These cottages were built in 1977 on the site of the old village shop. They were designed by Messrs Aldington and Craig and have been the recipients of several prestigious awards. The site was given to a Charitable Settlement in order to provide affordable housing for elderly residents of the village.
The five houses that were originally designed for this purpose are bungalows with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. Each house has a small garden.
Lyde End has proved very popular over the years and it has enabled a number of people, who for one reason or another wished to move from accommodation that had become unsuitable for their needs, to relocate within the village itself. Such accommodation at affordable rents is in short supply locally and these residents might otherwise have had to leave the village completely.
The Trustees are keen to make local residents aware of Lyde End and invite interested parties to register an early interest in the possibility of relocation should any of the houses become available. In this respect they have put together the following list of the sort of criteria upon which a successful application would be based. The list is not intended to be comprehensive but purely gives an indication of the sorts of factors the Trustees would consider.
Bledlow residents needing to downsize from an existing house for reasons of health, age or affordability
- Past Bledlow residents facing the same issues as above who wish to return to the village but are unable to secure a suitable property
- Close elderly relations of Bledlow residents who need to relocate for the reasons above to be near their families
- Residents of surrounding villages with connections to Bledlow needing to downsize from an existing house for reasons of age, health or affordability
- Established Bledlow and neighbouring parish residents for whom exceptional circumstances dictate a move to the sort of accommodation offered by Lyde End
If (in the context of these criteria) you would like to register an interest with the Trustees, please contact Carington Estates Ltd, The Courtyard, Manor Farm, Church End, Bledlow Bucks HP27 9PD or email firstname.lastname@example.org