Experts from Bonhams in Exeter visited the Lodge on Asheldon Road to share their expert advice with Owners and visitors, as well as valuing their treasures.
Sachs Lodge apartment Owner Betty Thomas had a number of items valued by Bonhams, including a carved head. She said:
I had 3 items valued, a carved head, a picture and a china ornament. The event was fascinating and Charles gave me a lot of insight and information about each one. Although the outcome was not particularly financially rewarding it was good to hear the opinion of an expert. It was a very informative morning and just one of many fun events since I have moved here. We have a real spirit of camaraderie here which enhances the experience of living at Sachs Lodge and it’s a pleasure to make new friends.
Jo Ridehalgh, regional marketing executive at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It was a fantastic experience for us to have three experts from Bonhams offering valuations at the Lodge. We’ve all got mystery items in our homes either passed onto us by family members or acquired from unusual places so it was great to see what treasures people had to show.
“Our Owners and visitors always thoroughly enjoy attending all of the different types of events that we host in our Owners’ Lounges and this was no exception.
Charles Lanning, Director from Bonhams said ’It was a great event to be involved with in a lovely location and we were very pleased to see such a varied and interesting selection of Antiques’.
Situated in a quiet residential road in the desirable Wellswood Village area of Torquay and with spectacular coastal views, Sachs Lodge is a stylish development of 33 one and two bedroom retirement apartments. The apartments are very popular with over 30% reserved to date. They boast light and airy rooms throughout and are an ideal combination of design and functionality.
The fully-fitted, stylish kitchens include a built-in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners can also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.
With less to worry about, Owners have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits on offer, such as having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, attending one of the many events in the Owners’ Lounge, or sitting in the beautifully landscaped gardens.
The English Riviera – a region that encompasses the picturesque towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a quieter lifestyle. Torquay itself has all the trappings of a continental resort – boats bobbing in the water, palm trees and white stucco buildings – so it’s hardly surprising that it’s a one of the most popular retirement spots on the English Riviera.
Torquay offers a wealth of leisure facilities and attractions, such as nearby Kents Cavern, Living Coasts an all weather coastal zoo and Torre Abbey and gardens. For those wanting to venture further afield, Torquay provides great road and rail links to Exeter, Plymouth and the South Hams.
For further information on forthcoming events at Sachs Lodge or to enquire about the remaining apartments available at Sachs Lodge, please call 01803 701 600. The Show Complex is open Tues- Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Click here for more details.