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Hardys Court

191 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7NL. Age exclusive housing

FirstPort

Managed by: FirstPort

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Manager's description

“Hardys Court is a fun and lively development. Residents enjoy weekly coffee mornings and afternoon teas with a host of other social events organised by the social committee. FirstPort is proud to manage Hardy’s Court, a leading private retirement development”

Main facts

  • Age exclusive housing
  • 38 flats. Built in 2007. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom
  • Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, lounge, laundry, guest facilities, garden
  • Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 2 mile(s)
  • Regular Social Activities include: coffee mornings, bingo, and afternoon tea etc, organised by Residents and House Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (subject to terms of lease and landlord permission)
  • Tenure(s): Leasehold
  • Developed by McCarthy & Stone

Info updated: 20/09/2013. Update info


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Residents’ views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:

  • Activities and outings
  • Community spirit
  • Convenience of the location
  • Lifestyle
  • Link with community at large
  • Maintenance
  • Number / size of facilities
  • Overall ratings
  • Practicality of the individual apartments
  • Privacy
  • Quality of the building and facilities
  • Quality of the facilities
  • Quality of the garden
  • Quality of the individual apartments
  • Safety and security
  • Staff role and interaction

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Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People AwardsEAC Housing for Older People Award - Retirement housingEAC Housing for Older People Award - Housing with care

  • Well managed, bright & cheerful. Good social life there, they make us feel welcome every time. Highly recommend a stay or to purchase. Jennifer Debenham is a fantastic manager. Guest suite is immaculate as is the whole development. Definitely deserve the award. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Hardy's Court has proved to be a fantastic place for my mother in the last stage of her life. Public areas are fresh, clean and welcoming, the garden is colourful , but best is the upbeat atmosphere, thanks hugely to Jennie the warden. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • My mother in law lived there until her death January 3rd 2016 and was extremely happy and well looked after. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Always light airy fabulous clean nd fresh gardens well maintained, management always prompt to deal with any queries from residents or visitors Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Always light airy fabulous clean nd fresh gardens well maintained, management always prompt to deal with any queries from residents or visitors Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Always dealt with promptly and efficiently, residents seem happy and any issues dealt with well. Grounds well maintained and to a high standard as are all communal areas. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • The residents really make Hardy's Court a wonderful place to work. Committed to a lovely environment, friendly , welcoming & part of the community as most are local to the immediate area. Interested & encouraging of any improvements & very supportive of social events. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • Fantastic location on excellent bus route Lovely gardens Good social activities Day trips etc Always well maintained & residents kept well informed. We have a well supported residents association & a very well informed efficient but caring manager 38 apartments all privately owned- privacy but also sociable Made by a resident in 2017

  • I love living at Hardy's Court, the best move we have ever made. I sadly lost my husband last year & feel safe & secure in a friendly environment. Lovely social life, gardens & a great flat Always kept well informed & we have a brilliant manager who supports RA Made by a resident in 2017

  • I frequently visit Hardy's Court to support the various charity events held there. Always a warm friendly atomosphere & a beautifully maintained interior & gardens. The flats are very comfortable & residents receive any extra support if required. Made by a volunteer in 2017

  • Excellent location lovely apartment & gardens. Well maintained& always kept informed. Manageable service charges ,worry free life & very sociable. Day trips, bingo quizzes ,suppers a secure & happy environment. I am a RA committee member & this is fully supported by our manager Made by a resident in 2017

  • Immediately on moving in my mother was made welcome and part of the community at Hardys Court by everyone who lived there. Hardys Court has given Mum a new lease of life after losing Dad! Made by a visitor in 2017

  • This is a polite, beautifully maintained complex. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. Jennifer is an exemplary development manager, keeping everything tightly under control. Made by a resident in 2017

