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Many people dream of living by the sea their whole lives, yet only 5% of UK residents actually take the leap. At Royles Lodge, we believe that the time is now! Our brand new 

retirement village is situated in the craft village of Marsh Mills near Thornton-Cleveleys, meaning that you too could be breathing in coastal air. 

 Val and Brian D’Arcy are uprooting from Leicestershire to move to Royles Lodge and feel that living by the coast is an adventure they are excitedly anticipating. Not only will they be by the sea, but they will be lucky enough to be closer to their family. Having long distance family relationships can be difficult for more mature family members with 61% of them saying they don’t see family enough, with this in mind, the pull of relatives is an important reason for Val and Brian’s move. 

 They are looking forward to being closer to family but also excited by the prospect of their friends and neighbours from Leicestershire coming to stay in their spare room or in the guest suite at Royles Lodge. The two equal-sized ensuite bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes was part of the appeal of the development when Val and Brian were considering where to live. “The large bedrooms as well as the generous lounge with space for a dining table was a real find for us. As we are downsizing, we still do need the space and the second bedroom can double up as a second TV room as well as a guest room.” 

 One of the things they are most looking forward to is being part of a new community and they have worked with Ruth from Unique Estate Agency pouring over the floorplans to ensure they get the perfect plot. They decided on a corner apartment overlooking the carpark so they can see the comings and goings of their new neighbours. The communal lounge is also a great place to meet new friends and Val is looking forward to lending her skills as a former florist and different crafts to her new community in some of their organised events. 

 Martin Hudson, Managing Director of Torsion Care says “Burghley Retirement is the result of years of research and planning to get the right homes to the right people, in the right places. We are delighted to bring a new standard of living to the market and look forward to seeing the difference it makes to our customers.” 

 When the apartments are ready to move into in 2022, Val and Brian will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary and they cannot wait for their friends and family – old and new to be part of the festivities. 

Find out how you can make the move like Val and Brian here

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There are many breathtaking beaches on the Cleveleys seafront that are perfect to spend the day at, either exploring or on a family day.


  1. Cleveleys beach

At Royles Lodge, this beach is right on your doorstep! A walk down to the beach front in Cleveleys and you will be at the beach front with many cafes in the area for you to easily spend the day there.

  1. Fleetwood beach

This sandy beach is dog friendly which is good news if you’re planning a day trip with your family and pets. This beach is a go to for families, water sport enthusiast and nature lovers to enjoy.

  1. Ainsdale beach

A blue flag awarded beach which also holds a quality coast award, which ensures clean water and plenty of facilities to make a beach day a happy and comfortable one.

  1. Bispham beach

Known locally as ‘The Cliffs’, Bispham has extensive man-made sea defences and views along the coast and out towards the Irish sea, this beach is a place to peacefully sit and watch as the scenery will change every day.

  1. Formby beach and Nature Reserve

Formby has miles of sandy beach and acres of woodland to explore and spend the day at. There is a lot to see and explore at Formby as well as a calming and peaceful beach.

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