Churchill Retirement Living launches Penzance photography competition

With spring on its way, award-winning retirement housebuilder Churchill Retirement Living is inviting local photographers to get their cameras at the ready as it announces details of its Penzance photography competition.

Both professional and keen amateur photographers are being asked to take a scenic photograph of Churchill’s Mount’s Bay Lodge development to capture its seafront location on New Town Lane in Penzance, from across the harbour or bay.

The entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges from Churchill Retirement Living, with the overall winner receiving £250* to put towards new photography equipment, plus two further £100* runner up prizes. The winning photographs will also be framed and displayed in the Lodge. The closing date for entries is Friday 11th May 2018, and winners will be notified by email within 14 days of the close of the competition. Entries must be labelled with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number and location of the photograph. All entries should be sent to Jo Ridehalgh, Churchill Retirement Living via email on

Jo Ridehalgh, regional marketing executive at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “Our photography competition is a fantastic way to encourage local photographers, both professionals and amateurs, to get out and about on the harbour front and get snapping away with the chance to win this amazing prize. With the picturesque harbour and seafront, scenic backdrop of Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount all in view of our Lodge, we’re really looking forward to seeing what sights people can capture of Mount’s Bay Lodge. We want to encourage people to get outside and explore this fantastic seaside town!"

Mount’s Bay Lodge offers a collection of 50 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60’s. 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 for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted video 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 which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, and enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events in the Owners’ Lounge.

The development is located in a central location with private gated parking and a south facing first-floor terrace, just a short distance from public transport links, shops and all the local amenities on offer in Penzance.

Standing on the shores of Mount's Bay, Penzance has a wealth of good shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Market Jew Street - a busy shopping street - connects with the harbour area through the Wharfside Shopping Centre. This lovely town is perfect for retirement, with the development offering stunning sea views and all the amenities you need within walking distance.

For further information on the apartments available at Mount’s Bay Lodge, visit the show complex, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01736 664 793.