Abbeyfield Ellesmere is situated right in the heart of the town of Leeston, and is a short walk from the shopping area, medical centre and other amenities. It is also close to Leeston Park, a large recreational reserve and sportsground.
The house was purpose-built for Abbeyfield and opened in 2018. It is level throughout and suitable for wheelchair and walking frame users.
It has 14 spacious studio units, each with a patio and small garden. There is a large open plan lounge and dining room, where residents can relax and enjoy each other’s company.
The house is managed by Abbeyfield Ellesmere and was established with the support of the Rata Foundation, Housing New Zealand, Selwyn District Council, Ellesmere Lions, Ellesmere Vintage Club and many local benefactors.