Retirement Homes in Cumbria for sale – Penrith

A truly stunning place to retire, located in the lake district, Dutton Lodge contains 54 of the best retirement apartments in Penrith.

Penrith has all the ingredients for a charming retirement village with local shops, amenities, a farmers market, and beautiful views of the nearby countryside.

Experience the Cumbrian lifestyle with a vibrant local community to socialise with and many tourists who are staying in the village due to its proximity to the Lake District.  The Lake District is renowned for its stunning scenery including mountains, forests, and lakes.

Why not come and experience the lifestyle for yourself with our Experience Apartments which allows you to experience the retirement apartments and lifestyle of living in Penrith before you buy. Your stay will also allow you to meet the Lodge Manager and Owners to hear first-hand what life with Churchill is like. Why not try it for yourself and discover how comfortable and relaxing your new apartment can be!

This popular development is selling fast, we only have a few apartments remaining so don’t miss out – why not join us for our Coffee Morning every Wednesday at 10:30am! Call us today on 017687 58525.

All our Cumbrian 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.

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

  • 24 hour call centre support system
  • Free parking
  • Guest Suite for friends and family
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar and WIFI
  • Secure camera entry system
  • Two balconies on some two bedroom apartments
  • Walk-in wardrobes on selected apartments

Less maintenance, no unexpected bills and complete transparency

What you may not be aware of:

  • Energy efficient heating system which not only reduces costs but also reduces your environmental impact
  • Reduced heating costs with our well insulated apartments
  • All apartments are fitted with modern energy efficient appliances which have low running costs
  • No hidden costs or unexpected bills with our easy to budget service charge
  • With our developments being so close to local amenities, this helps to reduce the need to use a car and the associated costs
  • Downsizing can help to lower your Council Tax bills
  • We always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.
  • Owners are consulted twice yearly about the service charge

Who is responsible for the management of the Lodge?
All developments are managed by Churchill Estates Management Limited, our own property management company, ensuring your confidence in the expertise of our team operating under the Churchill Group.

How a new Churchill apartment could help reduce your costs:

Now is the time to take stock and think about how much time and money you have spent over the past year on house maintenance. If the answer is far too much, then a lifestyle with fewer maintenance worries and a service charge that’s easy to budget for could be the answer to saving money and enjoying more of your time on the things you love.

There are many misconceptions about service charges and many of our 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.

Our Service Charge typically covers the cost of providing a Lodge Manager, security systems and call monitoring, external maintenance of the building and grounds, building insurance, heating, lighting and provision of all of the furnishings for the Owners’ Lounge and communal areas – all essential ingredients of the independent lifestyle our developments provide.

We always aim to keep the service charge cost as low as possible, and we provide a full budget breakdown for all our Owners to consider, consulting with them on this every 6 months.

“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 appreciate everyone’s household costs will differ which is why we encourage Customers to complete a ‘Savings Calculator’ with one of our Sales Executives. This calculator is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the value in our easy to budget Service Charge.

Local area

Living in Penrith

This charming market town in the north of the Lake District National Park is the perfect place for new apartments. Penrith has a rich history which can be explored through the town’s many heritage trails. Beautiful buildings and Penrith Castle are surrounded by breathtaking Cumbrian countryside making it a popular year-round destination.

  • The town boasts a large selection of shops and local amenities all within a short walking distance of Roper Street. These include a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, coffee shops, tea rooms, a Post Office, antique shops and many independent family run stores.
  • Penrith is renowned for its award-winning food such as icecream from Abbot Lodge. A regular farmer’s market provides high quality regionally sourced produce.
  • Leisure facilities are plentiful, including indoor bowling at the Penrith Leisure Centre as well as a quaint cinema in the town which is more than 100 years old.

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

  1. Dutton Lodge
  2. Supermarket
  3. Doctors Surgery
  4. Post Office
  5. Bank
  6. Leisure Centre
  7. Hairdressers
  8. Cafe

Visiting us

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John Pulford

When I first visited Dutton Lodge, I was concerned that I would not be able to afford one of the apartments. I was told about the Home Exchange scheme, which sounded ideal for me. It took away all my worries about not being able to sell my property as well as the stress of being in a chain and concerned it may collapse! The Home exchange company gave me a guaranteed price, which I was pleased with and it made perfect sense to me to accept it as the Sales Executive highlighted how Churchill could enable the move for me financially.

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Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England. Predominantly rural, Cumbria contains the Lake District National Park, a World Heritage Site considered one of England's finest areas of natural beauty.Much of Cumbria is mountainous, including England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. Nestled amongst the glorious surroundings and lakes is a mixture of rural and urban towns and villages. Cumbria is an idyllic place to live, and our retirement homes in Cumbria serve as the perfect base for you to explore this stunning county during your retirement.