Try before you buy

Try before you buy

The springtime is perfect for getting out and about, and visiting some of England's treasured locations. What's more, each location is home to a different Churchill Lodge with a Guest Suite offering a taste of retirement living. There is no obligation, so why not visit a beautiful British location and stay with us?


This ancient market town in Buckinghamshire is the perfect place for a short getaway. Why not take the Aylesbury Heritage Walk that guides you through the town, or head for a stroll along the canal? If you have grandchildren the town is also home to the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, an interactive experience based on his books.

Oscar Lodge is a stone's throw from Aylesbury town centre, and welcomes people to test out retirement living via the Guest Suite.


Nestled in the heart of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham has lots to offer. Beyond the famous racecourse, you could visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Take a picturesque trip through the Cotswolds on board one of the vintage trains or enjoy a piece of cake at one of the two station cafes.

To truly experience Cheltenham life, why not stay in the Guest Suite at Lewis Carroll Lodge.

Eltham Palace


A visit to Eltham in the Royal Borough of Greenwich would not be complete without a trip to Eltham Palace and Gardens, the childhood home of King Henry VIII. Owned now by English Heritage, many rooms are open to the public with its beautiful gardens which host events throughout the year.

A stay at Jefferies Lodge is the perfect way to try out retirement living in Eltham.


Located on the edge of the New Forest, there are plenty of opportunities to take in nature. From the Solent Way walk, to the New Forest itself with quaint pubs and free roaming wildlife. A regular on Lymington's calendar is the Saturday market which lines the historic High Street throughout the year. It's well worth a visit and is a great place to find local fare, gifts and jewellery.

To try out Lymington living for yourself; book a visit to Knights Lodge. 

St Michael's Mount in Penzance


This beautiful coastal town is perfect for retirement, with stunning views and all the amenities you need within walking distance. Running from the town centre down to the harbour is Chapel Street, the most historic street in Penzance. Possibly the most unusual site is the Egyptian House with its colourful styling and sphynx-like adornments. The harbour often shelters fishing boats, yachts and the occasional tall-masted sailing ship, bringing something a little different to the town.

To visit this area, book a night at Mount's Bay Lodge, a development overlooking the water with 50 apartments.

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