Retirement Apartments in Portswood

Located on Belmont Road in the heart of Portswood, this development of 73 one and two bedroom retirement apartments is ideally located in the vibrant suburb of Portswood in Southampton. Portswood High Street caters for your everyday needs whilst nearby Southampton city combines a modern shopping centre and waterfront with theatres, museums and the rich heritage of the Old Town.

To find out more about Spitfire Lodge or to book an appointment to view, please call our Show Complex which is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

 

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
  • 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
  • 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

A vibrant city suburb

Portswood is a vibrant suburb of Southampton with plenty of shops and services located on the high street including many familiar high street names, as well as independent traders. A library and a post office can also be found in the high street along with regular bus services should you wish to travel further afield. There are plenty of places to eat and drink including cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours.

  • Located just one and a half miles from Spitfire Lodge you will find Southampton Common, the largest of Southampton’s open spaces, with its woodlands, ponds, wetlands and lakes covering 365 acres. The area was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1988.
  • Southampton city centre is located approximately two miles from Portswood where you will find plenty of shops in the traditional high street and at the shopping centres of West Quay and Marlands.
  • Southampton is UK’s number one cruise port with a range of cruise operators offering a variety of destinations from four terminals.
  • Southampton has a rich maritime history and you can learn all about the story of the Titanic at SeaCity Museum. The Mayflower Theatre in the heart of the city has a varied and packed schedule of events throughout the year including musicals and plays.
  • Solent Sky Museum showcases the international importance of aviation in Southampton and the Solent area.

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

  1. Spitfire Lodge
  2. Theatre
  3. Shopping Centre
  4. Post Office
  5. Supermarket
  6. Hairdresser
  7. Library
  8. Pharmacy
  9. Cafe
  10. Newsagents

Getting there

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

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News

Wellbeing Suite at Spitfire Lodge helps support local businesses and keeps the apartment Owners happy!

November 24, 2021

As well as a sociable, independent lifestyle and no more worries about maintenance, one of the key benefits for apartment Owners at Churchill’s new Spitfire Lodge development in Portswood is the development’s special Wellbeing Suite. This well-equipped and totally free facility means they can enjoy health and beauty treatments at any time without even having to step outdoors, which is particularly welcome at this time of year as the weather turns colder.

Testimonials

Tony & Barbara Brocklebank
Spitfire Lodge, Portswood

“Everyone on the Churchill team has been so helpful throughout the move, we’re very pleased we came here. Our old house was lovely but it had an enormous garden with a very steep slope, and we just didn’t need the hassle of keeping on top of it any longer.”

Mr & Mrs Yendall
Spitfire Lodge, Portswood

“The retirement living lifestyle is great, at times it’s like being on a permanent holiday – I’d recommend it to anyone! We are both very independent and don’t feel that we need any help, but being here is great. Every detail is spot on

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