Elmbridge Village, Surrey

Where every day feels like a holiday

Thriving retirement community

Elmbridge 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 where every day can feel like a holiday. 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.

The retirement village oozes a sense of community spirit. Residents stop to chat in between dashing to their next club, use the village shop or 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 community, 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, Judith Parvin, Gavin and Margaret Martin, and Pip and Jean Calvert.

These are all Elmbridge residents, some newer than others, who kindly agreed to share their stories with us. We also talked to Judith’s daughter Emma Cornelisse to get a ‘child’s perspective’, you can read this here.

Elmbridge Manor

Elmbridge Manor


The Mayor of Waverley, Cllr Chris Storey, opened Elmbridge Village’s exciting new clubhouse, Elmbridge Manor, at the beginning of 2017.

Part of a major investment in the community, this development incorporates indoor communal space and 19 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. It looks fantastic as the centrepiece of our village.

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.

This 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.

Find out more about Elmbridge Manor


Cranleigh Show


Elmbridge Village, sponsor of Cranleigh Show 2017