About the area
Church Crookham and Fleet offer excellent amenities from a Sainsbury’s Local and Superstore to Waitrose. The Elvetham Heath Farmers’ Market brings the finest produce to its stalls from free-range meat off family farms to just-baked bread of artisan bakers. With Aldershot’s Wellington Shopping Centre – and Westgate Leisure Park with Cineworld in the town – as well as Farnborough’s Princes Mead mall you can ring the changes for shopping at local towns. Nearby, you can enjoy a day out to picturesque Farnham which boasts an aesthetic Tudor/Georgian high street offering a fantastic selection of over 200 shops – ranging from independent gems such as Guitar Village for music lovers to the premium food selection of Waitrose. Guildford also offers a premium day out with shops Joules and Jigsaw, House of Fraser and Hotel Chocolat,Jo Malone and L’Occitane in The Friary Centre and along the High Street and cobbled alleyways, just 14 miles from home.
Families will find Tweseldown Infant School in walking distance with Church Crookham Junior School and Crookham CofE Aided Infant School close by, while Calthorpe Park School and Court Moor schools at senior level are partnered with the Sixth Form College Farnborough. The Hart Leisure Centre’s facilities run from an Ofsted registered creche to a competition swimming pool and dance studios to gym classes, squash courts, and sports courses offering first-class sport and fitness for all ages.
Golfers can discover Bowenhurst Golf Club’s picturesque parkland course and Oak Park Golf Club’s Woodland course with its tree-lined fairways, both three miles away and both making the most of the wonderful landscape. The South Downs National Park with its rolling hills and ancient forests is renowned for its unspoilt beauty, while on the doorstep you will find places to stroll, bike and amble. Along the route are local pubs that pride themselves on a warm welcome, seasonal menus, and dishes from modern British cuisine to classic Sunday roasts – the Tweseldown pub nestling on the edge of Church Crookham, the Foresters tucked away in the woods, and the Fox and Hounds on the banks of the canal.
Explore the pathways along the canal, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country, or head to Fleet Pond Nature Reserve for a different waterside setting to enjoy Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake, famed birdlife and Sandy Bay ‘beach’. Every two years mark the calendar for the world-famous International Farnborough Air Show spectacular – and with London Waterloo in 41 minutes on direct services from Fleet station and access to the M3 in minutes with Heathrow 25 miles away, at The Woodlands you can always take off fast to your destination.
How to find us
Exit the motorway at Junction 5, take the first exit on the roundabout onto the A287 going straight over 2 roundabouts. After just over 5 miles, turn left onto Redfield Lane then take a slight left to stay on this road. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Aldershot Road. Bear right onto Sandy Lane and The Woodlands at Crookham Park is on the right.
From the East:
Head to Aldershot, from there head North West on Wellesley Road and continue onto Bourley Road. Turn left onto Beacon Hill Road and then take the second exit on the roundabout onto Sandy Lane. After half a mile The Woodlands at Crookham Park will be on your left.
* Please note that there are currently roadworks at the end of Sandy Lane (Aldershot Road side), please follow diversion signs taking you to the other end of Sandy Lane. We apologise for any inconvenience caused