Family homes are filled with wonderful memories and nostalgia, but for modern retirees, the upkeep can often take away from days that could be spent undertaking new hobbies, activities and travel!

Here we look at the benefits of starting afresh in a new build home and the freedom it can offer...

Retirement often provides the catalyst for a big change in lifestyle – whether it’s the opportunity to move to the coast, into the city or closer to family and friends. And, while many of us dream of a retirement pottering about in a huge garden, it becomes a different reality when the upkeep requires endless time and money.

With all the benefits of modern living, our Brio retirement communities each sit in incredibly picturesque locations including Chapelton on the Aberdeenshire coastline and Stow-on-the-Wold in the stunning Cotswolds.

With each new build home being part of a vibrant community, every Brio development features facilities and communal spaces that bring homeowners together and help them to live life to the full.

Unique aesthetics

…And it’s certainly not one size fits all – our communities include a wide range of properties to suit differing lifestyles, budgets and requirements – each with its own unique aesthetic.


There are our one-bedroom Buchanan cottages available at Landale Court in Chapelton, each of which has been carefully designed to complement the unique surroundings and add to the overall character of the village; the cottages offer modern living with NEFF integrated appliances, double-glazed windows and easy to maintain outdoor spaces. Then there’s Button House in Hackbridge, which will offer spacious and contemporary one and two-bedroom city apartments, lift access and private balconies also come as standard.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as our Head of Care Kelda Fasasi explains: “From Brio Beechwood Park in Stow-on-the-Wold which offers the beautiful three bedroom Brotheridge apartments featuring handcrafted stone-fronted exteriors, to the two bedroom Lennox apartment at Chapelton, all of our homes are expertly crafted from design through to build, with high specifications as standard, as well as energy saving benefits and low maintenance costs. Each of our homes also come with a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty."

Assisted smart technology

A home with us contains a wide range of features and smart technology, intended to make life altogether more practical as well as future-proofing for many years to come.

At a minimum, each of our homes includes their own dedicated control system, offering access to features such as temperature control, energy monitoring and direct communication both with on-site staff and external links to friends and family. Using the latest in-home technology, homeowners can to connect this system to their own smart devices if they choose.

Safety and security

All communities offer safety and security with video audio entry systems (apartments only), a 24/7 staff presence and in-home emergency call systems to contact staff in emergencies. Wearable pendants are also provided which are directly linked to the emergency call system, giving you added reassurance that help can be sought from anywhere in your home.

Kelda concludes, “The decision is simple, new build offers peace of mind and financial stability. Leaving our residents with more time and budget to pursue their new interests.”

Buy, rent and part buy/part rent options are available at all of our communities giving you the flexibility to make your move on your terms. 

Interested? Contact our team to find out more!

Brio Retirement Living is developing and opening brand new retirement living communities in England and Scotland. Now open is Landale Court, Chapelton, while both Beechwood Park, Stow-on-the-Wold and Button House, Hackbridge are due to open in Autumn 2020.

Our ready-made retirement communities provide a genuine sense of community with their friendly on-site teams, amenities and schedule of activities. Retirees can buy their own home or rent* and be part of a vibrant, safe and secure community, surrounded by like-minded friends and neighbours.


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