Almshouse Cottages

Independent Living

At the heart of Whiteley Village, set out in an octagon around the monument to our founder, are our 260 one and two-bedroom almshouse cottages, suitable for single people and couples.

Their central location means that all almshouses are in easy reach of the multiple facilities, services and social opportunities that our Village has to offer. The cottages are intended for those who are able to live independently. However as residents’ needs change, our Support Team and Care at Home Teams can offer care and support. This will enable residents to remain in their home for as long as they are able, and wish to.

Cottages are offered on an unfurnished basis and feature the following:

• Lounge (some of the larger cottages also have a dining area)
• Kitchen, including integrated oven & hob
• Shower and toilet
• Central heating and smoke alarms
• A selection of cottages contain an oak dresser and other period features.*

* The dressers were originally made for each cottage on the instruction of William Whiteley. The oak wood originates from the felled trees during the construction of the Village.


• The majority have a small garden area. (The size of this varies dependant on the property)
• A TV aerial and phone point*

* Residents are responsible for arranging their own services and managing their contracts with providers.

The Village has a Property and Estates Team who can assist with maintenance and repairs. In addition there is an out of hours emergency call-out service for emergency repairs and welfare support.

You can view the full list of services available to the residents of our Cottages here.

Find out more

Please review the application criteria and, if suitable, download both our Application Form and our Equality Monitoring form. Once completed, return to The Housing Department at The Whiteley Homes Trust. (Please ensure that your application form is completed in full and you include all supporting documentation. An Equality Monitoring form per person is required.)

A copy of our Beneficiaries’ Handbook is available to view and download HERE. 

Should you require any further information at this stage please contact our main switchboard on (01932) 842360 or by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button below.


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