Retirement homes in Stroud

With a network of surrounding villages, an independent spirit and the beauty of the Cotswolds stretching in almost every direction, Stroud's a top spot for a high-quality rural retirement home.

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Explore a part of England that's packed with nature and wildlife

From stately gardens and landscaped parks to nearly 800 square miles of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep, it's no wonder that so many people are choosing a retirement property in Stroud.

You can hike through the remains of an 18th century landscape in the secluded wooded valley of Woodchester Park, spot wildlife as you follow the Stroudwater Canal, or see over 200 different species of bird at the Slimbridge Wetland Centre on the bank of the River Severn.

Retire to an area that's rich with history

Whether you're looking for ancient barrows or industrial heritage, there's plenty of fascinating history to uncover around Stroud.

You can see an unfinished Gothic-revival house at Woodchester Mansion, visit the 19th century railway station that was designed by Isambard Brunel, one of the greatest engineers of the Industrial Revolution, or explore an Iron Age hill fort that dates back to 300 BC at Uley Bury, with immense views over the Severn Vale. 

You'll find more than 4,000 historical artefacts on display at the Museum in the Park, Roman archaeology at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, and an extensive collection of aircraft and engines at the Jet Age Museum, near Gloucester.

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As if moving into my beautiful new apartment wasn’t enough, everything that led up to the move was handled by McCarthy & Stone. I couldn’t believe how easy it all turned out to be; I was left with just two boxes to unpack which suited me and Meira just fine.

Make the most of a well-connected town with a thriving community

With a dedicated arts scene, a calendar full of festivals and events, and with Gloucester and Cheltenham just a short trip away, there's plenty to keep you busy around Stroud.

You can see local performers at The Convent Live Lounge, watch visual arts and music at the Stroud Fringe Festival, or admire the work of nearly 500 artists at the Stroud Valleys Arts Festival.

You'll find comedy, theatre and exhibitions at the Gloucester Guildhall, ballet, opera and drama at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, and more than 50 leading brands at the Gloucester Quays outlet shopping centre.

Stay fit and active in an outdoor county

Whether you're looking for relaxing countryside strolls or dedicated sports clubs, you'll find all sorts of ways to keep up an active retirement around Stroud.

You can explore hundreds of square miles of the picturesque Cotswolds by foot, horse or bike, take to the slopes at the Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, or keep up your game at nearly 50 tennis clubs and more than 20 golf courses around the county.

If you like the sound of rolling green hills, charming market towns and a bustling city centre just a few miles away, take a look at some of our latest retirement properties in Stroud.

Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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