Sunley Orford House in the Cornish city of Truro offers a range of 40 apartments with a variety of on-site facilities, including landscaped gardens, residents’ lounge and guest room. Located close to the Allen River, the properties are close to local shops, amenities and bus routes.
A professional estate manager takes care of buildings and grounds maintenance, and can also help should you require access to further help and support. If you wish to get to know your neighbours, there are regular social activities such as coffee mornings and games evenings to join in with.
NB. Specific entry criteria apply for this estate – please ask for details.
Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall and boasts a wide range of independent shops and chain stores, whilst the indoor Pannier Market has many stalls to browse. This vibrant and compact city centre has plenty of bars and restaurants, plus there are some beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces to explore, including Waterfall Gardens, Furniss Island, Bosvigo Gardens and Millpool.
For those who enjoy sport, the Truro Leisure Centre has a six-lane, 25m swimming pool plus training pool, fitness suite and multi-use sports hall. Other sporting amenities include a cricket club, golf course and tennis courts.
History and cultural interest
A city steeped in history and interesting architecture, Truro offers an eclectic mix of Georgian streets, art galleries, the Plaza independent cinema, a Gothic-style cathedral and the Royal Cornwall museum. The Hall for Cornwall is the county’s leading theatre and concert venue, with a 1,000 seater auditorium. Live music and concerts also take place within both Boscawen Park and Victoria Gardens during the summer.
The piazza at Lemon Quay is the centre of most festivities in Truro, which attracts visitors year-round with numerous different events.
How to get here
The most southerly city in the UK, Truro has good road connections to the A30, A38, A39 and A390, plus is also easily accessible from Exeter and the M5 motorway. Sunley Orford House is situated on the east side of the city just off the B3284 near the Trafalgar roundabout.
The city and surrounding area has extensive bus services, mostly operating from the bus station near Lemon Quay. A park and ride scheme offers buses into the city centre via Truro College, the hospital, County Hall, the railway station, the Royal Cornwall museum and Victoria Square. Coach services also operate from Truro, providing transport to and from larger cities up-country.
Truro railway station, only a short walk from the city centre, has connections for London Paddington, Penzance and Falmouth.
Distance to GP: 1.5 miles
Distance to shop: 0.02 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.11 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.17 miles