Retirement properties in Shaftesbury

Well located for the town centre shops and amenities, Hardy Lodge is a development of 42 apartments, ideally placed to enjoy the many attractions in this charming market town and the surrounding Dorset countryside.

Due to popular demand, all apartments at Hardy Lodge are SOLD OUT! Our nearest selling developments are in Andover and Salisbury where you still enjoy an independent, worry-free lifestyle. Call our sales team to find out more.

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

All 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 apartments are inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they meet the high standard of finish and quality expected by our customers. Churchill Retirement Living is the only major housebuilder to offer a 3 year warranty period as standard. Churchill is also a member of the National House-Building Council and every Churchill apartment is also covered by a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty.


  • 24 hour call centre support system
  • Attractive development with great curb appeal
  • Brand new apartments with high quality decor
  • Exclusive Lodge club membership
  • Local amenities all a stone’s throw away
  • Lodge Manager
  • Quiet and residential area
  • Secure camera entry system
  • Sociable Owners and friendly community

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, here’s some key Service Charge benefits:

  • A potential saving on bills.
  • Renewable technologies to supply hot water and heating to reduce electricity bills.
  • We also insulate our developments to a very high standard.
  • The need to turn the heating on is kept to a minimum.
  • Owners are consulted annually
  • We always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.

“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. A full service charge budget analysis is available for each individual development.

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Local area

Home of the famous Hovis Gold Hill

Steeped in history and tradition, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England, home to pretty thatched cottages, quaint tea shops and a high street filled with independent shops offering everything you need.

  • Hardy Lodge is well located for the town centre shops and amenities, and Shaftesbury also hosts a Charter Market, Farmers’ Markets, book fairs and flea markets.
  • Shaftesbury is the home of Gold Hill, with its steeply inclined cottages and cobbled lane, made famous by the Hovis advert and has magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale. At the top is the Gold Hill Museum with its cottage garden. The modern museum tells the story of rural and town life.
  • The award-winning Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens bring to life the story of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery.

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

  1. Hardy Lodge
  2. Hairdressers
  3. Post Office
  4. Doctor's surgery
  5. Bank
  6. Cafe
  7. Swimming Pool
  8. Hospital

Visiting us

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Michael Hill

“The move to Hardy Lodge was made incredibly easy by Churchill, I couldn’t have asked for more help. They bent over backwards to provide both moral support and a helping hand in a practical sense.”

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Retirement homes
in Dorset

Sandy beaches, dramatic coastline, beautiful countryside, Dorset really does have everything you need for an enjoyable retirement. Stretching between bustling Bournemouth in the East and historic Lyme Regis in the west, and north to Shaftesbury and Gillingham, Dorset stands as one of the most desirable counties to retire in.