Hightown Homes – The Grange

Over 50 years of helping people find the right home

When Hightown Homes first began, Harold Wilson was Prime Minister, The Beatles’ latest hit was Penny Lane and a hard-hitting TV Drama ‘Cathy Come Home’ had recently shone a dramatic spotlight on Britain’s housing crisis.

The 1960s housing crisis motivated volunteers to get together in many parts of the country and create not for profit housing associations. One group of volunteers, business people from the High Street of Hemel Hempstead Old Town, got together and Hightown was born.

Today they manage  almost 6,000 properties and 80 services to help people with specific needs, such as learning disabilities. They are still based in Hemel Hempstead but nowadays you will find them creating living spaces across Hertfordshire, Bedfordhire and Buckinghamshire.

Their commitment to helping local people get onto the housing ladder has  not changed in the past 50 years and, in the current housing crisis, when owning your own home seems an impossible dream to so many, they are developing new opportunities and providing a whole range of ways to make home ownership affordable.

Homes built around people

Hightown Homes has over 50 years’ experience of developing new homes and their portfolio spans everything from 1-bedroom apartments to large 4-bedroom family homes with spacious outdoor areas. You will find them in thriving towns and beautiful villages. Their homes offer local people, professionals and families alike, the opportunity to realise their dreams of home ownership. Most importantly, homes are all built to a very high standard, featuring modern kitchens and stylish décor.

The Grange, Chalfont St Peter

This charming development of 2 bedroom apartments is a great example of how Hightown Homes creates affordable housing in exceptional locations. Chalfont St Peter is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Britain, one of three Chalfont villages known locally as the gateway to the Chiltern Hills. Yet shared ownership prices start from just £155,000 (a 50% share of the total price of £310,000).

The homes are set well back from the main road among landscaped communal gardens, feature integrated electric oven and gas hob in the kitchen, and an allocated parking space outside.

Stroll through the village and you will come across fascinating, timber clad Georgian shops, open parkland and a historic church. There are cricket, tennis and exercise classes, local GP and schools. Although it is situated in the middle of beautiful countryside, Chalfont is an easy rail commute to London and Birmingham.

If you’re interested in finding out more, simply call 01442 292381 or email sales@hightownha.org.uk.

Asheridge Grove, Chesham

Another example of Hightown affordable homes developments can be found in the historic Buckinghamshire market town of Chesham. Here you have supermarkets and more facilities on hand. You’d also be living just 1 mile from Chesham underground on the Metropolitan Line, with its regular service into the heart of London.

Asheridge Grove comprises a mix of contemporary, well-equipped, beautifully styled 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, with prices starting at just £120,000 (based on a 50% share of £240,000).

You can get more details by contacting (tel/email). And if you’d like to find out more about other shared ownership developments, renting at lower than market prices or any of their specialist housing services, you should visit the Hightown website at: www.hightownhomes.com