Thackrah Court,

Thackrah Court, Squirrel Way, 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, baker, local shopping, dentist, Newsagent and post office are situated in the village centre. There are more shopping facilities within 1 mile of Thackrah Court, along Harrogate Road in Moortown which includes banks, a Newsagent, pharmacist and a Marks & Spencers Food Hall Supermarket.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole and letterbox.
Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and emergency pull cord
Walk-in storage/airing cupboard.
Doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.


Spacious lounge with French door to a walk-out balcony
Balcony offers space for table and chairs.
Raised electric sockets, ceiling lights, TV and telephone points, fitted carpets and central ceiling light.
Partially glazed doors lead into the separate kitchen.


Fully fitted with 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.
Appliances include a raised level oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood and an integral fridge and freezer.
Tiled flooring, tiled splashbacks, central ceiling light and under pelmet lighting.


Dual aspect double double bedroom.
Raised electric sockets, central ceiling light, TV and telephone points, fitted carpet and emergency pull-cord.
Walk in wardrobe housing shelving and hanging rails.


Fully tiled wet room with slip-resistant flooring.
Level access shower with hand rail and curtain rail; WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above.
Shaving point, electric heater, heated towel rail, extractor fan, wall-mounted storage cupboard and an emergency pull-cord.

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.

Service Charge

• Buildings insurance
• Estate Manager and Management team
• Running of the on-site restaurant
• 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 all 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 per annum (year ending 30/09/2022)

Additional Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2015
Ground rent: £435 per annum
Managed by: Your Life Management Services
Council: Leeds. Band: D


  • Walk-out patio
  • Nicely presented one bedroom apartment
  • Communal lounge, on-site restaurant and function room
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Domestic assistance (1 hr per week included in service charges, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Shadwell Medical Centre approximately 325 meters away
  • Part exchange available
  • 24 hour on-site management
  • Bus stop outside development
  • Landscaped gardens with raised planters for residents to use

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120