Just imagine a lifestyle where culture meets the coast…
Welcome to life at Millbrook
If you yearn for traditional village life, and values – but with plenty of opportunity to explore and embrace your own individuality – Millbrook Village can offer you this, and much more besides. Although you’ll feel like you’re tucked away in your own little secluded corner of England, you are, in fact, just minutes away from the vibrant, historic, city of Exeter. Love the coast? You can be breathing in the sea air in no time – take a walk on the beach and revel in the life you’ve always wanted.
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. However, should you need personal care in the future we can arrange for 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. Millbrook Village offers all the support and reassurance you could hope for.
A great place for body and mind…
Millbrook Village is a place where the opportunity to discover something new is never far away. A sight, a sound, a taste – there’s no better location to bring your senses to life than the glorious West Country. The jewel in its crown, Exeter will give you plenty to feel inspired about.
From the fourteenth century cathedral, to the world-class Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – Exeter is a city where rich history meets contemporary cool. Stroll through the fashionable Quayside, the ideal place to browse antique shops, take in some artisan crafts or enjoy a relaxing meal.
Beyond its historic streets and fashionable Quayside, lies a beautiful coastline with miles of idyllic sandy beaches and famous holiday towns. The health benefits, both physical and mental, of living by the sea are well-documented. If you’ve ever dreamed of living the coastal life, we can make it a reality.
Part of a lasting legacy…
Millbrook Village is built on the site of St Loye’s College, a training centre for disabled people, founded as a charity by Dame Georgiana Buller DBE in 1937. It was the first school dedicated to occupational therapy training in the United Kingdom.
Dame Georgiana’s vision was that support should be available for people with disabilities to develop skills and achieve their potential, overcoming any barriers they faced in society. Her Majesty The Queen became a patron in 1946, and supporters over the years have included Battle of Britain flying ace Sir Douglas Bader.
Over the decades the college adapted its name and how it supported people – providing residential training, and tuition in areas such as occupational therapy, and technical, catering and office skills. In 1997, over 16,000 people were estimated to have benefitted from the college. In 2008, after becoming a foundation, it moved its headquarters to central Exeter. Today, some of the original college buildings can still be seen within Millbrook Village’s exquisite grounds.
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