Retirement Apartments in Tonbridge

St Giles Lodge is a development of 31 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Tonbridge, close to an extensive range of shops, cafes and eateries along the high street. Tonbridge also has a cinema, theatre and leisure centre so you’ll never be short of things to do or places to go, ideal for those looking for an active lifestyle.

St Giles Lodge has now sold out – Check out King’s Lodge in Maidstone.

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
  • Camera entry system
  • Double glazed windows
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob and fridge/freezer
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Private gated parking

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
  • Double glazed windows
  • Easy-turn lever taps
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob and fridge/freezer
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Heated towel rail in shower room
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Private gated parking

Local area

Making a home in Tonbridge

Surrounded by idyllic, rolling countryside, with the river Medway meandering through its heart, and housing over 150 listed buildings; it is no wonder that Tonbridge is widely considered an attractive town. Whether you would like to explore the archives of history, take in wonderful views, or relax in a cosy tea room, Tonbridge possesses something for everyone.

  • The postcard pretty Tonbridge Castle sits in the town centre, and when strolling along the vast high street, or along the banks of the river Medway, its full beauty can be appreciated. Dating back to 1066, Tonbridge Castle is the most famous and historic building in the local area.
  • Supermarkets, dentists, doctors, post offices, and all those other essential amenities are located close by. As such, you can relax and have an enjoyable retirement, in the knowledge that all those essentials are near.
  • Benefiting from good transport links, Tonbridge train station offers services to London, Ashford and Hastings. In addition, the town is serviced by numerous bus routes to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Bromley and Maidstone.

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

  1. St Giles Lodge
  2. Supermarket
  3. Doctors
  4. Dentist
  5. Post Office
  6. Pharmacy
  7. Newsagents
  8. Hairdressers
  9. Bank

Getting there

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Testimonials

Rita Forder
St Giles Lodge, Tonbridge

“My apartment is lovely and everyone here has been very friendly and helpful. We have a nice sociable Owners’ Lounge, and more new people will be moving in soon to share it with. I’m really looking forward to enjoying sunny weather and friendly company, with no jobs to do.”

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