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Abingdon Retirement Village, Whanganui

Location22 Oakland Avenue, St John’s Hill, Whanganui
TypeRetirement villas (licence to occupy)
Size14 one bedroom villas, 48.3m2 (including patio)
Other servicesYes – see below
ParkingCarports and off street
PetsWelcome
Contact Us06 349 1494 or use the form below

Enliven’s Abingdon Village offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity in the heart of St John’s Hill. Abingdon’s quaint one-bedroom villas are set on picturesque grounds, nestled amongst native trees and beautiful sunny gardens overlooking the Whanganui township.

The 14 villas at Abingdon Village surround the historic Abingdon House, designed by famous Kiwi architect James Walter Chapman-Taylor. The house is now the village’s community centre and includes a shared dining room, shared lounge and a bedroom for guests. There are many social occasions and friendly card games enjoyed here!

Light and bright Abingdon villas

The villas of Enliven’s Abingdon Village have been designed and constructed to provide comfortable, affordable and quality retirement living. On sale, each villa is renovated to a high standard. Abingdon villas include:

  • a bright and modern kitchen
  • open-plan dining/lounge
  • a modern, wet-floor bathroom and laundry room
  • a large double bedroom
  • a sun room/conservatory
  • ample storage and double wardrobes
  • a heat pump/air conditioning unit
  • electric hot water
  • connections for telephone and internet
  • carpet and slip resistant vinyl flooring
  • smoke alarms
  • a private courtyard/garden area
  • quality curtains or blinds.

Click here to view a ‘typical’ floor plan of a one-bedroom villa at Abingdon Village.

Retirement with Enliven

There are many reasons people give for moving to Enliven’s retirement villages and apartments but for most, trust, peace of mind, security, independence and the freedom to truly enjoy their retirement years are at the top of the list.

Whatever your reasons, we know a move to an Enliven villa or apartment is one you won’t regret.

Support and Security

Enliven’s Abingdon Village provides independent retirement living, but with the security of knowing our friendly team is never far away.

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As a resident of Enliven’s Abingdon Village you are, of course, free to do whatever you like, when you like. But you can be confident that our friendly team is on hand to offer all the support and security you need.

If you go away on holiday, you’ll know Enliven is looking after your villa, and if you’re at home you can rest assured that Enliven’s friendly team are never far away if you need them.

If you become ill or have an accident, we can arrange short-term respite or health recovery care at one of our homes such as nearby Kowhainui Home. We can also assist you in finding in-home healthcare and support services such as meal delivery and laundry. These services are provided on a ‘fee-for-service’ basis, although you may find some of these services can be subsidised by Whanganui District Health Board.

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Planning for the future?

If there comes a time that you or your spouse needs extra support, as a resident of an Enliven retirement village you’ll be given preferential entry into Enliven’s rest homes. 

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Enliven has warm, welcoming elder-centred communities in Whanganui, as well as Feilding, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Levin, Masterton and across the Wellington region.

Whanganui’s popular Kowhainui Home, also by Enliven, is just minutes from Abingdon Village. Click here to find out more about Kowhainui Home or here to find another Enliven home.

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No property maintenance

At Enliven’s retirement villages you can enjoy the independence of living in your own home, but without the hassle of property maintenance. 

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Rates, building insurance, ongoing maintenance of your villa, lawns, gardens and security – we’ve got it covered. We can even arrange cleaning and meal delivery services.

Of course, the amount we do is up to you. For example, if you’re a bit of a green thumb or enjoy pottering in the garden, you’re welcome to take care of the area around your villa. Many residents of have created glorious gardens around their homes.

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Independence and freedom

Enliven’s Abingdon Retirement Village has been designed to let you make the most of your retirement years. After all, retirement is not about slowing down (unless you want to!); it’s about having the time to do the things you enjoy most.

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Many Enliven village residents tell us they love having the freedom to travel, all the while knowing their home is secure. Others tell us they love having the time to spend with family and friends or pursuing favourite hobbies and pastimes, while we take care of the hard work like property maintenance. Of course, if you prefer to sit back and relax, Enliven villages are great places to do that too.

For many retirees, the companionship of others at a similar stage of life is one of the best things about retirement living with Enliven. The boutique size of Abingdon Village means you’ll get to know your neighbours after just a short while. Residents are often found relaxing, playing a game of cards or socialising together at Abingdon House, the village’s community centre.

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Additional services and support

At Enliven we want to make sure you’re really enjoying your retirement, so we offer a range of additional services for a small fee. These services are available on a one-off, short- or long-term basis.

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  • Delicious meals are available for lunch and dinner. These meals can be delivered to your villa. Favourite menu items include the traditional Sunday roasts, refreshing summer salads and delicious desserts. The menu changes regularly and is available from the village coordinator.
  • A laundry service is available daily for both clothing and linen. Laundry bags are available on request from the village coordinator.
  • Handyman services are on hand! At Enliven’s retirement villages we take care of the property maintenance and gardening, so you don’t have to worry. But, if you need additional assistance, such as hanging pictures or moving and securing furniture, our handyman service is available by appointment.
  • Short-term respite and health recovery care is provided (subject to availability) from Enliven’s Kowhainui Home – situated just minutes from Abingdon Village. And, if there comes a time that you or your spouse needs extra support, Kowhainui Home offers rest home and hospital level care. Click here to find out more about Kowhainui Home or here to find another Enliven home.

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Supporting future generations

The icing on the cake is knowing that by purchasing an Abingdon Village villa you’re supporting a not-for-profit organisation. All the proceeds from the sale of Enliven’s retirement villas are invested back into Enliven services and into services provided by Family Works for vulnerable children and families.


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