Retirement Apartments in Ludlow

Betjeman Lodge is a stunning development of 44 retirement apartments located in the historic town of Ludlow. Perfectly located close to the local shops and amenities and designed to provide you with an active and independent retirement, Betjeman Lodge is the perfect retirement choice. We have recently reopened our Show Complex and look forward to welcoming you to this popular development.

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
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Landscaped garden
  • Lift to all floors
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar on ground floor

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
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Double glazed windows
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Free parking
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Lift to all floors
  • Lodge Manager

Virtual Tour

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Local area

In the heart of Ludlow

This collection of retirement flats in Ludlow is located on Corve Street, just metres from Ludlow train station. Described by Country Life magazine as ‘the most vibrant small town in the country’, it has everything you need whether you want a slower pace, or an active lifestyle.

  • Ludlow is a beautiful market town in Shropshire that dates back to the 11th Century. Containing over 500 listed buildings, it is a haven for history buffs.
  • A Tesco superstore is across the road from the development, while all the main shops and restaurants are just around the corner.
  • Nestled atop the hill is Ludlow Castle, which is ideal for day trips with the grandchildren, while the town centre is home to The Feathers Hotel – one of the best known, Grade I listed buildings in the town.
  • The nearby leisure centre is ideal for keeping fit, while the sport of bowls is also popular in the town. Surrounding countryside makes the area ideal for relaxed, weekend walks or cycle rides.

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

  1. Betjeman Lodge
  2. Ludlow Library
  3. Post Office
  4. Tesco
  5. Hairdressers
  6. Doctor's Surgery
  7. Lloyds Bank
  8. Ludlow Castle
  9. Leisure Centre

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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Events

Offers

Apartment of the month - 21

This spacious two bedroom apartment is location on the first floor. Carpets, Curtains, blinds,  and the fireplace are included in the sale of this apartment.

We are delighted that we can offer the show apartment furniture within the sale, alongside help towards moving costs!*

*T&C’s apply.

News

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Betjeman Lodge Gardening Club looks forward to a blooming marvellous Spring

February 26, 2021

At Betjeman Lodge in Ludlow, a thriving Gardening Club was formed last summer by apartment Owners Gerry and Jose, and Lodge Manager Gill. Throughout the latest lockdown they have been thoroughly enjoying their mission to keep the gardens tidy and full of life. With the help of external professionals Mike the specialist lawnsman, and Emma

Testimonials

Jean Knight
Betjeman Lodge, Ludlow

“This is such a lovely place to live. Everyone is so helpful, the move was easy and any problems sorted out. There are many events and things to do, I have made many friends and I am so, so thankful I moved here.”

Dennis Knowles
Betjeman Lodge, Ludlow

“We chose a one bedroom apartment overlooking the beautiful gardens and Jo organised everything with effortless ease and no stress on us. The Lodge Manager Gill was equally professional and so helpful. The whole process took about 8 or 9 weeks from start to finish and we moved in on 10th September. It could not have gone any better!”

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