• Indoor gardening has been growing in popularity in recent years. Not only do houseplants make our homes look great, but they also have health benefits, including helping to lift our moods during the darker nights of winter and improving the air we breathe.

    As this week is UK Houseplant Week created by celebrity horticulturalist David Domoney we asked Newlands gardener Adam Wearing to choose his favourite indoor plants.

    Orchid (Orchidaceae)

    These… Read More

  • As it's Veganuary, here is another of Head Chef Lesley's favourite vegan dishes.

    Pea and Edamame Bean Burger with Avocado and Mint Dressing on a Portabello Mushroom
    Serves 4
    Pea and Edamame Bean Burger
    150g Of peas
    75g of Edamame Beans
    125g of soft Tofu
    2 Tbsp of chopped Chives
    2 Tbsp of Cous Cous (do not cook)
    1 Tbsp of Sesame Seeds

    Avocado and Mint Dressing
    1 Avocado chopped roughly
    1 Lemon zested… Read More

  • It’s our 30th anniversary. In some ways it doesn’t seem that long until you reflect just how much life has changed over the years for all of us. The manner in which Newlands came into being and became the keystone for modern bespoke retirement living is a fascinating story. And who better to relate it than Amar, one of the two visionary founding directors.
    It was early in March 1989 when we first arrived in this very beautiful part of the world. Unexpectedly Stow-on-the-… Read More

  • Enjoy our new video including stunning drone footage of the Newlands community and nearby Stow on the Wold. 


    Picture yourself living here. Newlands is set within idyllic landscaped grounds framed by open countryside and in easy walking distance of Stow-on-the-Wold. It’s where like-minded people who want to get the most out of life can enjoy a warm, welcoming community. Make new friends, new memories… Read More

  • To celebrate Vedge Pledge Month and World Vegan Month, Head Chef Lesley has shared her favourite and most popular vegan and vegetarian dishes for you to enjoy.

    Stuffed cabbage leaves (Vegan)

    40g wholemeal rice
    ½ onion sliced 
    50g chestnuts
    30g dried cranberries
    20g pistachio nuts toasted
    2 tbsp of olive oil
    1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
    1 tbsp of tamari
    4 large cabbage leave. Outer ones are best

    Method… Read More

  • We salute the life of a truly extraordinary gentleman. 
    There have to be thousands of real life stories about those who sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life in the face of war and conflict. We are honoured to be able to relate one man’s story - with grateful thanks to his widow, Lady Jenny, who has lived at Newlands for six years. 
    The heroic experiences of Michael ‘Micky’ Wynn, later Lord Newborough, are frankly… Read More

  • It was around seven years ago that our Home Manager, Heather moved to the Cotswolds. After raising her four children and juggling work at the same time Heather felt she needed a real change. She became a carer and found that working with dementia sufferers gave her a great deal of satisfaction which spurred her on to complete her Return to Nursing course at Oxford Brookes University. All of which soon brought her to us. So why did she choose Newlands? 

    “To be honest, there were… Read More

  • Meet Izzy Lane, Newlands resident Fitness Instructor.

    After qualifying as a Physical Education teacher, Izzy decided to become a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer. As someone who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of nineteen, she wanted to be able to use her wide ranging qualifications and own experience to help others face life’s challenges and remain physically active to support health and wellbeing. Having recently joined the team at Newlands, her initial weekly… Read More

  • Meet Lucy Biggs.

    Lucy is in her eighth year at Newlands. She started as General Manager then swiftly moved to become our Operations Director. Following an extensive career in nursing she is passionate and energetic in upholding her core values of care, support and honest communication on every level. It’s something you can see in action day after day and night after night, with residents, their families and all the teams at Newlands. It makes sense to let you hear what drives Lucy in… Read More

  • You could be forgiven for thinking that the end of the government’s stamp duty holi- day would send house prices into retreat. That’s certainly not the case for the Cotswolds. The clamour for particular properties continues to grow unabated. It seems that for many the pandemic has led to a once-in-a-lifetime reassessment of how and where they live. All of which makes it an ideal time to consider maximising the value of your property and rightsizing your life to Newlands of Stow. 

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