Woodchester Valley Village

Retirement housing
Inchbrook Way, Inchbrook, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HY
Inchbrook Way, Inchbrook, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HY

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Manager's Description

"Woodchester Valley Retirement Village is a mutually owned village, run on behalf of the residents, for the residents' benefit . Nestled in a peaceful verdant Cotswold valley, it is laid out like a typ..." Show more "Woodchester Valley Retirement Village is a mutually owned village, run on behalf of the residents, for the residents' benefit . Nestled in a peaceful verdant Cotswold valley, it is laid out like a typical Gloucestershire village, with a real community feel. Our residents not only own long leases on their own homes, but as a community they own the freehold of the whole place, so they have input into how the village is run. The village is situated between the market towns of Stroud and Nailsworth - both only a short drive or bus ride away. The railway station,about 1.5 hours from London, is in Stroud." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
71 flats, houses. Built in 2002. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Activities room, Shop, minibus
Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 400 yards; shop 1 mile(s); post office 1 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Weekly social activities, organised by management. Meal(s) available (all meals daily). New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted.
Tenure(s): Leasehold and Rent (market)

Info updated: 01/03/2021   Update info

Availability

Check with Woodchester Valley Estate Management Co Ltd - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"My father moved to the village in his retirement, following the death of my mother. He has a new lease of life, made lots of new friends and has a rea..." Show more
"My father moved to the village in his retirement, following the death of my mother. He has a new lease of life, made lots of new friends and has a really active social life meaning he once again has a network of local support outside of the family." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a delightful location with a mill stream and pond; it is owned and managed by the residents, for the residents, planning for their best and most..." Show more
"It is a delightful location with a mill stream and pond; it is owned and managed by the residents, for the residents, planning for their best and most comfortable of retirement living." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is a mutual village whereby the residents own and run the freehold. We employ a manager rather than an agent to take care of day to day matters un..." Show more
"It is a mutual village whereby the residents own and run the freehold. We employ a manager rather than an agent to take care of day to day matters under the guidance of a management company consisting entirely of residents or their near relatives. A happy community." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is my home. I am able to enjoy my own privacy, but able to join in with village events if I want. The surroundings are beautiful, the staff are a..." Show more
"It is my home. I am able to enjoy my own privacy, but able to join in with village events if I want. The surroundings are beautiful, the staff are attentive and kind, & the other residents are good company" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"My retirement home is a very happy and secure place. The Manager and the staff are very supportive and provide varied and enjoyable activities for all..." Show more
"My retirement home is a very happy and secure place. The Manager and the staff are very supportive and provide varied and enjoyable activities for all the residents. The houses and apartments are very comfortable and are located in a beautiful part of Gloucestershire. I love it here. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"My father lives in the village and he is very busy going on excursions and meeting neighbors. If he is happy I feel very lucky he is a part of such a ..." Show more
"My father lives in the village and he is very busy going on excursions and meeting neighbors. If he is happy I feel very lucky he is a part of such a empowering community." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The village is a safe and peaceful environment with multiple and varied activities for residents. Independent living is encouraged yet support is avai..." Show more
"The village is a safe and peaceful environment with multiple and varied activities for residents. Independent living is encouraged yet support is available and timely. The village is uniquely managed by and therefore for the sole welfare of the residents . " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My mum lives in the village and is really happy there. Very friendly community, very welcoming and supportive. I feel reassured she is well supported "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It allows the residents to set their own guidelines/ rules.They own the freehold of their cottages and it is built and looks just like a village .It h..." Show more
"It allows the residents to set their own guidelines/ rules.They own the freehold of their cottages and it is built and looks just like a village .It has a wonderful community feel .Everyone looking out for each other ." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"There is an immediate warm, welcoming community feel on arriving at Woodchester Valley Village. It was pouring with rain but the homes are very inviti..." Show more
"There is an immediate warm, welcoming community feel on arriving at Woodchester Valley Village. It was pouring with rain but the homes are very inviting. Residents ranging from relative newcomers to who have been there over a decade couldn't wait to tell me how much they love it." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My 92 year old mother is in her element in this wonderful, friendly environment brimming with activities to stimulate the over 60s. She has enjoyed a ..." Show more
"My 92 year old mother is in her element in this wonderful, friendly environment brimming with activities to stimulate the over 60s. She has enjoyed a new lease of life here, helping her to overcome the passing of by her husband. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The village provides a safe and stimulating environment and achieves a great balance of support, opportunity and independence for its residents. The i..." Show more
"The village provides a safe and stimulating environment and achieves a great balance of support, opportunity and independence for its residents. The impact on my mother’s overall wellbeing since moving to the village 2 years ago has been very evident. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very pleasant layout with pretty, well maintained gardens and a beautiful pond which is lovely to relax alongside on sunny day. A full social calendar..." Show more
