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Rainsford Parkway Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2XB View on map
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Walter House Retirement Living apartments now available to reserve off-plan.

Wonderful Walter House is a Retirement Living development for the over 60's in the centre of Chelmsford, which will offer 49 contemporary one and two bedroom retirement apartments available for sale - or for rent. Many have private balconies and all will share beautiful communal facilities including the stunning ‘sky’ lounge. The historic city centre of Chelmsford is just a 15 minute walk from this retirement development, with plenty of local attractions like the 18 arch Victoria Railway Viaduct and Chelmsford Cathedral. There is also a wealth of amenities close by, including a leisure centre, the expansive greenery of Admirals Park and a shopping centre. Chelmsford boasts enviable connections to the surrounding area of Essex, and regular trains run from Chelmsford station to London Liverpool Street in just 34 minutes. The train station is only 0.3 miles from the development.

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This Retirement Living development in Chelmsford offers safe, secure, luxurious and low maintenance private retirement apartments, exclusive to the over the 60s. You’ll benefit from a friendly manager on-site to keep everything running smoothly and in tip top condition, as well as access to communal areas like the lovely lounge and large attractive gardens for socialising. Many apartments have beautiful private balconies and everyone will have access to a hotel-style guest suites for hassle-free hosting. Pets are welcome too!

Low maintenance and sociable

This Retirement Living development in Chelmsford 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 the large, light and spectacular ‘sky’ lounge with free Wi-Fi, and a landscaped courtyard 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 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.

Development Highlights

  • Central location in charming Chelmsford with excellent local amenities
  • Beautiful contemporary retirement properties available to buy or rent
  • Lovely courtyard gardens for evening cocktails and lazy afternoons with friends
  • Stunning communal ‘sky’ lounge for parties, events and everyday socialising
  • Manager onsite during office hours to help keep everything running smoothly
  • Community feeling with a calendar of events, clubs and activities to suit all interests

Key Features

  • Camera entry system
  • 24/7 call system
  • House Manager
  • Pets allowed
  • Communal lounge
  • Balconies
  • In the city
  • Intruder alarm
  • Lifts to all floors

Retirement Living at Walter House

Walter House

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Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to explore this retirement development. Click the tabs to view each floor, with G being the Ground Floor. You’ll see that one-bedroom retirement homes are shown in yellow and two-bedroom apartments are shown in purple. Any retirement property shown in red is already reserved, sold or rented out. When you click on an available property, you’ll be given information about the sale and/or rental prices (all rental prices include service charges and ground rent). You can then click on ‘view property’ to find out more.

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The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2021

You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help 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.

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Upcoming events

Come and Visit Us

  • 7 Jul
    Walter House dining room
    16:00 - 19:00

    Join us at our Penthouse Party

    Walter House, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2XB

    Join us at our Penthouse apartment launch event at Walter House. 

    Join us on Thursday 7th July to view our beautiful Penthouse apartment, take a tour of the development and enjoy live music and canapes in our stunning Sky Lounge from 4pm – 7pm. 


Offers Too Good To Miss

  • Walter House Bedroom

    Move in with our fantastic offer

    Apartment 10 is a beautiful spacious 2 bedroom property that boats it's own balcony and is fitted with designer curtains and light fittings. Reserve this property before the end of July and we will pay 50% of your Service Charges for 5 years.

    This offer is available alongside our hassle-free Smooth Move* scheme, which will see you benefit from £2,500 towards your estate agency fees*, £1,000 towards your legal fees* and our full removals package* including our handyman service.

    You could make a total saving of £20,431.00*.

    Enquire about this great offer today, call us on 0800 201 4811.

    *Reserve by the 31st July 2022. #Subject to availability. *This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer unless specified and may be withdrawn at any time.  *The Service Charge element of this offer is calculated as a deduction from the total purchase price payable at completion. *T&Cs apply. See here and speak with our friendly sales team for full details.

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

Mary Heath

"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 Chelmsford

Chelmsford has plenty of historic and cultural attractions, including the 18 arch Victoria Railway Viaduct, which carries the Great Eastern Main Line through Central Park. Chelmsford Cathedral is also a popular destination. There are a number of stately homes close by too, including Hylands House, with impressive gardens open to the public.

Just minutes from Walter House, you’ll find the leafy expanse of Admirals Park, which the River Can cuts through. There’s also a supermarket just 0.1 mile from the complex, and a doctor’s surgery, a dentist, a Post Office, a hairdressers, a florist, a butchers and even a theatre under half a mile away.

If you’re a lover of nature, gardening and the great outdoors, Warley Place Nature Reserve is only 15 miles from Walter House retirement apartments. This 25 acre reserve once belonged to the leading horticulturalist Ellen Wilmott, who planted many species of plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world. The gardens are now maintained by Essex Wildlife Trust and make an excellent day out during the summer months.

If you’re a sports enthusiast, Chelmsford City Football Club, Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford Golf Club, and Chelmsford Bowling Club are all within the vicinity of the proposed development. There’s also a leisure centre in Chelmsford which runs regular sports and exercise classes including Pilates, yoga and Zumba. Chelmsford town centre is only a 15 minute walk from this retirement development. There’s a wealth of high street stores within High Chelmer Shopping Centre, as well as plenty of restaurants, pub, cafes and bars for every taste.

Chelmsford Facts:
22 miles
from Colchester
Walter House
Rainsford Parkway Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2XB
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Bus Stop
  • Esso
  • Restaurant
  • Local Shop

Situated on Rainsford Road, this development enjoys a prime location in central Chelmsford.

Amenities nearby include a convenience store only 0.1 miles away, a theatre 0.2 miles away and the railway station less than 0.3 miles from the development.

In the surrounding area, a Tesco Superstore and Meadows Shopping Centre are 0.7 miles away, while Admirals Park is 0.4 miles away.

Getting to Location

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Our people

The Team at Walter House

Nicola Lloyd
Sales Consultant
I am currently selling Walter House off plan but will be on site in my new office in December. It is situated in the heart of Chelmsford and thoughtfully designed to nurture a vibrant , lively community, Walter House comprises of one and two bed apartments each with their own outside space. For me the best part of my job is interacting and helping the homeowners choose the best property for their next stage in life.

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