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EDARS Vil­lage in Chor­ley­wood – one of the first re­tire­ment vil­lages built in the home coun­ties – cel­e­brated its 20th an­niver­sary re­cently.

The vil­lage, which com­prises 154 in­de­pen­dent liv­ing cot­tages, apart­ments and bun­ga­lows for the over 60s, is set in 22 acres of man­i­cured grounds. Built by Re­tire­ment Vil­lages in 1995, it is ex­clu­sively mar­keted by lo­cal es­tate agents Binks.

About 180 res­i­dents, staff and guests cel­e­brated the an­niver­sary with cham­pagne and canapés to the back­ing tone of a guest harpist, with speeches from Nigel Welby, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Re­tire­ment Vil­lages Group Ltd and Ralph Mad­dox, the chair­man of the Cedars Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

“It was lovely to cel­e­brate 20 years of Cedars Vil­lage with all the res­i­dents. It demon­strates that this type of re­tire­ment op­tion is as pop­u­lar to­day as it was when it first opened,” said vil­lage man­ager Colin Foul­ger.

Cedars Man­sion House – a stun­ning Grade II listed build­ing is the hub for vil­lage life with res­i­dents us­ing the communal fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing restau­rant, bar, ball­room, li­brary, hob­bies room, and snooker room.

The vil­lage is vir­tu­ally adjacent to Chor­ley­wood Com­mon – ma­ture wood­land with na­ture trails and foot­paths offering peace and tran­quil­lity. It is also very close to the M25 for ease of ac­cess and the rail­way sta­tion into cen­tral Lon­don is nearby.

“Prop­er­ties at Cedars are in hot de­mand and it is a sim­i­lar story at Cas­tle Vil­lage, an­other of our vil­lages near Berkham­sted in Hert­ford­shire. The re­tire­ment vil­lage model pro­vides res­i­dents with as much in­de­pen­dence as they want, safe in the knowl­edge that there is help avail­able should they re­quire it,” added Colin.

“It also of­fers a net­work of so­cial and ac­tiv­ity groups for those who wish to re­main ac­tive.”

For more de­tails, visit: www. re­tire­mentvil­lages.co.uk or con­tact Cedars Vil­lage es­tate agents Binks on 01923 282244.

CEDARS MAN­SION HOUSE: This listed build­ing is the hub of re­tire­ment vil­lage life.

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