Savvy ‘active downsizers’ seeking a convenient way to scale down from a larger family property, without losing entertaining space or proximity to amenities, will find the perfect balance at Scholars in Broxbourne. The private development by award-winning developer Chase New Homes is already proving popular with 50+ homebuyers who have been particularly impressed by the project’s high quality modern design and spacious apartment layouts, all within easy reach of major transport connections.

The new year market has been dominated by senior home-hunters who until now had been more wary than other age groups to enter the property market during the recent pandemic. A highly discerning audience, those in the market looking to find the ideal property to enjoy the benefits that downsizing brings, the apartments at Scholars have been thoughtfully designed and built to a high standard and specification. Secure, low maintenance living within a friendly community, close proximity to amenities and attractiveness of the local environment; all of which positions Scholars as one of the most desirable new developments for downsizing in the wider Hertfordshire area.

Paul Bennet, Sales and Marketing Director at Chase New Homes comments: “We are currently seeing a lot of interest from the downsizer market in our apartments at Scholars, largely driven by the attractive location, stylish living and excellent design on offer here. This particular audience of buyers are seeking a more manageable home without compromising on style or setting, and the craftsmanship of our apartments at Scholars are a perfect example of this. Each property enjoys a modern specification, thoughtful layouts, surrounded by attractive landscaped grounds – living at Scholars means they get the best of both worlds.”

Scholars is a development of three, four and five-bedroom houses and two-bedroom apartments.  The apartments are located in the impressive Willow House and The Pump House. Each property boasts a generous living area of 814 sq. ft with additional outdoor space in the form of a private balcony or garden terrace, from which to enjoy views of the surrounding area. Complete with high end specification throughout, every apartment features the usual meticulous attention to detail found in a new home from Chase. Fitted designer kitchens with a range of Siemens appliances, quartz work surfaces, underfloor heating, contemporary Amtico flooring, and fitted carpets.

Among the key concerns for those making the transition from a larger family property to apartment living are often storage space and the ability to host and entertain family and friends. Those moving to Scholars will be able to make way for roomy and versatile open plan living space that is ideal for welcoming visitors – be it for a spot of lunch or dinner with family or those weekends when grandchildren might be paying a visit. Each apartment also comes with two allocated parking spaces.

Paul Bennet adds: “At Chase New Homes we have a strong reputation for putting our customers first and thinking carefully about how we can provide homes they will love from day one that align with modern-day priorities. We are proud to have put together a collection of apartments that anticipates the needs of the downsizer market and ensures they can scale down seamlessly into a beautiful new build apartment that serves all their living requirements.”

Scholars is set within the former grounds of the highly regarded The Broxbourne School and located just a short walk from Broxbourne High Road, which offers a choice of local amenities, convenience stores, independent boutiques and cosy country pubs. There are a range of green spaces to enjoy nearby. The River Lea offers a beautiful canal-side cycling route that takes residents into north London and beyond, while national nature reserve Broxbourne Woods has more than 230 hectares to explore, and the award-winning Paradise Wildlife Park is just two miles away.

Whilst occupying an out-of-town setting, downsizers to Scholars remain fantastically well connected for travel by car or public transport. Regular services run into Stratford and London Liverpool Street, alongside Hertford East and Cambridge in the north, as well as links to Stanstead, Heathrow and Luton Airports. For those who prefer to commute by car, there is easy access to the A10, A414, M25 and M11.

Prices for one of the two-bedroom apartments at Scholars start from £460,000.  To find out more visit or call selling agents, Hamptons on 01992 447450 or email