Buckinghamshire Home Search

Over a third of Buckinghamshire is covered by the Chilterns Hills, a nationally-protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B) containing attractive countryside, ancient woodlands, and panoramic views. For those carrying out a Buckinghamshire home search the county offers a diverse mix of charming market towns such as Beaconsfield, Gerrads Cross, and Buckingham; pretty, well-kept villages including Long Crendon and Seer Green, and the larger, more industrial towns of High Wycombe and Aylesbury, the county town.

A Buckinghamshire property search can take advantage of the excellent transport links via road and rail to the North and West, and also into London making it popular with those having to commute into the city.

The county divides naturally being more rural and most of the South being the base for commuters into North and West London.

The Borough of Milton Keynes is a unitary authority and not strictly part of Buckinghamshire; it does not come under county council control although it forms part of the county for various ceremonial functions.

There is a small pocket of countryside between the M4 and M40, which has some attractive villages only minutes from London. Houses tend to be few and far between in this area and consequently sell well, and often privately.

North of the M40 on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Amersham, and the Chalfonts are excellent locations for commuting into London; the Chalfonts, Amersham and Chesham are remarkable in the fact that the London Underground Metropolitan Line extends to them. The riverside town of Marlow arguably enjoys one of the prettiest stretches of the Thames with excellent access to both the M4 and M40 motorways.

Buckinghamshire boasts miles of public rights of way for all to enjoy, including footpaths, open access routes, bridal ways and National Trails such as the ancient Ridgeway, part of the ‘oldest road in Britain’ that follows the chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills. The Chilterns Cycleway is a 170 mile circular route with plenty of watering holes along the way. For water enthusiasts there is the eleven mile network of locks, towpaths and trails of the 200 year old Grand Union Canal

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