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Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Dunedin

Located in Fenton Crescent, St Clair, Frances Hodgkins Village is perfectly positioned to capture the sun and enjoys magnificent views over the city, the harbour, Forbury Park and down to St Clair beach.

Features include architecturally designed independent apartments, assisted-living apartments and a state-of-the-art care centre that provides 51 care beds offering the very best in rest home care.

Amenities include a lovely dining room, lounges, library, conservatory, club bar and hair salon.

There is always something to do; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Frances Hodgkins Village is certainly one that will get richer with age. 

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Independent and assisted living


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

We also offer assisted-living apartment and a range of care options.  Its 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*, and our standard deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

*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

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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 and beauty salon.

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Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the pool table and library.

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Active and thriving

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


Our retirement villages offer a range of care options - not as an add-on, but woven into the fabric of our villages.

Frances Hodgkins care centre offers the best of rest home 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. 

Frances Hodgkins is one of over 90 percent of established Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in care.

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Accommodation premium

At Frances Hodgkins Village, our private care rooms provide superior accommodation – you'll enjoy a spacious room with a private ensuite. The price of your private care room depends on the type of room you select. This will be clearly outlined in your admission agreement.

Accommodation premiums range from $38 to $59 per day

If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.


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."

Brian - Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty 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.

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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?

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St Clair Bowling Club

A 2 minute drive from Frances Hodgkins why not have a go at bowls. 

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Dunedin CBD

Only a 10 minute drive away you'll be in the heart of Dunedin City, where there's always something to do or see! 

St Heliers Beach

St Clair Beach

Just a 2 minute drive down to St Clair beach, you'll be able to enjoy a walk with a cup of coffee from one of the fantastic, local cafes. 




Each Ryman village is named in honour of a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer: Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page. They pushed further and set the bar high for others to aspire to. In creating communities that challenge the expectations of ageing, Ryman villages are also setting the bar high. They’re demonstrating that a retirement lifestyle brimming with new experiences, connections and fulfilment is something we should aspire to. Our Kiwi and Aussie namesakes represent the measure of inspiration, while Ryman villages represent the measure of retirement living.

Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947)

Frances Hodgkins is one of New Zealand’s finest expat artists and was considered one of Britain’s leading artists at the time of her death in 1947. A key figure in British Modernism in the later stages of her career and a highly considered member of Britain’s avant-garde society, Hodgkins lived and breathed experimental artistry.

In 1893, the 24-year-old painter began studying under Italian artist Girolamo Nerli. Two years later, she won the New Zealand Academy of Arts prize for her watercolour painting Head of an Old Woman. During her study and short art teaching career in New Zealand, Hodgkins developed a reputation as a passionate artist with a vivacious style.

Among her many accomplishments and recognitions, a University of Otago fellowship was established in her honour in 1962. Abroad, Hodgkins was the first woman to instruct at the Colarossi Academy in Paris where she also founded the School for Water Colour.

Letters of Frances Hodgkins by Linda Gill, published in 1993, sheds light on the inspiration, fortunes, people, and landscapes Hodgkins encountered in her life. The Penguin Modern Painters book series published in 1948 includes Frances Hodgkins by Myfanwy Evans. The two were the only female artist and author published in the series.