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Rightsizing for retirees in renowned Hadley Wood

Shanly Homes’ Highstone House is he perfect location for older Londoners looking to right-size to a greener location further afield ...

Editorial Team | 27th January, 2021

According to Age UK, there are 2.5 million people aged 50 or over living in London, a figure that is expected to rise. Widely known for being within the ‘North London Corridor’, an area popular with Premiership footballers, the esteemed suburb of Hadley Wood is home to Shanly Homes’ Highstone House, an exclusive collection of homes at Manor Wood Gate. Close to the Hertfordshire border surrounded by an abundance of beautiful countryside to explore, the luxurious apartments are in the perfect location for older Londoners looking to right-size to a greener location further afield.

Demonstrating a beautiful, traditionally designed exterior set behind private gates, Highstone House at Manor Wood Gate comprises eight exclusive apartments, ranging from two to three bedrooms. Offering the perfect location for older homeowners to enjoy their retirement, to the North of the development is the peaceful Hertfordshire greenbelt, where residents can enjoy leisurely afternoon strolls. Closer to home, Trent Country Park covers 413 acres of rolling meadows, enchanting woodland and beautiful lakes, all ready to explore just across the road from Manor Wood Gate.

Vasos Ptohopoulos, Sales Director at Shanly Homes Thames Valley, comments: “The prestigious neighbourhood of Hadley Wood attracts a number of high profile residents, but it is not just for lovers of football. With the amount of glorious countryside on the doorstep for weekend walks, as well as the town centre within walking distance, the location of Highstone House at Manor Wood Gate is also a perfect place for retirees looking to right-size to a property that suits their requirements. There are only four properties remaining at the development, so those interested should be quick in making an appointment to view, to avoid disappointment.”

Just one two bedroom and three three-bedroom properties remain in Highstone House. A typical three bedroom apartment boasts a large, open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, creating the ultimate hub of the home for entertaining when life resumes. The master bedroom is complete with an en-suite, and both the master and second bedroom benefit from built-in wardrobes, in addition to a spacious third bedroom. A stylish main bathroom completes the home. All homes feature a private balcony, terrace, or patio accessed via French doors. Ground floor apartments also have access to a delightful communal outdoor space surrounded by landscaped areas.

As is synonymous with Shanly Homes’ brand, the specification is second to none. Professionally designed bespoke kitchens incorporate high-quality appliances and a selection of integrated Siemens appliances, including a single oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

And it isn’t just the local countryside that will appeal to the older buyer. Highstone House is ideally positioned to offer its’ residents the best of convenience and pleasure. Cockfosters High Street is just minutes away on foot; offering a variety of local amenities including a fishmonger, butchers and bakery. The local area is also home to numerous mouth-watering restaurants including The Mary Beale Restaurant, Bayleaf, or traditional pub cuisine at The Cock Inn. Trent Country Park is also home to Trent Park Golf Course, where residents can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscapes whilst improving their drives. Alternatively, Hadley Wood Golf Club is under a mile away.

For weekend adventures, Highstone House at Manor Wood Gate is extremely well connected. By road, residents can access the M25/J24 motorway; giving access to the A1 in just 20 minutes, or the Chiltern Hills in under an hour. By rail, Cockfosters Tube Station is within walking distance offering services into Central London along the Piccadilly Line. For those in search of some well-needed sunshine, London Luton Airport is located just half an hour away; giving access to a number of international travel destinations.

Just four homes remain at Highstone House, Manor Wood Gate, with prices starting from £799,950 for a two bedroom apartment. For more information, please call 0208 528 3993 or visit



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