Retirement homes in Surrey

Surrey is a wonderful place to spend your retirement years. You’re close enough to London for a day’s shopping or a trip to the theatre possible whilst being surrounded by glorious countryside, woodland, historic towns, picturesque villages and magnificent stately homes. Countless festivals take place every year from traditional village fetes to world-famous sporting events such as The Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse. There is every type of music from classical to rock concerts, open air theatre and food festivals and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show – an event not to be missed.

Surrey has a number of extraordinary houses and buildings. Polesden Lacey, near Leatherhead, is an Edwardian house surrounded by countryside with measured walks. The Silver Strollers monthly walking group for the active, older walkers is ideal for meeting new friends in retirement or just enjoying walking in company. Clandon Park in Guildford enjoys a delightful setting whilst Hatchlands Park has a fine collection of paintings and musical instruments. Watts Gallery Artists’ Village near Godalming is home to an inspiring art collection and hosts temporary exhibitions. Surrey boasts a number of theatres offering dance, musicals and drama. The Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, the New Victoria Theatre in Woking and the Rose Theatre in Kingston are just three of many.

Surrey has so many famous beauty spots, visiting them all will be a challenge – even if you have more leisure time in your retirement. Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming is beautiful all year round but the colours of the carefully selected trees and shrubs are particularly spectacular in autumn. At Busbridge Lakes, near Godalming, the 40 acres of parkland and three lakes are home to one of the country’s largest collection of waterbirds. 18th century Painshill Park in Cobham is considered a masterpiece of garden design with stunning views and dramatic follies whilst Claremont Landscape Garden near Esher provides the backdrop for concerts and open air theatre. If you’ve looked forward to retirement in order to put your walking boots to good use, Reigate is an excellent base from which to explore the North Downs with its shady woods and open grasslands. Of all the places to explore in retirement, however, the RHS garden at Wisley is one of the top attractions.

Surrey has so many famous beauty spots, visiting them all will be a challenge – even if you have more leisure time in your retirement. Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming is beautiful all year round but the colours of the carefully selected trees and shrubs are particularly spectacular in autumn. At Busbridge Lakes, near Godalming, the 40 acres of parkland and three lakes are home to one of the country’s largest collection of waterbirds. 18th century Painshill Park in Cobham is considered a masterpiece of garden design with stunning views and dramatic follies whilst Claremont Landscape Garden near Esher provides the backdrop for concerts and open air theatre. If you’ve looked forward to retirement in order to put your walking boots to good use, Reigate is an excellent base from which to explore the North Downs with its shady woods and open grasslands. Of all the places to explore in retirement, however, the RHS garden at Wisley is one of the top attractions.

A day’s retail therapy and lunch or dinner at a lovely restaurant is a real pleasure in retirement. Shopping in Surrey range from top end High Street names and lovely boutiques to markets and craft outlets. Guildford and Kingston upon Thames are home to independent retailers and well-known brands but for the unusual and for individual retailers, try Godalming’s quaint High Street or Reigate’s town centre – where there’s an abundance of great places to eat. For antique shops, Dorking is a delight.

Hampton Manor

Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2AS

2 homes currently available from £695,000

Reigate

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0QN

Anticipated launch summer 2022

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