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Grove Place Retirement Village

Located in the serene countryside of Hampshire, Grove Place Retirement Village emanates timeless beauty and tranquillity. Surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, the village offers a sanctuary for those seeking peace and relaxation in their retirement years. Grove Place Retirement Village occupies a 27-acre estate with a bluebell wood and meadows surrounding a Grade I Listed Elizabethan manor house. It is the perfect setting for a retirement community that is made by its residents and designed by people who care about living. This a truly unique community, and one of the first of its kind in Hampshire.

The beautiful grounds and gardens play host to an array of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and bungalows. Poised on the threshold of the New Forest and Romsey, residents enjoy amenities, activities, and independent living, supported by a welcoming, long-serving team with a passion for this uniquely historic estate.

Seeing is believing with Grove Place, and words cannot encapsulate the true joy of this oh-so-special retirement community. Step inside the picturesque world of Grove Place.

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The amenities and services on offer at Grove Place Retirement Village near are of the highest standard, providing residents with a top-class restaurant, library, games room, private dining room, coffee lounge, billiards rooms, concierge service, barbeque area, music and event rooms, a prescription collection service, property maintenance and housekeeping services.

Sporting facilities include a putting green, croquet lawn, pétanque court and billiard room as well as an on-site gym, swimming pool and spa. The hairdressing salon and beauty treatment room ensure residents needn’t travel far for the best in personal pampering. Our concierge service can help with your day-to-day life from arranging home maintenance to booking restaurants and theatre tickets. All facilities are designed with choice in mind, making Grove Place the very finest in independent, luxury living.

Activities & Wellness

Events and activities are available all year round as part of life at Grove Place. From croquet on the lawn with Pimm’s and scones in the summer to the switching on of the Christmas lights with entertainment, a hog roast and mulled wine, there is something to appeal to everyone, year-round.  Events for family and friends include BBQs with entertainment, music and a

for younger loved ones. Other activities include fitness classes, a snooker ladder, a craft club, charity events and even a ukulele group that performs regularly outside Grove Place. In the winter months there is a programme of talks from experts on subjects ranging from gardening to wildlife to travel. There are also monthly themed buffets and musical evenings. There is plenty to occupy the most active and curious, both within the community and the sanctuary of its magnificent grounds and beyond.

Food & Nutrition

Our first-class chefs provide everything from in-room meals, snacks and light bites to fine dining, all created using fresh produce from local farms and Grove Place’s own kitchen garden. Home-grown leeks, onions, herbs, red chard and even rhubarb are regularly found on the menu. Fresh honey is harvested on-site and given out to residents. Does anything say ‘country living’ like freshly harvested honey?

The beautiful oak-panelled restaurant is the ideal space for entertaining and there is a private dining room for more exclusive occasions. The head chef is happy to work with residents to create specific menus or offer classic dishes. There is an expertly curated and reasonably priced wine list and the bar serves a great selection of British craft beers. There are regular food and wine tastings throughout the year. Experience the very best that Hampshire has to offer – from homemade jams and chutneys to rhubarb crumbles; there’s something for everyone.

Apartments & Bungalows

Grove Place Retirement Village is a luxurious community in stunning surroundings. The spacious apartments and bungalows spread around the estate are completely self-contained, stylishly appointed and ideal for entertaining friends and family. A guest suite is also available for overnight stays. All exterior maintenance is taken care of, allowing residents the freedom to make the most of the exceptional facilities.

Breath-taking, carefully considered spaces for relaxation in effortless luxury, the superbly proportioned reception rooms of each residence are light filled and airy with space to stretch out and relax – or to entertain in style. Should your guests need to stay the night there is a suite available for their convenience.

Each residence provides the perfect home for your cherished furnishings, artworks, collections and pictures, allowing you to stamp your personality on it from the moment you arrive. Designed to the highest of standards, the apartments and bungalows are the product of attention to thoughtful design detail. Everything is there to make your life even easier, more comfortable and more secure. Each apartment and bungalow are fully self-contained – a completely private home within the community, but with the reassurance of a 24-hour emergency call system.


Located in the heart of Hampshire, residents at Grove Place Retirement Village have at their disposal a world of relaxation and exploration. The historic market town of Romsey, with its classically English heart, is within a five-mile drive of Grove Place. Traditional pubs, great restaurants and tea rooms populate its medieval streets. Set on acres of rolling countryside, Grove Place Retirement Village offers a haven for those seeking their ‘forever home’ in this glorious part of England.

After her husband died, just over four and a half years ago, concert pianist Celia Batten bade farewell to her home of 37 years near Alresford, Hampshire and with his blessing, moved to Grove Place. Some long-time Golf Club friends of Celia and her husband had retired to Grove Place and initially introduced Celia to the idea. After she’d been to visit, Celia excitedly described the wonderful setting to her husband who was unwell at the time. A few days before he died, he told her, “Celia, it’s the place for you, move to Grove Place and then I can go in peace.”

Celia took him at his word and moved into a first-floor, two-bedroom apartment at Grove Place and hasn’t looked back. “I adore living here – Grove Place is full of happy, like-minded residents. My life is just so full, I am so busy every day, that I barely have time to go out to get the shopping done!” After almost 40 years of tending to a large garden, Celia wasn’t keen to take on more gardening chores and is delighted to tend to her pots of herbs on her balcony, as well as lending a helping hand to neighbours’ gardens from time to time.

Celia Batten - Grove Place Resident

Celia and her husband had previously owned a ten-acre plot of woodland, so strolling through the bluebell woodland walk – set in the 27 acres at Grove Place – is a lovely reminder of her old home. Despite moving and leaving behind her golf club, Celia is delighted to find herself on the putting green on a regular basis. “I love golf and they have a wonderful nine-hole putting green at Grove Place where I can be found every other day. Lots of the residents here enjoy golf too and we are often chipping and putting together as well as taking part in a game on Saturday. The team at Grove Place lay on a full afternoon tea with Pimm’s, scones and clotted cream every Saturday which is welcome after a game of golf!”

Celia is an active member of the choir; the members meet once a week and even put on three internal concerts a year, some of which raise money for charity, as well as for others in the local community. “The residents here really appreciate the choir and come along regularly – not only for the company, but also for sheer entertainment. We have visiting brass bands and orchestral recitals and so on – who needs to ever go out!” Celia loves cooking too, and regularly hosts lunch parties in her apartment for visiting friends and for those living at Grove Place. If she’s not entertaining at home, Celia often meets friends in the coffee room. “There really isn’t a retirement home as good as this – we sometimes feel as though we are on a wonderful luxury cruise, but in our own apartments!”


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