Offering 14 one bedroom Extra Care retirement apartments, Rosemary Court in Darlington is an estate designed specifically with the needs of older people in mind. Benefits here include shared landscaped gardens, residents’ lounge, restaurant, hair salon and lift access to upper floors, plus the properties are close to a range of bus routes, local shops and amenities.
You won’t have to worry about maintenance of the buildings/grounds as they are taken care of by the on-site manager, who can also assist you with accessing further help and support if required. Plus you’ll have plenty of chances to meet with your neighbours at the regular games sessions, coffee mornings, entertainment evenings and trips out that take place.
In the locality
Darlington town centre offers a varied shopping experience, having many popular chains plus independent and designer stores, such as those at Skinnergate. As a market town there are several to visit, including the Victorian Covered Market, a street market on Mondays and Saturdays and a monthly farmers market. Across the east side of the town on Hollyhurst Road is the main Darlington Memorial Hospital.
For sports fans, the Dolphin leisure centre has a swimming pool, sports facilities and health and fitness classes. Darlington Golf Club’s 18-hole parkland golf course has rolling greens, tree lined fairways and a great clubhouse.
History, art and days out
Raby Castle gives an insight to life throughout the ages with a fantastic art collection and splendid interiors. Red deer live on the grounds and there is a wonderful waterfall a small drive away.
Situated on the south-eastern edge of Darlington is the Maidendale nature reserve, which has a small wildlife pond, wetland and two large fishing ponds. Here you can enjoy a choice of activities such as angling, relaxation and wildlife, walking and cycling. The reserve offers some of the best kept scenery and wildlife in the region.
The Duke Street area has art galleries, restaurants and an impressive Grade II listed building houses the main library, situated in Crown Street.
Where we are
Easily accessed via the A66, the estate is also within easy reach of junction 57 of the A1(M) and the M6. The town also has a mainline railway station offering many services including London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Plymouth.
There are many local bus services serving the town and surrounding areas, mostly run by Arriva North East and Scarlet Band. Community bus services also operate on popular local routes.
Tees Valley Airport is located within the borough of Darlington, five miles east of the town centre.
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