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At Burghley Retirement Living, we are built on the ethos that a business is only as good as the people behind it. For us, the concept is even more important, because our staff are directly responsible for people feeling content, safe and happy in their own homes.
It’s for this reason that we carefully select our staff, not just on their qualifications but their personality and how they fit with the Burghley Retirement Living philosophy.

We want a team of warm, genuine people who sincerely care about our retirement apartment residents and will go over and above for them. And we think we have it!

So we’d like to introduce you to the team at Burghley Retirement Living, here we meet Lisa, who is the lodge manager at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby.
Read on to find out more about Lisa, who’s door is always open for a smile, a chat, and a cup of tea.

What did you do before you came to Albany Lodge?

I previously worked as a civilian in the British Army as a mover, this entailed moving Military soldiers around the world. Organising flights, removals, hire cars & accommodation. This could be up to 300 personnel at any one time.

 

What does a day as a lodge manger usually entail?

As a lodge manager we are there to support residents to the best of our ability & to help a smooth transition into retirement living. We are always on hand to listen to solve any problems should they occur, to arrange trades people if required, organise events & maintain the day to day running of the lodges.

Albany Lodge, Burghley Retirement Living Derby 1057

Can you describe the lodge you look after?

We are very lucky to have two blocks at Albany Lodge which both have stunning communal lounges to meet up for coffee & a chat. There are also two beautiful guest suites a fitness suite, a quiet lounge filled with books when you need a little escapism and finally a craft room. The atmosphere is caring & friendly.

The buildings are modern fresh & contemporary with a sprinkling of elegance, the Apartments are where you add your own little bit of magic ‘ Although a blank canvas the kitchens & bathrooms  are  very well designed  with everything you need as well as being spacious & airy.

 

What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The advantages are endless, just knowing that you will never feel loneliness & someone is always on hand to help should you need it.   That you can travel in the knowledge your home is safe & secure. You can participate in activities, meet up with other residents or have quiet time in your apartment, the choice is yours. Colder months you don’t have to venture far should you not wish to as the Lodges have so much to offer, meaning you have it all on your doorstep.

January Open House at Albany Lodge

 

Find out more

Burghley Retirement Living is dedicated to producing luxurious retirement apartments for the over 55s; with beautiful developments in Derby, Thornton-Cleveleys, Brighouse, and Shipley.

To find out more about life at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby, or to book a personal tour at any time CLICK HERE or call 0800 999 1989.

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At Burghley Retirement Living, we are built on the ethos that a business is only as good as the people behind it. For us, the concept is even more important, because our staff are directly responsible for people feeling content, safe and happy in their own homes.
It’s for this reason that we carefully select our staff, not just on their qualifications but their personality and how they fit with the Burghley Retirement Living philosophy.

We want a team of warm, genuine people who sincerely care about our retirement apartment residents and will go over and above for them. And we think we have it!

So we’d like to introduce you to the team at Burghley Retirement Living, here we meet Lisa, who is the lodge manager at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby.
Read on to find out more about Lisa, who’s door is always open for a smile, a chat, and a cup of tea.

What did you do before you came to Albany Lodge?

I previously worked as a civilian in the British Army as a mover, this entailed moving Military soldiers around the world. Organising flights, removals, hire cars & accommodation. This could be up to 300 personnel at any one time.

 

What does a day as a lodge manger usually entail?

As a lodge manager we are there to support residents to the best of our ability & to help a smooth transition into retirement living. We are always on hand to listen to solve any problems should they occur, to arrange trades people if required, organise events & maintain the day to day running of the lodges.

Albany Lodge, Burghley Retirement Living Derby 1057

Can you describe the lodge you look after?

We are very lucky to have two blocks at Albany Lodge which both have stunning communal lounges to meet up for coffee & a chat. There are also two beautiful guest suites a fitness suite, a quiet lounge filled with books when you need a little escapism and finally a craft room. The atmosphere is caring & friendly.

The buildings are modern fresh & contemporary with a sprinkling of elegance, the Apartments are where you add your own little bit of magic ‘ Although a blank canvas the kitchens & bathrooms  are  very well designed  with everything you need as well as being spacious & airy.

 

What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The advantages are endless, just knowing that you will never feel loneliness & someone is always on hand to help should you need it.   That you can travel in the knowledge your home is safe & secure. You can participate in activities, meet up with other residents or have quiet time in your apartment, the choice is yours. Colder months you don’t have to venture far should you not wish to as the Lodges have so much to offer, meaning you have it all on your doorstep.

