A decade on from the start of construction, Highwood Village in Horsham has grown into a thriving community with high-quality new homes in an attractive setting. Purchasers of new build homes often find themselves buying into a vision of what is to come with planned new facilities not yet built, but at Highwood Village, leading house builder Berkeley has already delivered a wide range of amenities for residents including sports pitches, play areas, allotments and a BMX track creating an appealing place that residents love to call home.
Highwood Village is conveniently located within easy walking distance of everything that the popular market town of Horsham has to offer. It benefits from an idyllic setting bordered by the River Arun and tranquil woodland. Berkeley has made the most of this backdrop, creating a range of green spaces for residents and nature, including stand out features such as the BMX bike track. This has become the perfect place for families to come together, helping promote the strong sense of community that now exists.
When complete, the will include around 1,100 homes in a village style setting. Over 700 homes are already built in a range of sizes from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses suiting a wide mix of buyers. The latest phase of homes available will complete next year and into 2024, with two further phases to come, and the whole development is expected to be finished in spring 2027. Many buyers are so pleased with their lifestyle at Highwood Village that they are choosing to move within the development and invite friends and family alike to join them when the time comes to move on.
Ben Annetts, Sales and Marketing Director Berkeley at Southern Counties (South), comments: “At Berkeley, we go beyond just building homes. Within each of our developments there is a key focus on place-making, building a community, and creating a good quality of life for all those who choose to live there. This is why features such as play areas, the BMX track and village square are so important to deliver, as they add great value for the residents.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of seeing all the milestones Highwood has achieved since it first began ten years ago, and it has been incredible to witness the sense of community that has evolved in that time. Testament to the success of the development is the fact that many residents are choosing to move within the development, as well as encouraging family and friends to join them.”
Currently available at Highwood Village is a selection of two-bedroom apartments at Dereham Court and a range of three and four-bedroom houses at Willowstead. All properties boast the high specification and level of detail to which Berkeley is renowned. Architecture is inspired by the local Sussex vernacular, while sleek interiors feature stylish kitchens, quality finishes and layouts that make the most of space and light.
The outdoor spaces range from the manicured gardens of the village green and village square to riverside walks and meadows, carefully planned to connect residents with nature. A wildlife corridor, picturesque grasslands and a riparian edge provide high quality habitats for wildlife, so that nature and residents can live harmoniously together.
Several cycle ways and footpaths have been created to encourage people to travel on foot and by bike. For the green-fingered, the on-site allotments are allocated via Horsham District Council. Plans for a community centre and day-care nursery have also been approved.
The pump track was opened in 2019 providing an off-road cycling circuit for cyclists of all ages. Also adding a unique sense of place at Highwood Village, local sculptor Jon Edgar created an impressive public art installation that provides a focal point at the centre of the public square. Inviting the local community to take part in making the first chisel marks on the stone, the artist encouraged them to take part in helping the progress of the eight-tonne piece of stone throughout the year, teaching basic carving skills to all those interested. The completed sculpture includes references to local landmarks such as a medieval mill, as well as the river and native trees.
This safe and welcoming neighbourhood is conveniently located within walking distance of Horsham town centre, which offers a wide range of leisure, shopping, dining and entertainment options. Horsham station is just a ten-minute drive away, from where regular rail services reach London Victoria and London Bridge in under an hour . There is also direct access to the A24, which offers links to the main motorway network, providing convenient connections with the rest of the country. For trips outside of the UK, Gatwick Airport is a quick 25-minute drive* away.
Prices of homes within the current phase at Highwood Village start from £345,000  for a two bedroom apartment and £445,000  for a three bedroom house. For further information, please contact the sales suite on 01403 886 449 or visit www.highwoodvillage.co.uk.
 Travel times may vary and subject to change.
 Prices correct at the time of print.