  • It's got everything I need. I feel safe and it is comfortable. Very clean. No problems that can't be sorted. So happy I live here. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Modern layout with pleasant gardens. Easy access to town with public transport. An active local manager and a happy crew. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I enjoy the companionship. We are all friends. Beautiful garden. Good location and good management. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Security and company of like ages. On main bus routes to many venues. Nice garden and friendly staff. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I feel safe and look out onto a lovely garden. People are friendly. I always have company. Nice cosy flat. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Everything is to my liking. We have a good house manager who is always helpful. The environment is friendly. It is safe. It is very convenient for shops, buses etc. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I have the cleaning contract at Hardy's & also do private work for the residents. I enjoy working at Hardys it is a lovely place every is so pleasant & I feel appreciated. I would choose Hardy's for a place to enjoy retirement- secure welcoming& perfectly located. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • I have lived here since July 2010, excellent to live in, secure, friendly atmosphere, 1st. class Manager, many activities, lovely garden thats well maintained, reasonable costs, bus stops just outside, local shops in close proximity, what more can I say. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Approved Plumber for First Port Retirement. Always a pleasure to work at Hardy's. Efficient yet friendly manager & well kept site. I have also replaced baths for shower units in several flats- all are well appointed & the owners very nice. A relaxed & happy atmosphere. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • Great location,gardens & lovely flat. Well maintained everywhere & very sociable & friendly people. Good relocation & retirement choice to be near to family. I am a member of Residents Association committe so I am interested in where I live. Nice manager, very helpful. Made by a resident in 2017

  • It's welcoming, friendly, very well maintained, efficiently run without losing the welcoming atmosphere. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I teach there once a week and get a wonderful happy community spirit from the residents who are often chatting about the many full range of activities put on by the manager. A wonderful atmosphere in immaculately kept communal areas. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • There are so many reasons why I am so happy to live here. We have so many lovely social events all done by our excellent house manager; she does more than her duty. Made by a resident in 2017

  • The gardens are lovely; the lounge is beautifully furnished and comfortable. All residents are very friendly. The house manager, Jenny, is always there to help with any problems. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I feel like I stay in a 4 star hotel, with beautiful decorated and immaculately clean communal areas. With excellent facilities and a lovely garden which I look straight out on, and Jenny, the manager, who is very attentive and friendly. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Beautiful gardens, lovely lounge and good facilities. Manager helpful. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • The manager is excellent, and does more than she has to. The building and lounge are all kept to a high standard. All residents are very friendly and helpful. Very convenient for shopping and bus services, and I have settled happily. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Feel secure. house manager Jennie Debenham qualified, kind, caring, efficient, having awareness of each individual's needs. Jennie always goes the extra mile for each of us. Jennie organises superb social events here, also coach trips. Security excellent. Very grateful, Jennie! Made by a resident in 2017

  • Friendly, lovely flat, good location, plenty of social events but you don't have to join in. Lovely garden, lovely lounge, etc. Good manager. Safe & secure. We are listened to. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Hardys Court is so very safe & secure. We have social activities & outings. We have an extremely good house manager in Jenny Debenham. She is always ready to help us with any problems. Hardys Court is well maintained. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I like living here because I fee safe & secure. The residents her are friendly and helpful. Jennie our manager is always helpful if anything needs fixing. She arranges day trips out, evening suppers and quizzies, etc. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I like living here because everyone is so friendly and if you have a problem someone will probably help you out. We also have a very helpful person in our development manager who will also help with any problems. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Because it is secure and the residents are so friendly; and the manager Jennie is kind and caring and helpful in any way she can be. Bus stops & shops, so convenient. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I feel secure. I have been here for 10 years in July. ~The manager is very helpful & will do all she can to help. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Pleased to have re-decorated Hardy's Court. Really good atmosphere, lovely building & great people. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • I've visited my friend many times here and have always been impressed with the location, the friendliness of the other residents and the lovely configuration of the accommodation. The gardens are inspirational and the warden is always on the ball! Made by a visitor in 2017

  • It's very convenient especially with a bus stop outside. It is extremely well-built (I particularly appreciate the level of sound-proofing) and the grounds are beautiful. It's well-managed and all the people I've met since moving in relatively recently are friendly... but not 'in your face'. Made by a resident in 2017

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National Housing for Older People Awards

Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2017
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 37-43 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2015
Gold award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 34-39 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2014
Silver award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 36-44 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2013Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2013
Silver award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Retirement housing and Housing-with-care, Where we live.

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191 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7NL

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