"Very pleasant layout with pretty, well maintained gardens and a beautiful pond which is lovely to relax alongside on sunny day. A full social calendar with trips and special meals supported by a caring and ever helpful staff. The minibus is well used for outings and weekly shopping runs." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is in a beautiful setting with plenty of activities for the residents."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"We have plenty of social events. Support is always om hand if needed. consequently the family do not need to be concerned for us in the event of acc..." Show more
"We have plenty of social events. Support is always om hand if needed. consequently the family do not need to be concerned for us in the event of accident or illness." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Woodchester Valley Village offers me everything I wish in my retirement - people to talk to, my own space when I prefer, and
beautiful surroundings to..." Show more
"Woodchester Valley Village offers me everything I wish in my retirement - people to talk to, my own space when I prefer, and
beautiful surroundings to enjoy." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Beautiful location in the natural valley with green, stream and animals. Community feel. Everybody care about the improvement of the place. welcomed e..." Show more
"Beautiful location in the natural valley with green, stream and animals. Community feel. Everybody care about the improvement of the place. welcomed even non resident. geeat activities , food and events to enjoy together. Highly recomended. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The setting cannot be beaten - tranquil, safe and established within the best of Gloucestershire countryside, yet close to active market towns and vil..." Show more
"The setting cannot be beaten - tranquil, safe and established within the best of Gloucestershire countryside, yet close to active market towns and villages, it offers residents a relaxed, cultured and vibrant retirement." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I like coming to work here because it is such as beautiful spot and the people are very friendly and the residents are very happy living here. "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"My Mother is a resident at Woodchester. The village is a friendly place to be. The staff are wonderful, hard working & caring. Families can be involve..." Show more
"My Mother is a resident at Woodchester. The village is a friendly place to be. The staff are wonderful, hard working & caring. Families can be involved in the running of the village and are invited to all important meetings as well as to some social events." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"great people, great location"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The Woodchester Valley Village is a vibrant community of residents in a wonderful location in the Cotswolds AONB. They have a very active and full pro..." Show more
"The Woodchester Valley Village is a vibrant community of residents in a wonderful location in the Cotswolds AONB. They have a very active and full program of events and activities where there is something to appeal to everyone. The residents, facilities,atmosphere and the staff are welcoming and warm." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Houses look pretty and a good location for shopping and local towns. Well run support for residents and neighbourly. I have been on interesting outing..." Show more
"Houses look pretty and a good location for shopping and local towns. Well run support for residents and neighbourly. I have been on interesting outings with them which they arrange regularly. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very pretty and nicely laid out which gives residents both independence and a sense of community. Plenty of interesting activities and outings are arr..." Show more
"Very pretty and nicely laid out which gives residents both independence and a sense of community. Plenty of interesting activities and outings are arranged for residents and their friends who wish to take part. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"An elderly aunt recently moved in and is really enjoying all the activities and social life. The staff are really dedicated and is reassuring to know ..." Show more
"An elderly aunt recently moved in and is really enjoying all the activities and social life. The staff are really dedicated and is reassuring to know she is in good hands." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"A real village. The residents raised the money to buy it out of Administration. Mutually owned they work with staff creating a thriving supportive com..." Show more
"A real village. The residents raised the money to buy it out of Administration. Mutually owned they work with staff creating a thriving supportive community, offering activities and companionship. Now financially viable with buyer waiting lists. Wonderful courtyard gardens setting for the houses. Residents work together helping each other" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is in a beautiful and safe area. Cynthia is really happy here and enjoys her appartment and life"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a beautiful nature lovers home, with a real village pond which has a gravity - fed fountain. Wild ducks fly out and in. We have also a busy so..." Show more
"It is a beautiful nature lovers home, with a real village pond which has a gravity - fed fountain. Wild ducks fly out and in. We have also a busy social life helped by the fact that there is a higher proportion of male residents than is usual." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It's a lovely village, quiet and the residents are very friendly. The staff all work extremely hard and are always helpful and cheery. Every mornin..." Show more
"It's a lovely village, quiet and the residents are very friendly. The staff all work extremely hard and are always helpful and cheery. Every morning there is a coffee morning in the lounge where all the residents, visitors and family are welcome." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My brother is a resident at the village and has lived there just over a year. He's so happy there and the staff and residents are so friendly and hel..." Show more
"My brother is a resident at the village and has lived there just over a year. He's so happy there and the staff and residents are so friendly and helpful. The village is kept so clean and tidy and the surrounding gardens are always maintained well." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Good community spirit ,plenty of activities,all the services you need are available.lovely surrounds,well looked after. "
Made by a resident in 2019

