Retirement properties in Taunton

Riverain Lodge – winner of Bronze WhatHouse? Award for Best Retirement Development 2022

Riverain Lodge is the ideal location to enjoy an independent and active retirement in this popular Somerset town. The development is located on Tangier Way with a beautiful riverside setting and is within easy walking distance of the town centre shops and amenities.

The development is close to green spaces, riverside walks and enjoys views across the river to Goodland Gardens as well as views towards the Quantocks from the front of the development. Take a look for yourself by viewing the aerial photography HERE.

Demand for Riverain Lodge is extremely high with 60% already sold so call us today or pop in anytime – no appointment needed!


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Our developments have been carefully designed to make life easier, leaving you free to enjoy your retirement.

All apartments are completely self-contained with their own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it. There is a choice of one and two bedroom apartments and they may all vary slightly when it comes to dimensions and position of rooms.

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come with integrated appliances.

All apartments are inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they meet the high standard of finish and quality expected by our customers. Churchill Living is the only major housebuilder to offer a 3 year warranty period as standard. Churchill is also a member of the National House-Building Council and every Churchill apartment is also covered by a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty.


  • 24 hour call centre support system
  • Balconies on selected apartments
  • Free Parking with some EV charging points
  • Guest Suite for friends and family
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with terrace and riverside views

Less maintenance, no unexpected bills and complete transparency

What you may not be aware of:

  • Energy efficient heating system which not only reduces costs but also reduces your environmental impact
  • Reduced heating costs with our well insulated apartments
  • All apartments are fitted with modern energy efficient appliances which have low running costs
  • No hidden costs or unexpected bills with our easy to budget service charge
  • With our developments being so close to local amenities, this helps to reduce the need to use a car and the associated costs
  • Downsizing can help to lower your Council Tax bills
  • We always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.
  • Owners are consulted twice yearly about the service charge

Who is responsible for the management of the Lodge?
All developments are managed by Churchill Estates Management Limited, our own property management company, ensuring your confidence in the expertise of our team operating under the Churchill Group.

How a new Churchill apartment could help reduce your costs:

Now is the time to take stock and think about how much time and money you have spent over the past year on house maintenance. If the answer is far too much, then a lifestyle with fewer maintenance worries and a service charge that’s easy to budget for could be the answer to saving money and enjoying more of your time on the things you love.

There are many misconceptions about service charges and many of our Owners are pleasantly surprised that the service charges for their apartment frequently work out less than what they were paying in comparable costs on their previous property.

Our Service Charge typically covers the cost of providing a Lodge Manager, security systems and call monitoring, external maintenance of the building and grounds, building insurance, heating, lighting and provision of all of the furnishings for the Owners’ Lounge and communal areas – all essential ingredients of the independent lifestyle our developments provide.

We always aim to keep the service charge cost as low as possible, and we provide a full budget breakdown for all our Owners to consider, consulting with them on this every 6 months.

“Living in a Churchill Apartment is absolutely marvellous. The whole building is so nice and warm all the time that we’ve hardly had to use the heating inside our apartment. When we do turn it up a notch or two it’s nice to know we don’t have to worry about the cost or the environmental impact, as it’s all so energy efficient and covered within our annual service charge.”

John and Doreen Pitt, Lewis Carroll Lodge, Cheltenham

We appreciate everyone’s household costs will differ which is why we encourage Customers to complete a ‘Savings Calculator’ with one of our Sales Executives. This calculator is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the value in our easy to budget Service Charge.

Local area

Close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Taunton is the county town of Somerset and has a rich and interesting history, famous for both its castle and cricket ground. It has recently been awarded Garden Town status and there are exciting plans to create more green spaces as well as enhance and make the most of the beautiful riverside environment.

  • The town is sheltered by the Blackdown and Quantock Hills, both AONB’s (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and with the river and canal running through the centre, there’s the offer of plenty of walks locally.
  • The development is located in the heart of town and so is ideally placed for shops, amenities and eating out, as well as enjoying panoramic views of the River Tone.
  • The town centre has a good selection of well known high street brands including Marks & Spencer and Waterstones, and a selection of independent stores and cafes offering everything you need.
  • In addition, the town hosts a twice-weekly market in the high street and a weekly Farmers’ Market which all add to the town’s bustling atmosphere.
  • The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre offers a wide choice of musical and theatre productions as well as art exhibitions and is an ideal choice for those looking for a bit of culture. The town itself hosts a range of events including the Rural Living Show and the annual Taunton Flower Show in Vivary Park.
  • Locally there are a number of beautiful villages and seaside resorts to explore including Dulverton, Wiveliscombe & Minehead. In addition, the great houses of Hestercombe House and Gardens, Poundisford Park and Knightshayes Court are all within easy reach.
  • Transport links are strong with a regular bus service connecting residents to towns including Glastonbury, Minehead, Wellingon and Exeter, as well as the beautiful Exmoor villages.
  • Just a short drive away is Taunton Railway Station and Junction 25 of the M5, both of which connect you to major towns and cities.

To locate the points of interest on the map hover over the location marker.

  1. Riverain Lodge
  2. Tesco
  3. Castle Hotel & Restaurant
  4. Boots Pharmacy
  5. The Brewhouse Theatre
  6. Pizza Express
  7. Doctor's Surgery
  8. Dentist
  9. Hairdresser
  10. Deli & Coffee Shop
  11. Bus Station
  12. Cafe
  13. Vivary Park
  14. Somerset County Cricket Ground

Visiting us

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Mercedes Bryant

“From the moment Churchill approached me on the phone initially, I felt very positive in the way things were handled. At the beginning of the buying process I had a nice, charming Sales Executive who was not at all pushy. The Churchill team were very good and efficient throughout the process of buying and moving into my apartment. I felt that I could easily approach them if I had any doubts or queries.”

Jean & Roy Woolley

“Everyone here has made the same decision to share the warmth of independent living, where we are part of a community but still with our own front door key so we can keep our own company. We also enjoy warmth from the friendly Lodge Manager with an ear that listens and helps whenever the need arises. And of course we enjoy the warmth of our new comfy, cosy apartment.

Geoff Sharpe

“Personally, I am very happy here. The Lodge Manager and other management staff are very pleasant and helpful. I especially like the feeling of calm and peacefulness as soon as you enter the building.”

Elizabeth Eames

“We have a Lodge Manager who is always available to answer any queries, as well as a beautiful Owners’ Lounge where we can all get together for tea and cakes or just to sit and chat with the other apartment Owners whenever we feel the need. There is always someone to chat to whenever you come down to the Lounge.”

Phyllis Colpsus

“I chose my apartment in Taunton, Somerset, because of the space it offered and the beautiful views. From my balcony, I watch the River Tone flow past and people can be seen canoeing. Across from the river I can also see a park with lovely mature trees and a grassed area which is nice for children to play on. To anyone else considering a move here I would say come and visit us, have a look around and see for yourself what a wonderful community we have here.”

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