Retirement properties to rent

Looking to move to somewhere smaller when you retire, or 'downsizing' as it is often referred to, can be a customary response as you approach retirement. The inclination to declutter and reduce the upkeep of your home can become more profound, and whether you currently own your home or live in a rental property, downsizing to a retirement village can be an increasingly appealing prospect. Too much space, too many hours spent cleaning and the inadvertent hoarding of possessions are often reasons to declutter and downsize. Looking for retirement properties to rent or own can be the next logical step.

At Audley Cooper's Hill in Englefield Green, Surrey, you are able to choose whether renting or buying is right for your personal circumstances. Whether you choose to rent or buy, you will live in your own home, in beautiful surroundings.

Cooper's Hill grounds

Own or rent. The choice is yours.

At Audley Cooper's Hill you can now own or rent a home you love.

Audley Cooper's Hill, set in leafy Englefield Green in Surrey, opened in 2020 offering luxury properties to own. Over 55s searching for a beautiful new retirement property in a beautiful village setting can now choose a rental option.

Why rent a property

Choosing a rental option enables you to free up capital and move to a new luxury property home, in a safe and secure environment, and you don’t have to give up the things you love, including your pets. Other benefits include:

✓ Move in straight away, the property is ready

✓ Access to the Audley Club facilities included in your rent

✓ Enjoy all the benefits of a property owner from the day you move in, including preferential rates in the restaurant and on guest suites

✓ No stamp duty costs, saving you thousands of pounds

✓ Night porter and security service

✓ Onsite management and care teams

Why buy a property

Each house, cottage or apartment in one of our retirement villages is sold with a lease of up to 250 years (length of lease varies by village). It is your home, held as your own asset – and, of course, you are free to sell at any stage, on the open market. So you are able to enjoy the benefits of a continued investment in a property of your own.

Exclusive launch offer - £1,000 off

To launch our new rental properties at Audley Cooper's Hill in Englefield Green in Surrey, we are offering £1,000 off the monthly rental value for the lifetime of your rental agreement*. 

Rent from £6,000 per month (£5,000 with the offer), and enjoy all the lifestyle benefits of living in a luxury retirement village.

*Terms apply

Offer terms
  • £1,000 off the monthly rental value for the lifetime of your rental agreement
  • For new rental agreements before 30th September 2024
  • Applies to rental properties at Audley Cooper’s Hill only
  • Offer must be quoted on paperwork
  • Offer will be applied on completion of the lease agreement
  • If the lease agreement is cancelled for any reason, the offer will no longer apply
  • The discounted monthly rental will cease when the lease agreement ends
  • Cannot be transferred to any other party, other than the parties named on the lease
  • Cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount
  • Please speak to the team for more information

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Moving to an Audley village

At Audley Villages, like-minded people over the age of 55 (or around about then) choose to move from their rented or privately owned home to an Audley retirement property to free up equity, declutter or move closer to family and friends.

At Audley, your property and gardens are maintained for you; we mow the grass and wash your windows. Plus, there is a restaurant, library, health club with swimming pool, gym, spa and treatment rooms right on your doorstep, and Audley Care is on hand should you need it.

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Living in an owned or rented retirement property is not the same as living in a care home

A luxury retirement village is a beautiful place to live, with services and facilities to ensure that people living there can remain independent for longer. The facilities to expect in a luxury retirement village can include a swimming pool, health club, spa area, therapy rooms, gym, fitness classes, restaurant, library and shared gardens, all right on the doorstep of your retirement property.

You live in your own home - an exquisitely built and decorated property - with your own front door, be it a retirement apartment, cottage or bungalow, in a beautiful village environment with like-minded people. Expert care is available if down the line you need any extra support.

At Audley, we pride ourselves on delivering the exceptional

Exceptional quality, exceptional choice.

Audley retirement properties are available to buy at all Audley villages. Each surrounding retirement village is purpose-built and age exclusive for over 55's (the minimum age varies by village) and no detail goes unnoticed. Two fees apply when you move to a retirement village - a monthly management fee and deferred management charge.

Find out more about owning one of our luxury new or pre-owned homes – search properties or ask a question.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I rent a property at an Audley village?

A rental option is only available on selected properties at Audley Cooper's Hill. You are also able to choose whether to rent or to purchase at Cooper's Hill. The properties listed above are the only properties available for rent at this time.

At all other Audley villages, you own your home and are free to sell at any time on the open market.

If you wish to buy an Audley property but need a little longer to sell your existing home, the village may be able to offer a short term rent to buy option to enable you to move in sooner. This is subject to the lease term, property chosen and eligibility criteria.

Can I buy a retirement property to rent out?

Some leases allow the property to be rented out on the condition that the occupier meets the Qualifying Person criteria for the village. Consent from the village management is required and the monthly management fee continues to be payable. Additional fees will also apply, please ask the sales team for more details. 

Can I get a mortgage on a retirement property?

The simple answer is yes. At Audley we understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, but that shouldn’t mean that not everyone can move to an Audley village. Although many of the mainstream banks and building societies do not offer retirement mortgages, or lending into retirement, there are specialist mortgage lenders that do. One option from such specialist lenders is a retirement interest-only mortgage (RIO) that can be offered to people over 55 or 60. You can buy a retirement property by securing the loan against your home and only pay the interest each month.

If you are interested in borrowing money into retirement to move to an Audley village, we will be happy to introduce you to a specialist mortgage partner or you can, of course, source your own.