Our Retirement Living PLUS development in the attractive town of Oakham near Rutland Water, is now selling and our show complex is open by appointment only. The development features 29 one bedroom and 29 two bedroom apartments, designed exclusively for the over 70s. Every apartment at the McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living PLUS development is fitted with a camera entry system. There are also intruder alarms in all of the properties, along with smoke detectors for your safety.
The high quality development has been designed with retirees in mind, allowing you to live independently with the peace of mind of having on site staff available 24 hours per day should you need them. There is lift access to all floors, and special modifications in the apartments for those with limited mobility. Every apartment has a fully fitted kitchen, shower room with a heated towel rail, raised height electrical sockets, fitted wardrobes and energy efficient heating.
Every homeowner at Saxon Gardens can enjoy access to the landscaped gardens, a sociable communal lounge where you can socialise with your neighbours plus an on-site bistro servicing delicious meals daily. Oakham High Street is only 0.2 miles from the development, where you will find all of the local amenities such as a bank, pharmacy and shops. There are also plenty of independent cafes and restaurants.
- Only 250m from Oakham High Street and Tesco
- 24 hour on-site staff
- Beautiful secluded gardens
- Communal Lounge
- On-site Bistro
- Carefully designed apartments for independent living
- 24/7 call system
- Camera entry system
- Estates Manager
- Guest suite
- Lifts to all floors
- Mobility scooter room
- Pets allowed
- Wheelchair access
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:
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Living at Saxon Gardens
Come and Visit Us
- Fri 25 Sep10:30 - 16:30
September Open DaySaxon Gardens, Penn Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DF
Why not take a closer look at this stunning development. Call us now to book your appointment to attend our Open Day on Friday 25th September from 10.30am. When you visit, our main priority is to ensure everyone stays safe – you, our homeowners and our colleagues.
You will need to arrange an appointment in order for us to maintain social-distancing and a safe environment for all. Once you have booked your visit, we will share our new visitors’ guidelines with you.
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 Oakham
Oakham is the county town of Rutland in the East Midlands, 30 miles south east of Nottingham, 25 miles to the east of Leicester and 23 miles west of Peterborough. Oakham town centre has a thriving community, with plenty of independent shops, cafes and pubs, as well as all the local amenities like supermarkets, banks and pharmacies, and even a butcher's shop. There is a convenient Tesco supermarket only 250m away from the development, ideal for all the essentials.
McCarthy & Stone residents will have plenty of choice when it comes to eating out in Oakham, as there is a huge selection of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, from traditional English fayre to Indian, Chinese and America. Oakham Castle is a popular attraction within the town, a rare example of 12th century architecture and sculptures. There's also Rutland County Museum for those interested in local history, and Oakham Library only 0.2 miles from the proposed development. Oakham lies to the west of Rutland Water, which is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe, and a popular tourist attraction due to the wide variety of wildlife and ecosystems it supports.
The lakes are a conservation area, with plenty of birds, plants, insects and other native species making their homes there. The reserve is located 1.5 miles from the McCarthy & Stone development. Oakham train station is only 0.5 miles from the proposed development, which connects to Birmingham and Leicester to the west, and Peterborough to the east. There is also a once-daily service to Bedford, Luton and London St Pancras which passes over the historic Welland Viaduct, so there's plenty of opportunity for days out.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Lloyds Bank
- Rutland Memorial Hospital
- Catmose Sports Centre
Centrally located in the heart of Oakham, Saxon Gardens is 0.2 miles from a Tesco Superstore and 0.4 miles from the High Street. Oakham Bowling Club and the local library can be reached in 0.3 miles.
Transport links are good both locally and further afield. There is a bus stop in 0.2 miles and Oakham Railway Station, which provides links to London, Birmingham and Peterborough, is just 0.7 miles away.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.