January Open House at Albany Lodge

 

Find out more

Burghley Retirement Living is dedicated to producing luxurious retirement apartments for the over 55s; with beautiful developments in Derby, Thornton-Cleveleys, Brighouse, and Shipley.

To find out more about life at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby, or to book a personal tour at any time CLICK HERE or call 0800 999 1989.

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Even before you choose to move into one of our luxury retirement villages, when you are at the start of your journey looking at retirement flats for sale chances are, the first person you will meet when you visit our retirement apartments, is Anne.

Anne is our Royles Lodge, Sales Consult and she is passionate about helping individuals and couples find their dream apartment whilst listening and understanding their needs and wants.

We spoke to her about her experience in the property industry and found out a little bit more about her.

Tell us a bit about yourself, what did you do before you came to Royles Lodge?

With extensive experience as operational director in elderly care, I was looking for a career change and jumped at the opportunity to join Burghley Retirement. My role is Sales Consultant, but in essence I see myself as a facilitator, bringing my personality, humour, and life experiences to support our potential clients to navigate the move to independent living at Royles Lodge.

A Dublin girl originally, I have lived in the UK for nearly 35 years. Since moving to Lancashire, I have embraced the beauty of the landscape, walking & hiking most weekends. Interests are varied; a rugby supporter (green jerseys!), hunt racing, property & interiors, gardening, art, my two grown up boys and of course there is nothing better than a good country pub!

Royles Lodge Sales Associate Anne Sutton

What is the most frequently asked question about Royles Lodge?

People tend to focus on the practical questions – how many apartments have been sold, pricing, service charge costs etc. It’s important to provide key information and answer these questions. During visits brochures and information sheets often contain lots of additional jotted down notes.

I endeavour to connect with what sparked each individual’s interest in retirement living and try to bring to life what Royles Lodge can offer. Encourage people to take a step back from the details and visualise the reality of fewer responsibilities, the peace of mind of living in a safe secure environment within a ready-made community.

What is your favourite part of the Royles Lodge development?

The communal lounge definitely! The interior designer has done a fantastic job – it’s a comfortable stylish space that all enjoy. Cosy for just a few residents to come together for a cuppa and ideal for larger social gatherings. It’s a delight to see the friendships developing and residents coming together. I love the inclusive welcome that is extended to all.

Royles Lodge, Thornton-Cleveleys Burghley Retirement Living Properties For Rent And Sale Typical Communal Lounge (5)

What are your top tips for moving into an over 55s apartment?

Goodness so many tips I could give.

Timing of this type of move is key, there is definitely a window; the start of a look to the future and ideally before the idea of a move becomes overwhelming.

Break down the decisions and actions. Take one step at a time, from the initial selection and reservation of an apartment right through to the logistics of the actual move. Downsizing is the biggest stumbling block, it’s important not to lose sight of the lifestyle vision. Easy for me to say as I see the vision on daily basis. Our apartments seem to adapt to the personal stamp of each resident and beautiful homes have been created. All agree that it’s the best decision they have ever made.

What is your favourite place to spend time in Thornton-Cleveleys?

Currently the little boutique in Marsh Mill village behind the development and the M&S food hall in Cleveleys. I’m looking forward to exploring more as the lighter evenings arrive. What jumps out is the community activities on the doorstep, the library hosts regular events, there are choirs and many local bowls clubs. A resident suggested searching ‘Visit Fylde Coast’ on YouTube – that’s my next task.

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Even before you choose to move into one of our luxury retirement villages, when you are at the start of your journey looking at retirement flats for sale chances are, the first person you will meet when you visit our retirement apartments, is Pamela. 

Pamela is our Senior Property Consultant and with over 18 years of experience in the new homes and retirement living sector, she is on hand to help make your journey as smooth and simple as possible. 

 

We asked her about her experience in retirement living and found out a little bit more about her. 

Who was your favourite ever client and why? 

Many years ago, when a colleague of mine was retiring I took over their post at a retirement living development and I have a memory that will stay with me forever, the pleasure of meeting Joan. 

Each morning I would see a lady walking past the development to visit the nearby shops, she would always stop and look at the entrance however, would never come in. After some time had passed I mentioned it to my colleague who told me she had been stopping and looking at the development on her way to the shops for over year but had never come in.  

I knew that sometimes finding the courage to take that extra step can be daunting, so the following morning when she was walking past I popped outside to greet her and invited her in for a cup of tea and a biscuit. She gladly accepted but was keen to point out that she wasn’t ready for a “care home”, and, at 89 felt like she was far too old to move. 

