Think you’re too young to experience what life has to offer at Holdenhurst?

Think you’re too young to experience what life has to offer at Holdenhurst?

Think you’re too young to experience what life has to offer at Holdenhurst? Here’s why it may be your dream home, whatever your age.

Holdenhurst is Abbeyfield South Downs’ flagship new property in Heathfield, East Sussex. With 48 affordable rental, brand new apartments, it offers enhanced sheltered housing in a care-enabled environment, allowing you to take care and other support services, such as home helps, should you want to.

Moving to Holdenhurst at a younger age, will give you longevity, providing flexibility, peace of mind and the security that your home can adapt and change with you as and when your lifestyle changes over the years. If you are part of a couple and one of you needs additional help, living at Holdenhurst where you can take on extra support as you need it, will enable you both to stay living together and in your own home for longer.

Why we should be your first choice

If you think you are too young to consider moving to a complex like Holdenhurst, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. With beautiful and adapted apartments to make things easier; activities to take part in onsite; landscaped gardens and lots to do nearby, moving to our new property may be just the move you’ve been dreaming of. A home at Holdenhurst will take you from your 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.

Holdenhurst is a supportive, vibrant and like-minded community with active, independent living at its heart. You can get involved as much or as little as you wish, with the freedom to live independently.

Some might like to form clubs or join coffee mornings, while others are content with a cheery hello from neighbours and staff. You can relax with a newspaper in the lounge or invite loved ones to the cafe for a cup of tea and slice of cake. Our dedicated House Manager and team are also on hand daily to provide help and guidance.

You can make friends now and join a community that you can be part of for the long haul. With us, you can enjoy a youthful retirement, getting out and about, enjoying the social clubs and activities the area has to offer, having grandchildren stay and family visits – all without worrying about where you will live or have to move to in the future. 

Impeccable design and facilities

The development includes a café, hairdressing salon, as well as a wellbeing suite for exercise, activities, and crafts. You are welcome to book additional guests for lunch in the restaurant or use the space for special occasions and events. There is also a guest suite, ideal for when family and friends come to visit you.

You may be looking for a fresh start or a much-desired forever home. This is where Holdenhurst stands out, our one and two-bed apartments are all furnished to a high standard and have their own front doors. They’re fitted with Paula Rosa kitchens, a range of appliances, are all centrally heated and have a state-of-the-art Tunstall digital security and communications system with 24/7 coverage.

You will have access to our landscaped shared garden, with seating and patio areas. Some apartments also have access to a balcony or small patio area. In some cases, we may even be able to arrange for you to bring your beloved pet to move with you to Holdenhurst.

There will be an onsite support team offering a range of services to make living a little easier – this might include apartment cleaning and laundry, help with shopping or accompanying to appointments. This list is not exhaustive and it will be for you to decide what you would like help with. We will always be clear what might cost extra.

Staff can also assist with finding local activities or hobbies to do, to help maintain your social life. If it helps you stay active and social, we will do our best to support you. We are on hand to make life as interesting, varied and simple as possible.

So much to do, right on your doorstep

At Holdenhurst, you can get out and about and enjoy an active retirement, safe in the knowledge that you are in your long term home – no additional stressful and costly house moves. As lovely as Holdenhurst is, you are free to come and go as you please. We actively encourage tenants to enjoy all that we have on offer nearby. There is also so much to get involved with as Holdenhurst is just a short walk from Heathfield High Street.

Here you’ll find several supermarkets, the Post Office, doctors, cafes and local amenities – everything you need if you like to get out and about. Heathfield also has other clubs available for those who like an active social life, including amateur painters, bridge, bowls, walking and football club, as well as a flower club, history society and rambler’s group.

Heathfield is surrounded by beautiful, rolling Sussex countryside and has magnificent views to the south. The historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells and the coastal town of Eastbourne are also within reach.

Keep track of your finances

With finances in mind, we will ensure that you will always be able to budget with confidence. If you have limited retirement funds, living at Holdenhurst will enable you to budget and plan for the future, as you will know the costs upfront and there will never be any hidden charges. 

The monthly rent includes the service of our daily onsite staff, the maintenance and upkeep of the building, as well as a two-course cooked meal every day.

Something for everyone, no matter how young you feel

As you can see, Holdenhurst really does have every element you need for a supportive, happy and fulfilling life, no matter how young you may feel! For an informal chat about why Holdenhurst would be perfect for you, call us on 01435 898380 or email us at