At Mill View independent living community, the golden years are not the final chapter – they are a fresh start.

Managed by bpha, a non-profit housing association, Mill View offers reassurance, luxury and community living for individuals aged over 55 in the tranquil village of Hauxton, near Cambridge.

Mill View is hosting its next viewing day on January 27, where you can discover how the community redefines the concept of independent retirement living.

Luxury living on your terms At the heart of Mill View’s appeal is the promise of an independent lifestyle coupled with the comfort of knowing that support is readily available.

Designed to prioritise comfort and accessibility, each home features widened doorways for easy access, ensuring that residents enjoy both privacy and ease of movement.

The one and two-bedroom apartments boast fully-fitted kitchens, wet rooms, spacious open-plan living areas and private balconies or terraces.

Residents can access a range of services tailored to their individual needs. This includes a shop on site, a hair salon, a laundry room and even visits from a nail technician.

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These amenities are complemented by an air-conditioned residents’ lounge and a guest room for visitors, emphasising the holistic approach to well-being.

Service charges include a three-course lunch, ensuring that residents can indulge in a culinary delight without leaving the community. Additionally, care and support options are flexible, allowing for adjustments as individual needs and preferences evolve over time.

Support when you need it

The seamless blend of independence and support at Mill View creates a nurturing environment, allowing residents to live life on their terms, so their loved ones can rest assured.

The active residents’ committee, led by independent living scheme manager Kayleigh Ackford, plays a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community.

Activities, ranging from games and quizzes to social lunches and exercise classes, ensure that residents not only coexist but thrive in a dynamic and supportive environment.

“I love knowing that I can support our residents and families – and make a difference,” says Kayleigh. “We are a family. Our residents look after each other and have the interests of each other at heart.

“You have a community just outside of your front door,” says Kayleigh. “Our Care Team is on site 24/7 in the event of any emergencies, so residents and their families have peace of mind.”

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Catering for community

A standout feature of Mill View is the on-site restaurant, a hub of culinary delight that not only caters to the gastronomic preferences of residents but also serves as a social space for communal dining.

This is the perfect space to spend time with loved ones when they visit.

Whether residents opt for the convenience of home-cooked meals in their own kitchens or the camaraderie of the on-site restaurant, Mill View fosters an environment where friendships blossom over shared meals and conversations.

The service charges, inclusive of a three-course lunch, epitomise the community’s dedication to making every aspect of living fun and easy. Care and support options are flexible, ensuring that plans can adapt to the changing needs and preferences of its residents.

The viewing day offers the perfect opportunity to witness firsthand the lifestyle and independence that await. Mill View isn’t just a retirement community – it’s a promise of reassurance to those entering their golden years.

A shared ownership scheme for apartments is available, as well as rental options. Choose from 75% or 50% ownership. Viewings are by appointment only.

For more details and to book your visit, please call Janet Bennett on 01223 606656 or visit the website at