Sachs Lodge

Asheldon Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2ER (for sat nav use TQ1 2QR) View on map

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Open daily from 10am to 5pm


The Show Complex at Sachs Lodge is now open for viewing. This retirement development is situated on a quiet residential road with many of the 33 one and two bedroom apartments enjoying views over the beautiful Lyme Bay.


Lodge Features

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come fully fitted with a waist-height oven, hob, hood, fridge/freezer and many developments also have integral washer/dryers fitted in all apartments as standard.

The master bedrooms have fitted mirror-front wardrobes as well as TV and telephone points, with even the smallest details considered.

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

All apartments are stringently inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they are handed over to the standard of finish and quality expected by our customers.


Lodge Facilities

Typically our developments have the following general specification:

  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Fitted and tiled shower room
  • Camera entry system
  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Double glazed windows
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Easy-turn lever taps
  • Heated towel rail
  • Fitted mirror wardrobe to main bedroom
  • Lift to all floors
  • Illuminated light switches
  • On-site Lodge Manager
Retirement Living Testimonials
Pat Howell

Pat Howell

"Just across the road we have a handy bus service and various shopping centres, other places of interest such as services museums and an outdoor outlet park which is a hive of activity.  As for me this is one long holiday, lovely walks, a long sea front, some places quiet and peaceful and others full of activity."

Mr & Mrs Bott

Mr & Mrs Bott

"The Owners' Lounge is comfortable and everywhere has wonderful fixtures and fittings. We’d seen other retirement developments but the care and attention to detail was nothing like what we saw here. We were so worried that it would be drab and uninspiring and it is quite the opposite – it's like being in a 5 star hotel!”

Set in the English Riviera

This beautiful development of 33 apartments is built on the site of the former Gleneagles Hotel which inspired John Cleese to write the classic sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’. The building has been named Sachs Lodge in memory of the late Andrew Sachs, fondly remembered by many for his role as Manuel in the sitcom and who passed away in 2016. It features a spacious and contemporary Owners’ Lounge & Coffee Bar and a patio area within the secluded landscaped gardens for Owners to enjoy.

  • As you would expect from a seaside resort the coast is never far away; the development enjoys views across the dramatic Lyme Bay.
  • It's 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.
  • 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 a 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.
  • On the outskirts of Torquay there are two out-of-town shopping centres with high street favourites Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Next as well as a choice of cafés and food outlets and ample free parking.

Churchill Life

Grand opening at Torquay retirement development

Press releases • 30 August 2017

Grand opening at Torquay retirement development

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Blue Plaque unveiled at site of former ‘Fawlty Towers’ hotel

News articles • 31 January 2018

Blue Plaque unveiled at site of former ‘Fawlty Towers’ hotel

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Award Winning Retirement Living

Over the years we have won numerous awards recognised and highly regarded throughout the retirement industry. Recent success has included:

WhatHouse? Awards 2016 The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for 2017 HBF 2017 5 star