Are you looking for a park home at Oaks Park, Beare Green? Surrey is fast becoming a more and more popular retirement spot for people across the UK. Deep in the heart of some of England's lushest countryside, and some of its most fascinating heritage, many people choose to move out here to explore the quaint local towns as well as the beautiful walks.
Oaks Park is located in the heart of Surrey itself and just outside the town of Dorking. It is simple to get to via A-roads, with plenty of transport links and local amenities close by.
About Oaks Park
Oaks Park has grown to be a very popular residential park owned and managed by McAlister Estates Ltd. The park can be found just off Hoyle Hill, easily connected via the A24 and A29. McAlister Estates ensures that support is on hand to make sure that all of their residents can settle down into their own private homes and have everything that they need. The park itself is very secure, ensuring that you will have no worries or concerns moving out to the park from your current location.
All of the park homes are detached with private entrances and are sold with a small garden that residents enjoy. It is a pleasure to walk or drive through the park and observe the various flowers, shrubs, and pots showcasing the resident's personality and gardening flair.
Oaks Park Location
Oaks Park location is arguably what helps to make it so appealing to new residents, as well as those who have held properties there for some time. The park is positioned so that it gives you a balance between peace, privacy, and convenience.
There are local shops such as newsagents and local stores for everyday essentials, but if you need additional items and aren't driving to and from the park, you will find getting public transport to be especially straightforward. Simply head out on a regular bus towards Dorking, or even the historic town of Horsham, which you will find just a few minutes down the road. Having such easy access to local amenities is a great help to the park residents.
The Local Area
Horsham is a bustling market town with lots to offer visitors. The town dates back to the 7th century, so for visitors with a love of history, there is a lot to explore. The town boasts many shops, restaurants, and coffee houses, making it the ideal location for a day out, and there is plenty of parking in and around the shopping centres.
Horsham is served by many transport links including no less than three train stations, three main A-roads, and is only 15 minutes away from Gatwick Airport. Residents living so close to this lively market town will certainly have all the tools needed to explore far and wide.
Horsham is home to Horsham Museum, a wonderful place to visit to learn about the history of the town in a visual and tactile way. There are many different parts of the museum to explore, including craft galleries, crime, and punishment of years gone by, and in-house art gallery as well as a costume gallery.
He's behind you! A popular venue in Horsham is The Capitol Horsham, a purpose-built arts venue that showcases a sell-out pantomime each year as well as many other shows and performances all year round. If you are a fan of the arts and love to be entertained, keeping an eye on The Capitol events programme is a must.
St. Marys Church, which is the oldest remaining building in Horsham is a centre point for the community in Horsham. With an abundance of history and beautiful grounds, visitors will enjoy a tranquil walk around this calming place.
With so much green space surrounding Oaks Park, it is not surprising that there is a selection of nature walks and parks to meander around. This can be said in Horsham also. Popular gardens to visit are Borde Hill, High Beeches Garden, Wakehurst Place run by Kew Gardens to name a few. There are at least fourteen easy walk routes in and around Horsham District which all take in the West Sussex countryside.
Dorking is a town with a very independent and sophisticated feel, but it ensures to promote and celebrate its rich heritage. Again, 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 you visit Dorking, you are entering an area of true natural beauty. It is surrounded by the Surrey Hills and is a walker's paradise including The Deepdene Trail, Box Hill, and National Trust's Denbies Hillside just to get you started. 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. Taste buds will be in overdrive 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. If you love to look at antiques and find that next big find, then here you will find a whole street dedicated to this past time. The buildings date back to the 16th century and you will find a selection of old shops meets new. Cafes are intertwined with the shops so you can take regular breaks and continue your leisurely shopping experience. Visitors will find quaint shops with windows displayed to entice you 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.
This is a beautiful market town located in the Surrey countryside. It is not a huge town with approximately just over 20,000 residents, but it is designated as an area of natural beauty. Within proximity to London, the south coast, and other local towns and villages it is a must to visit and enjoys lots of restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Reigate has many interesting things to do and see such as a local brewery tour, Reigate Caves, or the Reigate Heath Windmill (which has now been converted into a chapel). There are lots of independent shops for keen shoppers or perhaps a stroll around Priory Park is more to your liking? Once again, Reigate is a town with a rich heritage and has a history just waiting to be explored.
Why buy a home at Oaks Park?
Oaks Park is a fully residential park and is open to new residents all year round. It offers residents a full life both on the park but also out and about locally. Its location, with strong transport links to Horsham and Dorking, as well as further afield by train, ensures that residents are not going to feel isolated or short of activities to get involved with during their retirement.
The park is very secure, well maintained and the residents take a keen interest in their community on site. Many residents enjoy having this support when needed, but also the independence that comes with park home living.