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    • Why wait until you have retired to live in one of our villages?
    • white cottage at the priory
    • the priory grand building
    • autumn at the priory
    • the priory main building
    • looking up lawn to building
    • the priory plants
    • an enchanting mix of architecture
    • the priory gardens and allotments
    • a summers day in the gardens of the priory
    • the priory sun room

A unique retirement offering in the Devon countryside

Nestled within the beautiful South Devon countryside, The Priory retirement village sits in five acres of land overlooking the picturesque hamlet of Abbotskerswell. It provides independent living for the over 60s in a mix of cottages and apartments.

The village is centred around a former Priory - built in the mid 19th century. Properties ooze character and charm, with some in the main building featuring stained glass windows, arched columns and sash windows.

Buying into a piece of history

The Priory has been beautifully restored and many of its original features retained. The building’s elegant exterior is eye-catching and the ornate brickwork, chimneystacks and towers paint a stunning picture against a leafy backdrop.

Walking through the arched doorways you’re greeted with high ceilings and historic features. The original chapel has been transformed into the Forum, the social hub of the village.

The former Chapter House, now The Octagon, houses a snooker table, space for art groups and other activities. The mezzanine overlooking the Forum is now a peaceful library and there is even a heated swimming pool, proving that even with its wealth of history the village boasts modern luxuries.

Something for everyone…

Home to an active community, residents enjoy organising events, social occasions, special interest and hobby groups.  

The village has been creatively developed to create the perfect atmosphere for residents. Criss-crossed paths are ideal for exploring the grounds and thoughtfully placed seating areas provide the perfect spot for enjoying the lovely views.

There is also a croquet lawn, woodland walk, orchard and wildflower meadow - perfect for quiet contemplation, relaxation and leisure activities.

A village minibus opens up lots of possibilities to residents including day trips and outings to places of interest.

The Priory is ideally located for trips to Dartmoor National Park, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exmouth.


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Registered office: 1st Floor, Brunswick House, Regent Park, 297-299 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7LU

Telephone: 01372 383950


Registered Office: 1st Floor, Brunswick House, Regent Park, 297-299 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7LU
Registered in the UK Number 03800268. Affiliated bodies: HBF; ARHM; Independent Housing Ombudsmen Service