"Following the collapse of the original owners, several years ago, the committee now running the village have worked extremely worked to create the 1st..." Show more
"Following the collapse of the original owners, several years ago, the committee now running the village have worked extremely worked to create the 1st mutually owned retirement village. It is now exceptionally well run and a really happy place to visit. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Unique owner managed development - allowing the residents to dictate their own future.
Well laid out and maintained "village" style community with a ..." Show more
"Unique owner managed development - allowing the residents to dictate their own future.
Well laid out and maintained "village" style community with a good mixture of houses and apartments to address different requirements.
Friendly. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The services here allow me to remain living independently in my own home. The design of my home allows easy movement between rooms and comfortable spa..." Show more
"The services here allow me to remain living independently in my own home. The design of my home allows easy movement between rooms and comfortable space for my stairlift which means that I can access all areas despite my limited mobility." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"This is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. Total freedom if wanted but plenty going on with friendly people if needed and the feeling of secur..." Show more
"This is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. Total freedom if wanted but plenty going on with friendly people if needed and the feeling of security because of a 24/7 service provider." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Excellent well kept community"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Woodchester Valley Village is 'mutually' owned. It is run for the residents, by the residents. This creates a fantastic spirit of community and invo..." Show more
"Woodchester Valley Village is 'mutually' owned. It is run for the residents, by the residents. This creates a fantastic spirit of community and involvement in the running and village. There is also a great sense of 'control' in the future and priorities of the residents." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My parents have enjoyed a great life in this village in the latter part of their life. Wonderful location and accommodation and brilliant staff. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"This is a village of exceptional design that combines houses and apartments of varying types. Many places call themselves a village and fail to live u..." Show more
"This is a village of exceptional design that combines houses and apartments of varying types. Many places call themselves a village and fail to live up to what a village represents, support, community and friendship. Woodchester Village is what a village should be and takes great pride in itself." Show less

Made by a volunteer in 2019

"Lovely gardens and friendly residents"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Mutual ownership gives us a great feeling of community involvement. Excellent communal facilities including an excellent chef and very good staff. Var..." Show more
"Mutual ownership gives us a great feeling of community involvement. Excellent communal facilities including an excellent chef and very good staff. Varied attractive housing, on flat ground, from one bedroom to four. The grounds look very good and a path leads to excellent walks in NT Woodchester Park. Pets encouraged." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It has been a wonderful environment for my parents-in-law to live in, as they advanced in years. Following my father-in-law's death, my mother-in-law ..." Show more
"It has been a wonderful environment for my parents-in-law to live in, as they advanced in years. Following my father-in-law's death, my mother-in-law has remained there in her own house with the support of the community and she is now well into her 90's!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very happy village.plenty of activities to do with friendly people.
We are well looked after,with help,when required.
There is a village owned mini bu..." Show more
"Very happy village.plenty of activities to do with friendly people.
We are well looked after,with help,when required.
There is a village owned mini bus which takes residents shopping
and on trips out to the theatre etc,all in all a very homely place to live." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Lots of outdoor space, gardens, woodland and field and easy access to Woodchester Park. Friendly. Public areas more like a home than a hotel."
Made by a volunteer in 2019

