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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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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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National Walking Month is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the health benefits that walking can offer, especially for those over 55. Walking is not just a simple way to stay active, but it is also an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, it not only boosts your mood but it can improve your overall health and wellbeing.  

 

Let’s start with the benefits of walking.  

If you’re not a regular at the local tennis courts or an avid marathon runner, low-impact walking is going to be one of the easiest ways to get back into exercise. 

Walking can provide a range of health benefits for those over 55, and getting outdoors near your retirement living apartment is free and easy to do. If the feeling of the sun on your face and the fresh air in your lungs still doesn’t entice you to start this healthy habit, we have pulled together 3 of the key benefits of walking that might just motivate you to head out on a walk this May. 

  1. Improved Heart Health: Walking regularly can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve cardiovascular health.
  2. Increased Mobility: Walking can help improve mobility and flexibility, which can be especially beneficial for older adults who may experience stiffness or joint pain. 
  3. Better Mood: Walking can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost overall mental health and well-being.

 

3 Easy Walks to Try Out 

Our retirement living villages in Brighouse, Derby and Thornton Cleveleys are perfectly positioned for enjoying a variety of interesting walks. We have picked our favourite walks near each retirement living location. 

1) Alderman Lodge, Brighouse  

The Brighouse Canal Walk is a scenic route that showcases beautiful views of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal and the surrounding countryside. The walk begins at Brighouse Basin, which is a picturesque starting point in itself. If you fancy something light to eat before you walk, we recommend stopping at Jeremy’s at the Boathouse for some tapas and sitting on one of the outside tables. It’s a great place to people-watch as the basin is a popular spot for boaters and visitors alike, and it offers a peaceful and tranquil environment to start your walk. 

A view of the lock gates at the entrance to Brighouse canal basin and moorings on the calder and hebble navigation canal in calderdale West Yorkshire

This is an easy walk (we estimate that it will take around 1.5 hours to complete) and can be cut short by simply turning around or cutting across one of the locks. To complete our full recommended walk, you need to follow the canal path towards Cooper Bridge and cross several locks before turning around and heading back the way you came. The locks offer a glimpse into the history of the canal and the industrial heritage of the area and are an impressive feat of engineering that are still used today by boats navigating the canal. 

As you walk along, you’ll be guaranteed to be entertained, there is a healthy mixture of countryside and urban landscapes, with sections passing through woodland areas and others through the more built-up areas of Brighouse. If you are lucky, you might even spot a duck, swan, or one of the other waterfowl that live on the canal! 

One of the highlights of the walk is entering the edge of the charming town of Mirfield at Cooper Bridge, which provides a handy pitstop! This area is home to several pubs and cafes, where you can stop for a coffee or a bite to eat and take a break from your walk. 

Once you have had your pitstop, you can either cross to the other side of the canal to walk back to Brighouse Basin or turn around and use the same path. The marina (at Brighouse Basin) flanks the beginning and end of the walk and is a bustling hub of activity, with boats coming and going, it offers a great place to stop and watch the world go by. 

This is an easy walk suitable for all ages and abilities, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise in a beautiful and peaceful setting. 

2) Albany Lodge, Derby 

Markeaton Park Walk – This easy walk is a great way to explore the beautiful Markeaton Park in Derby. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles long and takes around 1 hour to complete. The walk offers stunning views of the park’s gardens, lake, and woodland areas and is perfect for those looking for a leisurely stroll. 

Markeaton Park Lake

Just a 5 minute drive from Albany Lodge retirement living village sits Markeaton Park. The Markeaton Park walk is a delightful stroll that is particularly beautiful in springtime, when the trees are starting to bud, and the flowers are blooming, making it an excellent time to take in nature. 

The walk begins at the Markeaton Park car park (where you can park your car for free) and is signposted at the car park entrance. From here, the walk takes you through the park’s stunning gardens, which are in full bloom during the spring months. You’ll see a variety of colourful flowers, including tulips, daffodils, and crocuses, as well as blossoming trees such as cherry blossom and apple trees. 

If you are a nature lover, the walk is perfect for you as it takes you to the park’s lake, which is home to a variety of waterfowl, including ducks and swans (perfect to bring the Grandchildren to feed the ducks over long May bank holiday weekends). If you have some extra time, we suggest a slight detour of walking around the lake, taking in the serene and tranquil surroundings and admiring the views of the park. 

