• 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

  • March is National Bed Month. Sleep is important, in fact, the average person spends around 26 years sleeping in their lifetime, including a shocking seven years trying to get to sleep!

    A good night’s sleep plays an essential role for a healthy mind and a healthy body. But it can be difficult for a lot of people especially in these uncertain times. The seven years is an average, so it could be much longer for some people.
    Here are some tips from the Sleep Council, to help you… Read More

  • 'Do the little things' were some of St David's last and most poignant words. 
    Happy St David's Day to all our Welsh friends and colleagues.
    St David said that the little things you do can be just as important as the grand gestures. 
    At Newlands, we believe it is all about the little things that make life that little bit smoother. Anticipating what would make someone's day a little bit more enjoyable and memorable. At Newlands nothing is too much trouble. … Read More

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  • The idea of downsizing often has such negative connotations. You move from your current home to a smaller residence. You get rid of furniture and possessions that will no longer fit into your new space. 

    But what if you looked at it in a different way? 

    Rightsizing your life can be seen as an active, positive choice that opens up a world of new possibilities for you and creates a lifestyle that improves your quality of life. 

    To put it another way,… Read More

  • Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a period of fasting over the 40 days leading up to Easter. On Shrove Tuesday Christians would go to confession and were “shriven” or absolved from their sins. 
    Shrove Tuesday was then the last opportunity to use up eggs, butter and fat to avoid temptation over the duration of fasting and pancakes were the perfect way of using up these ingredients.
    Today we all enjoy a wide range of… Read More

  • All the romance of Valentine’s Day. What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Since the Romans started it all back in the year 496, it has been celebrated on February 14th. It has come to mean that it’s the day when we show our loved ones how much we care about them. How you’re the Romeo to your Juliet, Mark Antony to Cleopatra, Han Solo to Princess Leia or if you’re that way inclined, Kermit the Frog to Miss Piggy. 
    But who was St Valentine? How did cards, red roses and… Read More