"It's a real community village with a choice of homes, houses, 4-2 bedrooms or apartments. Visually very attractive, different styles in Cotswold stone..." Show more
"It's a real community village with a choice of homes, houses, 4-2 bedrooms or apartments. Visually very attractive, different styles in Cotswold stone.
The organisation for care and social life is first class with so much to keep us occupied.
We, the residents own the village, no one else profits." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is mutually owned, which means all the residents have a say and all profits are put to the good of the village. It also fosters an active lifestyl..." Show more
"It is mutually owned, which means all the residents have a say and all profits are put to the good of the village. It also fosters an active lifestyle for the residents. Above all it provides a friendly, attractive, supportive and caring home for the over 60's." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"They have done absolute wonders since the companies that owned and ran them the original village went bust. A full recovery and a thriving retirement..." Show more
"They have done absolute wonders since the companies that owned and ran them the original village went bust. A full recovery and a thriving retirement village due to the stupendous efforts of some very talented and dedicated residents." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My Mother is so happy there, it is such a relief to have her somewhere where people are looking out for her as well as being very social with lots goi..." Show more
"My Mother is so happy there, it is such a relief to have her somewhere where people are looking out for her as well as being very social with lots going on. If she is not seen for a day or two they check on her" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"We have beautiful cared for grounds, a small lake with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the outdoors. We adjoin National Trust woodland.
We have a re..." Show more
"We have beautiful cared for grounds, a small lake with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the outdoors. We adjoin National Trust woodland.
We have a restaurant and a large airy function room which is used for a variety of activities. A modern minibus to go on outings." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Great self managed project"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"A lovely community that is run by its residents and therefore, cares about its residents. Our friend is a resident who seems to always be out on Villa..." Show more
"A lovely community that is run by its residents and therefore, cares about its residents. Our friend is a resident who seems to always be out on Village excursions." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"lovely layout and gardens"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Beautiful part of the English countryside. Tranquil but has all the amenities required for its residents."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Friendly and welcoming to all who visit the residents on the complex"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The developer had given much consideration to the needs of the elderly. Homes with wide doorways and staircases. Amenities on site to cover all living..." Show more
"The developer had given much consideration to the needs of the elderly. Homes with wide doorways and staircases. Amenities on site to cover all living and socialising requirements. Well maintained gardens. Everyone I met was friendly, happy and welcoming." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Anybody who lives here is very lucky, what you get included is so much more than any others i've seen, and in such a lovely little spot"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The village has so many advantages, anybody living here has a hassle free roof over their head and in such a beautiful location!"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Such a great community, with so much included. Great village"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"An amazing place in a great location!"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"My Nanna lives here and I have to say, it is the most loveliest old peoples home I have ever visited! beautiful location, amenities, village spirit an..." Show more
"My Nanna lives here and I have to say, it is the most loveliest old peoples home I have ever visited! beautiful location, amenities, village spirit and so much more...I would love to live here myself!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"A very attractive setting with a beautiful array of accommodation built to a high standard in stunning stone. Also, a wonderful communal area with pl..." Show more
"A very attractive setting with a beautiful array of accommodation built to a high standard in stunning stone. Also, a wonderful communal area with plenty of facilities available and all located in very peaceful surroundings." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Design, quality of staff and care, management"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"I garden at Woodchester Valley Village, the atmosphere is warm and friendly. WVV doesn't feel at all like 'an old people's home' in fact it feels ver..." Show more
"I garden at Woodchester Valley Village, the atmosphere is warm and friendly. WVV doesn't feel at all like 'an old people's home' in fact it feels very like a school I worked in; there is constant 'buzz' of activity and everyone's looking out for one another" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It's very beautiful and the residents are well supported and engaged in the community. Some do their own gardens, others need the help of the gardener..." Show more
"It's very beautiful and the residents are well supported and engaged in the community. Some do their own gardens, others need the help of the gardeners to work with them. The staff team are friendly and helpful to each other and the residents." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It has given my mother who is a resident a new lease of life and is a lovely friendly community"
Made by a in 2019

