91 year old Rosemary buys into Christchurch retirement lifestyle

When Dorset retirement flat hunter Rosemary Lesley set foot into Renaissance Retirement's new development for senior living in Christchurch she immediately felt at home.

Rosemary, 91, downsized from a bungalow and hasn't looked back although she still drives to Highcliffe to play bridge once a week.

"I made up my mind Fleur-de-Lis was the place I wanted to live almost immediately," said Rosemary. "I didn't have to look anywhere else. I knew I'd be happy here and that's the feeling I've had ever since. "I have bought into a lifestyle – being able to walk everywhere, the closeness to the shops and being able to do everything I want is lovely."

"I know Christchurch well and it's wonderful having the library one side and the Regent Centre the other."

Fleur-de-Lis' perfect location is at the heart of the company's collection of 26 new retirement apartments located to the rear of Christchurch High Street, overlooking Druitt Gardens. The apartments provide luxurious living spaces ideally suited for downsizers looking to maintain a quality standard of independent living in the region.

Robert Taylor managing Director at Renaissance Retirement said; "We are delighted that Rosemary has settled in at Fleur-de-Lis so quickly. We have a number of new owners moving in this month and there's a lovely feel about the place."

The building itself has also been conscientiously designed to preserve the view of the stunning 19th century spire of the Christchurch Christian Centre. In order to achieve its vision of preserving this heritage view, Renaissance Retirement has removed two units from the center of the building and replaced them with a glass link through which the church spire is visible from Druitt Gardens.

The development comprises 1 and 2 bedroom luxury retirement apartments, with many featuring private balconies as well as a sumptuous Owners' drawing room and Guest Suite for overnight visitors.

Fleur-de-Lis is now 75 per cent sold out.
Prices start from £250,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment and £425,000 for a 2 bedroom apartment.