If you see yourself continuing to lead an active and healthy lifestyle in retirement, living in a community that has a national park feel due to its extensive grounds and classic manor house, then Lime Tree Village could be for you.
The award-winning retirement village is nestled between the picturesque village of Dunchurch and Bilton and features a series of quiet cul-de-sacs set in 26 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
The bustling community is shaped by its residents, who enjoy living life to the fullest thanks to the vast array of facilities and amenities on-site, as well as exploring the wider area.
Whether you prefer your own company or wish to be actively involved in groups and activities, there is a sense of reassurance, support and companionship at Lime Tree Village.
There are more than 200 homes on-site, a mix of houses and apartments. The extension to the village includes 15 new cottages, a number have been completed and sold or rented but there are still homes available to reserve.
The retirement village itself is a delight to explore, with scenic gardens and woodland and includes its own private footpath into Bilton.
Cawston House is the focal point, a restored mansion filled with amenities including a restaurant and bar, function room, snooker room, wellbeing centre, library, shop and a sunroom, where residents can look out over the games lawn.
There is a packed calendar of events throughout the year, organised by the Residents Association. These include fitness classes, art groups, book clubs, craft groups, a cinema club, a classical music group, bowls club, a choir and organised day trips to local destinations and further afield.
The association also organises outings for residents to join in if they wish. There are also coffee mornings, a luncheon club with guest speakers and events such as concerts in the Ballroom.
In fact, the variety is one of Lime Tree’s charms, with residents encouraged to continue their hobbies and also try out new ones. You can even tend your own produce at the allotments.
Residents are great ambassadors for their community and their best advice is “don’t leave it too late”. Many of the residents wish they had moved in sooner and often continue to work – so moving in does not have to mean slowing down – in cases such as Ruth’s (video above), she increased her walking and changed her diet which only benefited her health overall.
Residents at Lime Tree are proud of the thriving community they’ve helped create – a rich tapestry of individuals who share the common ambition to live in a place that they find comfortable, safe and enjoyable and a place where everyone feels welcome and at home.
The village is a perfect place to explore further afield, with Rugby, Coventry and Birmingham within reach offering great shopping and fine dining, along with theatres, museums, spas and lots of leisure facilities.
For culture, there is the charming and historic Royal Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. You can walk the battlements at Warwick Castle or explore Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens.
For those who love the outdoors, there is a wide selection of places to visit, including Draycote Water, Caldecott Park and Swift Valley Nature Reserve – great for walking, hiking and cycling.
If you enjoy travelling, the village is close to motorways to access Rugby Railway Station, with London less than an hour away by train and you can be at Birmingham International Airport in 30 minutes or East Midlands Airport in 45 minutes.
What Lime Tree Village does offer is a chance to downsize, or “right-size” as they like to call it – moving to a smaller, more manageable home and doing their bit to free up housing for families that need it.
The company is also on a mission to reduce its impact on the planet and run more sustainably with a number of initiatives at village level and across the group.
To find out more about Lime Tree Village, speak to a member of the team on 01788 462 293 or visit the website to arrange a call or viewing.