Date: 20 August 2015


  • Open day launch - Saturday 5 September (10am - 4pm)
  • Venue:  The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, OX28 4EX
  • Final phase of 46 two-bedroom, and three one-bedroom apartments to be built
  • Spacious living accommodation of up to 1,500 sq ft
  • Village centre facilities include wellness spa, pool & gym, quality restaurant, a library, IT room and terrace café
  • Prices from £335,000 - £645,000

Construction of the new Richmond Witney retirement village is progressing so well that having sold almost all of the Village apartments within the initial phase, the decision has been taken to start with the final phase of building ahead of schedule.

To be held on Saturday 5 September (10am - 4pm) at The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, the open day launch event is designed to provide information to those who might be considering moving to a retirement village.

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Final phase of Richmond Witney
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Richmond Witney entrance
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Richmond Witney village bowling green
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There is a wide choice of properties available, with the average 2-bedroom property providing some 1,000 sq ft of living space, up to a very generous 1,500 sq ft.  Many are privately located, south facing with views over the wild grass meadow, and with easy access to the spa and other central facilities.

Apartments are well appointed and include a spacious kitchen, living room, one or two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms.  They are finished to a very high standard, with kitchens featuring granite work tops and Bosch and Neff white goods, and separate laundry cupboards to avoid using precious space in the kitchen.

The new £30 million Richmond Witney includes all the facilities that have made the other Richmond villages so popular, including a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, quality restaurant and garden bar, and all set within beautifully landscaped grounds with a bowling green and nature reserve beyond.

“These properties are ideal for those thinking about living independently and want their own front door, yet like the idea of being in a safe and sociable community with care and assistance close at hand if required.  We listened carefully to what our clients wanted which included having a large living space and up to two large bedrooms, especially important if someone is downsizing,” said Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages.

“We are delighted to be able to press ahead with the final phase so soon, and underlines the strong demand for quality retirement living we provide.”
Richmond Villages also offers its own domiciliary care team who are on-site 24 hours a day to provide tailored care to residents, while a care home at the heart of the village provides the reassurance of 24 hour nursing and dementia care.

Prices for these new apartments range between £335,000 for a generous sized (728 sq ft) one bedroom apartment to £645,000 for one of the largest (1,500 sq ft) two bedroom apartments, and compare well against the average size of a three or four bedroom new-build detached home.

The new Richmond Witney village is located at Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7NR, and is within close proximity of the town centre.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 08444 119 390.

Full details and an interactive experience are also available on the Richmond Villages app.  Suitable for tablets, this is now available to download from the iPad app store.  Search for ’Richmond Witney’.

About Richmond Witney
Richmond Villages designs, develops and operates premium retirement villages across the UK.  Richmond Witney, west of Oxford is its sixth village, and once completed will provide 126 homes for those over 55, and a 60 bed care home providing nursing and dementia care.

The development follows the company’s acquisition by Bupa, and the success of its other new villages at Letcombe Regis also in Oxfordshire, Painswick in Gloucestershire and Northampton.

The first residents should be able to move in by the end of the year, with completion of the village centre by summer 2016.

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About Richmond Villages
One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.  Construction of new villages at Witney, Oxfordshire began in summer 2014, and at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire in summer 2015.  One of the leaders in the retirement living sector, Richmond Villages has established a reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa, a leading healthcare provider offering a range of products and services, including health assessments, physiotherapy, health insurance and over 300 care homes.  With no shareholders, Bupa can invest its profits back into the services it offers so that it can continue to help improve health and wellbeing.

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