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Abingdon Retirement Village, Whanganui

Enliven’s Abingdon Retirement Village offers old-world English country charm, right in the centre of Whanganui. These quaint, one-bedroom villas are situated on beautiful grounds in Oakland Avenue, St Johns Hill.

Nestled amongst native trees and picturesque gardens, the villas surround the historic Abingdon House, designed by famous Kiwi architect James Walter Chapman-Taylor. The house is now the village’s community centre and includes a shared dining room, shared lounges and a bedroom for guests.

Enliven’s Abingdon villas are well set out with a kitchen, open-plan dining/lounge, double bedroom and combined bathroom/laundry room. The villas include:

  • a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom
  • a heat pump and air-conditioning
  • insulation
  • a sun-room/conservatory
  • electric hot water cylinder
  • wet-floor convertible bathroom and laundry
  • connections for telephone, internet and digital TV
  • ample storage including double wardrobes
  • carpet and slip resistant vinyl flooring
  • washing line
  • a private garden area
  • garage/carport (subject to availability)
  • off-street parking
  • wheelchair accessibility
  • your choice of quality curtains or blinds from our selection.

Read what Ted has to say about his Abingdon villa.

Freedom, independence and choice

Enliven’s Abingdon Retirement Village is perfect if you’re a busy retiree, or if you’re looking for beautiful and tranquil surroundings to retire to. At Abingdon Village you can enjoy living in your own home, but without the worry and hassle of property maintenance. We’ll take care of all the hard work! That includes maintenance, landscaping and gardens. Of course, if you’re a bit of a ‘DIY’ fan or enjoy pottering in the garden, you’re welcome to take care of the area around your villa. It’s up to you.

Support and security

At Abingdon Retirement Village you’ll live independently, with the peace of mind of knowing help is at hand if you need it.

We can arrange short or long-term healthcare assistance, practical home help, personal care services, meals and house keeping services. These additional Enliven services are provided on a ‘fee-for-service’ basis, although you may find that some of these services can be subsidised by Whanganui District Health Board. Feel free to talk with us about the options available to you.

Abington Retirement Village is the sister site of the well-known Kowhainui Home and Village. If the time comes that you need extra support, Abingdon Retirement Village residents are given preferential entry into the popular Kowhainui Home, also operated by Enliven. Services available at Kowhainui Home include rest home and hospital-level care, as well as respite and convalescent care and day-activity programmes.

Contact us

Address: 22 Oakland Avenue, St John’s Hill, Whanganui
Call: 06 349 1494 for the Village Sales Agent
Fax: 06 345 0447
Email: abingdon.sales@psc.org.nz


1 br
14 villas
Shared facilities:
Village community centre