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If you want to join a vibrant retirement community and enjoy fun, laughter and friendship then look no further than Elkington House in Dover.  Every month is packed full activities so you can do as much as or as little as you want to.

Elkington House Retirement Living PLUS apartments now available to buy. 

If you’re looking for retirement properties for sale in Dover, then this lovely new Retirement Living PLUS development is perfect for you. Elkington House will offer 74 beautiful one and two bedroom retirement apartments for sale - or for rent – exclusive to the over 70s. This retirement development is close to the thriving city centre and just one mile from Dover Beach with excellent transport links and easy access to the stunning Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast, the iconic White Cliffs and to France and Europe across the channel. Is it time to make your dream of coastal living a reality?

1 bed apartments from £114,500* and 2 bed apartments from £147,500* in partnership with Homes England.

You can now purchase apartments from £114,500*, in partnership with Homes England. There are many advantages to purchasing an apartment in this way. For example, you can purchase a 50% share of the property, with a monthly rent payable on the rest, meaning you can now have the retirement lifestyle you've dreamed of, without paying the full price for your new property.


Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS

In these delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things –as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly Manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. An hour’s domestic support every week is included – more if you want it, plus the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too! 

Low maintenance and sociable

This Retirement Living development in Dover is designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll find stylish communal spaces, including a luxurious lounge with free Wi-Fi and a large, landscaped garden at the back - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. There will also be a hotel-style guest suite as a convenient alternative to your spare room when people come to stay. The communal facilities at our developments become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.

Safe and secure

All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics and Modern Methods of Construction to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient, they have the latest safety and security features built in. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door, as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite at all times.


Terms and Conditions

*Purchase from price shown when purchasing a 50% share, with 50% rent. Other shares available. Qualifying criteria apply. Shared Ownership is available on selected apartments at participating developments only.

Development Highlights

  • Located in the historic town of Dover
  • On-site bistro open for breakfast and lunch 365 days a year
  • Secluded communal garden area
  • Just 0.7 miles to Dover Priory train station
  • Selected apartments feature balconies with views over Dover Castle
  • Guest Suite for visitors to spend the night
  • Tailored domestic support and personal care available should you need it
  • Staff on-call 24/7 and dedicated Estate Manager to handle day-to-day running of the community

Key Features

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    Guest suite
  • Bistro
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    By the sea
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    Pets allowed
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    Estates Manager
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    Landscaped gardens
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    Lifts to all floors
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    Communal lounge
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    24 hour staffing
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    Car parking
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    Camera entry system
Janet, homeowner at Elkington House
My new apartment at Elkington House is well designed and spacious, insulated against temperature and noise, and has a friendly atmosphere. It is exactly what I expected and hoped it would be!

Retirement Living PLUS at Elkington House

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Virtual Tours

See for yourself what Elkington House has to offer with virtual tours of our one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment, Communal lounge and Guest Suite. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.

One Bedroom Apartment

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.

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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 01/01/2022

You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

Shared Ownership Explained

Find out how Shared Ownership with McCarthy Stone works.

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Join us at one of our events

  • 13 Jul
    14:00 - 16:00

    Let's Celebrate Summer!

    13th Jul
    Elkington House, The Old Sorting Office Charlton Green, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AP

    We’d love for you to join us at our Summer Party.

    We’ll welcome you with drinks, snacks and live entertainment.

    You can meet some of the Owners' already calling Elkington House home and our friendly team will be on hand to give you the grand tour and to answer any questions you may have.

    This event is hugely popular so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your place.

    Please call to book an appointment on 0800 201 4811 or use the Book Now in the events section below.

  • 24 Jul
    ladies enjoying lunch in the bistro
    13:00 - 15:00

    Lunch on us

    24th Jul
    The Old Sorting Office Charlton Green, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AP

    Do you fancy a taste of the wonderful lifestyle we have here at Elkington House?

    Join us for Lunch with our welcoming homeowners in our Bistro, where freshly prepared hot meals are served daily by our professional chef.

    You’ll have the opportunity to experience the lifestyle for yourself and to take a tour of our beautifully designed one and two bedroom show apartments on the day.

    Call 0800 201 4811 to book your place or simply click below.

    By appointment only, please do book if you would like to join us.

