Chartwell Lodge

Retirement housing
Bishops Down Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AF
Bishops Down Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AF

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Main Facts

Retirement housing
38 flats. Built in 2007. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Non-resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, kitchen
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 150 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 1 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1.5 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: Coffee mornings, afternoon tea, exercise class, music group, discussion group, poetry & literature group, bingo, quizzes, & fish & chips, organised by Residents and Scheme Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (A pet agreement has to be signed).
Tenure(s): Leasehold

Info updated: 14/12/2016   Update info

Availability

Check with Millstream Management Services - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"the pare-terre garden is lovely and the other residents are very friendly"
Made by a resident in 2019

"A lovely position, so close to the Common for walks.
We also have an incredibly beautiful garden, with sunken lawn,
dating back to the mid 1930s. My o..." Show more
"A lovely position, so close to the Common for walks.
We also have an incredibly beautiful garden, with sunken lawn,
dating back to the mid 1930s. My own flat is fronted by a yew tree so I am v. lucky. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"attractive situation.
several things not as satisfactory as they could be, seems to depend on lodge manager.(we have had 5 in 11 years: they seem to..." Show more
"attractive situation.
several things not as satisfactory as they could be, seems to depend on lodge manager.(we have had 5 in 11 years: they seem to need to assert control over everything thus stifling initiative and residents' happiness Has become a care home, few are active" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Well sited, away from traffic noise, close to an extensive public park and spa hotel. Well appointed individual flats. Friendly atmosphere
Large attr..." Show more
"Well sited, away from traffic noise, close to an extensive public park and spa hotel. Well appointed individual flats. Friendly atmosphere
Large attractive garden" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Social gatherings in the owners lounge. The company of other residents. Comfortable, secure apartment. Our very capable & helpful manager."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love it here: no traffic noise: a well kept garden, plus our vicinity to Tunbridge Wells Common which we corss to reach the Pantiles: the railway st..." Show more
"I love it here: no traffic noise: a well kept garden, plus our vicinity to Tunbridge Wells Common which we corss to reach the Pantiles: the railway station, the library and shops in the precinct." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Independent living with a wide range of social activities if you wish to join in."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It is good to relieve myself of the responsibility of managing my own home and it is good to have a lodge manager to discuss any problems I might have..." Show more
"It is good to relieve myself of the responsibility of managing my own home and it is good to have a lodge manager to discuss any problems I might have." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I enjoy the companionship here and the treatment I receive from the staff."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The location is quiet and peaceful on the edge of the common, with a bus service outside for nearby Tunbridge Wells. Our Lodge Manager is conscientiou..." Show more
"The location is quiet and peaceful on the edge of the common, with a bus service outside for nearby Tunbridge Wells. Our Lodge Manager is conscientious and attentive. A good combination for a 92 year old widower. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2017
Memberships
ARHM: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, and therefore committed to complying with its Code of Practice.
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