50% Service & Well-being Charge paid^ Or £25,000 price discount^^

The Newells, Kempston Manor Drive, Kempston, MK42 8PX

Call our Sales Team: 01234 988200

Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

The Newells offers a selection of 60 privately owned 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, designed for those who want to enjoy modern, stylish living in a safe and secure environment.

We would love to show you around and are offering private appointments to view the show apartments, alongside a host of ground floor communal areas, including the restaurant and coffee lounge. Get in touch to book an appointment or find out more.

Explore Kempston and discover more about the local area

The Newells is located in the vibrant and welcoming town of Kempston, Bedford, which offers a harmonious blend of suburban living and urban convenience. With scenic parks, diverse amenities, and friendly locals. Proximity to Bedford’s cultural attractions and excellent transport links enhances Kempston’s appeal, making it a great place to call home.

The Newells, Kempston Floor Plan

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Living at The Newells

A select collection of 60 privately owned 1, 2 and 3 bedroom retirement apartments for sale in Kempston, Bedfordshire, most with balconies or patios and many with en-suite shower rooms, exclusively for the over 55s. Our retirement community will offer an independent lifestyle with tailored care and support available should it be needed, all in a safe and secure environment designed specifically for later living.

We are members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators, who set high standards for retirement community operators in the UK, and aim to comply with the ARCO Consumer Code at all times, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Restaurant and on-site facilities

When you move into one of our communities, you can set your own timetable and live life however you choose, free from everyday worries and compromises.

You’re guaranteed the best of both worlds: a beautiful, self-contained apartment to call your own and an extensive suite of communal facilities on your doorstep. Including:

  • Elegant on-site restaurant*
  • Beautifully appointed lounge with outdoor patio area
  • Activities studio
  • Therapy suite*
  • Hairdressing salon*
  • Internal mobility scooter & bicycle store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished guest suite with en-suite, television and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Private homeowners parking
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with raised flower beds

View more about the lifestyle on offer on our Adlington Life page here.

*Additional charges apply.

Features and specifications

Our range of spacious apartments are designed to offer flexibility to suit everyone. We also focus on the little things that make a big difference – from how a home feels, such as natural light, a user-friendly layout, a private patio or balcony – to smart, space-saving storage.

Our apartments offer a range of features and fittings to guarantee years of hassle-free living. A typical example would include:

  • Beautifully appointed kitchens with fully integrated appliances
  • Walk on balconies or patios to most apartments
  • En-suite and bathroom with heated towel rails to many apartments
  • Slip resistant and level access shower rooms
  • Wardrobe to master bedroom
  • Utility cupboards with space for a washer/dryer and in most cases separate storage rooms
  • 24-hour emergency call system linked directly to dedicated on-site team
  • Audio and visual entry system to main entrance
  • Wider doorways and spacious rooms for ease of wheelchair access
  • Ample easy reach sockets, light switches and telephone points
  • Electric throughout with energy efficient hot water and heating system

Understanding the charges

Retirement living is inspired living at The Newells. In this welcoming community, we aim to offer all our homeowners a high standard of living, quality communal facilities and excellent levels of service.

To enable Adlington to provide these, we have two charges. There is a monthly Service and Well-being Charge, which covers all day-to-day operations and maintenance, 24/7 on-site team, catering services and building management.

The second is a Communal Facilities Fee for the provision of the extensive communal facilities on offer, together with a long-term refurbishment and replacement programme to keep
the building in tip top condition at all times. The Communal Facilities Fee also allows us to guarantee that the Service and Well-being Charge will never rise by more than the Retail Price Index (RPI), giving you peace of mind.

This ensures that homeowners at The Newells enjoy first-class facilities today and in the future, and that resale values are maximised.

Service and Well-being Charge

All our homeowners contribute monthly to a Service and Well-being Charge to cover services such as:

  • A restaurant* with on-site chef offering freshly prepared meals
  • Communal cleaning, estate management and upkeep of the landscaped gardens
  • External window cleaning, including all apartments
  • Water usage and buildings insurance
  • 24-hour on-site support team, 365 days a year, in case of any emergency, with a discreet emergency call system installed in each apartment

Our on-site management team are always available to homeowners and check on their well-being, liaise with family and professional services as required. They also organise a full calendar of social events and activities.

