Blue Ridges Park is located in a small village called Ockley one of Surrey's most idyllic places to reside in the North Downs. With Ockley Station nearby and the village is just 7 miles away from Dorking Town Centre, the park offers private, peaceful surroundings as well as the opportunities of a local town.
About Blue Ridges Park
This popular park is part of McAlister Estates, a family-run, residential park home business with five award-winning parks located across the Surrey and Sussex area. They have been successfully offering park home living lifestyles for over fifty years to retired and golden citizens.
McAlister Estates ensures that support is on hand to make sure that all their residents can settle down into their own private homes and have everything that they need. The park itself is extremely secure, ensuring that new and existing residents will have no worries or concerns moving out to the park location.
Residents enjoy the privacy that comes with owning a detached property, as well as benefitting from the support of their neighbours if needed. Each park home is sold with a perfect plot of green garden space, which allows residents the opportunity to maintain and develop, in keeping with park rules.
Blue Ridges Park Location
Ockley village offers picture-perfect views with a quaint country pub and restaurant. The village pub is the perfect place to meet the local community and get to know about local events and places to visit. Ockley boasts an interesting history dating back to Saxon times and before, which offers visitors and residents lots of cultural enrichment and lots to explore. Walkers will enjoy the location as it is within touching distance of the famous Leith Hill. The park itself enjoys a feeling of seclusion, away from busy streets and lots of traffic.
The Local Area
For residents looking to explore further afield, the park is conveniently located close by to bigger towns and villages. Ockley Station is very close to the park and enables residents the opportunity to visit London, Dorking, or Horsham amongst many other routes.
Dorking is a town with a very independent and sophisticated feel, but it ensures to promote and celebrate its rich heritage. Within the town, there is a very well-curated museum, with temporary and permanent exhibitions for the history enthusiast. Regular talks and guided walks are organised by the museum, offering the opportunity to quiz the guides and dig deeper into their knowledge.
When visiting Dorking, visitors are entering an area of true natural beauty. It is surrounded by the Surrey Hills and is a walker’s paradise which includes The Deepdene Trail, Box Hill, and National Trust’s Denbies Hillside just as a start. Speaking of Denbies, Dorking is home to one of the largest vineyards in the UK with regular wine tours available to the public. Why not dine in their on-site restaurant, purchase some local wines from their shop, or perhaps enjoy a night away for a special occasion in their hotel, the possibilities are endless.
Dorking Friday Traditional Market should be on every visitor's list of things to do. Held every week, the market promotes everything local about Dorking. There is a vast selection on offer with all of the foods available from local producers such as cheese, fish, bread, and cakes! We would recommend taking a very big shopping bag to fit in all of your purchases.
One final recommendation is a visit to West Street. For fans of antiques, then here there is a whole street dedicated to this past time. The buildings date back to the 16th century and visitors will find a selection of old shops meets new. Cafes are intertwined with the shops so regular breaks can be taken in readiness to continue leisurely shopping. Visitors will find quaint shops with windows displayed to entice inside; this street is certainly one to visit.
Dorking Station is just one of three stations that service the town. If visitors wish to visit the bright lights of London, it is just under an hour away by train. Or perhaps a brunch (and lunch) in the lovely town of Guildford is on the cards, well that is just half an hour away. This town certainly packs a punch and ticks a lot of boxes.
Referred to as the largest village in the UK, at Blue Ridges Park, residents are within a short distance of Cranleigh, which is a popular and historic village. The village holds a lot of history, as far back as The Norman Conquest, so there are lots to explore for history lovers. St Nicolas’ Church is the oldest building in the village, having been built by the Norman Knights of William the Conqueror. The church's first building on the site is recorded from about 1170.
Cranleigh high street offers shoppers and visitors a bustling and thriving experience, with a selection of restaurants, coffee shops, and no more than two independent department stores that have been there for over two hundred years between them.
If you are craving some culture and the arts, then Cranleigh Arts Centre must be on a ‘to do’ list of places to visit. It is a lively part of the village offering exhibitions, music, theatre and so much more. The Art house tearoom is located just next door which is popular for its speciality teas, coffees, and homemade cakes and snacks. Perfect combination!
If you like the simplicity of village life but like the perks and convenience that come with a town, a visit to Cranleigh is a must where visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Leith Hill & Tower
For countryside explorers, having Leith Hill so close to the park is a real treat. It is the highest point in the South East of England managed by National Trust. It has strong creative links with Charles Darwin and visitors will have so much pleasure in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Some several trails and footpaths cover Leith Hill and offer different perspectives of the space through heathland, sand to woodland.
Leith Tower was built in 1765 and given to National Trust in 1923. Visitors can walk up the gothic tower to reach the summit and enjoy the views through a telescope. On a clear day, one can see Wembley Stadium and The London Eye! The tower has an information point and hot and cold food is available in the servery, so it is possible to rest and take in a drink and snack whilst making your ascent!
Why Move to Blue Ridges Park?
Blue Ridges Park offers more than just privacy and easy living. It is home to some truly beautiful countryside views and is well-linked to many popular towns and cities. Exploring locally further afield by car or train is easy and especially due to having the station located in the village.
This is an established residential park and is open to new residents all year round. It offers the perfect opportunity for retirees to break away from the cities and towns and to relax in a genuine countryside retreat. This park can offer the best of both worlds due to its unique location and community links. Residents who decide to embrace park home living will feel instantly at home to start enjoying their silver and golden years.
Blue Ridges Park
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