Simmonds Lodge is ideally placed for the local shops and amenities in Drayton, which include a number of traditional independent stores and a large supermarket catering for your everyday needs. Drayton has a strong local community and is home to a number of clubs and associations covering interests as diverse as bridge, gardening and sport. There is also a regular calendar of events held at the Drayton Centre and the village's local churches throughout the year.
Famous for the scenery, Portsmouth Golf Course is an 18-hole course with beautiful tree lined fairways. Located just north of Drayton, the course stands on Portsdown Hill and boasts fantastic views over Portsmouth, Southsea and Langstone Harbour.
Portsmouth is the city known as the waterfront city and combines old with new. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and National Museum of the Royal Navy stands close to the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Towers from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. The city also boasts Gunwharf Quays shopping centre with 95 shopping outlets set in pedestrianised avanues, several restaurants and coffee shops, a health and fitness centre and a 14-screen cinema.
Getting out and about in Drayton couldn't be easier. The town is well served by public transport with regular train services from Cosham to London, Cardiff, Brighton and Southampton and buses catering for a variety of local journeys enabling you to travel when you wish. Portsmouth's International Ports offers ferry routes to France, Spain and the Channel islands plus a Cruise Terminal.