I found her spark and strong independent nature refreshing, we instantly clicked and had a long chat over tea and biscuits. As I grew to know Joan, she told me that she had lived on her own for over 36 years, and quite often didn’t see a soul for weeks. I asked her if she had heard of “retirement living” as it was the perfect solution for her to keep her independence, whilst not feeling lonely and missing out on socialising. 

Joan had assumed that she had been walking past a “care home” and didn’t realise the thriving vibrant community and the independence that “retirement living” offered. 

Once she realised that the retirement living development was not a “care home”, she instantly asked to be shown around the apartments and to see the communal homeowners lounge.  

It was wonderful to see how amazed Joan was at the size of the apartments and the facilities they contained and I could see how delighted she was when we bumped into a couple in the homeowner’s lounge who were keen to stop to chat with Joan.  

At the end of the tour, Joan told me that she thought the development was “fantastic!” and that she didn’t really know what “retirement living” was all about, until now. She was very excited about the idea of living in one of the apartments and making new friends but, she was unsure if she could move as she didn’t think her daughter would want her to move out of their family home. We said our goodbyes, but Joan was insistent that she would be back to visit again. 

A short two weeks later Joan, and her daughter popped in for a cuppa and a chat. We took a tour of the apartments and after a few friendly waves and “hello’s” from other homeowners Joan was adamant that she wanted this to be her new home.  

Her daughter was in full agreement and they reserved a 1-bed ground floor apartment on the spot. 

Whilst we left Joan to take another look at her apartment, her daughter quietly thanked me for inviting Joan in to see the development. She admitted that she worried that her Mum was lonely and said that she found it hard to juggle her own busy family life and to spend as much time with her as she would have liked.  

One of the things that did surprise Joan’s daughter was the modern facilities; “I’d like to move in here myself” she quipped, and she was impressed by the security because she said it would “give her peace of mind that Mum was safe when she wasn’t around.” 

A few weeks later we arranged to sell Joan’s property using the assisted move scheme and helped her find a trusted solicitor to do the conveyancing for selling her current home and buying her new apartment. We also organised the removals to make things easy and quick for Joan and just like that,10 weeks later, Joan and her little dog Marty were living in their retirement apartment. 

This is a standout story for me because it gave me immense satisfaction to know the part that I had played in enriching Joan’s life, enabling her to make new friends and attend social events with like-minded people, in a safe and secure environment, whilst retaining her independence. 

 What is the most frequently asked question about Alderman Lodge?  

People are always asking me “How much are the luxury retirement apartments?”. The quick answer is “They start from £194,950”, however, it’s always best to get in touch with me and we can chat through your exact requirements as each flat is unique and we have a range of different orientations and layouts available to choose from. For example, all of the ground floor apartments include a patio area and the first and second-floor retirement living apartments have fabulous balconies!   

What is your favourite part of the Alderman Lodge development? 

I love where it is in Brighouse! It’s so close to everything you need, situated just off Elmwood Drive in a quiet area but just a short walk from the town centre  where you can enjoy the lovely Brighouse community. 

What are your top tips for moving into an over 55s apartment? 

My top tip is always the same, enquire early to ensure that you get the apartment that you want! If your heart is set on a south-facing apartment with a balcony, the earlier you get in touch, the better. Plus, long term, I’ve found that you always benefit from buying off-plan as it means you have the option to choose some of the apartment features and personalise your home before you move in. 

What is your favourite place to spend time in Brighouse? 

I love to wander down into the town whenever I get a chance, it’s a great place for a walk and there are a lot of choices if you fancy a bite to eat at one of the many excellent coffee shops. 

 

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At Burghley Retirement Living, we are built on the ethos that a business is only as good as the people behind it. For us, the concept is even more important, because our staff are directly responsible for people feeling content, safe and happy in their own homes.
It’s for this reason that we carefully select our staff, not just on their qualifications but their personality and how they fit with the Burghley Retirement Living philosophy.

We want a team of warm, genuine people who sincerely care about our retirement apartment residents and will go over and above for them. And we think we have it!

So we’d like to introduce you to the team at Burghley Retirement Living, here we meet Lisa, who is the lodge manager at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby.
Read on to find out more about Lisa, who’s door is always open for a smile, a chat, and a cup of tea.

What did you do before you came to Albany Lodge?

I previously worked as a civilian in the British Army as a mover, this entailed moving Military soldiers around the world. Organising flights, removals, hire cars & accommodation. This could be up to 300 personnel at any one time.

