About Sunningdale Park

Nestled among 79 acres of natural woodland and gardens, Audley Sunningdale Park is a luxury retirement village near Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Ascot, close to essential amenities including shops, restaurants, cafés and a Waitrose supermarket.

Near the north tip of the park stands magnificent Northcote House, a Grade II listed mansion in the neo-Georgian style. Perched on a plateau above the parkland, it offers staggering views of Coworth Park and the hills, beyond which lies Windsor Great Park.

From the village it is 40 minutes by train to Reading and 50 minutes to London, while motorists have easy access to the M25 with quick connections to the M3, M4 and M40. It's just seven miles to Windsor and 10 miles to Heathrow Airport.

Charming Windsor

For larger shops or a cultural trip, nearby Windsor is a must. It is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, with Windsor Castle at its heart.

Windsor Castle is the historic residence of the British Royal Family and the oldest castle in continuous occupation in the world. The castle is surrounded by stunning grounds and offers an impressive number of pathways. 

Ascot

Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot is one of the greatest racecourses in the world.

It was while Queen Anne was out riding on the edge of Windsor Great Park that she noticed a natural clearing near the village of East Cote, now called Ascot. Queen Anne ordered a course to be laid out 'for horses to gallop at full stretch' and so the Royal Racecourse was born. The first four-day Royal Meeting was held in June 1768 and it has continued to the present day.

Today Ascot Racecourse stages 27 days of the highest quality flat and National Hunt racing throughout the year. Royal Ascot is internationally renowned as a sporting and social occasion, where tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting.

Around Sunningdale Park

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is also home to:

  • Two world-class golf courses –
    • Wentworth, a privately owned golf club and health resort near Sunningdale Park, offering one the most famous golf courses; and
    • Sunningdale Golf Club, consistently ranked one of the World Top 100 Golf Courses.
  • Sunningdale Bowling Club, a great place to make friends, learn skills and have a lot of fun.

Sunningdale walk

If it’s a little tranquillity you’re after, a walk around Sunningdale Park, with its fine display of trees and shrubs, is simply breathtaking.

Whether you want to get some exercise, make the most of the local amenities, or simply take a relaxing walk, here's a scenic route to follow. As well as taking in the beautiful scenery, this route explores striking locations nearby, such as Virginia Water, Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

The Temple of Augustus

These ruins, also known as Leptis Magna, consist of a spectacular series of ancient pillars – a snippet of the ancient world by the edge of Virginia Water in Surrey.

The Roman columns arrived in the United Kingdom from Libya around 1830 and stand as a monument to the arrogance of the colonial age. The real site of Leptis Magna is now a UNESCO world heritage site and the remaining ruins are among the best-preserved in the Mediterranean.