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This year, nothing was going to stop communities across the villages from having a truly cracking Christmas. Though the shadow of Covid attempted to threaten the festive spirit, a sensible approach meant that many of the planned seasonal events were able to go ahead, making spirits bright. We’d like to share some of the merry moments from our villages with you all.

Mayford Grange welcomed a festive Travelling Tea dance complete with sweet treats to keep the energy high and dancing standards even higher. Entertainment was provided by the residents themselves at Blagdon, Castle and Cedars Villages with a panto and Christmas choir. Talents shone through and much merriment was made by both performers and their delighted audience.

New friendships were made at Gittisham Hill Park, The Priory, Moat Park, Lime Tree Village as residents came together to feast at Christmas banquets held throughout December with all the trimmings. Trestle tables the length of the restaurants and bistros and lounges dressed in the colours of the season. Crackers were pulled, party hats donned and the Christmas cheer rang loud and long.

Avonpark Village

Avonpark Village in Wiltshire was a place of laughter and music. Local primary school singers performed with the stunning Christmas decs as their backdrop, guest singers serenaded the Christmas party goers while buffet and mulled wine got everyone fully into the festive swing. A seasonal piano recital from our long term resident Gerry Hoddinot accompanied with vocals from Maria Danishvar-Wilson sparked spirits as residents sang along to well-know carols. This was fallowed by a buffet and mulled wine from Head Chef Roberto.

Charters Village

Twenty local businesses flocked to Charters Village on the outskirts of East Grinstead in leafy West Sussex for the Christmas arts and crafts fair. This bustling village community welcomed their friends and family to munch on mince pieces and enjoy a cup of mulled wine. Nigel Walter, the village manager, ‘the scent of mulled wine and Christmas music in the clubhouse created a lovely atmosphere’ - we couldn’t agree more Nigel! ‘Knit and Knatter’ member Pauline Mackenzie even created their own nativity scene the showcase their own crafty talents where every character was knitted head to toe.

Gradwell Park

A cheerfully bustling Christmas was had at our East Sussex village, Gradwell Park. The Christmas Open Day was a roaring success with visitors coming to explore this beautiful place as their potential new home. Christmas lunch for residents and their guests was fully booked and had to be held across The Bistro, Bar lounge and Resident’s lounge to fit everyone in – it seems some Christmas traditions never change!

See it for yourself

Are you or a loved one are thinking about finding your new forever home? Then why not arrange a visit, or even take advantage of our ‘Try before you buy’ offering? Get to know what village life is really all about, spend time chatting to people who have already made the move and join in with activities before resting your head in one of our comfortable suites.

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