Each community is reviewed against a strict list of criteria which includes residential options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking, and safety and security. The overall experience for residents is also taken into account.
Bestretirementdestinations.com considers the communities which rank in its top 10 as ‘industry leaders and proudly highlights them as the best’.
Cedars Village, on the fringes of Chorleywood, scored an unbeatable 100 per cent across the categories to secure its top spot, narrowly beating Roseland Parc in Tregony, Cornwall into second place. Castle Village in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire came in third, in fourth with 94 per cent was Thamesfield with Elmbridge in Cranleigh, Surrey at number five. Lime Tree Village near Rugby in Warwickshire secured the number seven slot.
The company’s Sales and Marketing Director Sarah Burgess said: “We are delighted with our results in this independently-compiled chart. Our aim is to provide the very best in retirement living for our residents in some of the country’s most stunning settings. Our position at the top and in a further five placings is testament to the fact that we are delivering on our promises.”
Retirement Villages Ltd, based in Epsom, has 11 age exclusive communities across the south of the country with more planned. The villages generally offer a range of apartments, cottages and bungalows grouped around a central clubhouse offering extensive communal facilities for the exclusive use of residents, staff and guests. Some locations also offer nursing care.