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Woodcote Retirement Village

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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.

The freedom to live the way you want

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 in a serviced apartment and resthome care. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’.

Enjoy a little certainty

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.


Sunday 1st November, 1-4pm

Presentation at 2pm

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Pioneering retirement living

Founded in Canterbury in 1984, Ryman has been pioneering retirement living in New Zealand for more than 35 years. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo, and adapt to better serve our residents. And right now, that pioneering spirit is more important than ever, because there’s a new generation of Kiwis who are not retiring from life, they’re looking for a new way to live. Read more.

Village Address:

29 Woodcote Avenue, Hornby, Christchurch, 8042

Village Manager:

Liz Hampton
ph: 03 349 8788

Sales Advisor:

Susie Alayne
ph: 03 338 7696

They say a picture paints a thousand words! 

With an interactive village 'walk through', you can almost reach out and touch. 

Immerse yourself in our beautiful village by taking a ‘walk through’ with our virtual tours. 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 in the comfort of your own home. It’s a great way to obtain a more intricate view before you make a visit to the village.

‘Walk through’ by using your mouse (on a laptop) or fingertips (on a mobile device). The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.



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Woodcote Retirement Village is one of over 80 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.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand, Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification.

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Village amenities 

Our villages have an atmosphere of companionship and community spirit. To complement this our village amenities provide the setting and the means to enjoy a lifestyle that promotes overall wellness and connection.

We want our resident experience to be just right – so whatever your passion is, our amenities can satisfy whatever it is that sparks your interest.




Indoor bowls, Petanque Court, Bar.



Library, Hair salon.

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