Thackrah Court,

Thackrah Court, Squirrel Way, Shadwell, Leeds

property description


Thackrah Court

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.


The seller is offering to pay 2 years worth of service charges, ground rent and car parking up to the amount of £20,000 and to include all the furniture and fixtures and fittings.


The apartment has been redecorated and thoroughly cleaned throughout and is therefore showing like brand new and we highly advise viewing to appreciate the overall condition of the apartment.

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 is a sizable storage cupboard which houses the hot water system.
From the hallway doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms and bathroom and separate WC.


A bright and airy south-facing lounge with the benefit of French doors opening onto a walk-out balcony, which has been thoroughly deep cleaned as of March and overlooks the well maintained communal grounds. The room has space for dining and an electric fire with stone effect surround which creates an attractive focal point. There are raised electric sockets, two ceiling lights, TV and telephone points and a useful storage cupboard.
Partially glazed doors lead into the separate kitchen.


Well equipped modern kitchen with tiled floor splash-backs and a range of wall and base level units and drawers with a granite roll top work surface. The Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap, drainer sits beneath an electrically operated window which overlooks the communal gardens. Appliances have been deep cleaned and include a raised level oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood over, integral fridge and freezer. Under pelmet lighting and a central ceiling light.

Bedroom One

A spacious and bright double bedroom with the benefit of a generous walk-in wardrobe housing shelving and hanging rails and brand new carpet. There are raised electric sockets, a central ceiling light, TV and telephone points, emergency pull-cord and tall window with views over the communal gardens.

Bedroom Two

Another spacious and bright double bedroom, which could alternatively be used as a separate dining room or office. There are raised electric sockets, a central ceiling light, tall double glazed window with views over the communal gardens, TV and telephone points and emergency pull-cord.

Full wetroom

Fully tiled wetroom with anti-slip flooring throughout and suite comprising of level access shower with adjustable showerhead over, hand rails and shower curtain. WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above with light and shaver socket, electric heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Separate cloakroom

Partially tiled with anti-slip flooring, wash hand basin with mirror and light above, WC, a heated towel rail and emergency pull-cord.

Service Charge

• Estate Manager
• CQC registered care staff on-site 24 hours a day
• Running of the on-site restaurant
• 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

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: YourLife Management Services


  • **2 years of paid Service charges, ground rent and car parking**
  • Spacious two bedroom apartment separate WC
  • South-facing balcony overlooking communal gardens
  • Personal care packages available
  • Estate Manager and 24 hour on-site management
  • Table serviced bistro & coffee lounge with terrace
  • Domestic assistance (1 hr per week included in service charges, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Part-exchange available
  • Guest suite
  • Apartment redecorated and thoroughly deep cleaned and is showing like new

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120