If you follow the trail, you’ll be guided to the woodland area of the park which is particularly enchanting in the spring months, with the trees starting to grow and snowdrops shooting up from the earth. The woodland area is also home to confident squirrels (who often sit on the path) so you’ll be sure to spot one. 

Whilst this walk is very short (around an hour long), if you did want to take a break during your walk, there’s a lovely café located in the park’s courtyard, which offers a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. Alternatively, there are several picnic areas in the park where you can stop and enjoy a packed lunch or a cup of tea. 

We love this walk as it changes with the seasons, it is particularly nice to enjoy nature on weekday mornings to beat the lunch crowd and enjoy the tranquillity of the area. 

3) Royles Lodge, Thornton Cleveleys  

Thornton Cleveleys Coastal Walk – We couldn’t recommend a walk in Thornton Cleveleys that didn’t have sea views! Whilst there are many inland options (including King George’s Playing Fields that are steps away from our retirement living apartments at Royles Lodge) nothing clears out the cobwebs like fresh sea air! 

Thornton Cleveleys Coastal Walk

The Thornton Cleveleys Coastal Walk is a beautiful and scenic route that takes you along the Fylde Coast and offers breath-taking views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. The walk starts at Cleveleys Promenade and ends at Rossell Beach Promenade, and it is approximately 3 miles long. 

The walk is best enjoyed during low tide when you can see the vast expanse of the beach and the sea creatures that call it home. You might spot some sea birds, crabs, and other marine life in the tidal pools and exposed rocks. 

One of the highlights of the walk is the picturesque Cleveleys Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand that is perfect for relaxing and taking in the stunning views of the Irish Sea. The beach is a great spot for a picnic, sunbathing, or, if you could even bring your cossie for a refreshing dip in the sea during the warmer months. 

As you walk along the coast, you’ll also see the art installation, Mary’s Shell, and the iconic seafront shelters, which are a popular spot for taking a break and enjoying the view. You’ll pass through the beautiful Jubilee Gardens, where we recommend taking a moment to relax and appreciate the beautiful floral displays and the sea views. 

If you need a refreshment break during your walk, there are several cafes and pubs along the route where you can stop for a coffee, tea, or a bite to eat. Locals favourites include, The Venue, which is located on the seafront or The Queensway, which is situated just off the coastal path. 

The Thornton Cleveleys Coastal Walk is a wonderful way to get some exercise and take in the views of the Fylde Coast. With plenty of highlights along the way, it’s a great way to spend a few hours exploring this beautiful part of the country.

 

When you come to live with us in a luxury retirement living apartment, you are never too far away from a scenic walk. Walking is a simple and enjoyable way for those over 55 to stay active, boost their mood, and improve their overall health and well-being. So, why not take advantage of National Walking Month and try out these easy walks in Brighouse, Derby, and Thornton Cleveleys? You won’t regret it! 

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Thornton Primary School - Word Book Day Celebration 2023

The team at Burghley Retirement enjoyed the magic of World Book Day this year, thanks to the pupils at Thornton Primary School.

Pupils in Beech Class were invited to put pen to paper and write their own original stories, which were entered into a short story competition run by Burghley Retirement. Their stories were shared with the team at Royles Lodge to read and enjoy, as well as select three winners.

Ellie May Turner was crowned as the winner thanks to a fantastic story entitled ‘Why Babies Don’t Make Sense!’. Poppy Hill and Skyla Rose were chosen as the runners up with stories entitled ‘This One Girl’ and ‘The Girl Who’s Mind Went Boom!’. All three pupils were awarded a National Book Token to help them continue to enjoy their love of reading.

Declan Fishwick, Marketing Manager for Burghley Retirement Living, said “The enthusiasm and confidence from the children in telling their stories has been great fun to witness. We thoroughly enjoyed reading through each entry. We have some very talented young writers in Thornton-Cleveleys, it was hard to pick just one.”

“We want to say a big thank you to the pupils and teachers at Thornton Primary School for being so thoughtful, kind and making us part of their World Book Day celebrations. Hopefully next year we can invite them all to Royles Lodge to read to us in person!”.

