8 Retirement properties that look like luxury hotels

When you think of retirement properties, what comes to mind may not include grand lobbies, manicured grounds and swimming pools, but these are exactly the kind of features that make Audley Villages' offering so unique.

We've assembled images from eight of our Audley Villages spread across the country that could easily be mistaken for boutique hotels. Think you know retirement? Think again.

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1. Owner's Apartment, Audley Ellerslie 

The panoramic view from the lounge of this Ellerslie apartment over the stunning Malvern Hills would be a favourite spot in any luxury hotel. But the owners at Audley Ellerslie aren’t restricted to just a few days of drinking it in. Whether it’s sunrise with a morning coffee or sunset with a cosmopolitan, this is a view that never loses its lustre.

2. View of Audley Mote House

Mote House

Audley Mote House would be any city dwellers idea of the perfect country hotel weekend. At the heart of the village is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, dating from the late 18th century. You might bump into Mr Darcy.

3. The Gym at Audley Binswood

Binswood gym

Not many people get to work out in the chapel of a Grade II listed Victorian Gothic School, but that's just part of the routine for owners at Audley Binswood in Royal Leamington Spa. Well-equipped gyms have become de riguer for top end hotels, so why would an Audley Village be any exception?

4. The pool at Audley St George's Place

St George's Pool

This luxurious swimming pool may look like a fixture from a 5 star hotel but it's merely one element of The Audley Club at St George's Place. Other facilities include a fitness studio, hair salon, spa therapies, library and lounge, and restaurant with a bar and bistro. Every day should involve a little pampering.

5. Symonds Restaurant at Audley Redwood

Symonds at Redwood

Is this Manhattan or somewhere closer to home? With an ambience that combines classic and contemporary, Symonds Restaurant offers a sophisticated menu of fresh, locally sourced seasonal dishes. It may be on the grounds of Audley Redwood, but it is also a popular choice for discerning Bristol gourmands and was recently announced as Finalist for New Business in the Bristol Life Awards 2019.

6. Inglewood library 

Inglewood Library

Settling down in a comfortable chair with a good book in front of a roaring fire has to be a highlight of any stay at a luxurious country retreat that Owners at Audley Inglewood learn to endure!

7. Entrance of Audley Willicombe Park

Willicombe Park

If this was the lobby of the hotel you booked, you'd probably check your reservtion just to make sure you were in the right place. 'Lavish' doesn't do it justice. But this is the entrance hall of Audley Willicombe Park, a refurbished Victorian villa in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

8. Restaurant terrace at Audley Clevedon

Clevedon Terrace

Magnificent views of Yorkshire's Wharfe Valley from an elegant sun-soaked terrace? It's something that vistors come from far and wide to see, but The Clevedon restaurant is first port of call for the owners at Audley Clevedon.

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Think you can spot an Audley Village from a luxury hotel? Why not take our quiz and see if you can spot the difference.

At Audley, we see retirement differently. With a health club, library and restaurant on your doorstep, Audley offers an independent lifestyle in a beautiful, secure enviroment.


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