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Cote Lane

Cote Lane retirement community with daffodils in the foreground

First established in 1925 and set in beautiful parkland adjacent to Bristol's Durdham Downs in Westbury-on-Trym, our Cote Lane Retirement Village is St Monica Trust’s founding site.

 What’s on the site?

    • 180 retirement apartments for independent living with care and support available
    • 75-bed general needs nursing care home
    • 12-bed specialist dementia care home
    • 15-bed specialist dementia nursing care unit


      A cod fillet on a bed of risotto

      • Licensed restaurant
      • Swimming pool
      • Gym
      • Croquet lawn
      • Boules rink
      • Physiotherapy
      • A comprehensive program of activities and events
      • Regular shopping trips by mini-bus
      • 24-hour emergency response service

            A unique retirement community

            Resints applaud the young musicians performing in the chapel

            With its own chapel and stunning gardens, our Cote Lane Retirement Village offers a range of independent accommodation and services specially designed to cater for the individual needs of every resident.

            At the heart of our Cote Lane Retirement Village stands the grade II listed building, Oatley House, which, together with the lodges, offers one and two bedroom sheltered accommodation in 70 retirement homes.

            Adjacent to Oatley House, St Monica Court, is home to around 30 residents and nestling in the hillside on a quiet part of the retirement village stands Westfield House, a purpose-built complex of 60 one and two bedroom retirement homes, many of which have their own balcony or patio area.

            Within the magnificent grounds is situated The Garden House, a purpose-built nursing care home. Most residents in the care home require nursing care, and a separate specialist dementia care home (The Sundials) is occupied by residents who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

            Comfort, convenience and security

            An older couple sit in a sunny conservatory reading the paper

            One of the most important features of community life at Cote Lane is the magnificent chapel, with which many residents are involved with. A resident chaplain is on hand to provide pastoral support, regardless of faith

            Access to the various buildings is controlled by electronic key fob, and the whole site is regularly patrolled by the porter/security team. CCTV is also in operation 24-hours a day.

            Cote Lane is located within a convenient distance of both Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym each with an excellent selection of shops, banks and restaurants. There are also several local libraries and churches in the surrounding area.

            A choice of tenure

            We have retirement homes for sale at our Cote Lane Retirement Village through our lease purchase scheme, which enables individuals to buy a lifetime lease, or  through our a shared ownership scheme. There are also several properties available to rent at Cote Lane. 

            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 (CQC). The CQC inspected our care and support service at Cote Lane on 20 July 2015 and the 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

            Our care homes admissions team are also on hand to discuss individual's needs in more detail, and can organise for you to visit our Bristol and North somerset-based nursing care homes and dementia care homes to see the different locations first-hand. If you would like to explore the options in more detail, please contact Vicky Thorne on 0117 949 4735 or email