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Do you find the sea air irresistible and look forward to trips to the Fylde Coast every summer? 18 million of us do and for good reason! This quaint seaside destination has plenty of great choices of places to stay from full-service hotels, to welcoming country inns and cosy holiday cottages as well as friendly caravan parks and glamping sites for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

With a great mixture of beaches, quaint seaside towns and sprawling countryside, it’s little wonder why this coastline was the destination of choice for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert when they visited in the summer of 1874.

If you enjoy holidays on the Fylde coast, why not look beyond just staying in a cosy B&B and tucking into ice creams for two weeks in the summer and instead, think about living in Thornton Cleveleys full time?

What makes Thornton-Cleveleys the perfect home?

It’s flat!

You can walk in any direction, without ending up out of breath because this terrific seaside town isn’t plagued with hills! This smooth and level town is ideal for anyone and accessible to all, making it the idea place to retire too if you plan on enjoying a quieter pace of life.

The easy terrain is also fantastic for bike rides. You can cycle to the Ribble Estuary at Lytham or to Fleetwood in Wyre using the scenic coastal path. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, at Wyre you can hop on the ferry to Knott End and carry on your exploits.

The glorious promenade

This award-winning promenade has been recently renovated in a sea defence project and includes steps leading down to the beach for easy access. The promenade doesn’t just boast fabulous views, it is also clean, attractive and has plenty of built-in seating which is perfect for those all-important ice cream pit stops.

Shopping

If you are a fan of retail therapy, there are some excellent shops along Cleveleys bustling high street, with well known stores and independent shops side by side.

From well-loved local brands such as “Elegant Clothing” (a ladies boutique) to popular big-name shops such as M&Co, Bonmarche and Home Bargains; Cleveleys high street has something for everyone.

It’s easy to get around

 When moving to an area, it’s important to have great transport options. The town has a well-connected bus and tram network and handily has a plethora of buses running across town and further afield starting at the bus station which is located next to the main shopping street.

The trams are frequent and the main stops run along the promenade, which is a beautiful route to take at sunset.

The people are really nice

No, it’s not just a holiday glow, people are nice all year around! There is a strong sense of community spirit in Thornton Cleveleys with groups and events galore! There are clubs for everything you can think of, from gardening to music! If you’re not one for organised activities and just fancy a night out, there is great evening entertainment in Marine Hall and Thornton Little Theatre and of course, lots of trendy new cocktail bars popping up along the coastline.

The local area

With its neat hedgerows, golf courses and upmarket restaurants, the elegant Lytham St Annes has all the trappings of a wealthy Cheshire town. If you’re a golf fan, this town is just half an hour away from Thornton Cleveleys and is home to 4 golf clubs including, the “Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club” which one of the premier links courses in the World.

Just 15 minutes away from the heart of Thonton-Cleveleys is trendy Blackpool. Famed for its nightlife, with theatres and entertainment galore! From the notorious Grand Theatre, to the renowned Winter Gardens and of course the Opera House, Blackpool provides ample opportunity to enjoy musicals, plays, operas, pantomimes, stand-up comedy and concerts!

The Lakes are only an hour away from Thornton-Cleveleys, the area is well known for its fantastic trails and mountains and offers everything from short walks that are perfect for beginners to more demanding trails that are ideal for those seeking a challenge.

Royles Lodge is in the heart of Thornton-Cleveleys, near the famous Marsh Mill. This luxury retirement village could be your new home if you choose to extend your seaside holiday… permanently! Find out more about our retirement living community by giving us a call on 0800 999 1989.

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When choosing to live at Royles Lodge you will have a vast number of beaches and seaside experiences at your disposal all of which are practically on your doorstep! Leaving by the coast means that there are plenty of opportunities to take the grandchildren out for the day and enjoy the summer sun. From Blackpool Pier to hidden beaches on the Fylde coast, there’s something for every occasion! 

Blackpool with the Grandchildren 

Thornton Cleveleys is an idyllic location for those who crave the sea air, there are so many seaside locations to choose to visit and we know that you’ll be spoilt for choice!  

If you have the day with the grandchildren we recommend that you take them to Blackpool for the day as it’s only a 20-minute bus ride away from the retirement community living. Blackpool has arcades, rides and a beach, so there is plenty to keep the kids entertained before heading back to your retirement apartment and watching them fall asleep happily on the sofa. Pleasure Beach theme park on the pier has so much to offer with small to giant roller coasters so there is a thrill factor for everyone to enjoy. If that’s not your family’s kind of thing there’s also a huge choice of fish and chip shops to choose lunch from and you could always just get a bucket and spade for the grandkids to pass the time whilst you relax reading a book next to them.  

