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Retirement Flats

posted by sandy on 12 May 2007 at 5:28 pm

I am hoping to move to Bexhill this year.
I will be looking for a retirement flat.
Does anyone know anything about retirement flats, like what it is like living in these flats, is Bexhill a good place to move to?

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Retirement Flats

posted by Stephen Marsh on 28 May 2007 at 3:49 pm

My mother's 81 and a couple of years ago moved to The Sackville on De La Warr Parade. It has flats for the over 50s and she really enjoys it there as it has a 'village' feeling to it and really helpful management who live in the flats as well - even the freeholder's there!

They have a laundry and hair salon in the basement. Residents can be as sociable as they want as there's a thriving club that organises trips and events throughout the year and many congregate in the huge lounge for coffee each morning. Visitors can book rooms in a hotel which occupies the western end of the Sackville.

There are often flats of different sizes for sale there, mainly through Brian Hazell & Partners, but other estate agents occasionally offer them as well. Flats overlooking the sea can be a bit smaller than flats at the same price that are on the back of the building, but then the view is worth it. Have a look and see what you think!

Good luck!

Sackville - Thank You Stephen

posted by sandy on 02 Jun 2007 at 11:04 am

Many thanks Stephen for the information about the Sackville. I have received details from Estate Agents some time ago, and it looks like a very nice place to live. The only problem I can see is the very high service charge, a lot more expensive than other retirement flats, so not sure if I can afford to live there, although the flats are not at all expensive, so will consider.

Thank you again.

Areas to Move To?

posted by Linda Keats on 12 Jun 2007 at 4:26 pm

We are in our fifties and hope to semi retire to the sea. We have looked all around the south coast and Bexhill seems the nicest place. We would like to live as close to the shops and sea as possible, but fear that with our ?220,000 budget we would not be able to afford that kind of location. Can anyone tell us of any nice streets/roads that might fit our pocket, and which to avoid?

Flat For Sale

posted by Peter Fell on 05 Jul 2007 at 5:42 pm

Just seen your message on the message board. There is a flat 1 / 2 bedroom for sale on Buckhurst Road for ?154.950. It is in a block of 4. Off street parking + garage + garden

Retirement Flats

posted by Janet Deans on 06 Dec 2007 at 4:35 pm

We have just bought a retirement flat in Cranfield Road. It is on the Mccarthy & Stone website. They are not pushy and very helpfull. Best thing we have done, great place to live.

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