• Abbie and Kira have worked at Newlands for around seven years as Healthcare Assistants. “It feels like a family here’, says Abbie,” You get close to all the people, that’s why it’s a lovely place to work. I had worked for an agency before but wanted to build relationships with the residents because it’s so much more fulfilling.” Kia shares her view,” I worked in childcare after leaving school but always thought this would be a nice place to work and I was right. It’s all about the residents… Read More



  • What led to one of our newest residents moving to Newlands.

    It was only this March that widower Tom Blythe moved to Newlands from his 17th century Grade II listed village house in Lower Swell.    He has worked extensively in the Project Management of the Engineering and Construction of large Petrochemical Projects around the world, and now continues his role as a Swell Parish Councilor and Treasurer for the Swell Village Hall.   Given his background he is used to… Read More



  • It’s no exaggeration to say that Steve gives real meaning to the phrase of going the extra mile. In pre-lockdown days he was always busy taking our residents wherever they chose or needed. That could be to the races, concerts, opera, polo matches, theatre, medical appointments, trips to places of interest or simply on shopping runs. Quite frankly, the list is endless. 

    As he says himself, nowadays he is more part of our concierge team. 

    “Shopping on behalf of… Read More



  • Naturally, you want to retain your sense of grand living. You want to maintain your independence and everything that brings joy and meaning to your life. At Newlands of Stow we understand  the difference between rightsizing rather than downsizing your retirement. We simply offer you the means to forgo concerns such as your house and garden upkeep, domestic chores and current or  future health and care needs. And, as the clamour for the Cotswolds has escalated demand for family… Read More



  • No one really knows where April Fool’s Day came from. It has been celebrated in the UK since the 19th century, but some believe it originated much earlier here as it was mentioned by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. Another theory is that it came from France and Holland in the 1500s.
    Wherever it originated, we all enjoy a good April Fool’s gag, and here are some of the best


    The Swiss spaghetti harvest
    Richard Dimbleby was the arch prankster in this 1957… Read More



  • Whatever the weather or season you’ll see our gardener, Ian Bryant, out and about keeping our formal gardens, displays and grounds in beautiful blooming order. Twenty years of horticultural experience means his fingers are decidedly green so who better to give you some helpful gardening top tips for spring. Over to you Ian:

    Now the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer there’s no doubt that it’s almost spring! It’s the perfect time to start planning your summer… Read More



  • How two of our residents found their move to Newlands.


    Retired Royal Navy Submarine Commander, Martin Bourdillon, wife Patricia, and their doe-eyed lurcher Zoe moved to Newlands around eighteen months ago. They live in an elegant three-bedroom detached Cotswold stone cottage set in corner of the delightful formal gardens. So what led to them deciding to make the move in the first place, how was the whole process and what do they think of Newlands having settled in? It makes… Read More



  • We all love the excitement of the Cheltenham Festival at Newlands - and it’s so near to us that, in normal years, some of us would be there in person too. 

    But bet you didn’t know this! We actually have an even closer racing connection. 

    Our amazing Newlands concierge, Sue Bellamy, has not just one but two successful jockey sons. 
    Her eldest son Tom, has certainly had a landmark year. He’s celebrating over 100 winners since his first win at Cheltenham on… Read More



  • Who doesn’t like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

    With things being a little bit different this year, the lovely folk at Tourism Ireland have found a way for us all to enjoy the day from the comfort of our own homes.

    This year St Patrick’s Day is online and everyone is invited.

    Enjoy St Patrick’s Day from the comfort of your own home!

    We will all be able to enjoy a festival of Irish culture from three of Ireland’s best-loved pubs, Jonnie Fox’s in Dublin… Read More



  • This Sunday is Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day where we celebrate the beauty of maternity.

    Whilst we are all used to organising flowers, making breakfast in bed and fancy afternoon teas, totally spoiling Mum, Mothering Sunday originally had nothing to do with her!

    Mothering Sunday originated as a religious event in the 16th Century.  The word ‘mothering’ actually referred to the ‘mother church’, the cathedral or the main church where they were baptized in the region. On… Read More