 

What does a day as a lodge manger usually entail?

As a lodge manager we are there to support residents to the best of our ability & to help a smooth transition into retirement living. We are always on hand to listen to solve any problems should they occur, to arrange trades people if required, organise events & maintain the day to day running of the lodges.

Albany Lodge, Burghley Retirement Living Derby 1057

Can you describe the lodge you look after?

We are very lucky to have two blocks at Albany Lodge which both have stunning communal lounges to meet up for coffee & a chat. There are also two beautiful guest suites a fitness suite, a quiet lounge filled with books when you need a little escapism and finally a craft room. The atmosphere is caring & friendly.

The buildings are modern fresh & contemporary with a sprinkling of elegance, the Apartments are where you add your own little bit of magic ‘ Although a blank canvas the kitchens & bathrooms  are  very well designed  with everything you need as well as being spacious & airy.

 

What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The advantages are endless, just knowing that you will never feel loneliness & someone is always on hand to help should you need it.   That you can travel in the knowledge your home is safe & secure. You can participate in activities, meet up with other residents or have quiet time in your apartment, the choice is yours. Colder months you don’t have to venture far should you not wish to as the Lodges have so much to offer, meaning you have it all on your doorstep.

January Open House at Albany Lodge

 

Find out more

Burghley Retirement Living is dedicated to producing luxurious retirement apartments for the over 55s; with beautiful developments in Derby, Thornton-Cleveleys, Brighouse, and Shipley.

To find out more about life at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby, or to book a personal tour at any time CLICK HERE or call 0800 999 1989.

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At Burghley Retirement Living, we are built on the ethos that a business is only as good as the people behind it. For us, the concept is even more important, because our staff are directly responsible for people feeling content, safe and happy in their own homes.
It’s for this reason that we carefully select our staff, not just on their qualifications but their personality and how they fit with the Burghley Retirement Living philosophy.

We want a team of warm, genuine people who sincerely care about our retirement apartment residents and will go over and above for them. And we think we have it!

So we’d like to introduce you to the team at Burghley Retirement Living, here we meet Lisa, who is the lodge manager at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby.
Read on to find out more about Lisa, who’s door is always open for a smile, a chat, and a cup of tea.

What did you do before you came to Albany Lodge?

I previously worked as a civilian in the British Army as a mover, this entailed moving Military soldiers around the world. Organising flights, removals, hire cars & accommodation. This could be up to 300 personnel at any one time.

 

What does a day as a lodge manger usually entail?

As a lodge manager we are there to support residents to the best of our ability & to help a smooth transition into retirement living. We are always on hand to listen to solve any problems should they occur, to arrange trades people if required, organise events & maintain the day to day running of the lodges.

Albany Lodge, Burghley Retirement Living Derby 1057

Can you describe the lodge you look after?

We are very lucky to have two blocks at Albany Lodge which both have stunning communal lounges to meet up for coffee & a chat. There are also two beautiful guest suites a fitness suite, a quiet lounge filled with books when you need a little escapism and finally a craft room. The atmosphere is caring & friendly.

The buildings are modern fresh & contemporary with a sprinkling of elegance, the Apartments are where you add your own little bit of magic ‘ Although a blank canvas the kitchens & bathrooms  are  very well designed  with everything you need as well as being spacious & airy.

 

What in your opinion is the main advantage of moving into a property like this?

The advantages are endless, just knowing that you will never feel loneliness & someone is always on hand to help should you need it.   That you can travel in the knowledge your home is safe & secure. You can participate in activities, meet up with other residents or have quiet time in your apartment, the choice is yours. Colder months you don’t have to venture far should you not wish to as the Lodges have so much to offer, meaning you have it all on your doorstep.

January Open House at Albany Lodge

 

Find out more

Burghley Retirement Living is dedicated to producing luxurious retirement apartments for the over 55s; with beautiful developments in Derby, Thornton-Cleveleys, Brighouse, and Shipley.

To find out more about life at Albany Lodge, our luxury retirement development in Derby, or to book a personal tour at any time CLICK HERE or call 0800 999 1989.

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As the cost of living rises, taking control of your retirement finances has never been more important.  For many retirees, that means making some big financial decisions such as to reduce their living costs by downsizing. Where to move to – is the big question of course. But when you know that Burghley Retirement Living in Derby can not only provide a safe, secure, friendly retirement living option it can also help you to achieve greater financial certainty, as we’ll pay your bills for three years, that decision may just be a little easier than you thought.

