Rockhaven Court

Rockhaven Court, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton

property description


The Development

Rockhaven Court was purpose built by McCarthy & Stone 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, the 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

Found on the ground floor, and situated in a sought after quiet corner position, the apartments front door the apartments front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall. From the hallway there are doors to a walk-in storage/airing cupboard and separate additional cloak cupboard. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and 24-hour Tunstall response emergency pull cord are located in the hall. Doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms and bathroom.


This spacious living room has the highly desirable benefit of a UPVC door leading directly onto a private patio area where you can enjoy the view of the communal gardens. In addition there are two further dual aspect windows making this room bright and airy. There is ample space for dining and a feature electric fire with surround which acts as an attractive focal point. Sky/Sky+ connection, telephone point, ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed door lead onto a separate kitchen.


Partially 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. Built in oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood and integral fridge/freezer.

Bedroom One

Double bedroom with a built wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors. Sky/Sky+ connection, telephone point, ceiling light, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.

Bedroom Two

Generous second bedroom, which could alternatively be used as a separate dining room or office. Ceiling light, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.


Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising; bath with grab rail, separate shower cubicle, low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Electric heater 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 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 House Manager on site for availability.

Lease Information

125 years from 2012

Ground Rent



  • Award winning exclusive over 60's retirement development
  • Two bedroom apartment
  • Ground floor with patio
  • House Manager
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • 24 hour Careline
  • Camera door entry system
  • Residents communal lounge
  • Part exchange available
  • Call McCarthy and Stone Resales to view 0345 556 4104

Property Consultant

Brendan Mann, Property Consultant - North West Region

Brendan Mann

0345 556 4120