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Retirement Living, Contemporary Design In Wiltshire

Posted 15 July 2020 by Keith Osborne

Rangeford Villages builds retirement living homes combining the practicalities of later living with contemporary design...

Specialist developer Rangeford Villages is bucking the trend in new build retirement property by providing homes that combine the practicalities of later living with contemporary design.

It says that some people may assume that properties aimed at older buyers will stick to uninspiring traditional and basic design, and also provide limited space for new residents to fit in all their belongings and furniture. Potential buyers may fear having to compromise on style, specification and space for the gain in convenience and care.

Award-winning Rangeford is offering something more sophisticated at Wadswick Green, its lifestyle village for over 60s located a few miles from Corsham in Wiltshire, on the edge of the Costwolds and just nine miles north-east of Bath, where it is proving that it is possible to combine modern design with the comfort of retirement living.

Wadswick GreenThe village’s newest phase, Ash Lane, was launched in February 2020 and offers a choice of 45 brand new one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, all of which feature a contemporary architecture. The apartments were designed with one concept in mind: easy living.

Wadswick GreenFloor-to-ceiling, dual-aspect picture windows create a spacious feel and allow residents to make the most of the beautiful views onto the surrounding countryside. Simple, open-plan layouts help to ease mobility in keeping with the needs of over 60s. The kitchens boast innovative and modern features, including moveable units, soft, intelligent doors and drawer closers, as well as Silestone worktops for durability. Integrated lighting and the range of appliances by Neff also bring a quality feel to the space.

Wadswick GreenThis carries through to the apartments’ bathrooms, which are kitted out with convenient walk-in-showers and luxury taps and fittings. The new homes are also energy efficient thanks to thorough insulation supported by the underfloor heating and modern double-glazed windows with incorporated low solar glazing, providing a particularly cosy home for the cold winter months. Residents are given the choice between two interior design floor colour themes – walnut or blond oak – which both create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.

Wadswick GreenWadswick Green’s residents can easily assess the amenities of the village which are centred around its hub, known as The Pavilion. It boasts a spa with a wide range of treatments, a gym, swimming pool including Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and hair salon. In addition, Wadswick Green is home to The Greenhouse Coffee Shop and Restaurant, which has proven popular with residents and the Wiltshire community alike.

Wiltshire resident Diana Harrison, whose parents moved to Wadswick Green, commented: “Having lived at Wadswick Green for several months now, my parents absolutely love it and say it feels like being on holiday all the time. It truly is a relief for me to see both of them enjoying themselves and knowing that they are part of a friendly community, just down the road from me. It also gives me peace of mind to know that there is care and support available, should my parents ever require this.”

Wadswick GreenBoosting the residents’ wellbeing is also the village’s very own personal trainer and the many fitness classes taking place throughout the week. Residents enjoy a busy social life thanks to Wadswick Green’s events calendar, which is full of activities and day trips. Many hobby groups for walking dancing and reading add to the list of things to do.

Long-term resident Marilyn McGee remarked: “There’s never a dull moment for us. We often jump into one of our cars for a road trip to nearby Bath or Swindon for some retail therapy, cinema visits or to eat out. If the weather looks a little grim, we motivate each other in Wadswick Green’s gym and pool to keep fit or relax in The Greenhouse to people-watch and enjoy a meal or cup of coffee.”

Prices for one- and two-bedroom apartments currently range from £229,950 to £475,500. Interested buyers are invited to visit the marketing suite and show homes to make an appointment, Monday to Saturday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Find out more about Wadswick Green from Rangeford Villages.


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