Dreaming of retiring to the Hunter Valley

retiring to the hunter valley

Willow Grove Village is situated on the banks of the Hunter River in the Upper Hunter Valley township of Aberdeen.

The Upper Hunter Valley

The Upper Hunter Valley epitomises a peaceful rural lifestyle featuring National Parks, World Heritage wilderness and reserves.  The area is dotted with horse studs, dairies, vineyards and lucerne growing on irrigated river flats.

When you make the move to the Upper Hunter Valley, rest assured, there is plenty to do all year round including festivals, markets, scenic drives, wine tasting, arts and crafts. You’ll enjoy world-class food from local providers including winemakers, cheese, gourmet condiments and fresh produce.

It’s only an 8-minute drive from Willow Grove Village to Lake Glenbawn, one of the State’s best freshwater fishing spots.


The town of Aberdeen is only a short stroll from Willow Grove Village. It is centrally located and offers a great range of cafés, restaurants, pubs and clubs. There is a medical centre and pharmacy within a short walk and hospitals are located close by in Scone(8 min drive) and Muswellbrook (10 min drive).


Scone is a short 8 minute drive from Willow Grove Village. This lovely rural town has wide-tree lined streets.

Best known as one of the biggest horse breeding regions in the world, including the champion mare Winx.  In May each year, the annual two-day Scone Cup Carnival attracts racehorses from around the world and is a great opportunity to dress up.


Muswellbrook is a pretty heritage town comprising colonial architecture and a flourishing arts community. It’s located on the banks for the Hunter River and is surrounded by horse studs, vineyards, wineries and olive groves.

Muswellbrook is a 10-minute drive from Willow Grove Village.

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The first and most obvious benefit of village living is community. Being part of a community of like-minded over 50s people and enjoying the social contact, interaction, companionship and physical and emotional security that it provides are priceless.

The moment you step foot inside Willow Grove Village, you’ll notice a real sense of community and we know that within no time at all you will feel at home.

✓ Develop new friendships and informal care networks
✓ Feel safe in a secure living environment
✓ Get involved in a variety of social activities and groups

Your retirement at Willow Grove Village will be one of tranquillity and friendship. The Village offers residents a secure and friendly environment where everyone has a smile and time for a chat.

Village facilities include: 
  • Resort style pool
  • Outdoor BBQ facilities
  • Beautiful landscaped grounds
  • Community hall for home owner’s activities
  • Bore water for plants and gardens

The community hall and BBQ area are great places to meet and catch up with the opportunity to socialise with other residents, or just relax.

Once your family has grown up and moved away, managing a traditional home block can become onerous or difficult. If you love to garden, you can still enjoy our extensive and beautifully maintained outdoor areas without having to maintain a large block.