Ascot is, of course, famed for its racecourse which is an important feature of local life, hosting a range of events throughout the year but the town has plenty more to offer for retirees including shops, high quality designer boutiques, a jeweller’s, restaurants, bars and music venues.
Living in Ascot, you’ll find all your daily needs on the High Street from supermarkets and pharmacies to banks.
There’s a Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco Express, along with an independent butcher’s, a patisserie, wine merchants, hardware store, newsagent, convenience store – and, near the station, a cheese and wine store too. For your weekly shop, Waitrose is located in nearby Sunningdale.
Coffee shops include the popular chains, Costa and Starbucks, as well as some delightful independents. If you’re eating out, there’s a range of cuisines with high quality Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants and some excellent local gastro pubs. On New Road, close to the development, there’s a well-stocked convenience store and a pharmacy and, in North Ascot, a further selection of shops, including a post office.
For those who enjoy golf, this area is home to some impressive courses including The Berkshire Golf Club, Royal Ascot Golf Club, Sunningdale Golf Club and Wentworth – as well as nearby Mill Ride Golf Club which has its own health and fitness suite.
Charters Leisure Centre on Charters Road provides excellent fitness facilities and there are a number of private gyms in the area.
Healthwise, you'll find two medical practices and two dental surgeries within a mile of our development and Ascot is home to Heatherwood Hospital.
Ascot is well placed for retirees, as it is located within easy reach of several of Berkshire's main towns, including being only 10 minutes away from Bracknell, 15 minutes away from Windsor, 22 minutes from Maidenhead and less than half an hour away from Reading.
Its location just 15 minutes away from the M25 also means much of West London is on your doorstep, and you can easily make the most of all that the capital city has to offer.
You are also able to take advantage of bus services to nearby Sunningdale, Cranbourne, Bracknell as well as Windsor Town Centre.
Ascot is an excellent choice if you no longer drive, as there is a well-connected station in the town. Catch a train in Ascot, and you'll be able to travel into central London's Waterloo Station, as well as journeys to Reading, Aldershot and the train to Bracknell takes only 7 minutes.
Looking to travel abroad during your retirement? Ascot is well located, being less than 12 miles away (a 25 minute drive) from Heathrow Airport, which you can travel to without a car by either taking a train from Ascot to Feltham, or a direct bus service from North Ascot. Ascot is also approximately 50 minutes drive from Gatwick, giving you access to flights all over the world less than an hour from your doorstep.
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