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The Chimes, Cheadle Lime Grove, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1DB

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Ideally located within a moments walk of the vibrant high street, The Chimes features 48 brand-new one, two and three bedroom retirement apartments.

With 75% now sold and the final phase of apartments available why not discover more about inspired retirement living at The Chimes? And, as a timely reminder, The Chancellor has announced a temporary ‘holiday’ on stamp duty from now until 31st March 2021.

We can now offer private viewings of our show apartments Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Whilst our communal facilities are being enjoyed by our Homeowners, they currently remain closed to visitors who can see into them but not enter at this time. We kindly ask you limit visitors to two individuals, where possible. Car parking is available on-site.

Floor plan

6-months free Service Charge*

Development overview


As award winning retirement specialists, Adlington offer a selection of privately owned one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Enjoy modern, stylish living with the benefit of patios or walk-out balconies to most apartments. The Chimes offers a collection of 48 apartments designed specifically with retirement in mind, promoting low maintenance living in a safe and secure environment, with on-site parking and landscaped gardens.

Apartment specification

  • Beautifully appointed kitchens with fully integrated appliances
  • Walk on balconies or patios 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

Communal areas

Imagine more time to enjoy the things that matter most. Time to relax in your new apartment, meet new friends in our homeowners’ lounge, share a freshly prepared meal in the restaurant or take advantage of all that Cheadle has to offer. If you have a people friendly pet, they’re also welcome too.

  • Elegant table service Restaurant* serving freshly prepared hot meals daily & open to friends and family
  • Beautifully appointed Lounge with outdoor patio area
  • Take up a hobby in our Activities Studio
  • Assisted bathroom and Therapy Room
  • Pamper yourself in our Hairdressing Salon*
  • Internal Mobility Scooter & Bicycle Store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished Guest Suite with en-suite for when family and friends stay*
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Private homeowners parking
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with raised flower beds for you to enjoy

*additional charges apply.


Service and Well-being Charge

All residents living at The Chimes, Cheadle 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 serving delicious meals
  • Communal cleaning and maintenance
  • One hour of domestic help each week
  • 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 management team takes great pride in providing a very high standard of service including making daily contact with all homeowners, checking on their well-being and liaising with family and professionals if necessary. They consult with residents 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.

Weekly Service and Well-being Charges at Cheadle are estimated to be;

  • 1 bedroom – approximately £144
  • 2 bedroom – approximately £155
  • 3 bedroom – approximately £166

It is important to point out that payment of the Service and Well-being 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)

Communal Facilities Fee

Adlington developments provide extensive communal facilities, such as the lounge, restaurant and commercial kitchen, the hairdressing salon, guest suite, specialist assisted bathroom, staff rooms, management offices and the mobility scooter 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 a Communal Facilities Fee.

A 2% per annum charge of the re-sale price achieved for the apartment is levied out of those sale proceeds, so there are no annual fees to worry about. This fee is payable for each year or part year of occupation and importantly is capped at 10 years. As Adlington retain the ownership of our developments for many years 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.

This Communal Facilities Fee also covers the cost of the following contributions and standard services:-

  • A 0.25% contribution to a Building Reserve Fund for long term major capital repairs thereby ensuring that the development is always kept up to the same standard as when you purchased your apartment.
  • A re-furbishment service up to the value of £2,000 when the apartment is required to be sold so that it is freshly decorated and presents to a level to achieve the best possible re-sale value.
  • An Estate Agency type re-sale service, equivalent to 1% of the market value of your apartment to manage the sale of the apartment, including marketing literature, viewings & negotiations.

Care Charges

Additional 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.  Short term illness and recuperation packages can be tailored to individual requirements where required.  Costs are based on the level of need per person.

  • Hourly rate approximately £21.00
  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required

*Current offers

6-months free Service & Well-being Charge*

*Offer available on all new reservations at The Chimes with legal completion by 30th November 2020.

No Stamp Duty to pay

Now could be the perfect time to make a move with The Chancellor’s recent announcement granting a temporary ‘holiday’ on stamp duty – with no duty to pay on all properties up to the value of £500,000 from now until the 31st March 2021.

Homeowner testimonials


Mrs Burgess – ”This is absolute bliss”

Joyce Burgess wanted to continue to enjoy an independent and active retirement, safe in the knowledge that additional care is available for the future.

Joyce moved to The Chimes in Cheadle in July 2019 and immediately felt at home.

