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Ransom Wood Stories

Life at Ransom Wood is about little stories that make the place a community– the world cup, the lost dog, the chickens in the quad, horses loose by the willows, the case of the squirrel stealing the office apples. Over the years we have had a scuba dive  training school using our old water tanks, the fire service using the old hospital tunnels to simulate fire evacuations in and much more.

Over the years we have seen a rapid expansion of entrepreneurs moving into the park and each of these adds to our story. Our tenants have a real ownership in the site – take for example Carol at Brides at Mothers who puts flowers in the planters outside her rooms putting a smile on peoples faces when hey arrive. In beech house we even have a business with a greenhouse on their office terrace.

Dogs have also become a part of the Ransom Wood story – many people on the park bring their dogs to work including my Lab Thanda. We even had a resident bringing their chickens in  – what a great continuity to the past when the hospital used to keep live stock here.

The park squirrels also add a special character –  there is a camicazy army of them – as you go up  the drive they line up and wait till you are about to pass then they jump out at you. You arrive at your office, park up and then they sit in the trees and bomb you with acorns.

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Google Reviews

  • Dave Watts


    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon


    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho


    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis


    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

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  • John Redfern


    Good food

  • David Draper


    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards


    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring


    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris


    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry


    Go experience

  • victoria chandler


    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler


    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward


    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran


    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long


    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West


    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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