Our facilities are available solely to residents of Southdowns and their guests and you are free to participate in as much or as little as you like. You may wish to stroll through our exclusive grounds or play a spot of croquet. There are also many local walks through the Kent countryside and if you feel slightly more energetic, you can use one of the available allotments to grow your own fresh vegetables or flowers.
The focal point of Southdowns’ social life is Shaw Hall, conveniently located at the centre of Southdowns. Shaw Hall accommodates the Social Centre with its licensed bar, TV lounge, billiard room, social area. It also houses the grocery shop, launderette and the Southdowns coffee shop. The club atmosphere allows you to relax, join your friends for a drink, take a meal, join in a games evening, watch the match or attend a fitness class. Various activities and events are arranged by our social committee.
One of the major advantages of Southdowns is that, because of its sheer size, you can also live as private a life as you wish – the choice is yours.
We have 198 properties and many facilities and amenities for residents to
enjoy. There are also nurses on duty 24 hours a day for peace of mind in an emergency
17.5 Acres of
Set in beautiful open Kent countryside, Southdowns is very conveniently situated indeed.
Social Facilities and
Our facilities are available solely to residents of Southdowns and their guests.
19th Century Church
Our own nineteenth century non-denominational church has fortnightly services.
Nurse on Site 24
Hours a Day
A GP holds convenient Surgery on-site, so that you do not need to go into the village.
- Our own nineteenth century non-denominational church has fortnightly services and a section of it has been turned into a museum displaying the fascinating history of Southdowns.
- It is also the venue for the popular twice weekly “drop in” where afternoon tea is served and other events and talks are organised.
- A mobile library normally calls once a fortnight.
- We have a guest suite available for rent at a nominal cost for the use of any friends or relatives of our residents.