Albany Lodge Communal Lounge We’ll Pay Your Bills for Three Years offer

KEY BILLS PAID FOR THREE YEARS

Burghley Retirement Living brings you the opportunity to not only live a stress-free life in one of its luxury one or two bedroomed Derby retirement apartments, but we’ll also help as we pay your bills for three years. *

Yes, we will pay for your annual service charge, electricity, water, and council tax bills for three years. Giving you the chance to settle into your luxury retirement living apartment, embark on your new active and fulfilled lifestyle, and make new friendships with the wonderful people who already live in Burghley Retirement Living’s development at Albany Lodge, Derby.

And there’s more peace of mind and financial benefits to making the move to our Derby retirement living apartments.

Albany Lodge Lounge Derby We’ll Pay Your Bills for Three Years

ENERGY EFFICIENT RETIREMENT LIVING APARTMENTS

Albany Lodge in Derby has been designed exclusively for the over 55’s and features a collection of 10 one-bedroom and 54 two-bedroom luxury apartments. These have been thoughtfully designed specifically for mature lifestyles but are also energy efficient new apartment which leads to smaller bills.

  • High standard of insulation providing an energy efficient building
  • Showers rather than baths installed to reduce water wastage
  • Double glazing to keep warmth in and bills low
  • Energy efficient, heat-recovery, hot water cylinders
  • ‘A’ rated water and electric efficient kitchen appliances

FINANCIAL BENEFITS TO RETIREMENT LIVING IN DERBY

Plus, after we have paid your bills for three years, you will be able to plan your finances effectively by knowing exactly what your annual service charge includes:

  • Buildings insurance – so you never have to worry about large property maintenance bills again
  • Landscaped garden maintenance – allowing you to enjoy the outdoor spaces without the cost or work
  • On site support – a dedicated Lodge Manager is on hand to take care of the property; she also offers a morning check in call with you and will help to organise a range of social events
  • Safety – camera entry and 24-hour emergency call system for added peace of mind
  • Communal spaces – light, airy and welcoming communal lounges to socialise in with friends and neighbours, and communal activities room for crafts, games and classes
  • Stay connected – with free Wi-Fi available in all communal spaces, and with two Hotel-Style Guest Suites, friends and family can come to stay

A move into Burghley Retirement Living will help to bring a new level of financial certainty, allowing you to live your retirement, your way.

Pamela Albany Lodge Manager Albany Lodge Derby

 

BILLS REDUCE AS FRIENDSHIPS GROW

Living in our Derby retirement community also brings a host of new lifestyle opportunities, so as you reduce your bills, you will increase your social life.

With neighbours all around you, and a lively programme of social events designed to bring people together, you soon make new friendships.  Built close to the local amenities, you are also on the doorstep of community hobbies, activities, and social groups. And if you have a pet, we have lots of local walks and parks nearby and we welcome your four pawed friend to live at Albany Lodge with you.

Albany Lodge Communal Lounge We’ll Pay Your Bills for Three Years offer

VISIT US

Take a look for yourself at what retirement living can offer you. Visit one of our open days on 28-30 November, 5-7 December, or 12-14 December. We have flexible times, including evenings, to allow you to bring a family member or friend along with you.

To find out more about this offer, and arrange your tour, call Pamela on 07725 630907 or email info@burghleygroup.co.uk.

Albany Lodge, Bramble Drive, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3ZB

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Includes payment of Burghley Retirement Living annual service charge, electricity, water, and council tax for three years from purchase completion to the value of up to £5,000 per year on a one-bedroom apartment and up to £7,500 per year for a two-bedroom apartment. Only available at Albany Lodge, Derby and not available in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Purchase must be complete before July 31, 2024.

 

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From 8th – 17th September the UK’s largest festival of history and culture will take place, offering people the chance to try new experiences and celebrate their local heritage and community. Over 5000 events with everything from “historic houses to factories, museums to music halls, formal gardens to graveyards, places, spaces and communities across the country” are once again hosting free events.
Getting out and engaging in the local community is an important part of living an active and fulfilling lifestyle in retirement. It’s something we encourage all our residents to do through our in-house events programmes, as well as sharing what’s going on in the local area. And because of their excellent community locations, there are many events taking place in the vicinity of our luxury retirement communities. Many of which are free and all of which promise a fantastic day of discovery. So, if you’re looking to celebrate heritage open day, here’s our pick of the best ideas:

ALBANY LODGE, DERBY

Within easy reach of our beautiful, new retirement apartments at Albany Lodge in Derby there are a number of exciting and varied events, all of which can be found by clicking here

Celebrate Heritage Open Day in Derby with one of these…

National Trust, Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

A unique house owned by an eccentric family who collected many hidden treasures over the years. Unlike many historic houses that are restored to their former glory once under the ownership of the National Trust, this one has been kept exactly as it was when it was discovered in order to tell the story of the property. Some rooms are grand and crammed full of hidden treasures – others are disused and abandoned providing a unique contrast. Calke Park is also home to a National Nature Reserve which is teaming with wildlife along with plenty of parkland to explore.

