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Lochlea Lifestyle Resort
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
25A/25 Charlesworth Drive
Ashburton 7700
Postal Address
Same as above
03 307 9080
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Tony Sands - 027 272 7837
Lochlea Lifestyle Resort - 03 307 9080
Office Administrator
Sue Gluyas - 0275 322 308
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The luxury Lochlea Lifestyle Resort complex is situated on 6.2 hectares of flat land adjacent to Lochlea Estate, off Racecourse Road. Close to the Allenton Shopping Centre, Ashburton Racecourse and the Ashburton Golf Club, the resort also features many internal recreational facilities.

At Lochlea Lifestyle Resort, we believe that life is for living. Residing in a safe and secure gated community doesn't mean being fenced off from the world. On the contrary, it offers you security so you feel confident to get out and explore the surrounding area. Our residents enjoy companionship and embrace community spirit where neighbours really do look out for each other. This provides peace of mind for them and their families.

A facility centre called Lochlea Lodge is the hub of the resort, providing members with the chance to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Residents have access to a heated swimming pool, spa, gym, hobby/craft room, library, lounge and bar, dining room, pool table, bowling green, petanque piste, and massage room and hair dressing salon.

The resort is only a few minutes’ drive from the town centre and has its own resort bus for group tours and shopping excursions.

We understand the decisions ahead are important and we strive to do our very best to assist you in making the right choice.
Graham and Shona Deaker - Lochlea Lifestyle Resorts first residents: "Moving wasn't an easy decision. We made it with our family, and it has been the best. Our new home is warm, modern, spacious, and everything we need. The secure resort community will allow us to continue living our life in style whilst retaining our independence."

Fleming & Joy Robertson: "Living in North Otago all our lives, shifting was a major decision. After viewing Lochlea and with the support of our family, that decision was easy. Free standing villas, the freedom to maintain our own gardens and the security of a gated community appealed. Our lifestyle goes way beyond our anticipations. Management are welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic and always there when you need them! We are the envy of many visitors. We have no regrets and the rewards are plenty."

Bill & Sandra Grant: "We realised that we had to make a move sometime and it would be better for us to get our things in order rather than leave it for our daughter to do. We are delighted that we decided to move into Lochlea when we did. We both enjoy the facility, the comradery and fun times we have. We have some wonderful outings and we are still able to retain our outside interests. We are able to enjoy our garden and grow our own vegetables. We encourage others to consider this opportunity earlier rather than later."

Peter Brophy: "I was born in Geraldine and lived in Canterbury for 40 years before shifting to Auckland where I lived for a further 40 years. I moved back to Ashburton where I hope to live my next 40 years! For nine years I have toured New Zealand each summer staying mostly in the South Island. During a visit to Ashburton I was told by a friend about the proposed Lochlea Resort and my family and friends living in Canterbury suggested I move back here. I visited over 40 Retirement Villages in my travels and lived in a Retirement Village in Auckland for five years. These village experiences gave me a good insight into what was available and what I should look for in a new village. I wanted good care facilities available when needed but I didn't want to live in a Resthome. Living in a large village with a majority of two and three storey apartments didn't appeal. I wanted to live in a large three bedroom villa with plenty of sunshine surrounded by nice gardens and lawns with friendly neighbours. I only found three villages in all of the South Island that met my requirements. The best of those was Lochlea Resort. Now I'm back home again!"

Murray & Maureen Palmer: "We were quite happy in our two bedroom house and had not considered moving anywhere until we visited friends already living at Lochlea Lifestyle Resort. We saw the great way they were filling in their days, with petanque, croquet, bowls, swimming, social activities like dinners and trips away and spending relaxing time chatting to friends of our own vintage (we're both over 75 years of age). Since moving into Lochlea Resort we have really enjoyed getting to know people and are now enjoying all of the above ourselves. The common comment from people we talk to is 'but we are not ready for this lifestyle'. It is our opinion that we could have been here years ago and enjoyed these facilities for longer. The staff, from the Management to the gardeners, are very flexible, helpful and easy to get along with. The villas are warm, comfortable, well designed and well equipped."

Trevor & Barbara Greasley: When we retired, we lived on a semi-rural property with very little street vision and did not have close contact with neighbours as they were younger and worked. We often drove down Racecourse Road and wished we could afford to live in Lochlea Resort. Believing this wasn't possible but keen to know for sure found us sitting down with the Manager who without any pressure worked with us to make it happen. We're living life now and enjoying every minute of it. The sizes of the villas allowed good choice. They are well designed with flexibility to make minor changes to suit your needs. Living at Lochlea has opened our outlook on life and the residents and staff have become an extension of our family. We have total privacy in our vilola but the groups and facilities that we can be a part of means we are never lonely. Simple acts of kindness happen all the time at Lochlea and collecting the post or paper for a neighbour can often turn into visits and long chats. We feel safe and secure at Lochlea and take comfort in knowing that our children won't have the burden of selling a home on our demise. The only regret we have is not moving in sooner. Barb's confidence has soared since moving into Lochlea and she is doing things now that she would never have dreamed of doing years ago."

Cliff & Diana Dynes: After visiting a friend in Brisbane who had shifted into a lifestyle resort, we were so impressed we came home and paid a deposit on our villa. We have never regretted our decision and life is terrific! The facilities are superb, first class and well used. Our villa is lovely and it felt like home straight away. Tony and Sue go out of their way to make this a very pleasant way to live our retirement."

Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Tony Sands
Address 25A/25 Charlesworth Drive, Allenton
City/Town Ashburton
Phone 03 307 9080 or 0800 27 27 837
Mobile 027 2727837
Email View Email Address
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone 09 302 0638
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Alana Crampton
Address 255 Havelock Street
City/Town Ashburton
Company Tavendale & Partners
Phone 03 308 5157
Fax 03 308 3592
Email View Email Address
Updated: 3 Apr 2014
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Assisted Care Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$265000.00
High Price$285000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Service Charge DetailsPlease enquire as subject to change
Nursing Care DetailsPlease enquire as subject to change
Oak, Maple & Totara Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$370000.00
High Price$440000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Rimu & Rata Villas (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$535000.00
High Price$560000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Radius Millstream Hospital opened in June 2016 and is located within the resort. The hospital houses beds for up to 80 patients and caters for hospital, rest home and dementia care. The residents of Lochlea Lifestyle Resort have preference (depending on the availability of a room) for care in the hospital. Each room has its own private ensuite.
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Meals - External Provider Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Other Personnel Yes Three full-time gardeners and a handyman available on request.
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Fitness Complex Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Chapel Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 29 Oct 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Provisional
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Provisional
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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