Elmbridge Village, Surrey

Thriving retirement community

Elmbridge Retirement Village is situated on the leafy fringes of Cranleigh in Surrey. It is the oldest village of its kind in the Retirement Villages portfolio and the UK’s first privately owned retirement community.

Do not let its age deceive you though. Elmbridge is a thriving retirement community. Active independence is at the core of everything that happens here with quite literally scores of leisure activities, hobbies and social clubs taking place across the seasons.

Throughout the construction of Elmbridge Manor we involved and consulted ‘The Forum’, a special group of elected residents led by Residents Association chairman Denise de Fraine. It acted on behalf of Elmbridge’s residents to address issues of concern and input into every part of the project, from the physical design and layout of Elmbridge Manor to interior decorations. You can read more about this from Denise herself here.

The retirement village oozes a sense of community spirit. Residents stop to chat in between dashing to their next club or to use the village shop or to have a coffee with friends. It’s that sort of place.

There are endless special interest groups and clubs set up by the residents for the residents at Elmbridge Village. But like every other retirement village, the objective is to ensure that residents enjoy the retirement lifestyle that is right for them. The choice is entirely their own.

Life at Elmbridge Village is fulfilling, relaxing and as active as residents want it to be but don’t take our word for it. Read the stories of Margery Nabavi and Judith Parvin, both longstanding Elmbridge residents who kindly agreed to speak to us and spoke highly of their community. We also talked to Judith’s daughter Emma Cornelisse to get a ‘child’s perspective’, you can read this here.

Elmbridge Manor now open!

Elmbridge Manor


The Mayor of Waverly, Cllr Chris Storey, recently opened Elmbridge Village’s exciting new clubhouse, Elmbridge Manor, and the first residents have moved in!

Part of a major investment in this thriving Sussex retirement community, the development incorporates indoor communal space and extra retirement apartments. Buyers are snapping these up quickly but there are still a few left, so if you are interested in moving to Elmbridge contact us for more details and to book an appointment.

Elmbridge Manor houses a main hall and green room, restaurant, private dining room and kitchen, bar and lounge, multi-purpose function room and further meeting rooms, a library, shop and surgery. Now fully built, it looks fantastic as the new centrepiece of our village.

Elmbridge Retirement Village consists of 236 cottages, bungalows and apartments set across 28 acres of landscaped grounds. The new development work introduces a further 19 new apartments with a further 20 to follow in the next phase of construction, which is already underway.

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