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56 School Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, SL9 9BB

01753 887 267 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Located in the picturesque and friendly village of Chalfont St Peter, often described as the Gateway to the Chiltern Hills, an area of natural beauty; famous for stunning countryside, chalk streams and breathtaking woodlands, Austenmead offers sheltered housing for residents wishing to remain independent but have support 24 hours a day with live-in House Managers and an alarm system.

Situated in extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens, Austenmead is a beautiful and charming detached house built in 1900. It was converted into a sheltered house in 1971 and in 1994, was extensively refurbished; a programme of minor refurbishment is ongoing.

We have 11 generously sized rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Four of our rooms are suites, which have a separate lounge and bedroom and would accommodate couples or siblings who wish to live together. We are able to provide furniture for trial stays or respite and can provide help, where possible, for residents who would like furniture for a long-term basis. However we do encourage residents to bring their own furniture, so you can make yourself feel completely at home. To ease your worries further, rental fees include all utilities, food, entertainment, three meals a day, utility bills, alarm system, council tax, internet access and laundry. Please note that phone rental and call costs are not included in the price.

Residents have the benefit of their own front door, allowing you to come and go as you please, whilst getting all of the benefits of being part of a caring community within the house. While away the hours, enjoying the peace and quiet in the lovely surroundings of the garden, or do a little gardening of your own in one of our recently purchased raised flowerbeds, spend time getting to know other residents over shared meals, where we all come together, or catch up with a coffee in the comfy lounge.

Ideally located on the corner of Austenwood Common, we’re a short drive, taxi journey or bus ride away from Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross. Within the community, you will find plenty to keep you busy including Chalfont St Peter Cricket Club, Gerrards Cross Bowling Club, Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club, and a number of churches and restaurants. Other amenities include a number of art/craft shops offering speciality gifts, museums, parks and several manor houses. In Gerrards Cross, you’ll discover an excellent, diverse and varied choice of restaurants, as well as a selection of supermarkets and convenience stores.

Austenmead is managed by the Abbeyfield Chalfonts Society.


Meet the team

House Manager

Lesley co-manages the house with Beverley and has an extensive background in the caring profession, including both old and young alike, and has been with us at Austenmead since 2014. Always thinking of new activities to enrich the lives of the residents, both mentally and physically, Lesley’s aim is to make the house a home.

House Manager

Beverley co-manages the house with Lesley and has worked within elderly care for over 10 years, previously working within management in the catering sector. Having worked in other Abbeyfield sheltered housing prior to joining the team at Austenmead, Beverley has a wealth of experience in helping make our residents lives as independent and safe as possible whilst part of the Austenmead family.


It's the little things that make the difference

Varied weekly activities

Discover a diverse range of activities in our house every week.

Car park

Bring your car, travel around and explore at your leisure.

Beautifully landscaped gardens

Relax and enjoy the sunshine or catch up with friends and family.

Internet access

Browse the internet to your heart's content or use it to keep in touch with family and friends.

Communal lounge

Form new friendships in our lovely communal lounge.


Our home has a lift to aid mobility.

Peace of mind

Feel safe and secure with our unique 24 hour live-in cover.

What's happening at Austenmead

What's the cost?

Cost is a key factor in any decision which is why we make it easier with transparent pricing.


£1700 - £2100

per calendar month

All included in your monthly cost

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Utility bills

Alarm system

Council tax

A varied activities calendar

Internet access


Resident testimonials

I feel fortunate to be living in a wonderful environment. The level of care, attention and respect from all staff is outstanding with just the right balance of privacy and open option to participate in social events. The catering is exceptional and varied. Other residents are great company and I feel happy and safe every day.

Resident at Austenmead

I am very happy here and grateful to have made friends here with the residents. Lesley, Beverley and staff are very helpful, and Lesley and Beverley do all they can for us and make our lives more fulfilling by the activities that are put on for us.

Resident at Austenmead

I have been allowed to organise activities, which means I am busily occupied most days, we have CD music sessions, DVD film sessions, and play games like Rummikub, Chess, Cribbage or do jigsaws.

Resident at Austenmead

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