The only way is Truro

For retirees looking to explore the rugged coastline, wild moorlands and sandy beaches Cornwall is famous for, Churchill Retirement Living’s Tregolls Lodge in Truro is the perfect choice.

For Owners Alan Savoury and Howard and Jean Embery, Cornwall’s charm was enough to tempt them to sell their homes in Essex to move to the Lodge on St Clement’s Hill in the centre of the city.

89 year-old Alan moved to Tregolls Lodge from his home in Frinton-on-Sea after seeing the apartments advertised during a family holiday to Padstow. He said: “I was on holiday with my daughter and son-in-law walking around Truro on a rainy day when I saw the advert and liked the look of the two-bedroom apartments. I was living in a two-bedroom bungalow in Frinton-on-Sea close to the seafront, but I kept contemplating a move to Truro when I got home so I went back and reserved. 

My daughters live in Bristol and London, so it’s a great location for them to come and visit, especially because we have the Guest Suite for them to stay in. My one daughter is even considering moving to Cornwall herself now. I’ve certainly settled in well here, and it’s something I wish I’d done sooner. There’s a nice group of welcoming Owners living here and Cheryl the Lodge Manager is very helpful – she’ll do anything for anyone.

64 year olds Howard and Jean Embery relocated from their three-bedroom bungalow in Benfleet, near Southend-on-Sea, to Tregolls Lodge after driving past the advertising boards on the way back from a house-viewing.

Howard said: “We had already looked at downsizing and moving to Cornwall, but we were originally looking at two-bedroom bungalows. It was only when we were driving back from a viewing that we saw the development being built, and it certainly gave us food for thought.

We got home and ordered a brochure, and instantly fell in love with one apartment in particular, the one we now live in! We actually viewed the apartments whilst on a cruise, the first stop was Falmouth, so we hopped on a train to Truro, found our dream apartment and put a deposit down there and then.

Tregolls Lodge comprises 59 one and two-bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively 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.

Apartments have 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. 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 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, enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge.

The Tregolls Lodge Show Complex on St Clement’s Hill is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more information on Tregolls Lodge or Churchill Retirement Living, call 01872 464 298 or click here.