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Monica Wills House

Monica Wills House is an urban retirement village in the heart of Bedminster, South Bristol. It offers a unique combination of care, support and sheltered accommodation in an active and lively environment.

What’s on the site?

  • 121 retirement homes with one or two bedroomed flats for independent living with care and support available.


  • Roof garden
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Licensed restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • Hairdressers
  • Regular shopping trips by mini-bus
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • A regular program of activities and events

Urban retirement living at its very best

The Trust's Monica Wills House Retirement Village is a purpose-built environment with a variety of recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. The five storey building offers a choice of four separate designs, each with its own front door and private balcony. Some of the flats on the higher floors have stunning views over the Bristol sky-line and beyond.

Watch our residents take part in a Zumba class on the roof garden

The apartments in Monica Wills House are designed to offer spacious sheltered accommodation in a safe and secure environment. Occupants may choose between one or two bedroom retirement flats which all have a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with level access shower.

The design of our retirement homes takes the needs of older people into account so that there is plenty of room for buggy parking and wheelchair access for those who need it. Electric gates control the entrance to the site, which offers added security for residents. There is also a guest room for use by visiting family and friends.

A dedicated team of care and support staff coordinate a range of services to meet the needs of each individual within the development. Those residents who require help play the central role in the design of their own care and support plan, therefore remaining independent and in control over their lives.

A choice of tenure

We have retirement homes for sale at our Monica Wills Retirement Village through our lease purchase scheme, which enables individuals to buy a lifetime lease or on a shared ownership option. There are also 50 retirement homes available to rent through Bristol City Council.

We advise that you seek independent advice, support and representation as appropriate in connection with a move to a retirement community.

Inspected by the Care Quality Commission

All St Monica Trust’s services and facilities are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission ( The CQC inspected Monica Wills House's care and support service on 8 January 2016 the latest report is available to view online.

Why not come and see for yourself?

Every 6 weeks or so, the Trust holds open days at our retirement villages in Bristol and North Somerset. If you would like to learn more about buying a St Monica Trust retirement home and enjoy a guided tour by one of our residents, please call the sales team on 0117 949 4004 or email

To find out more about Bristol City Council’s eligibility criteria for our Bristol Retirement Villages, please contact Care Direct on 0117 922 2700.