Location, Location, Location: Retire To Kent

It’s been noted by The Telegraph as one of the best places to retire in Britain and is often described as the garden of England, so we’re going to explore why you should consider retiring in Kent.  

Not only is Kent loved for the fabulous city of Canterbury, it’s also one of the friendliest towns to live in, especially if you’re looking for a retirement home. Within it’s beautiful sea-lined borders, the picturesque hills and fragrant landscapes set the scene for idyllic living. The farmland and country estates are just amongst the pride it shows for being one of the most beautiful counties in Britain. It’s defiantly (definitely) true you can have the best of both worlds living in Kent. The stunning coastlines are also dotted with some of the best beach towns and villages, from traditional Broadstairs to the modern town of Whitstable, and of course the port town of Dover. 

If you’re looking to find that perfect retirement apartment in Kent, we’ve located some of our luxurious, Churchill Retirement Living lodges in some of the best places Kent has to offer. After enjoying the community in Kent, you’ll love coming home to your own, stylish Churchill apartment.   

We have a total of four beautiful retirement lodges in Kent, each finished to a high standard, and offer the best locations to retire in Kent. 

Churchill’s Retirement Lodges in Kent

Abbots Lodge, Canterbury: A Canterbury Tail - Superbly located within the popular city of Canterbury, this development is the ideal choice for those who love to explore the history and heritage, of an old English town. The stunning architecture, world famous buildings, the beautiful Herne Bay or stylish Whitstable, make the perfect blend of town, village, countryside and coastal living – What more could you want! The Abbots Lodge is located on the edge of Canterbury centre, the perfect location to enjoy the local communities of Canterbury.

Waterside Lodge, Tonbridge: Live by the River - Waterside Lodge, located in the attractive Tonbridge, is the perfect lodge to relax and enjoy the activities you want to do in retired life. The lodge is set in stunning gardens that overlook the River Medway, and is just a few 100 yards from the quaint town centre of Tonbridge. With views of Kent, glorious countryside and the scenic river, you’ll love living at Waterside.

Atkins Lodge, Orpington - Although Atkins Lodge is currently a work in progress,  a welcome centre is due to open this spring, so you could be one of the first to explore the new lodge. The lodge is situated in Orpington, on the south eastern edge of greater London. The beautiful high street contains a selection of shops you will love, as well as a weekly market.  So make sure you make a viewing this spring.

Maidstone - Although we are currently awaiting planning permission, for our King Street lodge in Maidstone, Kent, this lodge will make for the perfect retirement living in Kent’s county town. Maidstone is loved for its heritage and beautiful surroundings, so is the ideal location for a Churchill Retirement Lodge. You definitely should take a trip to this lodge once it’s complete.

Places to Visit in Kent

The four top places to visit in Kent if you choose to retire there.

Goodnestone Park Gardens - For those days you want to relax, in beautiful gardens, Goodstone Park Gardens is a place of tranquillity, located in the south-east of Kent. The gardens also have many centuries of history behind them, and even inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time – Pride and Prejudice, written when Jane was staying with her brother Robert at Goodnestone. 

The White Cliffs of Dover - When in Kent, nothing invokes a greater feeling than the beautiful view of the iconic white cliffs of Dover, especially on a sunny day when they glisten like a crystal. The cliffs are 80 million years old and made from billions of tonnes of sea shells and fossilised sea life. If you want to experience a thing of beauty, the high chalk cliffs offer the best costal walks.

Canterbury Cathedral - Canterbury Cathedral is a definite sight to see, especially as it dates back to medieval pilgrimage days. All visitors are greeted with a warm welcome, as they discover every aspect of the Cathedral. You could even enjoy some of the events at the Cathedral or listen to the beautiful choir. Whatever you choose to do, it’s well worth a visit.

Chiddingstone Castle - The historical Chiddingstone Castle, is a tranquil and exciting treasure, beautifully set in 35 acres of stunning grounds.  At the grounds you can also explore a lake, woodlands, a rose garden and a fabulous medieval culture. The castle is a great place to explore and discover a rich heritage of history. With its beautiful grounds, you could also enjoy a day out in the beautiful Kent sunshine.

So with Kent in mind and Churchill Retirement Living’s four beautiful lodges, have you considered retiring to Kent?



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