The Heritage Open Day at Calke Abbey is on Sunday 17 September between 10am and 5pm with the Mansion open between 11am and 4pm. No booking is required.

Access

There is a buggy available to take visitors with mobility issues to the Mansion and gardens. Wheelchairs are available and visitors who can’t access the stairs can view a virtual tour of the house.

Contact

Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey or call the property office on 01332 863822

Click here to find out more

George Turner Exhibition and Outdoor Gallery
St. Wilfrid’s Church, Church Lane, Barrow-on-Trent, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7HB

George Turner lived in the village of Barrow upon Trent and his house is still visible close to St Wilfrid’s Church which will become a hub serving refreshments and cream teas during the day on this exciting Heritage Open Day event. Turner painted many beautiful views of this delightful village, many of which will be displayed as part of an art trail on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. Other talented artists from the village and surrounding areas will be around to demonstrate their art and children too can make their own masterpiece, in an event that is fun for the whole family.

The George Turner Outdoor Gallery will take place on Saturday 16 September from 10.30am – 4.00pm and Sunday 17 September between 11.30am – 4.00pm. No booking required

Access

The trail is accessible but does include a wide, slightly uneven pathway in part. The church is fully accessible.

Click here to find out more

Jane Loudon, a talk by Sara Porter
Loudon Lodge, Derby Arboretum, Grove St, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8EL

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Join the organisers for an insightful talk on the life of Jane Loudon who among many accolades wrote the Mummy, one of the first science fiction novels. Married to a famous garden designer she worked on Derby Arboretum with her husband before it was gifted to the people of Derby in 1840.

Although the Arboretum is free to explore, booking on this event is essential as there are only 30 places available. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

The event takes place on Tuesday 19th September 2023 at 7.30pm for 8pm, at Loudon Lodge, Derby Arboretum DE23 8EL

Heritage Open Day Country House

ROYLE’S LODGE, THORNTON-CLEVELEYS

Royle’s Lodge is our retirement apartment development situated in the quaint town of Thornton-Cleveleys. It has a number of interesting and inspiring places nearby to explore during as you celebrate Heritage Open Day, all of which can be found here: CLICK HERE

A few of our favourites include…

1906 Cleveleys Cottage Exhibition Walk
Cleveleys Avenue, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 2BJ

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These historical homes were first proudly exhibited in a guided walking tour in 1906 in an event that is sometimes regarded as “The World’s First Ideal Home Exhibition”. They were originally built to demonstrate advances in building methods at the time. During your tour you can examine the original publicity materials to see how the groundbreaking project has changed in the last century.

The tour takes place at 12 noon on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September.

Booking is required, call: 01253 478624 or CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Marsh Mill Windmill, Thornton
73 Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 4AB

This grade II listed building dates back to 1794 and is throwing open its doors for a free tour during the time of Heritage Open Days. The Mill is one of the tallest in Europe and stands at a height of 70ft (21.5m). Uncover its unique construction, engineering, and history with free guided tours during the Heritage Open Days.

Marsh Mills Sails will turn for the event (weather dependant) and there will be children’s activities on the ground floor. there will also be arts and heritage exhibitions to see on the ground floor.

The Heritage Open Day takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September between 11am and 3pm. No booking is required.

Access

As an historic windmill built in 1794, there is no wheelchair access above the ground floor, but there is lots of interpretation about the mill on the ground floor. The stairs become gradually steeper the higher the Mill goes up. Click here for more information.

Important to note, that Marsh Mill Windmill is located right next door to Royle’s Lodge. So, whilst you’re visiting, it’s an ideal opportunity to call into the lodge at take a look around. Call 0800 999 1989 to arrange a viewing Tuesday – Saturday.

Heritage Open Day Wrecks Of The Wyre Estuary Near Fleetwood Lancashire

Heritage of the Wyre Estuary
Wyre Estuary Country Park, River Road, Stanah, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 5LR

Wyre Estuary Country Park is an amazing place to spot wildlife, especially birds and water dwellers as it sits on the estuary. This guided walk with the rangers will uncover tales from the locations past and help you seek out the wildlife that the park plays home to. Walking boots are strongly encouraged as it can get muddy.

