Penn Court

Retirement housing
108-110 Oxford Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8BJ
108-110 Oxford Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8BJ

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Managed by
FirstPort
For great customer service

Our commitment to customer service and our experienced staff ensure that residents' retirement properties are in the safest possible hands.

Manager's Description

"Penn Court is ideally situated for Calne"

Main Facts

Retirement housing
Tenure(s): Leasehold
42 flats. Built in 2006. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, kitchenette
Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 250 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.75 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s).
Regular Social activities include: music evening every 2 weeks, cheese & wine evening every 6 weeks, "Extend" exercise class every 2 weeks, and tea/coffee in the lounge every afternoon from 3pm. There allso is a Christmas lunch and evening party the week before Christmas, and a fund raising event 2-3 times a year.. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to terms of lease and landlord permission).
Housing Authority: Wiltshire
Social Care Authority: Wiltshire

Info updated: 17/02/2010
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Availability

Re-sale properties in this development may be available through specialist estate agent Retirement Homesearch - see https://www.retirementhomesearch.co.uk/

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:
Activities and outings
Community spirit
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Lifestyle
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the garden

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

"A warm welcomes all this development with activities taking place every week. My grandchildren think it is a 5star hotel. This is a safe environment w..." Show more
"A warm welcomes all this development with activities taking place every week. My grandchildren think it is a 5star hotel. This is a safe environment where my wife and I can enjoy the garden or just join others for coffee and a chat." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Everyone is so friendly, the Garden is so peaceful, there is no stress."
Made by a resident in 2019

"all the residents interact a very happy friendly place to live, due to the care Suzanne our house manager shows us . So many activities are organised ..." Show more
"all the residents interact a very happy friendly place to live, due to the care Suzanne our house manager shows us . So many activities are organised by her and some of the more mobile residents. Iam so glad I moved here 18 months ago." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"The best move I have ever made coming here. A fantastic, active, sociable place with like minded residents. A proactive, brilliant manager who organis..." Show more
"The best move I have ever made coming here. A fantastic, active, sociable place with like minded residents. A proactive, brilliant manager who organises many social events. I have lived in other retirement properties in Surrey and West Sussex and Penn Court is Simply The Best." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Terrific house manager, very peaceful very clean great neighbours. "
Made by a resident in 2019

"Very friendly and caring place"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Well run by the manager.
Mostly friendly and sociable residents.
Many social events organised by manager and residents.
Very pleasant and well kept g..." Show more
"Well run by the manager.
Mostly friendly and sociable residents.
Many social events organised by manager and residents.
Very pleasant and well kept gardens.
Corridors and public rooms always clean and tidy." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Penn Court is the most friendliest and most welcomed place I have visited. Suzzane Hicks is absolutely fantastic. She is brilliant with not only the ..." Show more
"Penn Court is the most friendliest and most welcomed place I have visited. Suzzane Hicks is absolutely fantastic. She is brilliant with not only the Residents but the whole site and visitors as well. She is the making of Penn Court. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"A friendly, happy and safe place to live. A wonderful house manager who organises many events. There's always lots going on (my social life has nev..." Show more
"A friendly, happy and safe place to live. A wonderful house manager who organises many events. There's always lots going on (my social life has never been so good) but if you don't want to take part you don't have to. Lovely gardens too." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Penn Court is a real community, with a lively social life. Everyone cares and looks out for everyone else but don't live in each others pockets. It is..." Show more
"Penn Court is a real community, with a lively social life. Everyone cares and looks out for everyone else but don't live in each others pockets. It is only 10 mins walk from the town centre and 20 yards to a bus stop. a lovely happy place to work." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Best place in Calne."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly staff manager is a marvel. Lovely surroundings. Good social activities. "
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Friendly atmosphere, beautiful garden and lovely communal areas. Very helpful manager. Good social activities. "
Made by a visitor in 2017

"It is safe & secure. You come through the front door of Penn Court and you sense how great the atmosphere is here. Buses are within easy access if you..." Show more
"It is safe & secure. You come through the front door of Penn Court and you sense how great the atmosphere is here. Buses are within easy access if you need them. Bonus: our house manager is great." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Secure; friendly people; excellent manager."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I find it relaxing and if feeling lonely you have a choice of sitting in the lounge (or garden in the summer) with company."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The wraparound sense of security. The community spirit. There is always help and Advice available from the manageress."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very calm & peaceful. Very well looked after and management excellent. No complaints at all."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I find the atmosphere friendly and welcoming with facilities I need: communal garden, car park, communal lounge with well organised opportunities to s..." Show more
"I find the atmosphere friendly and welcoming with facilities I need: communal garden, car park, communal lounge with well organised opportunities to socialise; yet privacy when required, all supported by Suzanne's efficiency and help. I am happy here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Everybody in Britain - once old 0 has led a wonderful life, varied, different and exciting. We can share all that with each other and continue to en..." Show more
"Everybody in Britain - once old 0 has led a wonderful life, varied, different and exciting. We can share all that with each other and continue to enjoy life!" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Wonderful manager Suzanne Hicks. Very good friendly atmosphere here, safe & warm."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We can join in or not with the group of residents, but still keep privacy. The best of both worlds. We all come from different worlds but here we can ..." Show more
"We can join in or not with the group of residents, but still keep privacy. The best of both worlds. We all come from different worlds but here we can meet & learn about the others." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The warden Suzanne is really great. The activities are fab in the lounge (like quiz nights and music evenings). Everyone, residents and visitors are w..." Show more
"The warden Suzanne is really great. The activities are fab in the lounge (like quiz nights and music evenings). Everyone, residents and visitors are warm & friendly. Garden is lovely and kept well." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I love living here because it's warm & friendly. The lots of entertainment thanks to Suzanne, a very caring person."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The place has a lovely atmosphere, very friendly. And it's all down to Sue who is in charge of the place. Everybody likes her. The best we have had he..." Show more
"The place has a lovely atmosphere, very friendly. And it's all down to Sue who is in charge of the place. Everybody likes her. The best we have had here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Visiting - Lovely atmosphere, nice surroundings."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"We have a nice garden. lovely manageress and lots of activities."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Warm & welcoming"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Secure & comfortable. Interesting activities are laid on. Management is second to none."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very friendly both Manager and the residents. Extremely clean & tidy and great social activities. A very happy atmosphere"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I feels secure here and have the services of an excellent and caring manager. I can maintain my independence and do not feel a burden on my family and..." Show more
"I feels secure here and have the services of an excellent and caring manager. I can maintain my independence and do not feel a burden on my family and have the freedom to live my life well." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Very nice environment; warm and friendly and not too big."
Made by a resident in 2017

"A place where my family can call home. Well cared for residents, buildings and grounds"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Well cared for and clean. Always welcoming"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly and welcoming"
Made by a resident in 2017

"It feels so warm and welcoming from the minute you walk through the door."
Made by a staff member in 2017
Managed by
FirstPort
For great customer service

Our commitment to customer service and our experienced staff ensure that residents' retirement properties are in the safest possible hands.

National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing 37-43 units.
Sponsor: .
South West region silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2019.
Category: Retirement housing 37-43 units.
Sponsor: Engie.
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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