As we get ready for spring, discover how Mill View retirement community helps its residents blossom with opportunities to get outdoors and socialise.

At Mill View, retirement isn’t the end of an era – it is a gateway to a fresh start.

Developed by bpha, Mill View in Cambridge is a vibrant and supportive retirement community for those aged over 55 that fosters an environment where individuals can thrive on their own terms. Residents discover not just a place to reside, but a lifestyle brimming with opportunities for socialisation and exploration.

Don’t miss the Mill View viewing day on March 9! Booking is strictly by appointment only. please call Janet Bennett on 01223 606656 or visit the website. 

Surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Hauxton Meadows, residents are encouraged to embrace the outdoors. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the manicured gardens or a scenic jaunt into the charming streets of Hauxton and Cambridge, there’s no shortage of opportunities to connect with nature this spring, as well as local museums, pubs and cafes.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Residents can make the most of the on-site hair salon and visiting nail technicianResidents can make the most of the on-site hair salon and visiting nail technician (Image: bpha)

Enjoy moments that matter

Mill View offers more than just scenic beauty: it’s a hub for socialisation and friendship.

Residents forge meaningful connections that enrich their lives.

From communal gatherings to lively events, there’s always an occasion to come together.

Mill View’s emphasis on empowering residents to live life to the fullest means independence isn’t just encouraged – it’s celebrated.

Saffron Walden Reporter: The rooftop restaurant serves residents a three-course mealThe rooftop restaurant serves residents a three-course meal (Image: Mill View)

With the freedom to pursue hobbies and interests like book clubs, bowls or pilates, the residents committee gives everyone the opportunity, space and encouragement to explore new horizons.

“My sisters and I moved my mother to Mill View three years ago and without a doubt it’s the best thing we could have done for her,” said Lisa Gifford. “It is still very much her home and most definitely not a ‘care home’.”

A place to truly call home

Lisa said that the one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as the entire complex itself, are perfect for the retired and especially those who need care.

Further facilities include a hair salon, visiting nail technician and village shop, as well as the rooftop restaurant which offers a three-course meal each day.

“My mother enjoys a variety of freshly cooked lunches everyday from the restaurant, which knows her favourites,” said Lisa.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Enjoy a dynamic social scene at Mill ViewEnjoy a dynamic social scene at Mill View (Image: bpha)

One of the hallmarks of Mill View is its unwavering commitment to personalised care and support. With a dedicated team of professionals on hand, residents can rest assured that their needs are always met with compassion and expertise. Whether it’s assistance with daily tasks or simply a friendly face to brighten the day, the staff at Mill View go above and beyond to ensure the well-being and comfort of each resident.

“Cera Care are the in-house healthcare providers who have looked after my mother since being there,” said Lisa. “I can honestly say that they have been truly wonderful.

“The team take care of all her needs from morning until night and know when she’s not feeling 100% or in need of medical assistance. The team also have an understanding of what will help them look after her.

“As an example, they have been great at liaising directly with occupational therapy,” Lisa added. “Also, having the carers on-hand 24 hours a day gives me and my sisters immense peace of mind.

“I would highly recommend Mill View!”

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 to the viewing day on March 9, please call Janet Bennett on 01223 606656 or visit the website at