Ferry To Knott End  

If you want to spend some quality time with your new neighbours and are looking for a quiet seaside day out then we would recommend visiting the Fleetwood Esplanade and catching the ferry from Ferry Beach over to Knott End (which is just over the other side of the River Wyre). Knott End is a quiet area where you can take leisurely walks and look out for local wildlife on the north-western coast! This would be a great place to get away from it all and have a peaceful afternoon just soaking up your surroundings.  

Beach Cleaning  

If you are looking to do some volunteering why not get involved in a beach clean, it’s a brilliant way to meet new people and get involved in the wider community. There are monthly beach clean-ups along Cleveleys beach, including one run by the beach-clean and brew society. After a long morning of cleaning, the group gets a coffee at The Venue Cafe across the street, meaning it’s even easier to make friends and chat! If you feel nervous about going alone why not ask a neighbour from your over 55s community at Royles Lodge to join you? It’s a very rewarding feeling and being a part of a group aiming for the same result will give you extra motivation you need to clean up the beautiful beaches of the northwest!  

Trip to the Park  

Anchorsholme Park is an idyllic location to take your four-legged friends on a walk- being just a 3-minute walk from Royles Lodge. The park is very open and vast and boasts views across the water giving. Your furry friend will love a wander around on a warm summer’s evening and you don’t have to go far to take them to what we’re sure will be their new favourite park!  

There is always something to do around the Thornton-Cleveleys area but it is just made even better in the summer sun. Royles Lodge becomes like your own slice of paradise once the sun comes out. This is the perfect retirement location as the area is packed with beautiful beaches on your doorstep and the opportunity to make wonderful memories. Your retirement living community will be there for you all year round, but whilst the weather is nice make use of it to get out and explore. This is the way retirement living is supposed to be done.  

Blackpool Tower on the beach
 

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Royles Lodge luxury retirement village is in Thornton-Cleveleys, which might be a place you’re not familiar with yet. We can assure you that with a little guidance from us and your new neighbours in the community, you will be gleefully exploring what the area has to offer in no time.   

 

Royles Lodge has been designed and built to feel not just like home but something much bigger, a thriving retirement community where there will be plenty of activities and socialising opportunities on the grounds and in the cafe. However, an even bigger community lies just outside our retirement apartments in Thornton-Cleveleys and there is so much to explore, including the beautiful scenery of the Fylde Coast, and the famous Marsh Mill..  

 

An important part of our ethos at Burghley Retirement living is to build homes in locations that give our residents options to enjoy the retirement they have earned the way they see fit.  

When we found the Royles Lodge location in Thornton-Cleveleys, we knew it was a hidden gem and we can’t wait to show you the area. Our central location ensures that there are lots of great activities on the doorstep of your Royles Lodge apartment that are all accessible by foot in under 10 minutes.  

 

Marsh Mill 

 

Just next door is the Marsh Mill which has a range of cafes, boutiques and a carvery pub! The best part is, it’s only two minutes on foot away from the luxury retirement village. You might find some gifts for a grandchild’s birthday or maybe even a nice spot to enjoy a coffee with a new neighbour. Because it is right by the retirement complex, it will soon become a familiar place for you to spend the afternoon and relax with a friend.  

 

If you have a pet, Marsh Mill has a beautiful windmill and park area to take the dog for a quick stroll. It has it all, it’s big enough that if you are taking care of the grandchildren at the weekend it’s big enough to go for a look around, and small enough that you can quickly pop in  for some groceries for dinner.  

 

On a Sunday after a long morning walk along the coast, you might find yourself craving a carvery, look no further than the Marsh Mill Tavern! They serve 5-star carveries every Sunday, and because they are  just a moment away from home, once you are full you can wander back to your luxury apartment and relax for the rest of the evening.  

 

Having this convenient picturesque village on your doorstep will give you the chance to have another place aside from your independent living apartment to relax and socialise with your new neighbours.  

 

Fylde Coast 

The Fylde Coast is home to some of Northern England’s nicest beaches and having one right on your doorstep might sound too good to be true! The closest beach to Royles Lodge is just 5 minutes so whatever the weather, the beach is just waiting for you to enjoy.  

