Waterside Lodge

Retirement housing
Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1FS
Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1FS

Click to enlarge or scroll
Managed by
Churchill Estates Management
Providing enjoyable, safe and worry-free retirement living

Churchill Estates manage this development, and Churchill Sales & Lettings handle many re-sales and lettings in Churchill developments.

Manager's Description

"Located in the attractive market town of Tonbridge, this exclusive retirement development is perfectly situated near the impressive Tonbridge Castle, which is set in landscaped gardens overlooking the..." Show more "Located in the attractive market town of Tonbridge, this exclusive retirement development is perfectly situated near the impressive Tonbridge Castle, which is set in landscaped gardens overlooking the River Medway.

The history of the historic town of Tonbridge goes back hundreds of years, and the town still boasts more than 150 listed buildings. Waterside Lodge, named after its close proximity to the river, is situated within a few hundred yards of the High Street. Tonbridge benefits from good transport links with, Tonbridge train station offering services to London, Ashford and Hastings and the town being served by numerous bus routes to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Bromley and Maidstone." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
Tenure(s): Leasehold
31 flats. Built in 2014. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Activities room, Hairdressing salon
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 120 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 120 yards; town centre 100 yards; GP 400 yards; social centre 50 yards.
Social activities include: Carpet bowls & Buffet, Quiz night & buffet, race night & buffet, Ploughmans & Pimms, weekly film night and 2 card evenings a week., organised by Lodge Manager with assistance from Owners. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (well behaved pets are welcomed, subject to prior permission).
Housing Authority: Tonbridge & Malling
Social Care Authority: Kent

Info updated: 14/11/2016
If you are the manager of Waterside Lodge and want to update your information, please click here.

Availability

Newly built properties are available now, or shortly. Contact Churchill Retirement Living, as above.

Residents' views

A number of residents have used EAC's resident consultation card game to give their views on aspects of where they live. They gave top marks to this scheme for:
Community spirit
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Number / size of facilities
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the facilities

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

"This home can give everything, anything one could ask for. Thanks Paul!"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Mother- in-law lives here. We visit often and we use the guest suite. Lovely home in excellent location in Tonbridge centre, with views over the river..." Show more
"Mother- in-law lives here. We visit often and we use the guest suite. Lovely home in excellent location in Tonbridge centre, with views over the river. Flats are smart and well looked after. Friendly residents, with lively social scene. Paul is an excellent manager." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"We have enjoyed staying in the guest suite. My mum is grateful for Paul (manager)organisation and efficiency, and will be sorry to see him go."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Everyone is very friendly, we have such fun, our manager Paul Follows organises lots of evenings, quizzes, carpet bowls and celebrations such as Burns..." Show more
"Everyone is very friendly, we have such fun, our manager Paul Follows organises lots of evenings, quizzes, carpet bowls and celebrations such as Burns night and the Queens birthday, I have no regrets about moving here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The location is good. A short walk to the high street, next to the river and park. The apartments are spacious and the large lounge has doors onto a l..." Show more
"The location is good. A short walk to the high street, next to the river and park. The apartments are spacious and the large lounge has doors onto a large patio overlooking the river. Perfect." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The location is central but quiet. Beautiful views over the river and park from my mother's room. Communal spaces finished to a high standard. I am de..." Show more
"The location is central but quiet. Beautiful views over the river and park from my mother's room. Communal spaces finished to a high standard. I am delighted that my mother is so happy living here." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Whole design well suited for the residents' needs. This includes thoughtful design of shared and private space. Living is very pleasant thanks to exce..." Show more
"Whole design well suited for the residents' needs. This includes thoughtful design of shared and private space. Living is very pleasant thanks to excellent service of the Lodge manager, Paul." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Nearer to shops and services. Close to open space for exercise. Large communal area for social activities. Support from manager when required. Securit..." Show more
"Nearer to shops and services. Close to open space for exercise. Large communal area for social activities. Support from manager when required. Security with emergency cover 24/7. Freedom to live one's own life." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am the here and I enjoy working here. The owners are lovely and the lodge manager organises many successful activities with great response by owners..." Show more
"I am the here and I enjoy working here. The owners are lovely and the lodge manager organises many successful activities with great response by owners!" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"My mother lives a Waterside Lodge. It is a very happy place. There is always something going on plus residents get together under their own stream. th..." Show more
"My mother lives a Waterside Lodge. It is a very happy place. There is always something going on plus residents get together under their own stream. the Lodge Manager goes above and beyond his role." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Happy and safe environment, close to all local amenities. Excellent Lodge manager, and first class service with careline."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Manager Paul is friendly, polite and always helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely and friendly ladies and gents."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I work here and it is an enjoyment to arrange events. The owners are so friendly and enjoy our fun events."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Near the shops. Near where my daughter lives.Near all facilities (doctor/dentists etc)."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We've got an excellent manager in Paul. My flat is lovely and warm. We have a very happy community with lots of activities."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It's ideal. Great access for shop, park, Age UK, etc, and it's flat. Paul fellows, our manager, is excellent and organises evening entertainments for ..." Show more
"It's ideal. Great access for shop, park, Age UK, etc, and it's flat. Paul fellows, our manager, is excellent and organises evening entertainments for the residents." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Well set out. Convenient. Excellent lodge manager. Comfortable with excellent facilities. Good location."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It's situated next to a park and sports field and rural countryside beyond. The High Street is close by with supermarkets making shopping easy. We are..." Show more
"It's situated next to a park and sports field and rural countryside beyond. The High Street is close by with supermarkets making shopping easy. We are very fortunate in having Paul Follows as Manager. He is second to none." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The lodge manager is excellent and the residents all get along together. Well attended coffee mornings and afternoon teas. Functions arranged by the m..." Show more
"The lodge manager is excellent and the residents all get along together. Well attended coffee mornings and afternoon teas. Functions arranged by the manager are also enjoyed. Everyone is there when and if any crisis develops." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"We have an excellent manager who organises many good social events and I have made lots of new friends. Very central with easy access to shops, busses..." Show more
"We have an excellent manager who organises many good social events and I have made lots of new friends. Very central with easy access to shops, busses and railway station. I couldn't want for more!" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017
Managed by
Churchill Estates Management
Providing enjoyable, safe and worry-free retirement living

Churchill Estates manage this development, and Churchill Sales & Lettings handle many re-sales and lettings in Churchill developments.

National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing 31-36 units.
Sponsor: .
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.
Retirement Housing Group: The organisation that developed and/or manages this facility is a member of the Retirement Housing Group which advocates for more good quality retirement housing
Street view
Map view