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The Sidings, Lytham Wharf Street, Lytham, FY8 5DP

Call our Sales Team: 01524 917888

Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Located in the coastal resort of Lytham on the Fylde coast, our retirement living community, named Best Seniors Housing Scheme of the Year 2023, offers 65 apartments, in a safe and secure environment.

Full tours are available and we would love to show you around. During your tour you can also see our beautifully landscaped gardens, and discover the lifestyle on offer at The Sidings.

Explore Lytham and discover more about the local area

Nestled along a picturesque stretch of the Lancashire coastline lies the friendly seaside town of Lytham, home to Adlington Retirement Living’s popular retirement community, The Sidings.
Just a short stroll from your doorstep you will find open sandy beaches and a wide choice of independent shops and stylish restaurants, making it a great place to call home.

The Sidings, Lytham Floor Plan

Select a floor or number of bedrooms and then use the interactive map to view our different apartments.

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Living at The Sidings

A select collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom retirement apartments for sale in Lytham, Lancashire for the over 55s, most with balconies or patios and many with en-suite shower rooms. Our community will offer an independent lifestyle with personal tailored care and support available should it be needed, all in a safe and secure environment designed specifically for later living.

We are members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators, who set high standards for retirement community operators in the UK, and aim to comply with the ARCO Consumer Code at all times, 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 balconies or patios to most 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 Sidings in Lytham, 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*
  • Cinema room
  • Internal mobility scooter & bicycle store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished guest suite with en-suite, television and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Lifts to all 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

Retirement living is inspired living at The Sidings. In this welcoming community, we aim to offer all our homeowners a high standard of living, quality communal facilities and excellent levels of service.

To enable Adlington to provide these, we have two charges. There is a monthly Service and Well-being Charge, which covers all day-to-day operations and maintenance, 24/7 on-site team, catering services and building management.

The second is a Communal Facilities Fee for the provision of the extensive communal facilities on offer, together with a long-term refurbishment and replacement programme to keep
the building in tip top condition at all times. The Communal Facilities Fee also allows us to guarantee that the Service and Well-being Charge will never rise by more than the Retail Price Index (RPI), giving you peace of mind.

This ensures that homeowners at The Sidings enjoy first-class facilities today and in the future, and that resale values are maximised.

Service and Well-being Charge

All our homeowners contribute monthly to a Service and Well-being Charge to cover services such as:

  • A table service restaurant* with on-site chef offering freshly prepared meals
  • Communal cleaning, estate management and upkeep of the landscaped gardens
  • External window cleaning, including all individual apartments
  • Water usage and buildings insurance
  • 24-hour on-site support team, 365 days a year, in case of emergency, with a discreet emergency call system installed in each apartment

Our on-site management team are always available to homeowners and check on their well-being, liaise with family and professional services as required. They also organise a full calendar of social events and activities.

2024/25 approximate weekly Service and Well-being Charges at The Sidings are:

  • 1 bedroom – £173
  • 2 bedroom – £183
  • 3 bedroom – £192

The Service and Well-being Charge is reviewed annually. Should there be any future increase, it will be capped in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) or the Annual Earnings Index (AEI), whichever is the higher. So you can be secure in the knowledge there will be no large, unexpected price increases.

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 proportioned between all apartments 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

The Communal Facilities Fee (CFF) at The Sidings is a fee payable upon the sale of your home or if there is a change of occupier so you can enjoy the facilities now but pay for them later.

This fee ensures that homeowners can enjoy the use of our first-class communal facilities, today and in the future. It contributes towards:

  • The construction and provision of the communal facilities across the retirement community, including the restaurant, homeowners’ lounge and coffee lounge, hair salon, therapy suite, guest suite and activities studio
  • Regular replacement and refurbishment of all these communal facilities, the exterior of the building, restaurant kitchen equipment and facilities, lifts, roof, private homeowner parking and also your patio or balcony structure

Adlington will use these funds to refurbish or replace all communal parts of The Sidings to the highest standards whenever required. Not only will this ensure it is a quality place to live, but it will also protect the resale value of your property, ensuring that when an apartment is sold, you will get the best sales value for it.

All homeowners are responsible for the repair and maintenance of their own apartment.

How the fee is calculated

You do not have to pay anything until you choose to sell your apartment (or there is a change of occupier). The fee is 4% per annum, capped at 5 years (maximum 20%) of the achieved market price (or an agreed market valuation of the property) per year or part year of occupation.

For example:

  • If a property has been owned for 3 years and 7 months and sold for £300,000 the fee payable is £48,000
  • Or, if a property has been owned for 10 years and 3 months and sold for £300,000, the fee payable is £60,000

Should you wish to pay for the CFF on your apartment at point of purchase, you are able to do so at a reduced rate of 15% of the price you pay for your apartment. This is only available to the first purchaser of any apartment.

A reasonable fee for administration at point of resale is payable. This is currently £500 + VAT.

Please see our Key Facts document for more detailed information on all charges.

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 needs and regularly reviewed, including short term illness and recuperation packages. Costs are based on the level of need per person and will be provided in advance and charged at approximately £23 per hour. Care services are available through our dedicated care partner, or from your own chosen provider at an additional cost.

  • Hourly rate approximately £23 per hour
  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required

Current offers

Our special moving solutions offer includes:

  • Stamp duty paid^
  • Estate Agent fees contribution^
  • Legal & removal fees contribution^

^Terms and conditions

Stamp duty value calculated based on the single property purchase rate for your ARL apartment. Estate Agent fees capped at £7,500 (inc VAT). ARL will contribute £2,500 towards legal and removal costs – choice of ARL partner solicitors to be used to qualify for this offer. Total value of ARL contribution will be deducted from the purchase price of your ARL apartment and detailed on your completion statement. Offer not available in conjunction with any other incentive. Available on a new reservation on or before 31st August 2024. 


Coffee mornings at The Sidings, 10.30 – 11.45

  • Wednesday 17th July
  • Wednesday 14th August

Come and enjoy a taste of life at The Sidings in Lytham at our monthly coffee morning.

To book your place give the team a call on 01524 917888.

Find Us

Wharf Street, Lytham, FY8 5DP

Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Lytham is a vibrant and popular coastal destination for locals and tourists alike, making it perfect for retirement living. The Sidings is situated in an ideal spot within easy walking distance of the tree-lined town centre with its large array of independent shops and eateries.

Famous for its golf courses, the renowned Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club is just a stone’s throw from The Sidings. If you prefer to venture a little further, the railway station is a two minute car journey away with links to Blackpool and Preston.

High frequency of buses and trams are easily accessible with easy links to St Annes, Blackpool, Bispham & Fleetwood.

Book a Tour or Home Visit

Our team would love to help with any questions you may have. Please use the calendar below to book your visit to our show apartments, organise a home visit or schedule a phone appointment.


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