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The Chocolate Quarter

Raising the bar


The ideal retirement haven in Keynsham

Originally the home of Fry’s chocolate, The Chocolate Quarter retirement village offers luxury retirement living in these completely refurbished iconic buildings. With beautifully designed apartments, elegant spaces and a wealth of impressive eateries and amenities open to the wider community, you can feel part of something special. This is retirement living at its finest with both town and country within easy reach.

There’s a real vibrancy and buzz to The Chocolate Quarter. Thanks in part to our wonderful residents but also because many of the impressive facilities are open to the public, allowing people of all generations to come together to create a stimulating atmosphere. Certain village events and celebrations, such as fayres and concerts, are also open for all to attend. Occasions which ensure The Chocolate Quarter maintains its place as the focal point for the local community.

You can view a map of The Chocolate Quarter here.

We are now offering in-person viewings of retirement apartments at The Chocolate Quarter, by appointment. Please call our team to arrange a viewing on 0117 919 4257.

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Explore our available apartments

Visit our Available Now page

Book an in-person or virtual viewing

Phone 0117 919 4257

It's a vibrant, varied community helping shift the idea of moving into a retirement home from a reluctance into a positive lifestyle change. Later living at its best.

Bristol Magazine

Where is The Chocolate Quarter?

The Chocolate Quarter retirement village is right next to the heart of Keynsham, a charming market town situated between Bristol and Bath with plenty of amenities. Cosy cafes, a farmers’ market, performance spaces and parks are all in the area.


A beautiful blend of past and present

Step into the grand and elegantly styled atrium and you’ll find all the luxuries of a five star hotel. Modern living meets art deco inspired styling in this lovingly refurbished building. And with a concierge service to look after your every need, you can really sit back and enjoy life.


Sports and well-being facilities

Revitalise body and mind in our luxurious wellness suite. After an energetic session in the gym, take a dip in the indoor pool, unwind in the jacuzzi or let our physiotherapists soothe your aches and pains. If you prefer the great outdoors you’ll find green spaces and fishing available on the River Avon a short stroll away.


Offering a huge range of activities

Whether you want to improve your painting and drawing skills, learn another language or turn your hand to archery, our dedicated team can introduce you to something new. And after a busy day why not watch a film in the cinema, join friends for a drink at the bar or relax in the beautiful roof gardens?


Retirement apartments for a modern lifestyle

Experience all the comforts of modern living in a home that combines beauty, function and space. We offer a wide selection of spacious retirement apartments with balconies, gardens or terraces. Choose from one or two bedroom properties designed to the highest specification. With stylish kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and full height windows so you can take in the stunning countryside views.


A vibrant and connected retirement community

As part of the larger Somerdale development, The Chocolate Quarter retirement village is at the heart of a welcoming community and acts as a hub for the surrounding area. All the essentials you need and much more can be found right on your doorstep. This includes a hair salon, restaurant, bar, shops, café, GP surgery and pharmacy. There’s also a range of sports and social facilities within walking distance.


Join our village tour

Explore our stunning apartments with an immersive tour. We're here to guide you through the journey of finding your perfect living space, complete with a freshly ground coffee prepared and served by our excellent baristas, ensuring your tour ends on the perfect note.

Join us every Thursday and Friday for our tour. To secure your spot, simply call us at 0117 919 4257. Limited spaces are available.


Enjoy cuisine of the highest quality at our elegant Somer Dining or join friends for authentic wood-fired pizza at the B Block Pizzeria. Using fresh and local produce, our expert chefs take pride in producing delicious meals served with care and passion. Our menus change with the seasons so that there’s plenty of variety throughout the year.



From a luxurious spa to state-of-the-art cinema, you’ll enjoy access to an enviable range of facilities within The Chocolate Quarter. All the essentials you need and much more can be found right on your doorstep, including a hair salon, restaurants, a bistro, shop, a fitness suite, a pool and a GP surgery - there’s always something for everyone here. And when you have visitors, Somer Diming restaurant offers the best in bistro dining and B-Block pizzeria offers delicious bites in a relaxed setting, all prepared by our expert chefs.

  • Arts and crafts room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Pets can visit
  • Bar/café
  • Restaurant
  • Roof Garden
  • Hair salon
  • Barber shop
  • Nail salon
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • GP surgery

Support at home if you need it

You might need an occasional helping hand with jobs around the home and as time moves on, some extra support from someone you trust is always welcome. Whether you need companionship, help preparing meals or have more complex needs, our friendly village care team are ready to step in. We train and look after our own staff so you can be sure your carer is dedicated and experienced.


Coming soon - Block D

The St Monica Trust is delighted to present plans for the final piece of the development at The Chocolate Quarter.

The Trust has been granted planning permission for the addition of 44 apartments to our blossoming community, to be built on the currently unused ground between the Somerdale Pavilion and the offices in Block C. Construction started in November 2023 and is due to finish in late 2025. RED Construction has been awarded the contract for building Block D.

Contact our Sales Team to register your interest on 0117 919 4257. Find out more on our Block D website. You can download a PDF about Block D here.


Village Voice

Keep up to date with our latest village newsletter and find out what's going on around The Chocolate Quarter retirement village.


How our retirement villages work

Welcome to our guide to the St Monica Trust's retirement villages. Whether you are considering a retirement village for yourself or a loved one, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive guide for planning your retirement move - including fees, how to purchase, village tours, and frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Charterhouse care home

Charterhouse is a thoughtfully designed care home, based within The Chocolate Quarter. Our dedicated team of carers provide outstanding personalised care for those in need of long-term nursing, dementia care, rehabilitation, respite and palliative care.

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Village Care inspected by the Care Quality Commission

Your next steps

We’d love to show you more and our friendly sales team are always on hand to help.

To ask any questions or arrange a viewing please call us on 0117 919 4257 or click the link to request information.

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Important information

All retirement properties are subject to a monthly service charge. A surrender fee is payable when the property is returned to the Trust.

Download the Key Facts document for The Chocolate Quarter.

Download the Key Facts for Equity Participation Leases document for The Chocolate Quarter.

Download the Guide to Fees for The Chocolate Quarter.

Download the Guide to Fees for Equity Participation Leases for The Chocolate Quarter.

Prices range from £270,000 - £700,000 (other charges apply)

Our retirement villages

Sandford Station
Darlisette House, Sandford, Winscombe, BS25 5AA
Westbury Fields
Sommerville, Cricket Lane, Westbury Fields, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 6TW
Monica Wills House
Cromwell Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3NH

Cote Lane
Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3UN

Selection of available retirement properties at The Chocolate Quarter

To see all available retirement properties please visit our Available Now page.

COMING SOON: 25 River House
£440,000 (other charges apply)

Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2GH

22 River House
£435,000 (other charges apply)

Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2GG

22 Brookmead
£295,000 (other charges apply)

Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2GJ

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