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.