Welbourn Village is part of the Masonic Villages Trust, which has several villages and care facilities in the southern North Island, including six villages in Taranaki. The village is known as the ‘city’ village because of its close proximity to New Plymouth’s CBD. It is set in lovely, lush gardens in which the residents take much pride and which attract garden tours. It is also close to the coast and scenic parks, as well as cafes, restaurants, a cinema, shops and other services.
There are 32 villas in the village, each with two bedrooms and an attached garage. The village has a strong sense of community and residents take advantage of the community hall, enjoying get togethers such as dinners, bowls and film nights. The hall also contains a small library and exercise gym for use of residents.
Welbourn, like all of the Trust’s villages, is a quality retirement community with a culture that reflects the community in which it is situated. Because the Trust's villages are smaller than those provided by commercial operators, residents maintain their individuality. They also enjoy the ‘village feel’ of their communities and benefit from the Trust’s non-profit, charitable ethic that sees any financial surpluses reinvested in facilities and services that benefit residents.
To find out more about Welbourn Village, please make an enquiry.
Level of Care
- Independent Living
- Community Centre
- Garden Plots
- Community hall with small library and exercise gym
Care offered by village
- No care services however residents are able to organise this through WINZ or the District Health Board
Services offered by village
- Lawn mowing
- General maintenance
- Other services required are organised by residents themselves through various providers
- Unit windows and doors lockable securely
- Cards & board games
- Resident dinners
- Film nights
- The Taranaki Masonic Trust has an annual luncheon for residents
- Residents organise other various activities and invite other villages
Attractions in the Area
- Scenic walks
- Bowling club
- Golf courses
- Local RSA
- Restaurants / cafes
Can residents make alterations to their property? ×Changes are acceptable i.e. adding a conservatory, laying paving stones, building raised gardens. But all must be approved by the Trust and would be paid for by the resident.
What do resident fees cover? ×The weekly service fee includes Insurance, rates, ground maintenance, repairs & maintenance, administration.
What are the residents rights if the village got into financial difficulty? ×Residents are protected through a first ranking mortgage with the Village's Statutory Supervisor . They hold first ranking mortgage over the village land in order to ensure priority and security for the rights of all residents. The statutory supervisor also ensures the operator of the village acts in accordance with the Disclosure Statements and the village is run in a financially responsible manner.
Can residents have friends & family to stay? ×Yes family are welcome to stay with you for short periods.
How long is the cooling off period once the contract is signed? ×As per the Retirement Village Act, the cooling off period after an Occupation Right Agreement has been signed is 15 working days.
Contact Welbourn Masonic Village
Village SummaryRetirement Village Association (RVA) Accredited VillageRight of Entry: 60 generally (retired)Statutory Supervisor: Trustee Executors LtdPet Policy: Cats are welcome. Some small dogs may be allowed but must be fenced and not disturb the neighbours.Insurance Policy: The village has full comprehensive insurance on the communal village buildings as well as residential properties and infrastructure.On-Site Manager: No
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