Peaceful surroundings - Comfort and Space

St James Oaks - shire housing.

St James Oaks is a Retirement Complex, set in a very central location. The town of Gravesend, just on the outskirts of London and the M25, next to the River Thames and central to all road and rail networks to explore the Kent countryside.

We are a 2.5 acre complex, made up of 106 individually owner occupied properties. The complex comprises of a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments and bungalows varying in size, all of which contribute in the make up of our very successful community.

St James Oaks is a short walk from Gravesend town centre and within easy access of Bluewater shopping centre, either by bus or car, which offers a huge variety of shops, restaurants, and cinemas on your doorstep.

Within the complex, you could be mistaken for being in a rural location and far from the noise and activities normally associated with a town.

St James Oaks has a layout of open walkways, paths and gardens between the buildings to create a relaxed atmosphere.

On site parking is available for visitors, and if you own your own car a space can be requested from the office for an annual charge.

This concept was designed with the individuals needs in mind of what retirement housing can and should be. St James Oaks provides comfort and space in a peaceful environment. It is quite literally a community within itself.

St James Oaks is often referred to as a village within the town.

From our lovely
community, family & friends.


I have been here for 5 years, I love living here, the residents and staff are great, our security guys are the best, I feel really safe and lucky to be here.


St James Oaks has changed my life. After my husband passed, I moved here and it was the best thing I did. Staff at the office are very professional and willing to help. I would recommend St James Oaks to anyone.


My moving into St James Oaks was the best thing I could have done. I have met a lot of very nice people whom I now consider my friends.


I moved to St James Oaks just over a year ago and really enjoy living here. The flats are perfect size and everyone here is really friendly with plenty of activities to join in with in the Ivy Room.


I Love living at St James Oaks, I have made many good friend and I always feel safe. The people in the office are always kind and helpful and we have many social events.


Felt like home from the first day I moved in, friendship of all residents was very welcoming, so many interesting things in the Ivy Room to go to. Security and office so helpful, a perfect place to live.