Nestled in the charming Dorset town of Gillingham and part of Redrow’s exclusive Heritage Collection, Royal Oaks offers a high quality of life, whether you’re relaxing at home or exploring the surrounding area. Based on the Arts and Crafts style of the 1930s, these elegant homes surround you with quintessential English architecture, while outside, the plentiful amenities and rolling countryside are always within easy reach. With excellent transport links and a good selection of schools too, our new builds in Gillingham offer an enviable quality of life
Whatever your needs, shopping will always be an enjoyable experience at Royal Oaks. Close to home you’ll find a selection of supermarkets and convenience stores, plus a post office and pharmacy. Gillingham town centre is also home to a range of high street name stores. For more extensive retail therapy, Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park is around an hour’s drive and is home to an A to Z of household name retailers.
The local area also has a rich and vibrant pub and restaurant scene just a short distance from these new builds. Gillingham's The Dolphin Inn is a cosy local with low ceilings and classic pub grub, while The Ship in Shaftesbury is also a popular choice. Tasty Italian fare is available at Ristorante Da Massimo in Gillingham and San Tonino in Shaftesbury, while La Fleur de Lys serves a gourmet menu using locally-sourced ingredients.
For leisure and pleasure, the local area has it covered, whether you’re seeking a gentle stroll or exercise of a more vigorous kind. The RiversMeet leisure centre is just a five minute drive from home and has a swimming pool, gym and sports hall, while the nearby Shaftesbury Lido offers an outdoor pool. Golfers, meanwhile, can enjoy a round or two at the picturesque Bullpits Golf Club.
In and around Gillingham, Dorset, options for family days out are plentiful, with a wide variety of attractions located within easy driving distance of this new build development. Moors Valley Country Park & Forest is around 45 minutes away by road and offers a huge area of woodland and open green space to explore and enjoy, plus cycling trails, children’s play areas and a Go Ape & Segway centre. The scenic Larmer Tree Gardens in Tollard Royal, meanwhile, are ideal for gentle walks and picnics.
Parents of growing families will be pleased to find Royal Oaks has an excellent selection of schools for education at all levels. St Mary the Virgin Primary School is walking distance from the development and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Shaftesbury Primary is around a 10 minute drive.
For older children, Gillingham School is just a mile away and is rated ‘Good’, while Shaftesbury School is about 10 minutes away by road and has the same rating.
Travel and transport connections are also superb, whether you’re travelling by road or rail. The A350 trunk road is just 10 minutes away for journeys to Warminster (31 minutes), Blandford Forum (38 minutes), Poole (54 minutes) and Bournemouth (just over an hour).
For train travel, Gillingham railway station is about 5 minutes away in the car and offers services to Salisbury (30 minutes), Basingstoke (1 hour and 6 minutes), Exeter (1 hour and 22 minutes) and London Waterloo (around two hours).
For air travel, London Heathrow Airport is around a 2 hour drive, and offers flights around the globe.
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