Retirement Homes in Leicestershire

With scenic waterways, the National Forest and a well-connected city in the centre of England, Leicestershire could be the perfect place to find your new retirement property.

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Discover the true rural countryside of England

From its quiet country lanes to its network of quaint villages and winding canals, Leicestershire's packed full of relaxing views and challenging adventures.

You can explore more than 800 acres of medieval deer park, reservoir and historic remains at Bradgate Park near Leicester, follow the River Soar through miles of unspoilt countryside, or climb to the thousand-foot high summit of Bardon Hill, the highest point in the county, where you'll find views that stretch as far as Lincoln Cathedral and the Shropshire Hills.

You'll find a diverse collection of plants, herbs and carefully constructed landscapes at the University of Leicester Botanic Garden, fishing and bird-watching at the nature reserves of Watermead Park, and over 250 exotic birds at Tropical Birdland near Desford.

If you'd like find a new home in a beautiful rural setting with every part of Britain just a train ride away, have a look through some of our high-quality retirement homes in Leicestershire:

Retire to a well-connected part of England that's rich with history

In the heart of the country, and with a busy city centre surrounded by market towns and peaceful villages, Leicestershire's full of local heritage and intriguing architecture to explore.

You can visit the tomb of Richard III at the 900-year-old Leicester Cathedral, step inside the ruins of the Royalist stronghold that was demolished during the Civil War at Ashby de la Zouche Castle, or ride the Battlefield Line Railway from Shackerstone to Shenton, near the site of the final battle of the War of the Roses.

You'll find fossils and natural history at the New Walk Museum in Leicester, industrial heritage at the Harborough Museum, and live re-enactments at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Going out around Leicestershire

Whether you're looking for unique events or the challenge of the outdoors, there's plenty to help you keep up an active retirement around Leicestershire.

You can catch touring West End musicals and classic drama at the 1,200-capacity Curve theatre in Leicester, visit the planetarium and see real spacecraft at the National Space Centre, or watch live performances in the wooded glade of the open-air theatre at Kilworth House.

If you'd rather spend your retirement surrounded by fresh air and open space, you'll find narrowboats for hire at the Union Wharf in Market Harborough, countless miles of cycling and hiking across the 200-square-mile National Forest, and over 30 golf clubs and 30 tennis clubs to dotted around the county.

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My son wanted me to move a bit closer to where he lives, and Atherstone is very pretty, so I was easily persuaded. I was a little bit worried about some parts of the move, but McCarthy & Stone’s Smooth Move service made it so easy for me, I had signed within a fortnight!