A boutique village with a big heart

As Ryman’s first retirement village, Woodcote Village holds special significance not only for the residents who live there, but also the wider Ryman family. It’s where Ryman’s pioneering journey began to provide retirement villages where people can live life to the full. In fact, Ryman’s co-founder Kevin Hickman lived on site during construction where he turned his pioneering vision into the Woodcote Village residents know and love today.

Woodcote is a boutique village with a big heart, where community is central to the lifestyle. The village’s close-knit community reflects this sentiment perfectly. It’s evident in the enthusiasm residents bring to the many events at the village. The regular outings are always popular with residents at local hotspots such as Scarborough and the Groynes – it’s a great way to stay connected and active with like-minded people.

And what is a retirement community without a little friendly rivalry between bowling clubs! The village takes part in bowling competitions with other villages which instils great camaraderie with residents. As for convenience, the village’s close proximity to the Hub Hornby means there are a wide variety of shops, amenities, cafes and restaurants at your disposal.

There's a lifestyle option to suit everyone at the village. You can choose from a townhouse to the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our care centre provides 49 resthome care rooms. Woodcote care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access.

Take a virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Woodcote Village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into a beautiful townhouse, serviced apartment or care room. You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. All without leaving your house. 

The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.

All upcoming village events at Woodcote

Canterbury Rugby Historical Expo

Location: Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, 95 Grants Road, Papanui

Thursday 14 July - Sunday 17 July, 10am-4pm

Take this opportunity to delve into the Canterbury Rugby archives! With over 140 years of history on and off the field we would love for you and your families to come and enjoy the best of what we have to showcase.

From memories on the embankment at Lancaster Park and the 80's & 90's Ranfurly Shield era, right through to the Canterbury teams of today - there will be something for everyone! Come along at a time that suits you, or join us for one of our daily special events.

Special Events

Thursday 14 July, 11am
Lancaster Park and Springbok Tour presentation.

Friday 15 July, 11am
Family Fun! A meet and greet with players and coaches from the 2022 NPC and FPC teams.

Saturday 16 July, 11am
Learn about the history and restoration of the Pillars of Pride.

Sunday 17 July, 11am
Join Richard Loe and other former Canterbury players as they discuss the switch from the amateur to the professional era.

Hosted at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, 95 Grants Road, Papanui

For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom


Woodcote village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our townhouses are light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted-living apartments and the best of resthome care. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference


Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment or townhouse*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 


Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.


Assisted-living apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.  


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Independent resident 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

WC Hair Salon

Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, bar and hair salon. 


Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. We have a library for the enjoyment of residents.


Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include indoor bowls and petanque court

Pioneers Care


Care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

Woodcote care centre offers the best of resthome care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the care we provide and the innovation behind it. Care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

Woodcote is one of over 91 percent of Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold star’ standard in care.

WC 4-year cert - July 2019 - July 2023 - White space (1)



Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair salon.


Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.


Calm spaces

Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?


The Hub Hornby 

This really is the hub of Hornby, with shops, supermarkets and eateries. Combining this with DressMart across the street and you won’t need to go anywhere else. 


Denton and Kyle Park 

These two parks, side by side just down the road from the village, and next to The Hub Hornby provide nice wide open spaces, along with a pond, bike track and play ground for the grandchildren. 

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The Hornby Club

With a number of dining options, a pool room and a number of social and sports clubs, the Hornby Club is a must visit.