed at daily public feeding sessions - to sea lions that will swim overhead as you walk through the 24-m tunnel. What's more, you'll come away from the zoo knowing you've made a difference, with all visits helping to fund the zoo's charity, Action for the Wild, which assists conservation projects worldwide.
For keeping active and enjoying the great outdoors, Colchester Golf Club is just over 2 miles away. An 18-hole course beautifully designed by five-time Open Champion James Braid, it is a non-profit member's club. Colchester Indoor Bowls Club is also just half a mile from the development. Open all year round, it caters for all ages and always welcomes new members.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
Lancer House is in a prime location, with plenty of amenities nearby. Sainsbury's Local is only 0.1 miles away and within 0.8 miles, you can find Colchester Arts Centre.
Colchester Zoo is 2.5 miles away and is easy to reach on public transport, with regular buses available. Also, Colchester Town Railway Station is 1 mile from the development if you’re looking to travel further afield.
Getting to Location
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The Team at Lancer House
Offers Too Good To Miss
Unlock stress free driving and endless destinations
The Car Club is a great way to use a car when you need it without the hassle of owning one! Enabling you to book a car on your development at any time day or night, for as little as 30 minutes, to a weekend away. All you need to do is follow three easy steps.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity below.
*Ts & Cs apply.
Find your happy place, with our two fantastic offers
Move for free
If you decide to purchase your new home, you could save an average of £16,471 on your moving costs. That’s because with our new Move for Free offer, we'll pay your estate agent, removals and legal fees* Combine this with the temporary holiday on Stamp Duty, LBTT and LTT† and it makes this the ideal time to move. *Ts&Cs apply.†The holiday applies to the first £500k of property sales in England and the first £250k of property sales in Scotland and Wales, from now until the 31st March 2021.
One month's rent free
And if you would prefer to rent, we can either offer you one month's rent free or free removals** on selected properties. **Ts&Cs apply.To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.