In a survey of 1,252 homeowners aged 55 and over, nearly half said they would consider downsizing, with 56% citing the desire for a lower maintenance property as the most important reason. Home hunters seeking a more manageable home can downsize without compromise at Countryside’s Harvard Grange development in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, into a stylish apartment which has the space equivalent to a house. Ideal for discerning downsizers, just two luxurious apartments remain.
New build properties are a great choice for downsizers, providing a fuss-free move into a beautiful, contemporary home. The apartments at Harvard Grange are designed and finished to an exceptional standard, ready to move into with no decoration or renovation required, which can often prove both costly and stressful. They are also energy efficient, with a host of environmentally friendly features, such as full cavity wall insulation, photovoltaic panels, and high efficiency boilers, helping to keep energy bills to a minimum.
Apartments are also really well suited to buyers looking to downsize, offering a number of benefits over houses. The Harvard Grange apartments boast generously sized living accommodation laid out over one floor, ensuring a more accessible home without sacrificing space for entertaining friends and family. Apartments also provide a greater sense of community, with neighbours close by creating a home that feels safe and secure.
David Everett, Managing Director of Countryside New Homes and Communities Central Region comments: “A new build apartment offers the ultimate in low-maintenance living, and these new homes at Harvard Grange are ideal for older buyers who don’t want to downsize on luxury. This exclusive development in a highly sought-after Buckinghamshire village offers buyers the perfect balance between quintessential country life, and accessibility to London.”
The apartments at Harvard Grange not only offer extremely spacious living accommodation – the kitchen/dining/living area is over 40’, but also the high specification interiors that Countryside is renowned for. Each home has an individually designed, contemporary kitchen, with a full range of appliances including fridge and freezer, multifunctional single oven with 4 ring induction hob, steam oven, and dishwasher. There is also a handy utility cupboard with freestanding washing machine and dryer.
Double bedrooms are also generously sized and feature fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom. Bathrooms and en suites continue the contemporary theme with white sanitary ware complemented by chrome mixer taps, a hand basin above a rich walnut vanity unit, chrome heated towel rail, ceramic wall and floor tiling. Externally, there are landscaped gardens and both apartment blocks offer allocated private parking.
Little Chalfont provides a range of local amenities, including a supermarket, post office and pharmacy. The historic market town of Amersham is within easy reach of Harvard Grange, offering a mixture of well-known brands, as well as a range of independent shops and boutiques. For buyers who commute into the city, journeys into London Marylebone take 35 minutes, while services into King’s Cross St. Pancras take just under an hour, providing direct and stress-free access to London.