New life and new beginnings at Eaton Lodge

Moving to a retirement development has given Chester resident Christine Pratt a new lease of life. Christine, who has lived in Hoole in Chester since she was seven years old, was finding her four bedroom detached home too large to cope with and made the decision to look for a retirement apartment to buy. However it took her several years to find the right one.

Christine comments, “I spent 40 happy years in our family home but it was becoming too large to cope with and the running costs were getting very expensive. I started to look for a retirement apartment in the area but something wasn’t quite right with each of the ones I visited. Then I heard about Churchill Retirement Living’s Eaton Lodge development which was just around the corner and enquired about it.

“I kept in regular contact with the sales team and eagerly watched the development go up brick by brick. Finally I was able to view the plans and I reserved my one bedroom apartment off plan. It was quite scary buying a property from an illustration but the team helped me with everything and I knew exactly what I wanted and am delighted I did.”

Christine purchased a one bedroom apartment on the first floor with views across the beautiful landscaped gardens. Christine continues, “The people who bought my house needed to move in on a set date, but my apartment wasn’t ready so I discussed my options with Churchill and they offered me accommodation in the guest suite at their nearby development Brindley Lodge to help me out. It was a lovely few weeks at the development and I was made to feel so welcome and they were able to settle my nerves before moving into my new apartment.

“I am so delighted I made the decision to move. I cannot think of anything else but living here and don’t regret leaving my large home one bit. There is so much going on here and I have made some wonderful friends. We regularly have coffee mornings and different activities are organised and I was even asked to take part in a fashion show, which was great fun. We are also organising a garden party and various events with nearby Brindley Lodge. My family are also close by and visit me regularly. If anyone is thinking of making the move they must go for it as it’s given me a whole new lease of life. It’s a new chapter in my life and I am thoroughly enjoying it.”

Eaton Lodge is a stylish collection of just 33 one and two bedroom senior apartments close to all the amenities of Hoole Village, just outside the City of Chester. The Lodge has an Owners Lounge, which is for use by all the residents as a casual meeting place or for organised events and there is also a Guest Suite for visiting relatives or friends.

Christine Pratt - Eaton Lodge

Christine Pratt

One and two bedroom apartments are available for sale at Eaton Lodge, priced from £204,950. For more information on the development, or to arrange a visit, call 01244 439 116. For further information on Churchill Retirement Living, visit

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