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Why Lottie

We know that making the decision about how and where you'd like to retire isn't easy. It's a big investment - both financially and emotionally - and something that you want to get right. We are a free marketplace that listens to what you're looking for and matches you with the best retirement living properties. From finding your new retirement home to settling in, rest-assured our wonderful team of experts will support you every step of the way.

Luxurious. Private. Comfortable. Vibrant. Safe. Beautiful. Social. Independent.

Whatever kind of life you're looking for, it's out there. Let's kickstart your retirement living search.

Free Expert Advice

Receive honest and impartial advice from Lottie's team of retirement living experts, who know everything there is to know about the world of independent living. Grab a cuppa and let's chat!

Expertly Curated

The rising number of retirement villages can make choosing a difficult and time-consuming process. We can do the research and personally match you with the best retirement properties according to your search criteria, so you don't have to.

Shaping the future of retirement living

We are proud to be an affiliate of ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) and are consistently working to ensure retirement property owners have access to the best possible information available.

How Lottie Works

Your dream retirement living property in three simple steps...

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Personalise Your Search

Tell us your retirement living needs, wants and budget, as well as your predicted move-in date and preferred location.

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Compare Properties

Our team of retirement experts will find your most compatible retirement living options and work with you to create a shortlist.

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Enquire Directly

Once you've found your perfect match, enquire directly or request a viewing at your favourite retirement living property.

Meet our happy customers

Here's what people we've helped say about Lottie

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Annie - Lottie Care Seeker

“In a time of great urgency, Lottie located and secured a high-quality care home for my mum within 48 hours. Lottie’s team were incredibly caring and were there to support us at every step of the search process. 5* service and highly recommend!”


Retirement Living Advice

Hints, tips and guides from our team of team of retirement living and property experts. We're retirement gurus on hand to help you find your dream retirement living home!

Frequently asked questions about retirement living

How much do retirement homes cost?

The cost of your new retirement home will vary depending on location, size of the property, and any additional care you need. Whether you're looking to rent or buy a retirement home, you should find out about all the fees involved. Often there will be associated fees with the ongoing management of the community and in some cases, a ground to pay. Our experts are here to make the move as smooth as possible, so rest-assured we'll support you at every step.

How do retirement homes work?

The process of moving into your new home is very simple. You can move into your new later living home as early as 55. Try to visit as many retirement living options as you can, so you know exactly what you’re looking for. Once you’ve found your dream home, the process can move very quickly. You can be settled quicker than you may ever have imagined, and we'll support you throughout.

Do you have to be retired to live in a retirement village?

Our experts are often asked what the ideal age is to move into a retirement home. It is based on an individual choice, but generally you can move into your new home when you reach 55. Everyone ages in different ways and at their own pace, so we can help you find the perfect retirement living option to suit your needs.

What is it like living in a retirement village?

All our later living properties are aimed at making your retirement relaxing, fun and enjoyable. Every retirement living community aims to improve your health and wellbeing: you can socialise with like-minded retirees at your own pace, maintain independence, and live in a safe and secure setting. There are also a range of community activities on-offer, including fitness classes.

What activities are on offer?

There's a real mix of activities and most retirement homes will regularly change the activities that are on offer. The health and wellbeing of residents is a huge focus in every community, so you’ll find a variety of activities, all aimed to boost your quality of life. From fitness classes to arts and crafts, there's lots on offer!