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Release cash tied up in your property and enjoy retirement with a difference. If you’re seeking financial freedom, then maybe renting is best for you! This option means you can release the capital tied up in your property, leaving you to enjoy all the facilities and lifestyle Inspired Villages offer.

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Each Inspired pre-loved property is made for later living and every space is filled with endless tiny details that reveal their importance as you grow older. Imagine a home in a community with your own pool, fitness suite, stylish bistro, bar, cafe and much more. Sounds good? 

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Life at Gifford Lea

Where better to start ticking off the things you’ve always wanted to do than in a stunning village development set in the idyllic Cheshire countryside? Cheshire is an area bursting with things to see and do from amazing attractions to beautiful gardens, stunning stately homes to some of the best shopping in the UK. The best thing is, it’s all on your doorstep. So, rest assured – at Gifford Lea, in the beautiful village of Tattenhall, every day is another opportunity to discover something amazing.

Village Centre

Our stunning village Centre at Gifford Lea is now open!

The eagerly anticipated village Centre is now open here at Gifford Lea.

Facilities include Eric’s café, The Dining Room restaurant, vitality pool, steam and sauna, hair and beauty salon, gym to including a cardio wall, craft room and library/cinema room.

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A gateway to great things…


The picturesque village of Tattenhall offers rural living within a friendly and vibrant community and is just 8 miles from Chester, the best preserved walled city in England. Founded as a Roman fort in the year 79 and known as Deva, the city was one of three major Roman army bases in the UK.

Today, its bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere make Chester one of Britain's most popular places for an unforgettable short break. You'll find stores galore, all set against a background of unique treasures of antiquity and a vibrant cafe culture where outdoor dining and people watching is a legitimate pastime.

Beyond the city walls, there are many affluent Cheshire villages that are well worth a visit, including Tarporley, something of a retail therapy destination and conservation area with its handsome 18th and 19th century buildings. If you’re looking for something a little wilder, then it’s only a short car journey to Wales and some of the UK’s most iconic vistas.

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The independence you want, and the peace of mind you need…


You don’t want to give up your independence, and you don’t need to ­– Gifford Lea offers all the support and reassurance you could hope for. Bluebird Care, one of the UK's leading homecare and live in care specialists, offer support and personalised care in the comfort and privacy of your own home 24/7.

What this means is you get peace of mind that should your needs change, your living arrangements can evolve to accommodate this. We want people to live the way they want to live for as long as they can, and we’ll do everything we can to make this happen.

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More than just a plot of land…


The name Tattenhall is believed to have originated from the old English name Tata and halh meaning ‘meadow’ or ‘lea’ an open piece of grassland or field. This is apt, considering the village enjoys expansive views over open countryside all the way to the majestic vista of the Welsh mountains.

Gifford Lea isn’t full of history like some of our other villages. Instead, it has the countryside, a landscape that’s almost as old as time itself.

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Okells Garden Centre
Give your taste buds a treat and visit Crates
Chester Food Tour

On your doorstep

Okells Garden Centre

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On your doorstep

Brewhouse & Kitchen

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On your doorstep

Try the 'off the beaten track' Chester Food Tour

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Our village brochures will tell you all you need to know about life, health options and what to expect from our homes

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01829 289 124

For main reception call: 01829 773 645

Gifford Lea,
The Grange, Davenport Close,

Opening hours

Opening hours

Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Monday: 9:30-16:30
Tuesday: 9:30-16:30
Wednesday: 9:30-16:30
Thursday: 9:30-16:30
Friday: 9:30-16:30
Saturday: 10:00-16:00