When we think of retirement living, often we associate it with coming into a quieter time in life. However, this is often not the case. In fact, for those at Terlingham Gardens life only really has just got started. It’s a new way of retirement living, from leading Kent developer, Pentland Homes,
It is set within the village of Hawkinge on the Kentish Downs. Terlingham Gardens offers fully independent living in a secure gated community, set facing tranquil landscape gardens.
Community of Like-Minded People
Unlike traditional retirement properties, there are no wardens here. Instead it is a community of like minded people over 55, who come together to enjoy life. From resident wine and cheese evenings to gin and BBQ summers gatherings.
Terlingham Gardens offers residents a bustling community of attractive bungalows, houses and apartments. Everything is on hand to enjoy. This includes extensive communal garden space and unique views from the development across the English Channel. There are also extensive local walks to take in all the Kent countryside has to offer. Over the next three years there will be a new hub for residents, with further additional communal space for events, leisure and fitness facilities and a cinema room.
For one resident, Jeanette Davies (72), Terlingham Gardens has seen the start of a new vibrant life.
Following the death of her beloved husband, and during Covid, Jeanette decided that she needed a change. Jeanette had lived with her husband in their four-bed family home for over 34 years. She wanted to live somewhere that offered a sense of community. But she didn’t want it to feel like she was living in an old people’s home.
Safe and Secure
Jeanette picked Terlingham because it allowed her to live somewhere safe and secure, whilst being fully independent. As a part time sales assistant at Osprey, a sense of independence is of the upmost importance to her. People often assume that when you become widowed and reach mid 70’s it is the end of life. However, it can just be the start of a new life.
‘’ Moving to Terlingham Gardens has given me a new lease of life. I have been enjoying adding my own personal touch to my new home which is the ideal blank canvas all whilst being able to lead a social and independent lifestyle. My life has changed for the better since I have moved, providing me with a sense of safety and security, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to move.”
Much Needed Fun
Moving to a community style development, as opposed to a traditional retirement property has seen Jeanette meet a host of new people and discover new passions in life, as well as giving her the chance to have some much-needed fun.
Jeanette chose a two-bed bungalow, as it offered a modern home with idyllic sea views and the strong sense of community. Since moving she has been sleeping better and feeling much happier.
Properties at Terlingham Gardens are available from £320,000. For further sales information, contact Pentland Homes on 01303 370 129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org