• Meet Izzy Lane, Newlands resident Fitness Instructor.

    After qualifying as a Physical Education teacher, Izzy decided to become a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer. As someone who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of nineteen, she wanted to be able to use her wide ranging qualifications and own experience to help others face life’s challenges and remain physically active to support health and wellbeing. Having recently joined the team at Newlands, her initial weekly… Read More



  • Meet Lucy Biggs.

    Lucy is in her eighth year at Newlands. She started as General Manager then swiftly moved to become our Operations Director. Following an extensive career in nursing she is passionate and energetic in upholding her core values of care, support and honest communication on every level. It’s something you can see in action day after day and night after night, with residents, their families and all the teams at Newlands. It makes sense to let you hear what drives Lucy in… Read More



  • You could be forgiven for thinking that the end of the government’s stamp duty holi- day would send house prices into retreat. That’s certainly not the case for the Cotswolds. The clamour for particular properties continues to grow unabated. It seems that for many the pandemic has led to a once-in-a-lifetime reassessment of how and where they live. All of which makes it an ideal time to consider maximising the value of your property and rightsizing your life to Newlands of Stow. 

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  • It’s hard to imagine a more gracious way of living than residing in a stone cottage within idyllic landscaped grounds, framed by the rolling Cotswold countryside. Newlands of Stow offers precisely that and more. 

    Newlands of Stow is where like-minded people who wish to get the most out of life can thrive in a warm, welcoming community, whilst making new friends and memories. Relax in the country club atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble. Alternatively, for a… Read More



  • 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