Retirement living in Chobham, Surrey

Audley Chobham, near Woking in Surrey, will be a luxury retirement village offering the facilities and comforts Audley is known for. While the village is currently in development and subject to planning, here is a sample of the kind of services our homeowners can expect.

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Audley Club
  • Restaurant and bar-bistro
  • Owner's lounge
  • Lifts
  • Car parking
  • Audley Care service
  • Car parking
  • Pets welcome.

Discover the local area

Chobham

The village stands on the River Bourne, approximately mid-way between the Surrey town of Woking and Sunningdale, in Berkshire. Nearby Chobham Common nature reserve is one of the finest remaining examples of lowland heath in the world.

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Woking

Woking has excellent transport links – including the M25 and M3 motorways as well as main-line rail services – and is within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The town is just 22 miles from central London and has a wide range of facilities, from shops and restaurants to theatres and art galleries.

Basingstoke Canal

Enjoy a narrowboat cruise between Woking and Horsell Common on board Kitty, crewed by members of the Basingstoke Canal Society.

RHS Garden Wisley

Six miles from Chobham, the Royal Horticultural Society's garden is an enchanting place at any time of year – recommended for all keen gardeners and growers.

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You can find out more about attractions in the Sunningdale direction on our Things to do near Sunningdale Park page.

 

History

The Chobham area has been settled since Neolithic times. As well as the early settlers' flint tools, a Roman hoard of silver and copper coins, plus a spearhead and a gold ring, was discovered in Chobham Park in 1772.

Chobham appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 (as Cebeham), when the land was held by Chertsey Abbey. Parts of St Lawrence Church, in the High Street, date from this time.

In the pre-industrial era Chobham was an isolated place, surrounded by heathland of little value as farmland. Even in the 19th century, the lack of a railway line to the village ensured it remained a quiet place reliant chiefly on peat cutting.

As a result it's a largely unspoilt village, providing a breath of fresh air in a pretty enclave of Surrey at its very leafiest.