The guided walk takes place on Thursday 14 September from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Booking is required please call 01253887502, email greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk or Click here for more

For more information Click here visit Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Day Bandstand and duck pond in Greenhead park, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

ALDERMAN LODGE, BRIGHOUSE

Close to Huddersfield, our beautiful Brighouse retirement development has a host of events nearby for you to celebrate Heritage Open Day. Take a look at just a few.

Greenhead Park in Pictures
Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DN

The history of Huddersfield’s beautiful Victorian town park will be celebrated for Heritage Open Days with an eclectic display of old maps, postcards, and photographs. As well as views of the park and its features, you’ll find images of people, events, and activities through the years – which may bring back childhood memories for some!

Opened in 1884 Greenhead Park it is much more than just a leisure facility and has brought joy to generations.

It is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian park which was restored in 2011 thanks to a multi-million-pound Heritage Lottery funded project. With a lake, bandstand, Italian Gardens & fountain, conservatory, and two war memorials, all of which were refurbished during the restoration, it’s not hard to see why local people flock here.

Greenhead Park in Pictures takes place on Saturday 16 September from 9.30am to 4pm. No booking required. Click here to find out more

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Huddersfield Heritage Mile
St. George’s Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1JB

Enjoy a free guided walk which is suitable for most levels of fitness (just over 1 mile) and learn all about the town’s historic buildings, its growth, and the influence of the Ramsden Family.

The walk will take you on the route known as the Huddersfield Heritage Mile, starting at the Harold Wilson statue, St. George’s Square and culminating at the Huddersfield Open Market. With entertainment en route from the Huddersfield Samba Band and the Northern Tweedsters it promises a fun afternoon for all ages.

The Huddersfield Heritage Mile Guided Walk will take place on Sunday 17 September between 12.30-2pm. Pre-booking is required, contact John Lamb on 01484 22100

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Behind the Scenes at Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SP

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Take a special backstage tour of this iconic building followed by delicious refreshments in the café bar.

A Grade II* listed building which was once the largest Wesleyan mission in the country, the theatre has brought joy to audiences for centuries and to this day presents a wide-ranging year-round programme of in-house and visiting productions.

Behind the scenes tours take place on Thursday 14 September and Friday 15th September between 11am & 1pm

Call: 01484 430528 or Click here to find out more

Why not make the most of your retirement lifestyle by exploring some of these intriguing events and celebrate Heritage Open Day in your local community. Enjoy!

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When you move into Royles Lodge in the seaside town of Thornton-Cleveleys you may be thinking of ways to make your brand-new apartment feel homely. We have pulled together some brilliant interior design ideas to make your fully integrated apartment feel like home from the moment that you arrive.

 

Storage: Each apartment comes with fitted wardrobes and a fully integrated kitchen as standard, which is extremely handy when moving in and means you have plenty of space for storage and this design maximises floor space for you to put your own spin on the retirement living apartment.

 

Upcycling: This is a very popular trend that is not only fun but, if you’re environmentally aware, it’s a great way to be eco-friendly. So, grab a paintbrush and give old bits of furniture a new lease of life and create something which is authentically yours.

 

As wardrobes are already integrated into your apartment, we would suggest upcycling a nightstand or a coffee table. Second-hand tables can be found on most marketplace websites and usually under £100. Depending on the piece you might need to simply sand away the rough edges and re-varnish the wood, or it might need an entire makeover, so why not grab a colour of your choice and make it your own? Doing this on a couple of pieces of wooden furniture can really set your apartment apart and make your home unique.

 

Displays: Gone are the days of displaying plates and vases, but displays can still be very on trend if you know what to display and where. For example, if you are a gin connoisseur your new over 55’s apartment could be the perfect place to display the beautiful bottles. Similar to Del Boy’s globe drinks bar (but far more classy), mini home bars are coming back in fashion. There is a wide variety of bar trolleys available at the moment and they can give your apartment a unique feel.

 

Drinks trolleys are not just stylish but practical too, you can place your bottles and glasses on it and put it in the open plan living space, which is perfect if you are entertaining guests. Another stylish hack is to gather some empty red wine bottles and put candlesticks in the top of them to create your very own holders, once again this is a sustainable display and that will always look great. When you entertain guests, they will be thrilled that they have the opportunity to use your own private bar!

