Thackrah Court

Thackrah Court, Squirrel Way, Shadwell, Leeds

property description



Thackrah Court was built by McCarthy & Stone and designed specifically for assisted retirement living for the over 70’s.

The development consists of 60 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments with design features to make day-to-day living easier. This includes beautifully equipped kitchens with waist height ovens to minimise bending, walk-in showers for ease of use, simple lever taps and slip resistant flooring.

As well as the privacy of your own apartment, there’s the opportunity to lead a full and active social life. You can call into the homeowners’ lounge whenever you feel like company, and it’s a lovely place to meet up with friends or join in the many activities organised by homeowners and the Estate Management team. The lounge is also the perfect space to invite friends and family over for a special celebration.

Open every day, our table service restaurant serves tasty and nutritious lunches for our homeowners and their friends and family, at a very reasonable price. All the food is freshly prepared and we can cater for special dietary requirements. For a special occasion or celebration, you’re also welcome to book our function room and there is a computer available to use here.

Thackrah Court also benefits from landscaped gardens and a guest suite for visitors who wish to stay (additional charges apply). For peace of mind, there is an Estate Manager on site and 24-hour emergency call system provided via a personal pendant alarm and with call points in all rooms.

Local Area

Thackrah Court is situated in Shadwell a small but affluent village, suburb and civil parish in north east Leeds, West Yorkshire. The village retains much of its former characteristics; the library, local shopping, dentist, newsagent and post office are situated in the village centre. There are more facilities within 1 mile of Thackrah Court in Moortown, including a medical centre, banks, newsagent, bakers, pharmacist and a Marks & Spencers Food Hall supermarket.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall. Situated in the hall are Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system. There are two sizable storage cupboards, one of which houses the hot water system. From the hallway doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms and bathroom.


A bright and airy lounge with dual aspect windows allowing plenty of natural light and the benefit of French doors opening onto a patio seating area and the well maintained communal grounds. The generous room has space for dining. There are raised electric sockets, ceiling light, TV and telephone points. Partially glazed doors lead into a separate kitchen.


Well equipped modern kitchen with tiled floor and a range of low and eye level units and drawers with a roll top work surface. Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap, drainer and electrically operated window above with views towards communal gardens. Eye level oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood, integral fridge freezer and under pelmet lighting.

Bedroom One

A spacious double bedroom with attractive built in furniture including; bedside tables, draws and wardrobes. There are raised electric sockets, ceiling light, double glazed window, TV and telephone points. Door to en-suite Wet Room.

En-suite Wet Room

Fully tiled wet room with suite comprising an electric shower with shower curtain, WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Electric heater, extractor fan and slip resistant flooring.

Bedroom Two

Another spacious double bedroom, which could alternatively be used as a separate dining room or office. There are raised electric sockets, ceiling light, double glazed window, TV and telephone points.


Fully tiled bathroom with suite comprising of; bath with electric shower over, WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Electric heater, extractor fan and slip resistant flooring.

Service Charge

• Buildings insurance
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• Cleaning of external apartment windows and communal windows
• Repair and maintenance to interior and exterior communal areas
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas.

One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Thackrah Court, with additional personal care and support available at an extra charge. This can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased to suit your needs.

To find out more about service charges, please contact your Property Consultant or the Estate Manager.

Car Parking Permit Scheme- subject to availability

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 Estate Manager on site for availability.

Leasehold Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2015
Ground rent: £510 per annum
Managed by: Your Life Management Services


  • Spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment
  • Ground floor apartment with Patio onto gardens
  • Estate Manager and 24 hour on-site management
  • Part exchange scheme available
  • Personal care packages available
  • Domestic assistance (1 hr per week included in service charges, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Table serviced bistro & coffee lounge with terrace
  • Landscaped garden with sitting area
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Raised planters for homeowners use

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120