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Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur-de-Lis retirement development in Christchurch

With its proximity to the New Forest, links to Bournemouth and idyllic setting at the mouth of the harbour, it is easy to see why a national survey placed Christchurch as one of the most desirable locations to retire in the UK.

Christchurch’s unique location next to the rivers Stour and Avon, on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour, makes it the perfect destination to relax and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle. Home to a weekly market and annual food and wine festival, this historic market town boasts a diverse mix of attractions, fascinating heritage and a beautiful coastline.

As well as an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and tea rooms the area also benefits from superb shopping destinations.

Just launched in the centre of Christchurch is Renaissance Retirement’s latest luxury development of 26 one and two bedroom apartments. Situated just yards from the high street and backing onto attractive parkland, ‘Fleur-de-Lis’ offers the best of both worlds to owners – superb location, and inside and outside living.

Fleur-de-Lis has been built on the site of the town’s old Cornfactor building which was originally the central hub of the district’s corn market dating back to the 1800s. It also boasts its own unique tea rooms and a hair salon, which will transform from a sales office once the development has been sold.

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 show apartments demonstrate the luxurious specification that home owners can expect. Features include fully integrated Neff appliances throughout, granite work tops with Ovolo mouldings, luxury showers with digitallycontrolled thermostats, Premium Villeroy Boch sanitary ware and Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles.

The properties are double glazed throughout and also offer bespoke fitted wardrobes, electric heating, illuminated light switches and fresh air filtration systems, providing luxurious living spaces ideally suited for downsizers looking to maintain a quality standard of independent living.

Owners will also benefit from a dedicated Concierge, who will deal with the day to day running of the development whilst also helping to assist with those small jobs such as simply changing a light bulb or helping to carry the shopping to your front door, as well as running events and trips out.

A sumptuous owners' drawing room complete with genuine Louis XV furniture and a spectacular chandelier creates a memorable centre piece. 

Renaissance Retirement’s Managing Director Robert Taylor said: “If it is luxury and location people are looking for in their senior years we have a unique site. Backing on to the thriving Christchurch high street and within easy reach of all the stunning amenities and attractions the New Forest has to offer, our luxury apartments with their high specifications will be hard to beat. We recommend a visit to really appreciate the development’s benefits.”

Renaissance Retirement was handpicked by HRH Prince of Wales to build the first ever retirement development at his flagship development in Poundbury, Dorchester in the 1990s, and has an enviable reputation for quality build and finishes.

Fleur-de-Lis Christchurch is already 30 per cent sold and creating lots of interest. For more information:

Email  www.renaissancegroup.co.uk, or  tel 01202 486432, where Zoë and Genna will be happy to answer any queries.

Prices start from £275,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment and £425,000 for a 2 bedroom apartment.