 

Personal touches: When looking for retirement flats for sale in Thornton-Cleveleys you will see that all of our properties at Royles Lodge are all fully fitted with amenities, including an en-suite in the bedroom. Our modest and minimalist approach to styling means you can add exactly want to your retirement apartment make it a home. Hang personal photographs and pictures throughout your apartment to add a touch of colour and remind you of fond memories. If you want to keep your home looking minimal and sleek, we recommend using mounting tape to hang your pictures, so that they are snug to the wall’s, it is quick, easy and completely mess-free!

 

Jazzy flooring: Layered rugs are all the rage at the moment! Now, we know that the humble rug has always been a staple in any home, but these days you can get a rug any size with just about any pattern or picture on it so you will easily find several rug options that which will suit your aesthetic and make your retirement living apartment feel even more comfortable and cosy.

 

Having all of the essentials already fitted into your brand-new retirement home means that there is no need to worry about the overall layout or styling. Instead you can focus on personalisation and the little touches that will make your over 55’s apartment a peaceful haven.

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Before moving to Albany Lodge, you may feel worried about being lonely or not finding the right social clubs to fit into however, we have some great suggestions of community clubs nearby which will keep you active both mentally and physically.

Building a community around you and is a key part of feeling at home wherever you live, and we have some great suggestions of groups you can join, from staying fit and active to discovering a new found academic subject.

 U3A 

The University for the Third Age is a nationwide organisation which has a range of locally run interest groups, Derby is home to a huge range of different groups from learning about local history to learning to play the Ukelele! Joining a U3A group will allow you to become a part of a community with people who have the same interests as you, and have fun learning something new. It might even be the motivation you need to finally get round to starting that thing you’ve always want to learn but just never had the time to! With a number of meeting centres across Derby you won’t have to go far from your lifestyle village to attend your meetings and classes. To find out more on groups and about joining U3A click the link below, because you might just find a new passion and make friends along the way! 

https://u3asites.org.uk/derby/page/45535 

 Golf Courses and Clubs  

If you are a fan of golf and enjoy playing with your friends, Derby has a couple of great golf courses and clubs to choose from. Choosing retirement living in Derby comes with the benefit of the picturesque setting of the Derbyshire countryside. Taking up golf will mean that you are able soak it all up with a few friends and neighbours from the Albany Lodge retirement living community – making golfing a great way to spend a sunny afternoon and enjoy the company of others!  

We like to play a round at “The Derby Golf Club” as it has a range of facilities including a club lounge to enjoy a cool beverage after a few holes with your Derby retirement living neighbours. For joining information about the multiple golf courses across Derby click the link below.  

http://www.derbygolfclub.co.uk 

 History Societies  

Derby has heaps of history to uncover and investigate, plus if you want to meet likeminded history buffs, the city has some fantastic societies and groups who meet fortnightly to discuss the Derby’s rich history. Even if you are not from Derby, learning about its history might make you feel more at home, as stories from the past are shared, you might find a particular interest in a part of the history of Derby. The Derbyshire Historical Society covers everything from family history to architectural history. So whatever interests you joining a history club would be a good way to get to know the area around your new home and when you have visitors to stay, you will be able to impress them with facts you have learnt! 

 

Derby Cathedral Spire

Keeping Active 

For those who are passionate about staying in shape and enjoy exercise, Derby City Council run sports groups for all ages and abilities, so even if you struggle to move as fast as you once could, there is a club for you! Walking football takes the classic sport and slows it down a notch so everyone can keep up. Keeping active in later life is important and can be much more fun when done in a welcoming group, so if you were in a sports team as a youngster or if you just love the game, there is no reason not to keep up what you love in your retirement. 

 Gardening Groups  

Gardening can be an activity people do to keep calm and immerse yourself in nature, it is also extremely satisfying to see your hard work (of looking after your plants) flourish and become something beautiful. The Chellaston In Bloom group is just one example of a great local gardening club you might want to join, or if you are looking for a challenge, the Royal Horticulture Society is a brilliant group to join if you are already green fingered and handy in the garden. They work in collaboration with smaller groups like Chellaston in Bloom around the country and becoming a member allows you to have access to all of their gardens and the monthly newsletter which might give you ideas to bring to your gardening group.  

Derby has so much to offer and becoming part of a group, club or society will make you feel not only at home in your retirement living apartment but also in the city of Derby. Making friends with likeminded people who enjoy the same things as you is really important when settling in a new place. After working all your life, you deserve to dedicate your time to doing the activities you love most with the chance find new passions whilst living at Albany Lodge.  

 

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