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Sandford Station

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Country living in style

Nestling in the Mendip Hills, Sandford Station is a rural retirement village set in extensive grounds right on the edge of the village of Sandford. Boasting a fascinating heritage railway museum on site, this distinctive countryside community offers a special combination of stylish purpose-built accommodation, beautiful scenery and superb facilities. You can view a map of Sandford Station retirement village here.

We are now offering in-person viewings of retirement apartments at Sandford Station, by appointment. Please call our team to arrange a viewing on 0117 919 4257.

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Where is Sandford Station?

Sandford Station retirement village is ideally positioned for both daily convenience and to explore the wider countryside of North Somerset. Its location on the edge of the village of Sandford means the local shop and village pub are both just a short distance away.


Outstanding beauty

Stroll around the sensory garden, explore the railway heritage centre complete with traditional carriage, or simply take in the spectacular landscapes and views of the nearby Thatchers apple orchards. Steeped in history, the gardens at Sandford Station could rival any country estate with twelve acres of parkland, picturesque borders, allotments and even an outdoor bowling green with its own pavilion.

Offering a wide range of amenities and activities

Get creative at an art group, challenge yourself in an exercise class, or join friends for an evening outing to any of the nearby towns and villages. Activities are tailored to whatever inspires you so there’ll always be something to keep you busy. There are excellent facilities on site including a heated pool, a gym and library. The elegant atrium in Darlisette House is the perfect space for a game of snooker or giant chess.


Rural retirement homes

Unwind in the tranquillity of your own private garden or balcony and take in the spectacular views. We offer a range of homely purpose-built one, two and three bedroom homes to buy, which all have their own individual style. There are also beautifully restored cottages available, such as the Farm House. Whatever you choose, it’s your space to make your own. And yes, pets are welcome too.


Countryside to coast

Explore the surrounding countryside along the famous Strawberry Line, which originally ran from Cheddar in the Mendips towards the coast. In summertime soak up the sunshine in nearby seaside towns and there’s nothing better than a quiet lunch in one of the many cosy local pubs. And if you’re craving city lights, an easy drive will take you to the cultural attractions of historic Wells, Weston-super-Mare or Bristol.

Food to savour

Our chefs are proud of the delicious meals they create and serve on a daily basis. Their strong belief in the importance of nutritious, interesting and varied menus can be experienced in The Pullman Restaurant. Socialise with friends and loved-ones whilst enjoying delicious food from the varied menus, which can cater for all dietary requirements.


Enjoy a swim in the pool, exercise classes in the gym or learn new skills and hobbies. Take pleasure in some healthy competition on the bowling green, croquet lawn or snooker table. Gardeners can tend to the flowers and vegetables in their own allotment or private garden. And for the DIY enthusiast there’s a hobby shed for woodworking and crafts. Further afield you can explore the extensive grounds and wider facilities of Sandford Station, including the Pullman restaurant.

  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Bowling green
  • Croquet lawn
  • Snooker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets can visit
  • Garden and allotments
  • Community DIY shed
  • Restaurant
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Gym

Support at home if you need it

You might need an occasional helping hand with jobs around the home and as time moves on, some extra support from someone you trust is always welcome. Whether you need companionship, help preparing meals or have more complex needs, our friendly village care team are ready to step in. We train and look after our own staff so you can be sure your carer is dedicated and experienced.

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Virtual Tour

Click on the video to take a virtual tour of one of our Sandford Station apartments. To find out more about living at Sandford Station call our friendly sales team on 0117 919 4257.

Village Voice

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How our retirement villages work

Welcome to our guide to the St Monica Trust's retirement villages. Whether you are considering a retirement village for yourself or a loved one, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive guide for planning your retirement move - including fees, how to purchase, village tours, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).


The Russets and Sherwood care home

Sandford Station boasts award-winning care facilities with its on-site care home, Sherwood. With an emphasis on providing a personal environment in which your comfort comes first, it’s the perfect place for those who need nursing care. There’s also separate specialist dementia care available in The Russets, meaning you can continue to enjoy life and maintain the friendships you make at Sandford Station.

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Village Care inspected by the Care Quality Commission

Your next step

We’d love to show you more and our friendly sales team are always on hand to help.

To ask any questions or arrange a viewing please call us on 0117 919 4257 or click the link to request information.

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Important information

All retirement properties are subject to a monthly community fee. A reinstatement fee is payable when the property is returned to the Trust.

Download the Lease Purchase Key Facts document for Sandford Station.

Download our Guide to Lease Purchase.

Prices range from £220,000 - £550,000 (other charges apply)

Download the Shared Ownership Key Facts document for Sandford Station.

Download our Extra Care Housing Rental Key Facts document.

On average, two retirement properties become available per month. To be considered, you will need to join our allocations process.

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Cote Lane
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Selection of available retirement properties at Sandford Station

To see all available retirement properties please visit our Available Now page.

31 Hapil Close
£265,000 (other charges apply)

Sandford, North Somerset BS25 5AA

70 Hapil Close
£395,000 (other charges apply)

Sandford, North Somerset BS25 5AA

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