Locals in Torquay are being invited to the Grand Opening of Churchill Retirement Living’s new Sachs Lodge development on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September.

Taking place from 11am until 3pm on both days, visitors will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Show Complex whilst enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments. Churchill consultants will also be on hand for one to one consultations and to answer any questions visitors may have. Full information packs will also be available to take away.

Located on Asheldon Road, the development enjoys views across the dramatic Lyme Bay and is also within a short walk of Ilsham Green a grassy expanse leading straight down to the sea and part of the South West Coast Foot Path.

Sachs Lodge is a collection of 33 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Built on the site of the former Gleneagles Hotel, which inspired John Cleese to write the classic sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’; the new development has been named Sachs Lodge in memory of the late Andrew Sachs, fondly remembered by many for his role as Manuel in the sitcom and who passed away in 2016.

Jo Ridehalgh, regional marketing executive for Churchill Retirement Living said: “We are thrilled to be opening the doors to Sachs Lodge so local retirees can see first-hand the excellent lifestyle on offer at the development. It has proved extremely popular from day one with 30% of the apartments now reserved, and Owners already calling the Lodge home.

“Our properties offer security, peace of mind and independent living, along with support and a sense of community. Being in a manageable home with low maintenance can offer a new lease of life for our Owners, while ensuring they are close to amenities and surrounded by a new community.  We expect the Grand Opening to be busy so I’d urge anyone thinking about making a move to come along on the 9th and 10th of September to avoid missing out.”

Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities. Apartments boast spacious 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 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 will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits on offer, including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours at the coffee bar, or attending one of the many events in the spacious Owners’ Lounge. They can also enjoy relaxing in the mature landscaped gardens complete with a secluded suntrap patio.

Sachs Lodge overlooks the sea at Lyme Bay and Anstey’s Cove beach sits below the end of the garden, just half a mile walk via the South West Coastal Path.  Anstey’s Cove Beach is quiet, peaceful and a great beach to come to escape the crowds. The development is well-located for the desirable Wellswood Village, which has an excellent selection of local shops and amenities including a Post Office, a patisserie, a pharmacy, a wine bar and deli, beauticians and hairdressers.

The marina, seafront and town centre are just a short distance away for shopping and entertainment. There are a number of award-winning restaurants and gastro pubs as well as the exclusive department store Hoopers, which offers four floors of fashion and lifestyle ranges.

For more information on Churchill Retirement Living or to register your interest in Sachs Lodge ahead of the Grand Opening, please call 01803 701 600.

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