 

Each month the council organise litter picking days, this is a brilliant way to help out in the community, not only the Royles Lodge community, but that of the whole town! Doing some volunteering like this will feel extremely rewarding and is a great way to make friends outside of your luxury retirement village 

 

So why wait to live in such a convenient and friendly place? Book an appointment to find your perfect apartment today. Marsh Mill

 

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Burghley retirement living at Thornton-Cleveleys is a unique and luxurious place to spend your retirement years. Being situated on the Fylde Coast you will be able to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and take long walks along the beautiful beaches the north has to offer.

 

Having your own luxury apartment in Thornton Cleveleys gives you privacy but also allows you to be a part of the welcoming community at Burghley Retirement Living 

 

Moving to Thornton-Cleveleys is not just a choice of your apartment, but the opportunity for a relaxed change in lifestyle. A lifestyle for you to enjoy with your new friends and neighbours. What’s more, it is the perfect place for grandchildren to visit with a range of activities on offer to do with them at the weekend. 

 

Entertaining the Grandchildren   

At Burghley Retirement Living we understand the importance of being a grandparent, which is why having a space to entertain grandchildren is just as important as your own comfort. Being just a short drive away from the stunning Yorkshire Dales means that you and your family can go on rural adventures before heading back to your luxury apartment to relax at the end of the day. Your new apartment is the perfect place to host guests and enjoy an evening with friends and family.  

 

Plus, with a fully equipped flat you will be able to enjoy baking with the grandchildren when they come to visit to keep them busy. This lifestyle choice will allow you to make the most of your senior independent living apartment. 

 

Staying Active  

The location of Thornton-Cleveleys means there are endless opportunities to go for a chilly winter’s morning walk, or maybe even a dip in the summer months. 

 

Time to relax  

Our easy to move policy makes moving stress free and easy, you are encouraged to take time for yourself at Thornton-Cleveleys. The privacy at Thornton-Cleveleys means that after a busy day of tennis or long walks you are free to have a quiet evening in your apartment or sit out on your own balcony on a summer evening. Thornton-Cleveleys is in one of the UK’s most picturesque spots meaning that you can enjoy your retirement in the way retirement is supposed to be enjoyed.  

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The Thornton-Cleveleys area is an ideal place for senior living communities as you can access nature within a short distance, whether it be nature reserves, long walks or just admiring plant and animal life. Here are some locations that showcase the best of nature in the area.

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

The first location worth exploring is the Marton Mere Nature Reserve in Ormskirk because of the rich diversity it offers and the native plant life. Managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, you can find plants such as the endangered whorled caraway, golden dock, tubular water dropwort, early marsh orchids, the large-flowered hemp nettle and purple ramping fumitory, all native to the nature reserve.

This offers a paradise for wildlife throughout the year as different species settle in the area. For example, in the spring you can see wildflowers and birds nesting whilst during summers your see insects such as butterflies and dragonflies appear.

If you have the spare time then why not get up and personal with the wildlife in the area. You can get involved in activities such as a canoe safari and pond dipping giving people the opportunity to see nature and wildlife up close.

https://www.visitblackpool.com/detail/marton-mere-local-nature-reserve-43270/

Wyre Estuary Country Park

The Wyre Estuary County Park is another good place to visit as you can experience nature in a relaxed setting. Walks and picnics are a great way to just sit and enjoy your surroundings or you can sign up with local rangers at the park to go on fun tours and gain an insight into what makes the park special.

The country park is ideal if you enjoy watching birds in a natural environment or if you admire different tree varieties. It’s a great place to visit to just explore your environment outside of your independent living communities.

https://www.wyre.gov.uk/wyreestuarycountrypark

Rossall Beach

Living at Royles Lodge means you are only minutes from the Lancashire Coast. Rossall Beach situated a mile from the Cleveleys Beach is worth a mention because of the natural landscape that allows nature to thrive. If you walk along the beach, you will experience birds flocking along the sandy beaches and marine life along the coast. There has been rumours that even seals can be seen occasionally.

In many ways, it is perfect for a late evening walk as you can watch the sun descend along the coast at sunset.

https://www.visitcleveleys.co.uk/about/seafront/cleveleys-seafront-rossall-beach/

All of these places are a great change of scenery for those living in luxury retirement villages, when friends or family come to visit why not take them for a little trip outside of your senior living communities.

Author – Simon Oakley

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