Leaving their family home in Coventry for a brand new apartment at Churchill's Perran Lodge in Newquay was a big move for Michael and Barbara Sammons, but having made the move they're now thoroughly enjoying the seaside retirement they had dreamed of.
"We always planned to move to Cornwall when we retired," explains Barbara. "But for one reason or another we kept putting it off, until one day we saw a Churchill advert in the newspaper and decided to pick up the telephone on the spur of the moment. We always used to come to Newquay on family holidays when we were younger, so we were excited to hear about the new development at Perran Lodge. We arranged to come and spend a couple of nights in the Lodge's Guest Suite, and as soon as we walked into the Owners' Lounge we could feel the warmth and friendly atmosphere of the place. Our minds were made up very quickly!"
"It's a big move to make at our age," says Michael. "But Churchill did everything to make sure it went smoothly, Sandi the Sales Executive was a big help in making it so easy for us to make the move, helping to deal with solicitors and estate agents and explaining everything to us along the way. Now we've been here a few months we can't believe our luck to have found somewhere so nice. Maintenance, gardening, DIY and other responsibilities are all things I don't have to worry about any more. The apartment is so easy to look after, we can just spend our time socialising and enjoying ourselves."
"I was a builder myself for many years," Michael adds. "So I really appreciate the quality of the finish and the attention to detail Churchill has put in throughout this development, it really is excellent. Our Lodge Manager Jayne is also a delight, always smiling and nothing is ever too much trouble, it's very reassuring to have her looking after the place. We feel very lucky and we have to pinch ourselves sometimes, it's such a dream come true to be here."
About Perran Lodge
Perran Lodge comprises 48 one and two bedroom privately owned, self-contained apartments specifically designed for the over 60s. Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities.
The development enjoys spectacular views across The Barrowfields and further along the coast to Lusty Glaze. Many apartments feature private balconies to really take advantage of the enviable location. All properties have spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality. 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 at Perran Lodge have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits including having family or friends to stay in the development's well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours, attending one of the many events in the Owners' Lounge or enjoying a spot of pampering in the on-site Wellbeing Suite.
For more information about the apartments and lifestyle on offer at Perran Lodge, please call 01637 818293 or visit www.churchillretirement.co.uk.