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02 The Sailings | RESERVED

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A one bedroom ground floor apartment with patio. Apartment 2 is ideally located close to the communal facilities, which is perfect for taking advantage of the stylish table service restaurant or enjoying a coffee in homeowners' lounge.

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Apartment plan
4.43 x 2.25m
(14'6'' x 7'4'')
2.71 x 1.89m
(8'11'' x 6'2'')
3.08 x 2.50m
(10'1'' x 8'2'')
Shower Room
2.04 x 1.43m
(6'8'' x 4'8'')
1.43 x 1.00m
(4'8'' x 3'3'')
Gross internal floor area:
34.98 sq m
(376 sq ft)

Floor plan

Living at The Sailings

Adlington Retirement Living is an award-winning developer of retirement living apartments. The Sailings on Alexandra Road offers a selection of 55 privately owned one, two and three-bedroom retirement apartments in the coastal town of Southport, available exclusively for the over 55s. Enjoy modern, stylish living with the benefit of a patio or walk-out balcony to all apartments. Low maintenance living in a safe and secure environment, with on-site parking and landscaped gardens.

We are members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators, who set high standards for retirement community operators in the UK, and follow the ARCO Consumer Code, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Features and specifications

Our range of spacious apartments are designed to offer flexibility to suit everyone. We also focus on the little things that make a big difference – from how a home feels, such as natural light, a user-friendly layout, a private patio or balcony – to smart, space-saving storage.

Our apartments offer a range of features and fittings to guarantee years of hassle-free living. A typical example would include:

  • Beautifully appointed kitchens with fully integrated appliances including oven, hob with extractor, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Walk on balcony or patio to all apartments
  • En-suite and bathroom with heated towel rails to many apartments
  • Slip resistant and level access shower rooms
  • Wardrobe to master bedroom
  • Utility cupboards with space for a washer/dryer and in most cases separate storage rooms
  • 24-hour emergency call system linked directly to dedicated on-site team
  • Audio and visual entry system to main entrance
  • Wider doorways and spacious rooms for ease of wheelchair access
  • Ample easy reach sockets, light switches and telephone points
  • Electric throughout with energy efficient hot water and central heating system

Restaurant and on-site facilities

When you move into The Sailings in Southport, you can set your own timetable and live life however you choose, free from everyday worries and compromises.

You’re guaranteed the best of both worlds: a beautiful, self-contained apartment to call your own and an extensive suite of communal facilities on your doorstep. Including:

  • Elegant on-site restaurant*
  • Beautifully appointed lounge with outdoor patio area
  • Activities studio
  • Therapy suite*
  • Hairdressing salon*
  • Internal mobility scooter & bicycle store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished guest suite with en-suite, television and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Lifts to most floors
  • Private homeowners parking
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with raised flower beds

View more about the lifestyle on offer on our Adlington Life page here.

*Additional charges apply.

Understanding the charges

Service and Well-being Charge

All homeowners living at The Sailings, Southport will contribute to a Service and Well-being Charge. The high level of care, support and services on offer to enhance quality and enjoyment of life are what make Adlington different. These charges are to provide services such as;

  • The provision of a daily restaurant service which enables homeowners to enjoy a delicious freshly prepared meal at exceptionally good value. Two courses from £4 per person, and three courses from £5.25 per person
  • Communal cleaning and maintenance
  • External window cleaning
  • Water usage, buildings insurance and estate management
  • 24-hour support everyday, 365 days a year, in case of any emergency, working in tandem with a discreet emergency call system installed in each apartment

Our own management team, Adlington Management Services (AMS) take great pride in providing a high standard of service including checking on our homeowners well-being and liaising with family and professionals if necessary. They consult with homeowners on all aspects of the operations of the development and facilitate numerous social events and activities that can be participated in as much, or as little, as you like.

You no longer have to take into consideration the ongoing costs of upkeep and maintenance of your current property, grounds and gardens. As well as owning a modern stylish apartment built to high specification it is also well insulated and cost effective to heat.

We have a vested interest in making sure that our buildings and grounds are always fully maintained and that the apartments retain their value so inheritance is maximised.

Weekly Service and Well-being Charges at Southport are;

  • 1 bedroom – approximately £162
  • 2 bedroom – approximately £172
  • 3 bedroom – approximately £181

The Service and Well-being Charge is reviewed annually. It is important to point out that payment of the service charge has to continue even if the apartment is vacant, as it is apportioned between all homeowners in order to maintain the high standard of service.

