Retirement Apartments 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. There are now just two apartments remaining for sale at this popular development, so call us to today to ensure you don’t miss out!

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
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Free parking
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Landscaped gardens with patio and seating areas
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Separate cloakrooms in selected apartments
  • Walk out balconies on selected apartments

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
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher space
  • Free parking
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Landscaped gardens with patio and seating areas
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Separate cloakrooms in selected apartments
  • Walk out balconies on selected apartments

Virtual Tour

Please note this is a generic virtual tour.

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.

  • The town hosts a weekly charter market and regular Farmers’ Markets, book fairs, flea markets and Sunday markets add to the town’s bustling atmosphere.
  • Hardy Lodge is well located for the town centre shops and amenities, and is ideally placed to enjoy the many attractions of this charming market town and the surrounding area.
  • 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 whilst the wildlife friendly garden is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the views.
  • 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

Getting there

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Testimonials

Michael Hill
Hardy Lodge, Shaftesbury

“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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