Retirement homes in South East

Here in the UK’s sunniest region, we have retirement properties in picture-postcard seaside towns, quintessential country villages and bustling suburban communities.

Outdoor pursuits right on the doorstep

With the South East boasting so much beautiful countryside, many of our retirement properties are situated within easy reach of some of the country’s best spots for enjoying the great outdoors.

The South Downs, for example, offers over 600 square miles of undulating green hills, ancient woodland, lowland heaths and dramatic coastline, interspersed with quaint villages, traditional country pubs and fruitful vineyards. With over 2000 miles of pathways for all abilities, there’s so much to explore within the beautiful South Downs.

What’s more, the Surrey Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer bountiful opportunities for walking, cycling and even horse-riding. With spectacular views and perfect picnic spots, there’s something for everyone among these picturesque rolling hills.

Grand stately homes and historic houses abound

With dozens of National Trust properties in the region, and many more fascinating monuments and historical structures, there’s so much you can explore and discover in the South East, even on rainy days.

From the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, a spectacular seaside palace, the Chartwell in Kent, and to the family home of Sir Winston Churchill for 40 years, fascinating buildings can be found wherever you choose to retire in this historically rich region.

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Retirement Living - The ideal choice for many buyers aged over 60. You will have your own apartment, with exterior maintenance taken care of and plenty of opportunities to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - Designed for the over-70s. All the benefits of Retirement Living, plus an on-site restaurant or bistro and care and support available if you want a little extra help.

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Lifestyle Living - An ever-expanding portfolio of luxurious homes for active over-55s. Take your pick from rural and coastal retreats, city-centre apartments and bustling market towns.

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Some of the most beautiful beaches in Britain

In the South East, you’re never more than an hour’s journey from the coast, so day trips to the beach can be enjoyed regularly in your retirement.

Among some of the region’s best beaches is Eastbourne, a quintessential English seaside town with a traditional pier, grand Victorian hotels and extensive seafront gardens. Seasalter, at the mouth of the River Swale, is an upmarket seaside town with a long shingle beach – don’t leave without trying some of the famous local oysters!

And for a wide stretch of soft sandy beach and calm waters, Greatstone is one of the region’s best offerings. As well as being great for water sports enthusiasts, Greatstone is edged by dunes that run the length of the beach and are home to a wide variety of species.

Cities of all shapes and sizes

The region’s cities are diverse and have so much to offer if you’re looking for a livelier atmosphere and easy access to amenities. From South London’s collection of village-like communities within the bustle of The City to Brighton’s bohemian, artistic atmosphere, and from Canterbury’s world-famous historic sites to Windsor’s grand architecture and elegant green spaces, there’s a city to suit all lifestyles, no matter what you’re looking for from your retirement.