Date: January 2017


  • Retirement is a wonderful time of life but what happens when you become less-mobile?
  • The New Year could be the time to look at Assisted Living within a Richmond Village Suite
  • With meals provided and domestic chores taken care of, enjoy being pampered and live life to the full
  • Stimulating and healthy – residents at Richmond Villages discover a whole world of new activities and interests

Having worked hard all your life, retirement should be a time to take control and do those things you have always wanted to do, rather than having life dictated to you.  Travel, explore, take up new interests, meet friends old and new.

But what happens when you become a little less mobile, perhaps a bit more frail, and not quite so keen to take on the world?

Assisted Living
Assisted Living with Richmond Villages means residents own a Village Suite at the heart of the village community, with all the facilities of the village centre close at hand.  Everything is designed to help them maintain their independence.

Their Village Suite typically includes a lounge, kitchenette and en-suite bedroom, and to remove all the daily chores enjoy a package that includes all their food, daily cleaning, laundry and utilities, freeing them to spend time doing things they want to do.  And for those that might need it, personal care is available from Richmond’s own domiciliary care team.

Assisted Living by numbers
Assisted Living at Richmond Villages has been described as more like living in a five-star hotel - perhaps this list of services is why!

  • Laundry is collected and returned twice a week
  • Three meals a day are served either in your Village suite or in the restaurant
  • A village car and driver is available five days a week
  • Cleaning service - seven days a week
  • 24-hour access to the onsite care team
  • Some 35 activities, classes, outings and events organised every week

“Most of our residents keep themselves very busy, and choose from a wide range of leisure activities and hobbies, many of which are designed to maintain their health and general well-being,” says Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages.  “Socialising, and especially making new friends is important, while volunteering and getting involved within the local community, learning and experiencing new things, travelling and cultural activity are all popular.”

“With an ageing population – see notes below -  we must do more as a nation to look after those in later life,” says Mr Brice, “and that includes their physical and mental well-being.  At Richmond Villages, we fully recognise how essential it is for our residents to stay busy and stimulated, and we ensure there’s a full and ever-changing programme of activities.”

There are now 11.6 million people aged 65 or over in the UK (Source: Mid-2015 Population Estimates UK Office for National Statistics, 2016).  That number is projected to increase by 40.77% in the next 17 years to over 16 million, and by 2040, nearly one in four people in the UK (24.2%) will be aged 65 or over.  (Source: National population projections for the UK, 2014-based, Office for National Statistics, 2015).

A round-up of retirement properties currently available to purchase at Richmond Villages around the country

Oxfordshire - Richmond Witney - now open

Richmond Witney reception
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Witney Bowling Green - new 72dpi
Bowling green and terrace
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Tuckers Court village apartments
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The new £35 million Richmond Witney includes all the facilities that have made the other Richmond villages so popular, including a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, quality restaurant and garden bar, and all set within beautifully landscaped grounds with a bowling green and nature reserve beyond.
Richmond Witney, Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7NR
From £335,000 for a one bedroom property

Derbyshire - Richmond Aston-on-Trent - opening spring 2017

Richmond Aston-on-Trent – the company’s seventh luxury retirement village
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Richmond Aston-on-Trent – construction starts imminently
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Richmond Aston-on-Trent – croquet lawn
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The new Richmond retirement village at Aston-on-Trent will fully open in 2017 and comprises large one and two bedroom Village Apartments for independent living, Village Suites for assisted living and a care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care.  It will also provide a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, garden bar and restaurant, all set within beautifully landscaped grounds with a croquet lawn.  Activities, events and a village transport service will also be provided.
Richmond Aston-on-Trent, Willow Park Way, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2DF
From £185,000 for a one bedroom property

Oxfordshire - Richmond Letcombe Regis

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Nature reserve and grounds
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Richmond Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa
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Independent living apartment bedroom
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Richmond Letcombe Regis nestles in 36 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that include lakeside gardens and a nature reserve. The village provides residents with a wellness spa and swimming pool, gym, health & beauty treatment rooms and a hair salon.  There’s also a restaurant offering excellent dining, a village shop and café, IT and craft rooms, a library and bowling green, as well as a kitchen garden and greenhouse for green-fingered residents.
Richmond Letcombe Regis, South Street, Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, OX12 9JY
From £245,000 for a one bedroom property

Gloucestershire - Richmond Painswick

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Richmond Painswick grounds
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Painswick Assisted living apartment - 72dpi
Typical village suite
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Terrace at Painswick
Drinks on the terrace
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Richmond Painswick offers a collection of Cotswold stone properties designed to blend well with the local vernacular.  The facilities include a wellness spa with three treatment rooms, a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a fully-equipped gymnasium.  The restaurant is on a par with that of a five star hotel, and communal areas include an auditorium, a library with IT facilities and a rooftop garden.
Richmond Painswick, Stroud Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6UL
From £275,000 for a one bedroom property

Northamptonshire - Richmond Northampton

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Croquet on the lawn at Richmond Northampton
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Northampton Assisted Living bedroom - 72dpi
Richmond Northampton village suite bedroom
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Northampton Village apartment - 72dpi
A village apartment sitting room looking through to the kitchen
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Richmond Northampton has been designed in a fresh New England style and is set in beautifully landscaped grounds.  The village offers a variety of accommodation styles and services, along with excellent facilities including a superb restaurant and café, hairdressing salon and beautician, village shop, craft and hobby room and a library and IT suite.
Richmond Northampton, Bridge Meadow Way, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5EB
From £200,000 for a one bedroom property

Cheshire - Richmond Nantwich

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In the heart of Richmond Nantwich village
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Bowling green and pavilion
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Village apartment looking on
to the bowling green

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Award winning grounds
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Richmond Nantwich offers a well-established development in mature grounds, with a range of retirement properties built around a pristine bowling green and courtyard.
The development offers a good choice of traditionally designed property styles, and the award-winning gardens can be enjoyed all year round thanks to a lovely garden room and gazebo.
Richmond Nantwich, St Joseph's Way, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6LZ
From £320,000 for a two bedroom property

Warwickshire - Richmond Bede Village

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Alfresco dining at Richmond Bede Village
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Coventry grounds and buildings - 72dpi
A tour around the village
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Coventry grounds - 72dpi
The well-kept gardens at Richmond Bede Village
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Coventry assisted living - 72dpi
A village suite showing the bedroom and sitting room
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Richmond Bede Village offers a range of cottages, bungalows and apartments for independent living and Village Suites.  It also features a coffee shop, restaurant and bar, IT facilities, bowling green and award winning gardens.
Richmond Bede Village, Hospital Lane, Goodyers End, Bedworth, Coventry, CV12 0PB
From £130,000 for a two bedroom property

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About Richmond Villages
One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with its new village at Witney, Oxfordshire now opening, and construction at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.
For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094 or:

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29 million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

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