Built with Residents in Mind

Built with Residents in Mind

From concept to planning, Shiplake Meadows has been developed with strong values and a clear purpose in mind: to enhance the lives of its residents in every way. 

Read on to find out what makes us stand out from our competitors.

The Highest Level of Design

Shiplake Meadows has been specified to the highest design standards to provide a community where people can live happily and peacefully, with all their lifestyle needs taken care of.

We pride ourselves in being the only developer and operator in the retirement sector to design to both the principles of HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) and the Lifetime Homes Standards.

The entire design criteria at Shiplake Meadows is built around residents’ care levels and comfort. Properties are built in small clusters to avoid long internal corridors and help create a feeling of individuality in the apartment buildings, with short travel distances to internal lifts, car parking and facilities. All homes are entirely adaptable to accommodate residents' evolving mobility needs. There are provisions for lifts (or stairlifts) to be installed in the duplex apartments and cottages, and many of the properties have a flexible-use study space that can serve as a third bedroom for family, friends, a housekeeper, or a care assistant.

A Plentiful Space to call Home

Properties at Shiplake Meadows are significantly larger than the usual retirement home, ranging up to 2,285 sq. ft, while the average retirement property is 800 sq. ft.

Not only this, but the village offers a wide range of property options from two-bedroom apartments, some with a study/third bedroom, to super-sized duplex penthouse apartments with vaulted ceilings. There is also a collection of large two-bedroom cottages with a ground-floor study or third bedroom.

All properties have dual or triple-aspect windows with large areas of glazing to ensure high levels of natural light, further enhancing the feeling of space throughout the living areas.

Penthouse Bedroom at Shiplake Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Retirement Village

Well-being at the forefront

Well-being is at the heart of Shiplake Meadows, showcased through the tranquil landscape, thoughtful apartment design and the luxury well-being amenities exclusive to residents and their guests.

The landscaped areas in and around the village form a balance of private and public spaces filled with beautiful, biodiverse surroundings to be enjoyed all year round. Residents are invited to use these spaces to remain active or relax and take in their surroundings. Community activities may include outdoor art classes, wildlife surveys, gardening or social gatherings.

The Clubhouse offers outstanding amenities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle or socialise with friends. The members' lounge, bar and al-fresco sun terrace provide a luxurious setting to enjoy bistro dining, social gatherings and private events. Also offering a fully equipped gymnasium, a Pilates and fitness studio and a treatment suite, the Clubhouse is the ideal environment to relax and recharge.

Al-fresco sun terrace at the Clubhouse, Shiplake Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Tailored Support

One of the most important disciplines at Shiplake Meadows is to uphold the principle of ‘there’s no place like home’ and to ensure absolute independence for as long as possible; that is why our care and domiciliary support will form a vital aspect of our overall commitment to ensure individuals enjoy home life to the full.

Our dedicated provider, Home Instead, will deliver a full spectrum of domiciliary care at Shiplake Meadows – from simple companionship to cleaning services or 24/7 live in care if ever needed. All services will be provided on an ‘as needs’ basis and tailored to assist and enable independent home living with support as requirements change. Daily meetings with residents will be available in the comfort of their home or within the Clubhouse treatment suite.


To learn more about the properties and outstanding level of services at Shiplake Meadows, visit the Sales and Marketing suite at Meadow Chase, Henley on Thames, RG9 3DF or call 0118 907 0033 to speak to the Sales Team.

Edited May 22, 2023

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