GLOSSY, high society magazine Tatler has published its guide to the England’s poshest old people’s homes – with Amesbury Abbey voted as the grandest.
The September issue of Tatler features a handful of high-end homes, perfect for people in their autumn years to carry on living the high-life.
And they provide specialised nursing care too.
With its sweeping staircase, Corinthiam columns and its own fishing rights, the Palladian mansion, which stands in 35 acres of parkland in Amesbury, was described by Tatler as: “Easily the grandest home we |visited.”
But while it is grand, the family business says it has kept its intimacy.
Founded by Mary Cornelius-Reid AM, MBE in 1972, the Amesbury Abbey Group has been owned and operated by her family for more than 40 years.
The former nurse set up Amesbury Abbey in 1980, determined to create comfortable homes for the elderly.
Manging director Naomi Cornelius-Reid said: “We are delighted to be included in Tatler’s Best Places to Retire in Style list.
“We know we have beautiful homes and grounds, and it’s lovely that they were recognised as being the most impressive properties.
“More importantly, we are incredibly proud of the quality of personalised care we provide and the home-from-home feel we create in these settings, so to also be recognised as the most intimate of the ‘Best of’ list is testament to our wonderful staff and family ethos, which only a family-run business can truly engender.”
Mrs Cornelius-Reid added: “Mum would have been absolutely thrilled with the article.”