Retirement properties in Dorset, Highcliffe

Rothesay Lodge is a collection of one and two bedroom retirement apartments in the charming coastal town of Highcliffe-on-Sea. This popular retirement location provides a typical coastal town culture with beaches on the doorstep and a wide range of amenities nearby.

Highcliffe is one of the best areas in Dorset to spend your retirement. You will be close to the New Forest National Park which is perfect for walks and nature photography. There are many local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes to enjoy. The coastal town also provides community markets and social activities generating a close-knit community.

Due to extremely high demand there is now only one one-bedroom apartment remaining for sale at this popular development. Don’t miss out on your last chance to buy in this charming seaside town. Call us TODAY to find our more or to book an appointment to view.

These Dorset apartments have been carefully designed to make life easier, leaving you free to enjoy your retirement.

The retirement properties are completely self-contained with their own front door. 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 Careline support system
  • Close to seaside and high street
  • Guest Suite for friends and family
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar and WIFI
  • Quiet residential location

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

A traditional seaside town

Highcliffe-on-Sea, situated on the Dorset coast is a traditional seaside town with beaches on the doorstep and a range of shops and facilities in the high street which includes a medical centre. Close by, you will find the Priory town of Christchurch and the market town of Lymington. Bournemouth Airport is located under 10 miles away from Highcliffe-on-Sea and offers flights to European cities and international holiday destinations.

  • Highcliffe-on-Sea is situated on the edge of the protected countryside of the New Forest National Park.
  • On your doorstep you’ll find several amenities including various places to eat, independent shops, a library and a pharmacy.
  • The town itself features award-winning beaches, and the cliff tops offer wonderful views across Christchurch Bay.
  • Highcliffe-on-Sea features many historic buildings, including Highcliffe Castle built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay in the 1830s.
  • There are sixteen nature reserves, wildlife sites and Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the area, including the soft cliffs to the east of the village, which are famous for their fossils dating back 40 million years!

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

  1. Rothesay Lodge
  2. Highcliffe Castle
  3. Cafe
  4. Highcliffe Beach
  5. Doctor's Surgery
  6. Post Office
  7. Library
  8. Pharmacy
  9. Hairdressers
  10. Supermarket
  11. Steamer Point Nature Reserve

Visiting us

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Testimonials

Celia Forsberg

“I’ve been very busy getting to know everyone and getting involved in the local community. I’m on the Highcliffe in Bloom committee, I help run an after school club with the local church, and I’m helping the local Rotary Club. I enjoy a very busy lifestyle and it’s been wonderful making new friends here at Rothesay Lodge and in my new neighbourhood in general.”

Mary South

“I enjoy sitting in the Owners’ Lounge and having a cup of tea with my new friends, and I have made a close friend with one of the Owners in particular. We have different events going on, such as a welcoming cheese and wine afternoon, a weekly coffee morning and sometimes just some nice evening drinks, and we are also arranging a Chinese evening. All I can say is Churchill does exactly what it says it will, and I can’t recommend it enough. I love telling people where I live, and telling them how great Churchill is.”

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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.