Shenfield is a small town one mile from Brentwood, on the edge of the Essex countryside. If you like the bustle of the local high street or prefer a relaxing day in the countryside or on the golf course there is something here to suit everyone’s tastes.

Great shopping

It’s fair to say that many towns have had to mourn the loss of the high street recently, but not here in Shenfield. The town is fortunate to be home to a good variety of high street brand favourites and local independent shops. These include Hepburn’s butchers – a well-respected Essex stalwart since 1932, a bakery, florist, fishmonger, wine shop and independent travel agent. All situated a 15-minute walk (or 3-minute drive) away from Santhem Residences, many of which also offer local delivery.

Delicious dining

With more than 10 different places to eat out locally, Shenfield certainly has something to whet your appetite. Try The Hutton Junction – a traditional pub serving fresh food and real ale, or stylish restaurant Vault – a mecca for modern international cuisine or perhaps go for some ‘Mediterranean comfort food’ from The Lot restaurant. Also available in the area are Italian, Tandoori, Chinese and Middle Eastern cuisines, a traditional chip shop and plenty more to tantalise your tastebuds, not forgetting The Fable, Santhem Residences’ very own restaurant, serving classic seasonal dishes with a modern twist – opening soon

Course meal with meat and vegetables

Sport & Leisure activities

If you’re a golfer, you’ll be in your element in Shenfield, there are over 15 golf courses all within a 30-minute drive. Or if boules is your thing, Hutton Poplars Bowls Club is just across the road from Santhem Residences, there are also two local cricket clubs. If you like to be at one with nature, the nearby Butterfly Meadow offers a tranquil garden setting where you can reflect peacefully and enjoy the wildlife. For walking, there are a few spots nearby such as Merrymead Country Park, Shenfield Park (great for feeding the ducks) and Hartswood Ancient Woodland.

Man playing golf

Travel and transport

Shenfield railway station is very well-connected with up to 13 trains per hour heading to London’s Liverpool Street, taking as little as 22 minutes. The capital offers countless pursuits, whether you enjoy galleries and exhibitions, a trip to the theatre, or heading out for some Michelin-Starred dining, you can be reassured that after a long day it won’t take long to get home again. Shenfield also has easy access to major routes on the A12, M25 and M11.

Train station

Santhem Residences

Moving to Santhem Residences in Shenfield will not only offer you all of the above but the opportunity to live a fulfilled lifestyle in a luxury apartment owned by you, bringing a renewed sense of freedom to your retirement. In a community of neighbours and friends, you can get involved as much or as little as you like, always knowing there are people around to lend a hand if you ever need it.

If you would like to find out more about retirement living with Santhem Residences, give us a call at 01277 508999 or email us at and we can arrange for you to visit our information suite and show apartments.

Butterfly on top of a daisy surrounded by grass

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