Retirement Homes in the Cotswolds
Living in the Cotswolds
Packed with history and rich with natural beauty
Surrounded by beauty and engulfed in history, it's no wonder the Cotswolds is such a popular place to retire to. Our retirement properties in the Cotswolds leave you within touching distance of all the rolling hills, impressive palaces, historic castles and beautiful country houses, which means that regardless of whether you’d rather marvel at natural wonders or visit lively market towns, you can.
Lifestyle in the Cotswolds
From towering cathedrals to curious museums, there's plenty of history and heritage to discover around the Cotswolds. For example, you can visit the tomb of Henry VIII's sixth wife at Sudeley Castle. Regular public events are held here throughout the year and even though the castle is a private residence, there are tours of specific areas available.
If you’re looking for an alternative, you can see the second-largest parish church in England at Tewkesbury Abbey, or explore the stately rooms of a Jacobean manor at the 17th century Chastleton House. In addition, you'll find Neolithic, Roman and Victorian artefacts at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and a huge range of classic and vintage cars at the Cotswold Motoring Museum.
From touring theatre companies to bustling shopping centres, you'll find lots to keep you busy when you’re based at one of our retirement properties in the Cotswolds. You can catch ballet and opera at the Everyman Theatre, music and films at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, or see four centuries of paintings at The Wilson art gallery in Cheltenham.
When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find over 50 different stores at the Gloucester Quays shopping centre, locally produced goods at the award-winning Stroud Farmers' Market and a huge range of craft goods at the many market towns scattered throughout the region.
With nearly 800 square miles of hills, meadows and woodland to uncover, the Cotswolds is an ideal location to take in some of the best landscapes in the country. You can wander through the gardens at Highgrove House (the private gardens of the Prince of Wales), see almost 3,000 trees in the 55-acre Batsford Arboretum, or take in views that stretch as far as Wales from the top of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds.
In addition to all of this, you'll find owls and eagles at the Falconry Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh, penguins and flamingos at the Birdland Park and Gardens, and over 260 different species of animal at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens near Burford.
Whether you're looking for leisurely hill walks or challenging cycling routes, you'll find all sorts of opportunities to keep up an active retirement around the Cotswolds. You can learn to sail, kayak or canoe at South Cerney Outdoor, take to the slopes at the Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, or enjoy a scenic horse-back riding tour at the Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre.
To explore the scenic countryside, you can take a journey on the early 20th century railway line from Cheltenham Racecourse to Laverton. On the route, you’ll see Stanway Viaduct, the site of Hailes Abbey and the workshops where steam and diesel locomotives are restored. Of course, you'll also get great views of the Cotswold Hills along the way.
If you'd like to retire to the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, see if one of our retirement properties in the Cotswolds would be a good fit.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
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