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 - 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. 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 bathroom.


A bright and airy south facing lounge with the benefit of french doors leading onto a balcony with views overlooking well maintained communal gardens towards the rear of the development, and longer range views. The generous room has ample 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.


Double bedroom with dressing area has a window providing views overlooking communal grounds. There is a door to a walk in wardrobe housing shelving and hanging rails. There are raised electric sockets, ceiling light, TV and telephone points.


Fully tiled wet room with suite comprising an electric shower with shower curtain, WC, vanity unit with wash basin, mirror and mirrored storage cabinet. Shaving point, 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.

Service charge: £6,819.84 pa (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: £435 per annum
Managed by: Your Life management services


  • Walk out balcony
  • Part exchange available
  • Estate Manager and YourLife team
  • 24 hour on-site management
  • 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
  • Raised planters for homeowners use

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120