“I love it here. The day I moved in I sat out on my balcony and thought this is absolute bliss – and I have never stopped thinking that. I find everyone in the village is polite and helpful and it has a lovely local atmosphere. Here in The Chimes, they can’t do enough for you. I’m not used to being waited on. It’s wonderful!”

Before marrying her husband and supporting him with his group GP practice in Withington, Joyce was a medical laboratory scientist.

“We got married and set up practice in 1958. Peter was a GP and I answered the phones and did all the running. In 1970, we moved with our two young daughters to a family house on Adlington Road in Wilmslow. We were there for 25 years.”

Her experience of older relatives at that time shaped some of her thoughts about her own future retirement.

“At that time, we had three parents. My father died when I was 16 but my mother lived until she was 92. When we moved to the family house, she came to live with us in a separate two bedroom extension at the side.

“Peter’s parents were in Didsbury in the house that they’d moved into in 1926 when they were married. His Mum died and his father lived there and wouldn’t move until he was so ill that Peter went one morning and said ‘well you either go into hospital or you come with us’. He didn’t want to go into hospital so he came.

“I thought, having experienced this, I just don’t want to ever get to that stage when somebody’s got to move me.

“I think some people have a perception of retirement communities, sitting around and doing nothing. That couldn’t be further from the truth here. I go to Physiofit every week and I’ve just started chair yoga. Last week a group of us went out for lunch at a local restaurant. I go to the hair dressing salon every week. I’ve made some really good friends here.”

After 25 years in their family home, the couple moved to a bungalow in Wilmslow.

“Over a period of about five years, the two girls got married and our parents died and we rattled about in that big house. We bought a bungalow, which was 10 minutes from Wilmslow Station, and we were there for another 25 years.

“As soon as Peter was semi-retired, we started travelling again. We went all over the place: South America, the Galapagos Islands, India, Australia, New Zealand, China. We went Gorilla trekking in Rwanda: we camped by Lake Victoria in Tanzania and crossed into Rwanda. Our guides cut a path with machetes to a clearing and we saw a great big Silverback. It was the most incredible experience.”

Sadly, in 2008 Joyce’s husband Peter died.

“I carried on in the bungalow because it was so convenient but I think it’s important that you recognise the signs when you are aging. When you are slowing down and things become difficult, it’s important to move before that. Otherwise you can get beyond moving.

“I had a chap who helped to maintain the garden for me. He came once a fortnight and I had a lady who came to clean once a fortnight. I couldn’t have managed without those two helps.

“Now, I don’t even have to put my rubbish outside. Instead of trundling three bins around every week, it’s collected every Tuesday and Friday from just outside my apartment door.

“I still go on holidays, although I don’t go as far flung now as I used to. I’ve never been on a holiday where I haven’t made friends.”

Coming from a medical background, Joyce has always been very practical about potentially needing additional care at some point in the future.

“I faced the fact that this is the last move of my life. I’m fortunate in that I can pay for long term care if I need it. Having experienced how my husband went downhill so quickly, I looked into the care options when I chose to move here. I think that is paramount in any older person’s life now. It was very important to me that I can move in now, when I don’t need any care or additional support, but it’s available if there is a time when I need that.

“I think the overriding point that I would like to make is not to leave it too late. To do it whilst you’re able. No matter what stage of life, moving to a retirement living community will be a major decision. Our parents were always saving for a rainy day. The most important thing is to recognise your rainy day!”

Find Us

Lime Grove, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1DB

Approaching from the A34 into Cheadle with St Mary’s Church on the left, continue along the High Street (A560) and turn left along Mary Street between NatWest and Boots. Mary Street then bends to the left and becomes Lime Grove. The entrance to site is midway along Lime Grove (SK8 1PF).

Formerly used as a resting stop for merchants on their way to Manchester, Cheadle is now a bustling, suburban village lying on the Cheshire Plain and bordered by the River Mersey to the north. The Chimes is situated in a tranquil spot close to St Mary’s Parish Church, yet only a moment’s walk away from the vibrant High Street with its wide range of independent shops and restaurants.

For Sat Nav purposes please use SK8 1PF.

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“I had always thought I would move home in the future but when I came to look at Adlington I thought this is the future. The day I moved in I sat out on my balcony and thought this is absolute bliss – and I have never stopped thinking that.”   Mrs Burgess – The […]

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