Mayfield Villages, part of the luxury retirement village group Audley, has announced its first village providing 253 properties  

The site in Watford, Hertfordshire will form part of Watford Riverwell, a £400 million mixed use regeneration partnership that is reviving the area around Watford Hospital and delivering new homes, shops, community facilities and open spaces. A sales office for the new development, designed for over 55s, will open later in 2018.

Audley’s aim is that Mayfield Villages will set a new standard previously never seen for a whole new mid-market audience.

Currently, only 2 per cent of housing is designed specifically for older people, and the supply of aspirational housing that is suitable has failed to meet that demand. Mayfield Villages is aiming to redress that balance.

The pet-friendly village will have at its heart the Mayfield Club. Owners automatically become members of the Club, which will include a bar and restaurant, swimming pool, village hall, fitness rooms and spa. These facilities will also be available those living locally.

A selection of one and two bed apartments will be available to buy, with one beds starting from £262,500. Each property will have integrated kitchen applicances and designer bathrooms and the communal grounds and properties will be professionally maintained.


There will also offer 24 hour on-site care provided by the same team behind Audley Care, which is registered and audited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

“The demand for this kind of retirement living has been growing exponentially, and we are delighted to be able to launch the future of  the sector with Mayfield Villages,” said Audley CEO Nick Sanderson. “Acquiring our first Mayfield Villages’ site means that many more people will now be able to experience retirement living reimagined, defined by stylish interiors, fantastic facilities, lively communities and first-rate service. We are setting a new standard.

“Many older people are remaining in homes unsuited to their changing needs simply because there are no attractive alternatives. Creating aspirational retirement property that a greater range of people can access is critical, and Mayfield Villages will lead the charge in meeting the changing needs of UK society.”

About Audley Group

Audley Group is a specialist retirement housing provider which acquires sites, develops and then operates retirement villages. The Group has two brands: Audley Villages, founded in 1991 and aimed at the luxury end of the market, and Mayfield Villages, a proposition with broader appeal. Audley Group now owns a portfolio of 18 villages across the country.

Owners buy their own house or apartment on a 125 year lease with access to facilities and flexible care if needed, enabling them to live an independent and healthy life. Audley Group is an accredited care provider and a founder member of The Associated Retirement Community Operators, ARCO. www.audleyretirement.co.uk

About Mayfield Villages

Mayfield Villages is the new brand from Audley Group, providing high quality retirement living to more people. Mayfield Villages’ first development will form part of the Watford Riverwell regeneration project. Mayfield owners benefit from access to the Mayfield Club with its wide range of facilities, as well as flexible care if needed www.mayfieldvillages.co.uk