Buckinghamshire

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Buckinghamshire is long and thin in shape with the southern most part including Gerrards Cross, the Chalfonts, Beaconsfield and Amersham being popular for their closeness to London, good trains and the M4. A sweeping loop of the river Thames between Eaton and Henley follows the county border with Berkshire and these convenient riverside parts are highly prized and priced accordingly. There are some lovely villages in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is great walking country with some outstanding viewpoints. Beyond the hills, the area around Aylesbury has some charming villages with the appeal of the cultural centre of Oxford being not far to your west. Further north still towards the market town of Buckingham, the surrounding villages present very good value for money.

In Buckinghamshire primary schools are good, many rated outstanding, secondary education is fully selective so all children sit the 11+ for grammar school entry unless they opt out. There are 13 grammar schools and some well thought of non-selectives too.

Train lines go into Marylebone so are particularly convenient for London workers on that side of town.

Top Buckinghamshire villages

The best in the county include: Bledlow, Chesham, Long Crendon, Winslow, Great Missenden, Hambleden, Lillingstone Lovell, Weston Turville, Bourne End, Haddenham, Chalfont St Giles, Latimer, Chenies, Chearsley, Cuddington, Fulmer. The areas around Amersham and Aylesbury and at Marlow and along the Thames are beautiful and highly desirable. Further out around Buckingham the villages present some great opportunities too, although the town of Buckingham itself has no convenient station or rail line.

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Buckinghamshire Homes. Buckinghamshire has a good range of house types. Charming 17th century cottages and farmhouses are found in rural settings and in the villages of the Chilterns hills. Popular small towns and larger villages have some graceful Georgian and Victorian properties and there are many a modern mansion in the most select areas of the county.  County EstateSome very special medium and large Grade 11 listed country estates come on the market from time to time, generally available around the 3-4 million mark. With it's perfect balance of countryside and convenience it is for good reason that Chequers, the weekend retreat of the Prime Minister, is in Buckinghamshire.

Commute from Buckinghamshire: Useful stations and journey times into London Marylebone

Aylesbury 55 mins
Stoke Mandeville 50 mins
Wendover 46 mins
Great Missenden 39 mins
Amersham 32 mins
Chalfont & Latimer 31 mins
Bicester North 49 mins
Haddenham & Thame 53 mins
Princes Risborough 45 mins
High Wycombe 34 mins
Beaconsfield 22 mins

On the Beds/Herts borders: commuter stations to London Euston

Bletchley 54 mins
Leighton Buzzard 31 mins
Cheddington 44 mins
Tring 37 mins
Berkhamsted 32 mins

Journey times shown are for the fastest services available at useful times. Additional services may have longer journey times so please check. National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.


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Buckinghamshire Life: Something for the weeknd ...

  • Buckinghamshire is fantastic for equestrian pursuits. Why not ride the Ridgeway bridle path or learn to play Polo. Several clubs offer lessons for experienced or beginner riders.
  • Make the most of local history at the Chiltern Open Air Museum – a collection of houses through the ages and a traditionally run farm.
  • Get inside the hills at the fascinating ‘Hellfire’ chalk caves.
  • For the fit there is challenging mountain biking at Aston Hill.
  • For children, the Roald Dahl Museum at the author’s home in Great Missenden or the Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury and Bekonscot Model Village.
  • A day at Silverstone Racetrack offers something less pastoral.
  • Spectacular Cliveden, now a top hotel, has acres of woodlands on it's estate where dogs can be walked.
  • Buckinghamshire is a treasure trove for those who enjoy a visit to an historic house as the National Trust have more properties open to view here than anywhere else in the country.

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