Chalfont's history and life

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 1086.

In 2001 the population was 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. The Chiltern Open Air Museum rescues and restores threatened historic buildings; Chenies Manor House has a 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, created by local resident Roland Callingham.

The land at Chalfont Dene – formerly the site of the NSE epilepsy charity's headquarters – has been developed to Audley’s impeccable standards, with cottages and apartments situated in a beautifully landscaped environment.