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Assisted living for the independently minded

Make yourself at home...

Beautiful and comfortable retirement apartments are lovely – but what really makes your house your ‘home’?

Feeling like you’re amongst friends. Waking up every morning feeling happy, safe and confident your day can go wherever you want it to. Knowing you’re somewhere you choose to be, where you can truly express yourself, personalise your surroundings and live life the way you want to live. These are some of the emotional things that make a home, and the kind of experiences we know are important to you.

(As well as beautiful and comfortable, our apartments are future designed to make living easier and better for those in later life!)

Apartments you’ll want to invite friends round to.

We believe that the kind of home you want to show off to your friends a little will be the kind of home you’ll love living in. Great for socialising, but just as good for relaxing in too. We offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that are smart, comfortable, light and secure. Your very own apartment where every element has been deeply considered and future-designed to help you age well and stay healthier, happier and stronger for longer.



It’s your retirement. 

Buying an apartment in your retirement isn’t always the best option – so why should it be the only option? Assisted living should always be flexible. We offer our apartments for rent because that just suits some people better. 

Renting in retirement is getting more and more popular because it offers all the benefits of independent living without any of the stress of owning a house. Not only is there no need for stamp duty costs or legal fees when you move in, but you can also wave bye-bye to those day-to-day maintenance commitments, like building repairs and mowing your lawn. Aside from your rent, the only other charge we make is a one-time joining fee.

Click the button below to hear how renting in retirement allows you to do more of the things you want to do, and less of the things you don’t?


Eighth site acquired at Hampton Court

We're delighted to announce the purchase of our eighth site in our growing portfolio of retirement communities across the South-East. 

Located in the sought after new 0.65 hectare (1.59 acre) Hampton Court Estate, the proposed development will provide 78 contemporary, self-contained assisted living one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, together with extensive communal facilities including a restaurant, club room, licensed bar, wellness suite, library and landscaped gardens.

The Hampton Court development represents the latest chapter in our expansion as demand for retiree rental living continues to surge.


‘Bespoke’ not volume.

Our portfolio of high quality assisted living communities is growing rapidly – each as unique and individual as the people who choose to live with us.

One ingredient of this success is the diverse breadth and depth of experience behind the Birchgrove name. All working together to create a community where people can age well by staying healthier, happier and stronger for longer.

Our locations... 


Queensgate Apartments

Our first community in Sidcup, Kent is now a thriving neighbourhood of like-minded people.



 Woodbank Apartments

The beautiful residential area of Hook Heath in Woking is home to our second community.



Lower Mill Apartments

Our third retirement community in Ewell Village, Surrey is now open and growing fast.


Coming to Godalming, Surrey

Pepperpot House

With views over Godalming to the Surrey Hills, the former Mole Country Stores on Brighton Road in Godalming is being transformed to offer 52 high quality, self-contained apartments for people in later life and will include the restoration of the Grade II listed converted Cowshed at its entrance. 

Early-bird enquiries now open.


Our show suites are open and viewing is highly recommended. To book a personal tour, arrange a home visit, or find out more about any Birchgrove retirement community. 

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We believe that the current housing options for people over 65 exclude a large section of those who don't want to manage another house purchase. Assisted living for rent is the missing piece in the housing puzzle; not right for all, but perfect for some. 

To find out more about who we are and how we operate click the button below… 

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Inclusive rent

The number one concern for most households right now is the rising cost of living. Prices are rising at their fastest rate – energy, food, household goods, council tax, water bills. 

At Birchgrove, you don’t have any of the headaches or hassles associated with the above. This is because we have one inclusive rent to give you complete control of your expenditure.

The Birchgrove rental model covers the large-ticket expenses like energy costs - electricity, heating and water - and many of the rising incidental costs that go along with owning your own home i.e. housekeeping, broadband, window cleaning, gardening, buildings insurance, security and a whole host of others things.


Book a viewing

Our retirement advisors are here to help answer your questions about life at Birchgrove and help you consider whether it is right for you. 

If helpful, our advisors can visit you at home to find out what's important to you i.e. how and where you want to live, as well as offer you a tour of one of our show suites. We can also arrange a personal virtual tour.



Is it the right time for retirement living?

Take this quick 5 minute quiz to find out which of our retirement living options is best suited to your needs.


We’re delighted to be the proud winners in the Health Investor Senior Housing Awards for two years running...


SHA 2021 and 2022 wins



Discover the Birchgrove way

To find out more about joining a Birchgrove retirement community just complete our simple form.

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