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Bircham House

High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3HE
Two storey sandy brick-built retirement community located in Cambridgeshire. The entranceway has no step access. The building is decorated by a mixture of mature shrubbery and plants.


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Situated in the bustling village of Sawston, Bircham House provides quality homes with a range of on-site services and facilities at the heart of a thriving local community.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Bircham House has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

  • One or two double bedroom apartment, with open-plan lounge and kitchen
  • On-site communal facilities, including a lounge, restaurant and gardens 

  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day and assistive technology built-in, for added peace of mind


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Our building

Bircham House has a communal lounge and a landscaped garden. There are lifts to all floors and level access throughout.

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Your apartment

Your new apartment is unfurnished so you can make it your own. It has an open plan lounge and fitted kitchen with fridge, one or two double bedrooms and a level-access shower room.

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Our community

Our weekly social activities and themed events throughout the year offer you a chance to meet new people and join our friendly community. There’s no obligation - you can take part as often as you want.

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Safety and security

The daytime reception, 24-hour care staff on site and secure door entry to the building and your apartment help you to feel safe and secure.

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There is free Wi-Fi in communal areas. Pull cords are fitted in every apartment, and we can provide assistive technology for extra safety and reassurance, which can be purchased at additional cost.

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Rent or leasehold

Apartments are available to rent for one or two people. You may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent from Cambridgeshire County Council. There are no leasehold apartments available.

Communal facilities

  • Bright and airy communal lounge with comfy seating, a TV and a kitchenette
  • Accessible landscaped garden with a water feature and seating.
  • Laundry room on each floor
  • Accessible bathroom so you can enjoy a bath in safety and comfort


  • On the edge of Sawston, with shops and other amenities within a 15 minute walk.
  • Cambridge city centre is only eight miles away.
  • Sawston Medical Practice is less than a five minute walk away.
  • There is a bus stop just over the road, with a regular service into Cambridge.
  • The railway station and bus station in Cambridge make it easy to travel further afield.

Care and support

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Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Bircham House, you must:

  • Be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but our kind and caring staff can support you if anything changes.

Bircham House may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Cambridgeshire County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from care and support services, and our care provider, Longhurst Group, may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Bircham House, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, please contact us using the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call 01223 836 331 during office hours.

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