Charters Village, East Grinstead

Where every day feels like a holiday

Luxury retirement living in West Sussex

Every day can feel like a holiday at Charters Village, our age-exclusive retirement development built on the site of the former Bush Davies School of Dance just outside East Grinstead, on the Surrey/West Sussex border.

The village comprises a range of one and two bedroom bungalows and apartments built in the grounds of Charters Towers, the country club-style building at the centre of village life. We recently took the wraps off our latest phase of development, which comprises a multitude of new properties, with a delightful jazz event. It was a lovely sunny day and the Town Mayor, Cllr Bob Maidstone attended.

Many residents have already moved into their brand new homes. These include Mollie Lufkin, who in the video below shares her story about why she chose Charters and what she likes about living there.


Part of the scenery

Aimed at the over 65s, the village is set in mature parkland, just off Felcourt Road. The manicured grounds and gardens provide a stunning backdrop to the independent retirement lifestyle enjoyed by residents.

The main clubhouse – Charters Towers – has a range of communal facilities available for the exclusive use of residents – including restaurant, bar, library, conservatory, small shop, doctor’s surgery, guest suites and galleried lounge.

Charters Towers has been part of the area’s landscape for around 100 years. The building was the centrepiece of the world-renowned dance and drama school, the Bush Davies School of Dance, for much of the last century.

Following in famous footsteps

During that time, the school’s theatre played host to such names as Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev.

Residents have set up a range of special interest groups and often meet together for lunches and other social occasions.  But the beauty of Charters Village is that residents choose the lifestyle that suits them.

The village also benefits from a residential and nursing care home on another part of the site. Respite and day care is also available.

Domiciliary care is also available to independent living residents, should they need help with personal or practical chores they find increasingly challenging. This can often provide peace of mind for both residents and their families.

New homes now available

The first phase of building at Charters sold out quickly and phase two has now been unveiled as the village continues to grow and mature.

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