Retirement Apartments in Fishponds

New Pooles Lodge is a delightful development of 41 one and two bedroom retirement apartments, with its beautiful landscaped gardens is the ideal setting for you to enjoy your retirement. Whether its doing a spot of gardening at their potting table, curling up with a good book in the Owners lounge or joining one of the many events if you fancy… The owners at Fishponds love to get involved in various campaigns including fundraising events such as Macmillan also giving the opportunity to meet up with old and new friends and really enjoy that sense of community that Churchill Retirement Living offers. Mike the Lodge Manager is on hand Monday to Friday, you’ll find him  a great help, from answering day-to-day queries to keeping an eye on your apartment if you go away, providing you with peace of mind for safe and secure retirement living.

All Churchill Retirement Living apartments are completely self-contained with their own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it.

There is a choice of one and two bedroom apartments and they may all vary slightly when it comes to dimensions and position of rooms.

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come with integrated appliances.

The apartments included tiled shower rooms as standard, while some of them have separate en-suites and cloakrooms – all designed for ease of use and with the needs of our customers in mind.

All apartments are inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they are handed over to the standard of finish and quality expected by our customers. All of our Lodges benefit from a comprehensive 10-year Building Warranty Guarantee.

  • En suite to the master bedroom
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • French doors to an outdoor area
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Illuminated light switches
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Landscaped gardens with patio and seating areas
  • Lift to all floors

Service charges explained…

We understand that the ongoing cost of running your new apartment is an important factor to consider when deciding to purchase a Churchill apartment. That’s why a full service charge budget analysis is available for each individual development. Owners are consulted on this annually, and we always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.

In fact many Owners are pleasantly surprised that the service charges for their apartment frequently work out less than what they were paying, in comparable costs, on their previous property. This is backed up by research from the Housing LIN, who found that downsizing from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom retirement apartment could save an Owner approximately £1,300* per year. This is a potential saving of around 15% on bills.

With energy costs on the increase, it is worth highlighting that we incorporate renewable technologies to supply hot water and heating to reduce electricity bills. We also insulate our developments to a very high standard. This means that the need to turn the heating on is kept to a minimum.

“Living in a Churchill Apartment is absolutely marvellous. The whole building is so nice and warm all the time that we’ve hardly had to use the heating inside our apartment. When we do turn it up a notch or two it’s nice to know we don’t have to worry about the cost or the environmental impact, as it’s all so energy efficient and covered within our annual service charge.”

John and Doreen Pitt, Lewis Carroll Lodge, Cheltenham

We are here to help you every step of the way

We appreciate everyone’s household costs will differ, and just how daunting the idea of a service charge can be. We are here to help you every step of the way, please contact one of the team to discuss your current costs and help you discover just how much you could be saving.

*Based on ‘Sizing up the Situation’ report (Housing LIN, 2014) and Millstream Service Charge data.

Carefully considered design

Our developments have been carefully designed to make life easier, leaving you free to enjoy your retirement.

We use the very latest construction materials, fixtures and fittings, for maximum energy efficiency and low utility bills. A lift is provided to all floors, so using the stairs whilst carrying heavy shopping isn’t a chore.

A great deal of importance is placed on the communal areas, providing a welcome area for you, your family and friends. All of our developments also have the added benefit of a Guest Suite to accommodate visiting family and friends.

Our specifications

The development will have the following typical specification:

  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Camera entry system
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Fitted and tiled shower room
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Heated towel rail in shower room
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Large Owners' Lounge leading to patio and garden
  • Lift to all floors
  • Lodge Manager

Virtual Tour

This is a site specific tour of New Pooles Lodge.

Local area

Living in Fishponds

Our new retirement homes in Fishponds are perfectly located in a peaceful suburb but close to the diverse city of Bristol, just 5 miles from the city centre.

  •  This development is located less than half a mile from Fishpond’s town centre, were you’ll find numerous coffee shops and restaurants and a wide range of supermarkets, independent shops and high street retailers.
  • Nearby are two large Victorian-era parks – Eastville Park and Vassell’s Park – so there is plenty of green, open space to enjoy. Eastville even has its own boating lake and central wildlife reserves, which makes for a fantastic day out with the grandchildren.
  • Good transport links mean getting to the surrounding areas of Bath, Cheltenham, Swindon and South Wales are easy, while Bristol Airport is only 12 miles away from the town.
  • There’s a bus stop immediately outside the development, travelling to the surrounding areas is quick and simple.

To locate the points of interest on the map hover over the location marker.

  1. New Pooles Lodge
  2. Dentist
  3. Doctor's Surgery
  4. Morrisons
  5. Oldbury Court Estate
  6. Post Office
  7. Leisure Centre
  8. Eastville Park

Getting there

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

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Apartment of the month - 36

This lovely one bedroom apartment is located on the second floor and is west facing. The carpets, curtains. blinds and fireplace are included in the sale of the apartment.

For a limited time we are offering a £5,000 discount* alongside help towards moving costs* and a £2,000 contribution to your Service Charge*

*T&C’s apply.


Ken rediscovers his passion for modelling at New Pooles Lodge

November 24, 2021

In his younger days, aircraft engineer Ken Skidmore had a passion for creating model tall ships and elaborate model cars from replica kits. He had given this up long before his move to New Pooles Lodge, but having settled into life in his new apartment he has now rediscovered his passion for this intricate art.


Mrs Watts
New Pooles Lodge, Fishponds

“The location is ideal. I have six children and five of them live with their families all over Bristol so it was important for me to be close by to see them regularly. They can come to visit me in my apartment, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, so guests can stay over, and if we fancy going out, the town centre has lots of coffee shops and nice shops to look around.”

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Retirement homes
in Bristol

Once in Somerset, then in Avon, the county of Bristol now incorporates the city itself, plus the surrounding towns, villages and countryside. A bustling city with an impressive cultural backdrop, Bristol is an exciting and interesting place to live, and our retirement homes in Bristol serve as the perfect base for you to explore this exciting county during your retirement.