2024/25 approximate weekly Service and Well-being Charges at The Newells are:

  • 1 bedroom – £181
  • 2 bedroom – £198
  • 3 bedroom – £214

The Service and Well-being Charge is reviewed annually. Should there be any future increase, it will be capped in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) or the Annual Earnings Index (AEI), whichever is the higher. So you can be secure in the knowledge there will be no large, unexpected price increases.

It is important to point out that payment of the Service and Well-being Charge has to continue even if the apartment is vacant, as it is proportioned between all apartments in order to maintain the high standard of service.

*Additional charges apply

Communal Facilities Fee

The Communal Facilities Fee (CFF) at The Newells is a fee payable upon the sale of your home or if there is a change of occupier so you can enjoy the facilities now but pay for them later.
This fee ensures that homeowners experience first-class communal facilities, today and in the future. It contributes towards:

  • The construction and provision of the communal facilities across the retirement community, including the restaurant, homeowners’ lounge and coffee lounge, hair salon, therapy suite, guest suite and activities studio
  • Regular replacement and refurbishment of all these communal facilities, the exterior of the building, restaurant kitchen equipment and facilities, lifts, roof, private homeowner parking and also your patio or balcony structure

Adlington will use these funds to refurbish or replace all communal parts of The Newells to the highest standards whenever required. Not only will this ensure it is a quality place to live, but it will also protect the resale value of your property, ensuring that when an apartment is sold, you will get the best sales value for it.

All homeowners are responsible for the repair and maintenance of their own apartment.

How the fee is calculated

You do not have to pay anything until you choose to sell your apartment (or there is a change of occupier). The fee is 5% per annum, capped at 4 years (maximum 20%) of the achieved market price (or an agreed market valuation of the property) per year or part year of occupation.

For example:

  • If a property has been owned for 2 years and 9 months and sold for £300,000 the fee payable is £45,000
  • Or, if a property has been owned for 10 years and 3 months and sold for £300,000 the fee payable is £60,000

Should you wish to pay for the CFF on your apartment at point of purchase, you are able to do so at a reduced rate of 15% of the price you pay for your apartment. This is only available to the first purchaser of any apartment.

A reasonable fee for administration at point of resale is payable. This is currently £500 + VAT.

Please see our Key Facts document for more detailed information on all charges.

Care Charges

Additional care packages can be designed to suit your individual requirements. All care packages are drawn up in consultation with you, based upon a careful assessment of needs and regularly reviewed, including short term illness and recuperation packages. Costs are based on the level of need per person and will be provided in advance and charged at approximately
£25 per hour. Care services are available through our dedicated care partner, or from your own chosen provider at an additional cost.

  • Hourly rate to be confirmed
  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required

Individual responsibilities

While your own household expenditure is likely to reduce when you move to The Newells, it’s important to remember that you’ll still be responsible for:

  • Council Tax
  • Your apartment electricity usage
  • Contents Insurance
  • Telephone line rental and broadband (where applicable)
  • TV licence (where applicable)
  • Satellite television package (a communal satellite dish with connection points is provided in your apartment)

Current offers

50% Service and Well-being Charge paid for 7 years^


£25,000 price discount^^

Terms and conditions

^50% Service & Well-being Charge paid by ARL to management company from date of purchase for seven years, you pay other 50%. After seven years you pay 100% Service & Well-being Charge. ^^£25,000 discount deducted from purchase price at legal completion, selected apartments only. Offer not available in conjunction with any other incentive. Available on a new reservation on or before 31st August 2024. 



Coffee mornings at The Newells, 10.30 – 11.45

  • Friday 26th July
  • Thursday 22nd August

Come and enjoy a taste of life at The Newells in Kempston at our monthly coffee morning.

To book your place give the team a call on 01234 988200

Find Us

Manor Drive, Kempston, MK42 8PX

The Newells is situated just off the High Street on Manor Drive. Traveling South on the A6 to the west of Kempston take the first exit at the roundabout onto Ridge Road which leads to the High Street. Then take a left onto Manor Drive.

From Bedford follow the A600 onto the A5141 to the B531 take the second exit onto the High Street and make an immediate right onto Manor Drive.

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