Retirement homes in Surrey

With miles of green countryside, historic villages and bustling towns, the county of Surrey is an ideal spot for a rural retirement home that's still within easy reach of London.

Discover a scenic county that's full of heritage

From the chalk hills of the North Downs to the ancient woodland of Ashtead Common, there's a huge amount of natural beauty to admire across Surrey.

You can spot woodpeckers, Redstarts and Wood Warblers in the natural amphitheatre called ‘The Devil's Punch Bowl’, take a boat ride along the Thames from Runnymede, or gaze out over the Surrey Hills from Newlands Corner, near Guildford.

Beyond the rolling hills and grassy meadows, you'll find a rich history that's waiting to be explored. You can tour Farnham Castle, the Norman fortification that was once the home of the Bishop of Winchester, or take a tour of the estate and gardens at the famous Hampton Court Palace, one of Henry VIII's favourite buildings.

Retire to an area packed with culture and entertainment

Whether you're looking for the best fine art or the latest musical acts, you'll find a range of venues and galleries across the county.

You can catch Shakespearean drama, ballet and West End musicals at the 1,300-capacity New Victoria Theatre, see touring musical acts at the modern G Live, or discover hundreds of artists and sculptures at the 10-acre arboretum at Sculpture Park.

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Make the most of an active retirement

With more than 100 golf clubs and almost 90 tennis clubs spread around the region, you'll have plenty of chances to keep fit and enjoy the fresh air.

You can hire rowing boats and canoes at the Farncombe Boat House, catch a trophy at the lake by Bury Hill Fishery, or bring your younger relatives to the ice rink, leisure pools and bowling lanes at Guildford Spectrum.

And if you'd rather take your activities into the Surrey wilderness, there are dozens of dedicated heritage trails and cycling routes to follow while you explore the county, absorbing the magnificent countryside as you go.

Take advantage of a well-connected area

When you retire to Surrey, you really can have the best of both worlds. You'll have the vast landscapes of rural England on your doorstep, with busy day-trips to London less than an hour's journey away.

On top of that, the picturesque coastlines of Brighton and Portsmouth could be just a little over an hour from home.

If you like the sound of a retirement property that's surrounded by greenery, but still just a short trip from the city or the sea, have a look through our latest developments in the area:

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