Abbeyfield retirement homes in Leicestershire

Abbeyfield provides an exceptional sheltered house and dedicated care homes in the beautiful town of Loughborough.

Our sheltered housing in Loughborough offers a secure and supportive home for older people seeking independent living with the peace of mind that comes from having support on hand from our wonderful staff. 

Additionally, our care homes in Loughborough provide personalised and compassionate care for residents and specialise in dementia care. 

With Abbeyfield's commitment to providing a warm and inclusive community, you can trust us to provide exceptional retirement homes in Loughborough.

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Care homes in Leicestershire

Sheltered housing in Leicestershire


Why consider retiring in Leicestershire?

Leicestershire offers the ideal location for those seeking a peaceful retirement. Its central position within England grants easy access to major cities like Birmingham, Nottingham, and Derby, thanks to excellent transportation links, including major roads and rail connections. This convenient connectivity allows retirees to travel locally or explore other parts of the country effortlessly.

Leicestershire's rich history is showcased through its impressive landmarks and sites, which add to the county's allure. From historical attractions to the picturesque countryside and rolling hills, Leicestershire offers a charming mix of natural beauty and cultural significance.

What things are there to do for older people in Leicestershire?

Leicestershire offers a wide range of leisure activities to suit various interests and pursuits. Whether you're an avid golfer, a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or someone who appreciates art and culture, Leicestershire has something for everyone.

Leicestershire is a county steeped in history. History lovers can immerse themselves in the county's rich past by exploring notable landmarks and historic sites. Leicester Cathedral, where the tomb of King Richard III resides, serves as a captivating reminder of England's regal history. You'll also find Belvoir Castle near Grantham, a stunning stately home dating back to the 11th century, and Ashby de la Zouch Castle, a partially ruined medieval castle, offering glimpses into the region's fascinating heritage.

For those seeking tranquil settings and outdoor activities, Leicestershire's gardens and parks allow you to enjoy leisurely walks or picnics in scenic spots such as Abbey Park and Watermead Country Park in Leicester, or Bosworth Water Trust in Market Bosworth, offering serene surroundings, fresh air, and peaceful settings, where you can relax and enjoy spending time in nature.

Leicestershire is home to various museums and art galleries including The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester, Charnwood Museum in Loughborough, and Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray, offering captivating exhibitions in art, history and local culture.

Explore local markets such as Leicester Market and Loughborough Market, where you can browse fresh produce, crafts, and antiques. 

For those who love the theatre, enjoy live performances at the Curve Theatre in Leicester or the Concordia Theatre in Hinckley, where they regularly put on plays, musicals and concerts.

How easy is it travel around Leicestershire?

Leicestershire's central location provides excellent connectivity to neighbouring regions, enabling retirees to conveniently explore both within and beyond the county. This accessibility allows for day trips or visits to attractions beyond Leicestershire to discover new destinations.

Leicestershire has an extensive public transportation network, including buses and trains. Local bus services connect towns and villages within the county, and trains serve major stations in cities like Leicester, offering connections to other parts of the UK.

What's in the surrounding areas of Leicestershire?

Leicestershire is surrounded by a diverse range of counties, each steeped in history, offering unique attractions and destinations just waiting to be explored.

To the north of Leicestershire lies Nottinghamshire, known for its rich history and legends of Robin Hood. Nottingham, the county's largest city, is home to iconic attractions such as Nottingham Castle, the Robin Hood Experience, and the historic Lace Market. Sherwood Forest, a popular destination in Nottinghamshire, is famous for its association with Robin Hood and is home to the Major Oak, believed to have sheltered Robin Hood and his Merry Men. You'll also discover places like Southwell, home to the magnificent Southwell Minster, an excellent example of Gothic architecture, and Newark-on-Trent, a historic market town, with the well preserved medieval castle, Newark Castle. Nottinghamshire is also home to Newstead Abbey near Ravenshead, a stately home that was once the ancestral home of renowned poet Lord Byron, offering a glimpse into literary history.

Heading north-east of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire offers scenic landscapes, charming market towns, and historical sites. The city of Lincoln stands out with its impressive medieval Lincoln Cathedral, dominating the skyline, as well as Lincoln Castle, housing an original 1215 Magna Carta. Exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, allows for peaceful countryside walks and picturesque views.

To the east of Leicestershire lies Rutland, England's smallest historic county. Rutland Water, a large reservoir, is a prominent attraction offering a range of activities such as water sports, cycling, and birdwatching. The county's quaint villages and charming countryside create an idyllic setting for exploration.

Moving south of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire features beautiful countryside and historic sites. Visitors can delve into history at Althorp House, the ancestral home of the Spencer family, or immerse themselves in the medieval ambiance of Rockingham Castle and its stunning gardens. Motorsports enthusiasts will also appreciate the renowned Silverstone Circuit, host to thrilling Formula 1 races.

To the south-west, Warwickshire is steeped in a rich history with picturesque landscapes. Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, draws visitors from around the world, while Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle provide a glimpse into the county's medieval past.

Located west of Leicestershire, Derbyshire features stunning landscapes, including the stunning Peak District National Park. Visitors can enjoy the park's breathtaking scenery, explore charming villages, and take part in outdoor activities like hiking and cycling. Derbyshire is also home to attractions like Chatsworth House, a stately home that has been passed down through 16 generations, Haddon Hall, a medieval and Tudor manor house on the River Wye near Bakewell, and the Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To the north-west, you'll find Staffordshire, home to Alton Towers theme park and resort, which is perfect for thrill-seekers, and the National Memorial Arboretum which serves as a poignant tribute to honour the fallen by recognising their service and sacrifice. 

Care homes in Leicestershire

Discover outstanding care and support in our care homes situated in the heart of Loughborough. With a focus on dementia care, our friendly and inviting homes prioritise the wellbeing and comfort of each resident. Experience exceptional care in warm, welcoming and homely surroundings.

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Abbeyfield Loughborough, Loughborough

Situated in the scenic town of Loughborough, Abbeyfield Loughborough is dedicated to providing exceptional care for older people with dementia. We have two dementia care homes in Loughborough; Westfield House, with 31 beds, and the newly opened Ingleside House, which has 33 beds. We are dedicated to offering personalised care and creating a nurturing and supportive care home where residents can thrive, and find joy and comfort in each day. Our commitment to creating a dementia-friendly home is reflected through our thoughtfully designed facilities, where you'll find themed areas that evoke memories, spark conversations and enhance the lives of our residents.

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Sheltered housing in Leicestershire

Explore our sheltered housing option in Loughborough, designed to provide a supportive and inclusive community for older people.

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Holloway House, Loughborough

Nestled in the charming town of Quorn in Loughborough, Holloway House offers excellent sheltered housing for older people seeking a comfortable home within a friendly community. We prioritise the wellbeing and happiness of our residents, combining the benefits of private accommodation with the warmth of companionship of other residents, as well as dedicated support from our outstanding staff. We understand the importance of providing balanced, nutritious and delicious meals, so serve two freshly prepared home cooked meals every day, where residents can enjoy meals with others in our communal dining area.

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Moving home in later life

Whether you're looking to downsize, be closer to loved ones, relocate to your dream destinations, or simply start anew; we have a collection of guides on moving home in later life, to help you every step of the way.

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