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Rangeford Villages Appoints New Village Manager for Later Living Lifestyle Community, Homewood Grove, in Surrey

10/10/2023 Homewood Grove, General, Case Study, Blog, Corporate

Rangeford Villages has appointed Beccy Gunn as Village Manager for its later living lifestyle community Homewood Grove, in Lyne near Chertsey, Surrey.

The new appointment comes at a busy time for Rangeford, who have numerous retirement villages under development such as Strawberry Fields in Cambridgeshire, Walnut Lane at Wadswick Green in Corsham, Siddington Park in Cirencester and at a newly acquired site in Dorking.

Beccy, who has over 25 years of experience across the hospitality industry, is an accomplished operator in leading teams and delivery outstanding service standards. Prior to joining Homewood Grove, Beccy worked as a General Manger for high-end independent and boutique hotels including Doyle Collection, Bespoke Hotels, Hotel du Vin and Firmdale. She has led several teams through pre-opening periods, so brings excellent knowledge of this high-pressure time with her.

Beccy joins ahead of Homewood Grove moving into the next marketing phase, which is the opening of the marketing suite apartment and launch of the first show home in the week commencing 16th October. Meanwhile, reservations have already been taken at Homewood Grove, with the first legal completions due in early 2024.

Commenting on the new appointment, Angela McKimmie, Sales Director of Rangeford Villages, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Beccy to the Homewood Grove team and as part of the wider Rangeford Villages family.

“She has arrived at a significant time in our development, as we look to enhance and expand our portfolio across the UK. Beccy brings a wealth of experience and we are delighted to welcome her to the village, which is set to create a welcoming place for residents in Chertsey to enjoy their later years.”

The 4.7-hectare village will offer 116 one, two and three bedroom apartments complete with onsite amenities and 24/7 support services. Forward-thinking 60 somethings keen to secure a home at the contemporary new retirement village.  

Sustainability is at the heart of Homewood Grove’s design, and properties will be highly energy efficient with each apartment featuring underfloor heating, double-glazed picture windows and an all-electric energy system to help lower bills and reduce the environmental impact. Other initiatives include solar panels, electric car charging points, and an electric pool car will be available for use. 

Residents will also benefit from several state-of-the-art amenities, including a Wellbeing Centre (pool, steam room and sauna), gym, dance studio, bistro and bar, a members’ lounge, and a hair and beauty salon. Each home will also be fitted with electronic tablets to receive updates on activities and social clubs at the village and to request emergency assistance if required. 

Homewood Grove is conveniently located close to the historic market town of Chertsey with its abundance of shops, restaurants and attractions. It is very well connected with easy access to the M25, with excellent rail links into central London, that can be reached in just under an hour. There will also be direct pedestrian access to neighbouring Homewood Park, which offers 23 hectares of nature trials, pathways, cycle routes, horse trails. Renowned Foxhills Country Club, with its two golf courses and sports facilities is conveniently nearby.

Interested buyers are invited to visit the Marketing Suite to register their interest or to reserve a plot. Please call 01932 645103, or for general information, visit Alternatively, prospective buyers can visit the showroom from Monday to Friday between 10am – 5pm, and on Saturday by appointment only.

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