"Woodchester is a great community and one of the only places for residents to be well cared for yet live with independence. The village itself is beau..." Show more
"Woodchester is a great community and one of the only places for residents to be well cared for yet live with independence. The village itself is beautiful, a great place to be and the staff are amazing." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Woodchester Valley Village is, uniquely, mutually owned by its residents (leaseholders). This gives us complete control over its management and finan..." Show more
"Woodchester Valley Village is, uniquely, mutually owned by its residents (leaseholders). This gives us complete control over its management and finances and encourages an extraordinary esprit de corps. It is the right size (60/70 people and its location, a quiet wooded valley, adjoining an attractive market town (Mailsworth) incomparable." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Very friendly with lots of dynamic people and a thriving social life"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Lovely setting,a real village with houses and flats, plus excellent communal spaces. Very friendly,and because owned by residents,large number of resi..." Show more
"Lovely setting,a real village with houses and flats, plus excellent communal spaces. Very friendly,and because owned by residents,large number of resident volunteers and their families, help manage village,or organise entertainment within and outside village. Kind,good 24 hour staff on site. Perfect for a safe and happy old age." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Attractive setting. well run, friendly atmosphere."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Brilliant example of oldrr people taking control of their own lives "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very well run and my parents really enjoy living there"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Well-managed, Very caring supportive staff, a real 'sense of community' feel, beautiful location, happy contented residents, a home from home!"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a lovely village in a beautiful setting. My mum moved there after my dad died. There is a restaurant and lounge on site and so many social acti..." Show more
"It is a lovely village in a beautiful setting. My mum moved there after my dad died. There is a restaurant and lounge on site and so many social activities. My mum is never in when I ring her. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I feel safe here and am very happy. Everyone is very friendly and the facilities are excellent. A restaurant where I can have lunch every day makes ..." Show more
"I feel safe here and am very happy. Everyone is very friendly and the facilities are excellent. A restaurant where I can have lunch every day makes this my perfect retirement home." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"The Village has a lovely ambience and the residents are warm and friendly. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful set in its own valley. My moth..." Show more
"The Village has a lovely ambience and the residents are warm and friendly. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful set in its own valley. My mother-in-law lives, and is very happy, here. " Show less

Made by a in 2019

"As the Village is owned by the residents there is excellent social activities and personal care reflecting exactly what is wanted by the residents and..." Show more
"As the Village is owned by the residents there is excellent social activities and personal care reflecting exactly what is wanted by the residents and at a reasonable cost. The village is in a lovely quiet location yet near towns and the cotswolds." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The residents are very involved in the running of the Village, and it is owned and run by themselves, giving a great sense of value and security. Ther..." Show more
"The residents are very involved in the running of the Village, and it is owned and run by themselves, giving a great sense of value and security. There are lots of events, a restaurant, and the gardens are beautiful. My mother is very happy there." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"This beautiful Cotswold village is a Mutual, residents and relations run it. In house, via 24 hour cover, meals, laundry, domestics, reception, trans..." Show more
"This beautiful Cotswold village is a Mutual, residents and relations run it. In house, via 24 hour cover, meals, laundry, domestics, reception, transport and help support independence. Staff are very dedicated, appreciated and friendly. "Villagers" organise constant activities internal and locally linked. Living here is like good family ." Show less

Made by a in 2019

"Friendly, well run, beautifully kept and Mutual (owned by the residents)"
Made by a volunteer in 2019
National Housing for Older People Awards
South West region gold award winner

Category: Housing-with-care 56 units and over.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
National bronze award winner

Category: Housing-with-care 56 units and over.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
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