MP cuts the ribbon at new Torquay retirement development

Kevin Foster MP joined Churchill Retirement Living to officially open its new Sachs Lodge development in Torquay.

More than 40 people visited the Lodge on Asheldon Road to see Mr Foster take part in an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Churchill’s regional managing director James Barnes. They were also joined by the Elected Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, and the Chairman of Torbay Council, Councillor Anne Brooks, to share in the celebrations as the development was officially unveiled.

The new development comprises just 33 one and two-bedroom private, self-contained apartments specially designed for the over 60s. Visitors to the event were also given the opportunity to view the development’s beautiful Show Complex, before being treated to sparkling wine and canapes in the Owners’ Lounge.

Kevin Foster MP said: “I was pleased to be asked to open the new Sachs Lodge development in my constituency, and to cut the ribbon.”

Elected Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, added:

It was a privilege to be invited to the officially opening of Sachs Lodge and wonderful to meet the new Owners now calling the Lodge home. Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a beneficial effect on older people’s health and wellbeing, be it from being in a modern, well insulated home to having a sense of community and helps to beat loneliness.

Sachs Lodge is a collection of 33 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. 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.

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.

To find out more about the apartments available at Sachs Lodge, visit the Show Complex open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm or call 01803 701600.