Rockhaven Court

Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton

property description


Rockhaven Court was built by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for retirement living. The development consists of 45 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. You can relax, knowing that there's a House Manager on hand during office hours as well as the added benefit of having security features. These include a 24 hour emergency call system should you require assistance and a camera door entry system linked to your TV, so you can see who's calling before letting them in.
There's no need to worry about being weighed down by maintenance costs either as the service charge covers the cost of external maintenance, gardening and landscaping, window cleaning, buildings insurance, water rates, security and energy costs of the laundry, lounge and other communal areas. The Homeowners' lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends and family. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can extend their stay by booking into the development Guest Suite (usually for a fee of £25 per night - subject to availability.
It is a condition of purchase that all residents must meet the age requirements of 60 years.

Local Area

Rockhaven Court is situated in the character mill town of Horwich, a former railway and mill town can boast the home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, a 2002 commonwealth Games venue, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), not to mention the renowned Horwich Harriers fell running club and Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men. The name Rockhaven Court was taken from Rockhaven Castle, once one of the most impressive features of the Horwich landscape, its silhouette dominating the skyline. The property was developed by Richard Brownlow who moved in during 1840 and during the 1880’s he added parapets from which it locally derived its name Rockhaven Castle. Rockhaven Castle was demolished in 1942 possibly because it provided an ideal marker for German bombers trying to target the Loco works in Horwich. Rockhaven Court is conveniently located on Chorley New Road overlooking Horwich RMI, Bowling and Cricket Club. Local Grocers, butchers, bakers, post office, banks, cafes and restaurants can be found along Winter Hey Lane and Lee Lane. High street restaurant chains can also be found at Middlebrook Retail Park. Sainsbury Local, Aldi and Iceland are also well situated for Rockhaven Court. Getting around couldn’t be easier, there are bus stops close to the development which provide services throughout the Horwich area, whilst Horwich Parkway train station, located at Middlebrook offers a Park and Ride facility together with providing services into Bolton, Manchester and Preston. For leisure activities, Rockhaven Court is well located for the West Pennine Moors that include Rivington, its historic barns and landmark pike; below which are the gardens created by Lord Leverhulme, founder of Unilever. Horwich town centre has an abundance of restaurants, together with a leisure centre that offers a range of activities from swimming to badminton. A cinema, indoor bowling and a wider retail offering can also be found at nearby Middlebrook Retail Park.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall - the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard and a further large stroage room. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and emergency pull cord located in the hall. Doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and shower room.


Spacious lounge benefiting from a UPVc window and Juliet balcony with views towards the bowling green and hills beyond. There is ample space for dining. Sky/Sky+ connection, telephone point, ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed door lead onto a separate kitchen.


Fully tiled and fitted kitchen with a range of modern low and eye level units and drawers with a roll top work surface. Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap, drainer and window above. Oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood and integral below worktop fridge and freezer.


Double bedroom with walk in wardrobe. uPVC window overlooking bowling green to hills beyond. Sky/Sky+ connection, telephone point, ceiling light, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.

Bedroom Two

Double bedroom. uPVC window overlooking bowling green to hills beyond. Sky/Sky+ connection, telephone point, ceiling light, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.

Shower Room

Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising a bath, a shower cubicle with hand rail. Low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, electric heater, heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Service Charge

• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.

Car Parking permit Scheme - Subject to Availabilit

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum, permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.

Leasehold Information

Lease length: 125 years from 2012
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Managed by:McCarthy and Stone Management Services


  • House Manager
  • Communal Resident's Lounge
  • 24-hour careline
  • Guest Suite
  • First floor with Juliet balcony
  • Camera door entry system
  • Laundry room
  • Bus stop's directly outside development
  • Within 350 meters walk of local shops and amenities
  • Please contact McCarthy and Stone Resales for more details 0345 556 4104

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North England and Scotland

Kristy Bishop

01202 362495