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. Bespoke care packages are also, please enquire with the on-site team for further information.

Local Area

Thackrah Court is situated on Shadwell Lane in a popular suburb in Leeds. The development is conveniently situated on a bus route with stops right outside the development. There is a medical centre within 400 meters and there are more facilities approximately half a mile of Thackrah Court in Moortown, including banks, newsagent, bakers, pubs and restaurants and a Marks & Spencers Food Hall supermarket.

The apartment

The apartment is located on the upper ground floor which means it is the same level as the entrance but enjoys an elevated position over the rear of the development. Being on the upper ground floor it is conveniently located on the same level as the homeowners lounge, restaurant and communal areas.
The apartments has been re-decorated and re-carpeted throughout making it feel like new. The balcony enjoys a southerly, elevated aspect, enjoying sunshine most of the day and has space for a table and chairs - the perfect place to relax!

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the very spacious entrance hall- illuminated light switches, a smoke detector, the apartment security door entry system with intercom and the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system are all located in the hall. There is a sizable storage cupboard housing the hot water system and Ventaxia air circulation unit. From the hallway, doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms, wet room and separate WC.

Living room

A wonderfully bright and airy, dual aspect room and the benefit of French doors opening onto a balcony with space for a table and chairs and views onto attractive trees and Shadwell Lane Recreation Field- perfect for watching the goings on. There is a modern, wall-mounted electric fire and ample space for dining, raised electric sockets, two ceiling lights, TV and telephone points and an electric radiator. Partially glazed double doors lead into the separate kitchen.


Well equipped modern kitchen with a range of wood effect wall and base units with a granite effect worktop, Stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mono lever tap and an electrically operated window above with a Southerly aspect above. Appliances include a raised level oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood over, integrated dishwasher and fridge and freezer. Finished with tiled flooring, tiled splashbacks, central ceiling spotlights, under pelmet lighting and well-placed power sockets.

Bedroom One

A spacious, westerly facing, double bedroom benefiting from a walk-in wardrobe housing shelves and hanging rails. There are raised electric sockets, a ceiling light, double glazed window, TV and telephone points and an emergency pull-cord.

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 with slip resistant flooring and comprising of a level access shower with wall-mounted folding seat, hand rail, shower curtain and adjustable shower head over, WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror with shaver light above. Electric fan heater, electric heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Service Charge

•Estate Manager
•CQC registered care staff on-site 24-hours a day
•One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge
•Running of the on-site restaurant
•Cleaning of all communal windows
•Water rates for communal areas and apartments
•Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
•Apartment window Cleaning (outside only)
•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
•Intruder alarm system
Additional personal care and support is available at an extra charge. This can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased to suit your needs.

The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.

Service charge: £9,228.28 p.a. (for financial year end 30/09/2022)

Car Parking Permit Scheme

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
  • Fully re-decorated and re-carpeted
  • South facing balcony with space for table and chairs
  • Estate Manager and 24 hour on-site management
  • Table serviced restaurant & coffee lounge with terrace
  • Domestic assistance (1 hr per week included in service charges, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Personal care packages available
  • Guest suite
  • Landscaped garden with sitting area and Raised planters for homeowners use
  • Part exchange available

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120