According to the latest research almost two in five homeowners are now looking to downsize. Figures from Legal & General show the number of people downsizing has risen from 32% to 38% since 2015. This considerable proportion of the market, which is growing each year, now accounts for nearly £1 trillion in housing wealth. London remains the greatest area for financial gains for empty nesters selling family homes looking to move into apartments and freeing up money.

For those looking to downsize the outskirts of Greater London provide a great option cheaper house prices, more relaxed lifestyle and excellent transport links into the capital.  Hillside Manor, a prestigious new development of apartments in the prime residential of Brookshill, Harrow Weald, by leading award winning developers Heronslea Group, is ideal for those wanting to downsize without feeling the space pinch.

Jason Rishover CEO of Heronslea Group, comments: “With property prices in the capital more expensive, homes in the Super Suburbs of Greater London are appealing as people thinking of moving a bit further out can get a lot more for their money. Hillside Manor is perfect for people wanting to downsize their space but upscale their quality of life. We have been building for the downsizers market for many years, so over this time we have changed our designs to reflect what people are looking for. Perfect for lock up and leave, these luxurious homes sit in gated grounds, in a leafy neighbourhood with beautiful views and come the added extras of interior designed specification, private parking and security.”

Once the family home of the famous Crosse & Blackwell family, the former manor house which dates back to 1868, has been brought back to life after it was devastated by a fire and was neglected for years. Part of the planning consent acquired by Heronslea Group was to ensure the re-build of the main house replicated the former house. Now complete, the development features seven apartments on the grounds of the former house, which has been re-built and two distinguished renovated listed houses which were previously stables and out houses.

Enjoying greenbelt views yet close to local amenities and transport links, Hillside Manor offers a wonderful opportunity to make a home within this sought-after area of northwest London. The development boasts panoramic views over open fields and the London skyline, and is set in private, landscaped grounds with homes benefiting from private terraces or balconies and parking.  

Each home has been individually designed, built and finished to Heronslea Group’s exacting standards offering spacious, modern living. Internally homes benefit from bespoke interior design and have been designed with convenience and luxury in mind.

The apartments offer a range of layouts with a choice of two or three bedrooms. The cottage is set over two floors, providing two bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and separate lounge, while The Stables, a characterful three-bedroom, three-bathroom home, benefits from a separate kitchen, dining room and spacious living room.  

Only the very best fixtures and fittings have been selected for Hillside Manor, which offers the highest specification throughout, from the premium hardwood flooring with underfloor heating to the beautiful walnut doors, LED lighting and hallway cornicing. The designer kitchens come complete with Siemens built-in appliances, while the elegant bathrooms and en-suites have been designed to offer a sanctuary within the homes with luxurious bathing and showering options.

Harrow Weald offers the best of both worlds ideally situated close to delightful countryside, and the capital. There are endless leisure and entertainment options nearby including the London Designer Outlet at Wembley with its 70 designer brands, the delightful green spaces of Stanmore Country Park and Bentley Priory, and various sporting venues such as Bushey Sports Club, Cannon Sports Centre and Grimsdyke Golf Club. This pretty town has a great selection of bars, restaurants and gastro pubs as well as an excellent choice of schools.

The development is just ten minutes drive to Harrow and Wealdstone station providing connections to London Euston in just over 30 minutes. It is also close to the M25 and M1, providing links to the rest of the country. Prices start from £699,950 for the apartments and from £525,000 for the houses. The apartments are ready to move into, the houses are due for completion in March. For further information contact Preston Bennett on 0208 954 8626 or visit