Mill View in Cambridgeshire is exclusively for over 55s who are looking forward to a retirement as restful or as active as they like.

A viewing day on Saturday, May 20 will show how the Mill View community can meet everyone’s needs. It’s set in the heart of Hauxton, a rural village within easy reach of Cambridge. 

With modern, luxury, one- and two-bedroom apartments and easy access to a variety of services organised by bpha, a non-profit housing association, there is support and care as and when residents require and the community has plenty more to offer too.

There is a shop on site, plus a roof garden restaurant with beautiful views across the countryside, hair salon, laundry room, frequent visits from a nail technical, air-conditioned residents’ lounge, and for those wishing to have visitors to stay, a guest room. 

Saffron Walden Reporter: Independent living includes activities to join, trips and an active residents' committeeIndependent living includes activities to join, trips and an active residents' committee (Image: BPHA)

There are plenty of activities, supported by bpha extra care scheme manager Kayleigh Ackford and many led by the active residents’ committee. They range from games, quizzes, social lunches and coffee mornings to exercise classes. 

Thanks to a ready-made community of like-minded people, there are always friends to talk to and regular trips out and about to join, with visits to everywhere from wildlife parks to historic places of interest. 

For those relishing time to relax or reflect and enjoy quiet time on their own outside, there are plenty of peaceful areas with thoughtfully-placed seating.  

Saffron Walden Reporter: Care and support can be agreed and amended as needed, giving families ongoing peace of mindCare and support can be agreed and amended as needed, giving families ongoing peace of mind (Image: BPHA)

Everything to make living fun and easy has been planned at Mill View, from a three-course lunch included in the service charge, or sandwiches to eat later, to a variety of care and support options depending on the wishes and care needs of the individual. These plans can be reviewed and adapted as requirements and wishes change. 

It’s a beautiful part of the county, with great opportunities for walking, cycling and exploring with a good mixture of trails, museums, villages, historic monuments and shops to enjoy.  

At Mill View, enjoy the beautifully-landscaped communal garden and listen to the birds in this quiet location on the banks of the River Cam.

Each apartment is designed for a comfortable life with fully-fitted, high-specification kitchens, wet rooms, spacious open-plan living areas, roomy bedrooms, widened doorways for easy access and each home has a private balcony or terrace.  

Visit and explore Mill View on the viewing day on May 20 and discover the lifestyle and independence on offer, along with the reassurance that care and support is there whenever required.

A 24-hour emergency response service covers Mill View, offering peace of mind for residents and their families. 

The one- and two-bedroom apartments are available via Shared Ownership of between 50% and 75% with rent paid on the remainder. However, those opting to buy 75% shares do not pay any rent. The details will be fully explained to visitors on request.

For those requiring it, assistance from bpha to cover the cost of the support service provided by the Senior Move Partnership can help with moving. The Mill View handyman is there to help too, from putting up curtains and pictures to ensuring furniture is safe and secure. 

To find out more about the independent living development and the viewing day on Saturday, May 20 at Mill View, visit www.mill-view.co.uk. Visitors are asked to book before attending on 01223 606656. 

For those who would love to explore Mill View and discover its peaceful setting and many amenities but cannot join the viewing day, do call and request a personal tour.