Close to the rolling Chiltern Hills, at the north-eastern edge of the village of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire, is Chalfont Dene. The village consists of 84 properties created to reflect the traditional Arts & Crafts build character of the Chilterns.
The land, formerly the home of the headquarters for the epilepsy charity, the NSE, has been developed to Audley’s impeccable standards with cottages and apartments situated in a beautifully landscaped environment. At the centre of the village is Chalfont House, home to the outstanding facilities of the Health Club with swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and bar/bistro as well as lounge, library and studio.
Audley Chalfont Dene is fortunate to have the lively, friendly community of Chalfont St Peter as its close neighbour. The village was first recorded around the 7th Century as an Anglo Saxon settlement along the River Misbourne called 'Caedeles Funta'. It was later mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087. The population as at the 2001 census numbered some 12,939 making Chalfont St Peter one of the largest villages in the South East of England.
Chalfont St Peter boasts many unique and interesting attractions. From the Chiltern Open Air Museum, which rescues and restores threatened historic buildings, to Chenies Manor House with its Tudor sunken garden and a winding hedge maze to get wonderfully lost in. There’s also the popular Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, the oldest of its kind in the world, first created by local resident, Roland Callingham.
The area surrounding Chalfont Dene boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the UK and some fascinating places to visit. Whether you're looking for afternoon tea at a manor house or an educational trip to a museum, Buckinghamshire has it all.
Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansions. This historic Grade 1 Listed building nestled within the natural beauty of the Chiltern landscape, overlooks the Chess Valley and boasts award winning gardens with some original 13th century features.
Bekonscot Model Village & Railway in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire is the oldest model village in the world and first created by local resident, Roland Callingham. It portrays aspects of England mostly dating from the 1930s. Over 15 million visitors have been charmed by Callingham's creation over the years.
The Chiltern Open Air Museum was founded in 1976 to rescue historic buildings threatened with being demolished. More than thirty have now been saved and rebuilt at the site of the museum. The collection focuses on vernacular buildings – the past houses and workplaces of ordinary people that are gradually disappearing from the landscape. Chiltern Open Air Museum preserves a heritage that would otherwise have been lost.