Get out of town
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 apartments and beautifully restored cottages and farmhouses.
Our show home is now open every Thursday 10am - 4pm. Why not come and take a look?
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.
Something for everyone
Challenge yourself at archery, get creative in a sculpture 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.
Homes with a difference
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 or three bedroom homes to buy, which all have their own individual style. There are also beautifully restored cottages available, such as the Station Master’s 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
Experience themed dining from all around the world in the relaxed atmosphere of the Pullman restaurant. Using fresh and local produce, our expert chefs are proud of the delicious meals they create to suit your requirements. The dining experience at Sandford Station is a social occasion and as the seasons change throughout the year, you're invited to help us choose what should be included on the menu.
Support at home when 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.Find out more
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.Find Out More