Orchard Lea Retirement Village

Beautiful Homes

In a Unique Setting

About Us


Ramsay Orchard Lea, built in 1992 and extended in 2005, is on the historic Rivers Hospital site once famous for it's nursery and the development of many fruit trees dating back to the days of Charles Darwin.

The village contains 22 purpose built apartments and bungalows designed for retirement living. It contains a private restaurant, together with a residents air conditioned lounge and beautiful landscaped gardens.

These attractive apartments have been designed to give you the independence to live your life as you wish, yet with the reassurance that if you need any help, it is on your doorstep.

Our Facilities


Licensed Restaurant

The private licensed restaurant with waitress service can cater for all dietary needs. There is a choice from the daily chef's specials to a comprehensive a la carte menu.

Air conditioned lounge

The comfortable residents air conditioned lounge has a 42 inch plasma screen TV with video and DVD player with regular film afternoons. A hearing loop is installed for the benefit of residents and we are now building up a library of DVDs, videos and talking books.

Local services

The village of Sawbridgeworth is one mile away, where the GP surgery and local dentist can be found, together with a range of shops. Larger shopping facilities are available in the near by towns of Bishops Stortford and Harlow which are within 15 minutes drive and are also on the local bus routes.

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