Starting to make retirement plans? Discover Mill View, a Cambridgeshire development for the over 55s.

Looking forward to retirement and starting to make plans for those future days? How about moving into a bespoke development where you can enjoy life in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

Provider bpha is an expert in the world of fabulous homes suited to the way we live today, and has created Mill View, an amazing development of homes for the over 55s.

The spacious, contemporary and modern homes are designed to make continued independent living easy and relaxing. Set on the banks of the river Cam in the historic village of Hauxton less than five miles from Cambridge – there’s plenty to do in the area.

Mill View offers luxurious one and two bedroom apartments with fantastic facilities on site, and support services tailored to each resident.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Enjoy relaxing and socialising at the Mill View retirement developmentEnjoy relaxing and socialising at the Mill View retirement development (Image: bpha)

The bespoke development is a chance to be as active and involved in the community as you like, with plenty of activities on site – and masses to enjoy in the local area.

The pretty village of Hauxton is great for walks and cycle rides, and with a church, school, sports field and village hall, there are plenty of village events to join.

With the nearby village of Great Shelford too, the area is a welcoming community, with shops and pubs and a variety of regular activities to join from bridge and bowls to pilates.

Residents enjoy a wander along the river, and the leafy rides, walks and runs at nearby Trumpington Meadows Country Park. With Cambridge so close, it’s an easy trip into the city centre to explore the historic streets and colleges or browse the shops. A vibrant cosmopolitan city, Cambridge and the surrounding area is full of history, amenities, green spaces and entertainment from live music to tea dances, festivals, riverside pubs and restaurants, cinemas, clubs and societies.

Saffron Walden Reporter: There is a shop on site at Mill View, plus local shops nearby and Cambridge is less than five miles awayThere is a shop on site at Mill View, plus local shops nearby and Cambridge is less than five miles away (Image: Bpha)

Bpha, the providers of the Mill View retirement complex, are experts at listening to the wishes and needs of their residents. It means the bespoke environment offers the absolute best in independent living, with support on hand if needed. Residents enjoy retirement exactly as they imagined, living independently in modern apartments, but also enjoying delightful community spaces, making like-minded friends and exploring the local area.

Visitors are welcome at Mill View and there are excellent transport links too, with direct trains to London from the station less than three miles away and easy access to the M11 motorway.

Following the success of previous viewing days, there will be another taking place on Saturday, July 22. Book your place now.

The modern complex opened four years ago as the perfect place for the over 55s to downsize with shared ownership and rental options available on the range of one and two-bedroom apartments.

It’s loved for its rural feel, with tranquil grounds and panoramic countryside views from many spaces including the delightful roof garden restaurant’s terrace.

Life is as peaceful or as busy as residents like at the development, with a vibrant social programme led by those who live there.

The apartments offer ease of living too, with each apartment carefully designed to create attractive living spaces for a relaxing lifestyle. They’re open plan, light and spacious and finished to a luxury standard. That includes high end kitchens with built-in ovens and hobs and integrated dishwashers, fridge-freezers and washer/dryers, wood effect flooring to the spacious living areas and spacious carpeted bedrooms, bathrooms with walk-in showers, widened doorways to allow for possible future access needs and each has a balcony or terrace.

What’s more, residents can choose from a three-course cooked meal at the restaurant at lunchtime, or sandwiches provided to the apartment in the evening, included in the service charge.

Other facilities include a communal lounge, hair salon, regular visiting nail technician, a village shop on site plus a weekly bus to a local supermarket.

If care and support is needed, this can be tailored to individual needs and changed when needed. There is also a round-the-clock emergency response service.

There is a shared ownership scheme of either 75 per cent or 50 per cent available as well as rental options.

To find out more about the independent living development and the viewing day on Saturday, July 22 at Mill View, visit the website. Contact Janet Bennett on 01223 606656 if you would like to view earlier.