Retirees in Ringwood are being attracted to the active lifestyle on offer at Churchill Retirement Living’s King Edgar Lodge in Ringwood, where the over 60s are enjoying the benefits of independent living without the pressures of maintaining a large home.
76 year old Diana Loehry, who moved to King Edgar Lodge from her home in Bransgore, is an advocate for keeping active in your later years and is a member of her local golf club.
She said: “I’ve played golf for the last 30 years and try and get out on the course at least once a week. My club, Burley Golf Club, is close to the development and I play with my good friends, so we’re not too competitive. I like to be out in the fresh air and it’s a great way for me to exercise and keep active.
“I enjoy the independent lifestyle that is on offer at King Edgar Lodge, I still drive so I often venture out and about in town and further afield. I had been considering a move to a retirement development for a while when I woke up one morning and just thought to myself – I’m 76 years old, what better time to move than now. I’ve had a few health issues and my three-bedroom house was starting to feel too big for me. It was 120 years old with a huge conservatory and there was always something that needed doing - it was a big responsibility to maintain.
“I looked around the development while it was still under construction and knew it was where I should be. I used Churchill’s Home Exchange Service, which went smoothly and took the weight of selling my home off my shoulders. I’ve settled in fantastically; all of my old furniture fit into my new two-bedroom apartment and having a Lodge Manager on-site is comforting if ever I need any help. I also recommended the Lodge to a close friend of mine and he’s ended up moving in too. It’s good for your family to know that you’re safe and secure too so I’d say to anyone thinking about it to make the move now, while you’ve still got your marbles!”
Located on Christchurch Road, Churchill Retirement Living’s King Edgar Lodge development is a collection of 25 one and two bedroom apartments in a superb location close to local shops and amenities. King Edgar Lodge is the first of Churchill’s developments to feature its new Autograph Collection, a more bespoke and intimate collection of apartments with interiors designed by renowned interior designer Jane Clayton.
Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and 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 and Owners can enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and 24 hour emergency call system.
Owners can also take advantage of a host of other benefits on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, and enjoying a chat with neighbours in the Coffee Lounge. Churchill’s Reward Card also gives access to exclusive deals and discounts on a variety of national brands and local retailers.
Prices at King Edgar Lodge currently start from £246,950 for a one bedroom apartment. For more information please call 01425 383 256.