Individual Responsibilities

As you would expect in your own home other household expenditures will remain as the homeowner’s responsibility. These typically include:

  • Council tax
  • Electricity – which is metered per apartment
  • Contents insurance
  • Telephone line rental and broadband (where applicable)
  • TV licence (where applicable)

Ground Rent

Adlington developments provide extensive communal facilities, such as the lounge, restaurant and commercial kitchen, coffee lounge, hairdressing salon, guest suite, staff rooms,  management offices and the mobility scooter and bicycle store, as well as landscaped gardens and grounds. It is these facilities along with the 24-hour on-site support which makes your new home likely to be suitable for your whole life, without the need to move to a care home. This is a major benefit to well-being, peace of mind and independence and, if it avoids care home fees, also has considerable financial advantages. You will only purchase your own apartment, so in order to recoup the considerable costs of these extensive facilities we levy an annual Ground Rent.

2022 Annual Ground Rent:

  • 1 bedroom – £423.80
  • 2 bedroom – £529.75
  • 3 bedroom – £635.69

The Ground Rent is due annually from 1st January and will be reviewed every year in line with the Retail Price Index.

In addition, to give homeowners maximum flexibility, we have incorporated into our lease the option for you to buy out your Ground Rent at any time by giving the legal landlord written notice and paying a fee of 40 x the Ground Rent at the time of the service of the notice which will take effect from the 1st January for the following year. For every year after that for the duration of the lease the rent will be “a peppercorn” (i.e. zero pounds).

If you wish to exercise this right upon your initial purchase, please let us and your solicitors know, and we can accommodate this from the outset for the cost of 40 x the initial Ground Rent set for your home. (e.g. to buy out the Ground Rent at the outset for a one bedroom home it would cost 40 x £423.80 = £16,952)

Building Reserve Fund

While the day to day maintenance of the buildings and facilities is covered by the Service and Well-being Charge, which is kept as low as possible to leave homeowners with maximum disposable income, major capital costs and refurbishment are not included.

It is important that maintenance is kept to the highest standards for all to enjoy, and to cover any major works, a fee of 0.25% of your sale price for each year, or part-year, of occupation will be levied when you sell on your apartment and is capped at 10 years. A contribution to the Building Reserve Fund is also collected through the Service and Well-being Charge.

The Building Reserve Fund will build up over time so that money is available to pay for capital costs as they occur e.g replacement lifts, restaurant kitchen equipment, the buildings roof and car park etc. This means that the development is always kept up to the same standard as when you purchased your apartment.

As an example, if a property that has been owned for 9 years and 7 months is sold for £300,000, the fee payable will be £7,500 (Sale price x 0.25% x years or part-years owned).

An administration fee is also charged on resale. An up-to-date Fund balance is available on request.

Care Charges

Additional personal tailored care packages can be designed to suit your individual requirements. All care packages are drawn up in consultation with you, based upon a careful assessment of your needs and are regularly reviewed, including short term illness and recuperation packages. Costs are based on the level of need per person and will be charged from £26 per hour.

  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required



Current offers

Free energy bills for 2 years*

Adlington Retirement Living will pay your apartment electricity bills for reasonable usage throughout the 24 months following legal completion. ARL reserve the right to take pre-arranged meter readings and re-charge amounts over and above reasonable usage.

Service Charge Fixed for 2 years*

Fixed Service and Well-being Charge for the 24 months following legal completion. The monthly charge will remain fixed irrespective of any price rises during the 24 month period. Following this period ARL will charge the prevailing rate for your apartment.

*Terms and conditions apply to new reservations at The Sailings, Southport between 18th June and 31st August 2022.

Read our homeowner stories

Downsizing maintenance free

“It’s better for both of us here. I can go cycling. Jean can walk to the shops, use her bike and go for a ride if she wants to, go to Knit and Natter every fortnight, and there are plenty of people here who she can talk to. We’ve made friends already and I can tell they’re going to be like a second family. We should have moved years ago.”

John and Jean – Read their full story here


“I’m very happy to call this my home now. The staff here are very, very good. When I moved in, they were all so kind and helpful and I’ve got to know them all really well.”

Edna – Read her full story here


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