  • 17 Aug
    ladies enjoying lunch in the bistro
    13:00 - 15:00

    Lunch on us

    17th Aug
    Elkington House, The Old Sorting Office Charlton Green, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AP

    Do you fancy a taste of the wonderful lifestyle we have here at Elkington House.

    Join us for Lunch with our welcoming homeowners in our Bistro, where freshly prepared hot meals are served daily by our professional chef.

    You’ll have the opportunity to experience the lifestyle for yourself and to take a tour of our beautifully designed one and two bedroom show apartments on the day.

    Call 0800 201 4811 to book your place or simply click below.

    By appointment only, please do book if you would like to join us.

  • 14 Sep
    summer garden party
    14:00 - 16:00

    It's our birthday!

    14th Sep
    Elkington House, Charlton Green, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AP

    We'd love for you to join us at this most wonderful time of the year.

    Its our 2nd Birthday and we are inviting you to join in the celebrations.

    There will be live entertainment for you to sing along to plus refreshments prepared by our in-house chef.

    To book your place, call 0800 201 4811 today.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Elkington House.


Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Move For Free this Summer!

    With our Summer offer you can Move For Free* ! Enjoy retirement living to the full, without paying in full. That's because with our Move for Free offer we’ll pay your stamp duty + your estate agent, removals and legal fees*. Making now, the ideal time to move to our beautiful development in Dover!

    Reserve before 30th August and complete by 25th October 2024 to take advantage of this offer.**

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

    *T&Cs apply.

    ** Offer available on selected properties.

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

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    Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale

    With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.

    To find out more please call 0800 201 4811.


Things to do in Dover

With iconic White Cliffs, a dramatic castle, military museums, beaches and day trips to France – there’s a lot to love about this emblematic Kent town. Its famous White Cliffs, immortalised by Vera Lyn, are without doubt a spectacular natural phenomenon made of pure white limestone, and the views from them are breath-taking. Enjoy the scenery at the vintage style Mrs Knott’s Tearoom at the National Trust’s South Foreland Lighthouse.

Elkington House is conveniently located close to the town centre. It’s just 0.7 miles to Dover Priory train station, which takes from just over an hour to connect to London St. Pancras. The nearest beach is Dover Beach, just one mile away. The area surrounding Dover features some of the most stunning coastline England has to offer, including the South Foreland Heritage Coast, and the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast. Kent Downs AONB also stretches to the fringes of Dover. You will also find some historic cities close by, with Canterbury being a popular hot spot, with a plethora of high street names, vintage boutiques, glorious markets and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Dover has plenty of local amenities too including supermarkets, banks, a shopping centre, cafes and takeaways. Dover has benefitted from a brand new regeneration scheme across the waterfront, with many of the shops and restaurants gaining a new lease of life adding to this vibrant community. Nearby, you will find the green fields of Connaught Park, with mature trees and open grassy spaces. If you enjoy a round of golf, there are several clubs nearby including the Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club known as ‘The Club on the Cliffs’. You’ll find swimming and fitness classes at Dover District Leisure Centre as well as events and clubs at the network of local community centres. For a fascinating day out English Heritage’s Dover Castle is a must – it has over 800 years of history from Henry II’s Great Tower to its role as a WWI Fire Command Post. Fort Burgoyne, Priory Gate and the Western Heights of Dover are also popular historic attractions in the town. Dover is extremely well connected for exploring the South East of England, London, the wider UK and the continent, with regular ferries to France.

Dover Facts:
7 miles
from Folkestone
Elkington House
Charlton Green, Dover, Kent, CT16 1AP
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Morrisons 0.1 miles
  • Pharmacy 0.2 miles
  • Cafe 0.2 miles
  • Bus stop 0.3 miles

Located on Charlton Green, this development has everything you need within the immediate area.

You’ll find a Morrisons supermarket 0.1 miles away, as well as an Asda 0.2 miles from the development. You will also find a pharmacy and a choice of cafés 0.2 miles away.

Further afield, Dover Priory Station is 0.6 miles away, while the shops, cafés and ports at Dover Marina are 1.2 miles from the development.

Getting to Location

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

Our people

The Team at Elkington House

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Kati Savolainen
Sales Consultant
It is so rewarding to meet soon-to-be homeowners and to offer them help and support on their journey to move into our lovely development.
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Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.