The Priory is a retirement village for the over 60s in the pretty South Devon village of Abbotskerswell. As the name suggests, it is built around a former mid 19th century priory within easy reach of Dartmoor National Park, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exmouth.
Residents occupy a range of independent living retirement cottages and apartments and have access to the Forum, the social hub for village life.
Buying at The Priory, really is like investing in a piece of history.
The Priory retirement village is stepped in history. It provides a wonderful backdrop for an active retirement village, based in the lovely Devon countryside with wonderful rural views.
The building has been beautifully restored with original features retained. There are some eye-catching architectural details in the main communal building which is now the social hub for retirement village life.
The former Chapter House – now called The Octagon – offers a fantastic event space which is used by art groups and other special interest societies set up by the residents, for the residents.
The landscaped grounds are punctuated with a croquet lawn, woodland walk, orchard and wildflower meadow.
There is a range of one and two bedroom apartments and cottages offering independent retirement living supported by Retirement Villages staff who oversee the grounds and property maintenance, housekeeping, catering, administration and management services.
Properties in apartment blocks are all accessible by a communal lift, but there is no lift in Priory Court.