Retirement Homes in Essex 1 and 2 bedroom homes available to Buy Outright, Part Buy Part Rent or Rent

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Living in Essex

Experience the true rural beauty of England

If you're looking for a retirement property with a picturesque backdrop that's still within reach of the capital, you could find that Essex is the perfect place to begin the next stage of your life. Our retirement properties in Essex leave you close to all the great sights and attractions that this great county has to offer, including Audley End House and Gardens and the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retirement or an active one, our retirement properties allow you to live life at your own pace.

Lifestyle in the area

Lifestyle in Essex

Colchester Castle, Essex


Essex also has one of the driest climates in Britain, which makes it perfect for relaxing along its 350 miles of coastline. It's full of seaside fairgrounds, bucket-and-spade beaches and cliff-top views.

With over 14,000 listed buildings across the region – spanning the Roman, Saxon and Norman eras – you'll discover hundreds of historically significant sites. See Roman remains in Colchester or explore the coastal forts in Harwich and Tilbury. There's a whole lot more than just ancient history in Essex, too. You can visit preserved windmills, timber-framed houses and gunpowder factories, or experience the medieval cloth industry in Braintree.

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“It’s just wonderful here and our social life has completely transformed since we moved in … McCarthy & Stone has made the whole journey easy and stress-free.”