Retirement Apartments in Shirley

Woolmans Lodge is tucked away in the heart of Shirley in Solihull.  With only two apartments remaining its not too late to move in time for Christmas.  Find out about our home exchange and other moving packages – not only could you be enjoying one of our lodge events in the Owners lounge but with a bus stop outside the local area is yours to explore…

Standard features

All apartments at Churchill Retirement Living 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. This development also has ten retirement bungalows.

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come fully fitted with a waist-height oven, hob, hood and fridge/freezer. Most of our developments also have integral washer/dryers fitted in all apartments as standard.

Our standards

The master bedrooms have fitted mirror-front wardrobes as well as TV and telephone points, with even the smallest details considered.

The apartments come with tiled shower rooms as standard, while some of them have separate en-suites and cloakrooms as well – all designed for ease of use and with the needs of our customers in mind.

Bungalows feature a separate bathroom as well as an en suite to the master bedroom. The kitchen/dining room opens out into a spacious living room.

All apartments are stringently inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they are handed over to the standard of finish and quality expected by our customers.

  • 24 hour Careline support system
  • Constructed to NHBC standards
  • Double glazed windows
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Landscaped gardens with patio and seating areas
  • 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
  • Energy efficient and economical heating
  • Fitted kitchen with built in oven, hob and fridge/freezer
  • Free parking
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Illuminated light switches
  • Landscaped garden with seating areas
  • Lift to all floors
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with Coffee Bar on ground floor

Virtual Tour

Please note this is a generic virtual tour.

Local area

Retire in Shirley, Birmingham

These new retirement properties are located in Shirley, a residential neighbourhood in the suburb of Solihull in the West Midlands, just a few miles away from Birmingham city centre.

  • These new homes are within easy reach of a Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi.
  • Shirley boasts plenty of green, open space with a well-kept public park as well as Bill Wood and Palmers Rough woodlands, which are popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Solihull Retail Park also offers a range of big name shops, so everything is within easy reach of this thriving suburb.
  • The area dates back to the first century and the earth works from an Iron Age Hill Fort can still be seen today. Shirley has come a long way since then and now has a wide range of independent retailers, charity shops and leading high street brands in the area.

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

  1. Woolmans Lodge
  2. Shopping Centre
  3. Post Office
  4. Hairdressers
  5. Bank
  6. Leisure Centre
  7. Train Station
  8. Supermarket

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 - 47

This stunning two bedroom apartment is located on the second floor and is south facing. The apartment comes with carpets, curtains, fireplace and light fittings included.

For a limited time only we are offering a £15,000 discount and help with your moving costs!*

*T&C’s apply

News

Testimonials

Mr & Mrs Rogers
Woolmans Lodge, Shirley

“We’re so glad we moved into Retirement Living when we did. Even though we both still work we’re hoping we’ve got many years to enjoy our life here together, and when we do retire in two to three years, we’ve got plenty to keep us busy. We live very close to a gym that I love to go to, and we’re also in a great location for the Shirley retail parks and Solihull town centre for shopping.”

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