Somerset Oaks Retirement Village Somerset West offers a beautiful and tranquil environment, designed for people over the age of 55. Set in a spacious 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the one side is lined by large oak trees that follow the Lourens river. The majestic Helderberg and Hottentots Mountains provide for magnificent views. On the other side, Somerset West Central provides the perfect location with easy walking distances to all major shops, medical facilities and also the Medi-Clinic Hospital. With a happy, family atmosphere, encouraged and maintained with the help of the day-to-day participation of all its owners in all aspects of its management, this retirement village is maintained in harmony and community.
Somerset Oaks Retirement Village Somerset Oaks is a sectional title development run by a body corporate
The body corporate is made up of trustees and all home owners in Somerset Oaks. It therefore has a vested interest in ensuring good governance for the village. Management and Conduct Rules were drawn up in accordance with the Sectional Title Act. Resident suggestions can be put in writing and be placed in the Management Box for the trustees to raise in their monthly meeting, alternatively, residents can attend the meeting to present their point of view personally.
What do the levies cover?
The monthly levies cover the maintenance and repairs of the building, garden care, insurance for the buildings, water usage and 24-hour security. On the sale, or transfer, of a unit, a 10% stabilisation levy is applied on the profit.
Maintaining a secure environment is of paramount importance within the village
Perimeter palisade security fencing, 24-hour controlled entry access and exit, and 24-hour patrols throughout the village provide a secure environment for our residents, as well as peace of mind for both residents and their loved ones.
Somerset Oaks has its own club house which is the centre of all social and sporting activities
Social events such as trivial pursuit evenings, sing-a-longs and talent evenings are periodically organized by the residents. A monthly time table, of events happening such as Bible study, bridge, bowls and croquet, is available from Janet at reception.
The library is open from 13h00-13h30 Monday to Friday. There is a very good selection of books, including large print publications. The library is manned by volunteers and is free of charge.
The lounge is an informal pre-lunch gathering venue
Drinks are available from our cocktail bar from 12h00 daily, in addition.
After lunch, tea and coffee is served. The cocktail bar is also open on Thursday evenings, which is darts night, and on special occasions. During the week bridge and rummy are played in the lounge. A special table is allocated for those interested in doing Jigsaw puzzles.
The TV Lounge
The TV Lounge boasts a 72-inch television as well as video recorder and DVD player.
The Dining Room
Lunch is served from Monday to Saturday. We are renowned for the quality of our food, and many of our neighbours join us for lunch.
The Bowling Green
The bowling green can be used by our residents and friends, or visiting clubs, providing they are wearing the correct footwear. Bowls are available for loan from the sports equipment cupboard.
The Croquet Court
The croquet club is very active and training is provided if you wish to learn. Balls and mallets can also be acquired in the equipment cupboard. The croquet lawn is well cared for because we insist on players wearing the correct shoes.
Somerset Oaks is proud of its large swimming pool
It is situated in the middle of the village and is surrounded by tendered lawns. A large lapa area provides protection from the sun on those blistering hot days.
A furnished one bedroom unit with twin beds is available to rent by residents’ family members. Reservations are handled by Janet at reception. The peace and tranquility of Somerset Oaks is maintained, not only by the beautiful gardens, but by the kindness and consideration of its residents.
24 hour security