Our Heritage

Built on Integrity and Trust

We are proud to say we have an established and trusted relationship with our Customers that is supported by our experience, knowledge and our award winning management company, Churchill Estates Management.

Thatched cottage built by Emlor Homes

Independently owned by brothers Spencer and Clinton McCarthy, family values are embedded throughout the business, meaning passion, pride and quality underpins everything we do. 

The company was founded back in 1994 under the name Emlor Homes, originally building stone and thatched cottages like the one above in Wiltshire and Dorset. In 2002, Spencer and Clinton took the decision to focus exclusively on retirement housing. In 2003, the Company changed its name to Churchill Retirement Living.

We are delighted to have won many awards over the years, with our first prestigious accolade being named WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year back in 1998 whilst named Emlor Homes. We were delighted to achieve this once again at the WhatHouse? Awards in 2016, becoming the first retirement specialist ever to win this recognition.

With first class Customer satisfaction at the heart of the business, we are proud to have numerous awards for our Customer Service and the way we operate. With a consistent 5 star rating for Customer Satisfaction based on the HBF's independent survey, over 90% of our Customers say they would recommend us to a family member or friend.

Churchill Retirement Living now manages over 200 retirement developments across the UK, with our Head Office in Ringwood and Regional Offices in Byfleet, St Albans, Bromsgrove, Exeter and Warrington.

We've been changing retirement living for the better for 20 years and we continually strive to be the retirement housebuilder of choice.