Retirement Apartments in Haywards Health

Petlands Lodge is a beautiful development of 43 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Haywards Heath, a market town in West Sussex which offers a variety of historical attractions, gardens and places of interest to discover in your retirement years. The town is well served by public transport, Haywards Heath Railway Station offers services to London Blackfriars, London Kings Cross and Brighton with regular bus services to the surrounding towns and villages. Due to popular demand Petlands Lodge has now Sold out – check out our other properties in West Sussex.

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.

  • Fitted mirror wardrobe to main bedroom
  • Fitted and tiled shower room
  • Fitted kitchen with built in appliances
  • Heated towel rail in shower room
  • Illuminated light switches
  • Easy-turn lever taps

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:

  • Owners’ Lounge with Coffee Bar and Conservatory area
  • Atrium to first and second floors with view to South Downs
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • On-site lodge manager
  • Landscaped garden
  • Secure entrance from car park
  • Electric car store
  • Visitor spaces
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Lift to all floors
  • Intruder alarm system
  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Camera entry system
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Double glazed windows

Virtual Tour

Please note this is a generic virtual tour.

Local area

In the heart of Haywards Heath

The town centre is home to a wide range of shops from high street brands to boutiques and specialist shops, there is also a varied choice of eateries, bistros and wine bars, catering for all tastes.

  • Clair Hall, which is widely regarded as a hub of the community, hosts numerous events throughout the year. This wide ranging mix comprises of anything from comedy nights, to cinema evenings and music events. In addition, the Dolphin Leisure Centre offers swimming, classes, tennis and short mat bowls – satisfying all leisurely pursuits.
  • Beech Hurst Gardens boasts a lovely miniature railway, meanwhile Victoria Park possess stunning views of the South Downs.
  • Ashdown Forest and the High Weald are nearby and the villages of Cuckfield, Lindfield, Staplefield and Slaugham are located within close proximity and make for lovely walks.

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

  1. Petlands Lodge
  2. Supermarket
  3. Post Office
  4. Hairdressers
  5. Library
  6. Victoria Park
  7. Train Station
  8. Bank
  9. Doctors Surgery
  10. Cafe
  11. Church

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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Retirees quick to snap up lifestyle on offer at Haywards Heath development

March 7, 2017

Retirees in West Sussex are being attracted to the independent lifestyle on offer at Churchill Retirement Living’s Petlands Lodge in Haywards Heath, where a thriving community is starting to take shape. Helping Owners to settle into their new apartments is Lodge Manager Vanessa Conroy, who is on-site five days a week and oversees the day-to-day


Mr and Mrs McCarthy
Petlands Lodge, Haywards Heath

“I haven’t even retired yet and still work four mornings a week for my son so I’m definitely not ready for nothing but cocoa and slippers yet! Downsizing was much more about taking the pressure off myself to keep up with all the house jobs and creating more time for my wife and I to be able to enjoy life and keep up our other hobbies – as well as my job!”

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The county of Sussex is located on the south coast of England, and boasts approximately 90 miles of stunning coastline. Sussex shares borders with Kent, Surrey and Hampshire and combines a rich history with some stunning scenery; making it a beautiful place to retire. Officially the sunniest county in the UK, with a wonderful coastline and protected countryside.