Retirement Apartments in Penrith

Situated on the edge of the Lake District, Dutton Lodge is stunning collection of 54 one and two bedroom retirement apartments located in the charming town of Penrith. Well-located for the local shops and amenities including a regular Farmers’ Market, Dutton Lodge is also perfectly placed to enjoy the many attractions of the surrounding area.

We have recently introduced our Experience Apartment, allowing you to trial the Churchill Retirement lifestyle. Call us today to discover more about this stunning retirement location or to ‘Try before you buy’!

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.

  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Camera entry system
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Free parking
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar on ground floor
  • Two balconies on some two bedroom apartments
  • Two lifts 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
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted and tiled shower room
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, upright fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Fitted wardrobes to both bedrooms
  • Free parking
  • French doors to an outdoor area
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar on ground floor
  • Two balconies on some two bedroom apartments
  • Two lifts to all floors

Virtual Tour

This is a site specific virtual tour of Dutton Lodge.

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

Getting there

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Testimonials

Jean White

“Even though I did love my garden, it’s lovely not having to worry about it any more. I can get through the housework in half an hour, so I’ve got more time to get out and about and enjoy doing the things I want to do.”

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