Dream of escaping to the coast for your retired years? Dover is the perfect location, boasting the stunning Dover-Folkstone Heritage Coast, a thriving local community, and easy access to France and Europe across the channel. Creating a home at Elkington House, our latest Retirement Living Plus development in Dover, is a guaranteed way to make the most of your retirement.
Every apartment in Elkington House is carefully planned with intelligent design, to maximise the space and ensure a comfortable and relaxed retirement. We limit the number of apartments in the gated complex, to encourage a close-knit community feel. There are 70 one and two bedroom apartments available exclusively to the over 70s. The communal spaces will offer plenty of opportunity for new residents to meet their neighbours and make new friends. The communal lounge is a comfortable and sociable space, and the on-site bistro offers hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks. The landscaped gardens within the complex are located to the rear of the site, bordering residential apartments to create a secluded area – the perfect place to relax during fine weather.
We ensure the safety and security of our residents with hi-tech security systems. Each apartment has an inbuilt camera entry system, so you can see who’s calling before permitting them access to the complex. Burglar alarms are installed in every apartment, as well as secure, lockable windows. The 24 hour emergency call system gives residents and their loved ones peace of mind. Guests are always welcome at McCarthy & Stone Dover, where there's a Guest Suite for visitors to spend the night.
- Located in the highly desirable coastal town of Dover
- Close to the town centre
- Secluded communal garden area
- Just 0.7 miles to Dover Priory train station
- Selected apartments feature private balconies
- Guest Suite for visitors to spend the night
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Estates Manager
- Care provisions
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Car parking
What you can expect to pay
Take a look through our Retirement Living PLUS service charge costs.
Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living PLUS service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.
*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living PLUS properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.
About Retirement Living PLUS
Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.
Part buy, part rent
Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.
Living in Dover
Perhaps most famed for the striking White Cliffs which take its name, Dover is a thriving town on the South Eastern coast of England. A port town with regular ferries crossing the Straits of Dover to Calais in France, the majority of Britons will have passed through Dover at one time or another. Dover has plenty of local amenities for residents, including supermarkets, banks, a shopping centre, restaurants and takeaways, and an expansive local park. Connaught Park is a naturalistic open space, with mature trees and open grassy spaces.
There are plenty of historic attractions and landmarks in Dover, which has been the site of many invasions and battles during England’s history. The iconic Dover Castle is the town’s most popular attraction, featuring a Military museum, medieval underground works, and a labyrinth of war-time tunnels. Fort Burgoyne, Priory Gate and the Western Heights of Dover are also popular historic attractions in the town.
Elkington House is conveniently located close to the town centre and its amenities. It’s just 0.7 miles to Dover Priory train station, which takes from just over an hour to connect to London St. Pancras International. The nearest beach is Dover Beach, just 1 mile away. The area surrounding Dover features some of the most stunning coastline England has to offer, including the White Cliffs of Dover, the South Foreland Heritage Coast, and the Dover-Folkstone Heritage Coast. Kent Downs AONB also stretches to the fringes of Dover, meaning there’s plenty of natural beauty to be seen when you retire to this charming town.
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
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