Help and advice on buying property in Milton Keynes and the surrounding villages

If you are considering moving to Milton Keynes or the surrounding villages, Stacks Buckinghamshire can provide invaluable advice to ensure that you get the right house, for the right price, in the right location, on the best terms and with the minimum of stress.

There’s nowhere quite like Milton Keynes in the UK, in our opinion!  MK was built subsuming 17 villages in the area, the road network laid out in a grid system and was  the largest of the 1960s ‘New Towns Movement’. So, whilst the older generation may still be snooty about a ‘new town’ and casual visitors may never venture from the dual carriageways,  it genuinely has a combination of purpose-built, well-designed modern living and traditional village communities unavailable elsewhere in such close proximity to urban amenities.  Milton Keynes was designed as a live/work location,  a philosophy that holds true today with the road, cycle and footpath networks, linking the green and communal spaces with the business and commercial sectors, all easily accessible from the residential areas. 

Those who already know it, these benefits are self-evident, but it is becoming a ‘property hotspot’ as these advantages dawn on commuters wanting a short trainride to London, plus all the facilities and entertainments of a large town.  Milton Keynes has areas to suit all budgets, and  all the housing options available from lakeside & riverside properties, large executive homes on the golf course to village green cottages or city apartments. 

Our clients may be moving some distance, or be local; they may be too busy or not know where to begin;  they may be unable to find a suitable house or have too much choice – see our case studies to see how we’ve helped people in your situation.

Speak to Stacks Buckinghamshire today to learn more about why you should move to Milton Keynes, or one of the plentiful nearby villages which benefit from the enormous convenience of Milton Keynes, whilst being set in truly rural locations.

London Euston is 33 minutes by train from Milton Keynes Central, while Heathrow Airport is an hour-and-a-quarter and Gatwick an hour-and-a-half. Luton Airport is 20 minutes.  The M1 runs to the west, and the A421 runs East to the M40.

There are areas with their own strong village identity within Milton Keynes itself, such as Shenley Brook End, Shenley Church End, Woolstone, Woughton on the Green, Loughton which lean towards more traditional styling.  New build is obviously in abundance, for those who like clean lines and modern living.

To the West, Stony Stratford & Old Stratford would still consider themselves separate to MK, and they have their own full set of amenities.  Head towards Deanshanger, Nash, Whaddon to get more rural.  For more in this direction, see our Buckingham & Winslow pages.

Heading south, Bletchley is famous for its WW2 reputation. The Brickhills are in this direction (Bow Brickhill, Little Brickhill, Great Brickhill), as well as Stoke Hammond, Drayton Parslow & Newton Longville. See Woburn page and Leighton Buzzard & Aylesbury pages for more in this direction

To the East, Newport Pagnell is its own smaller town. The hamlets of Lathbury, Sherington, Chichely, Gayhurst & Tyringham have some gorgeous countryside and character properties.  You can also reach into Bedfordshire in this direction.

For property northwards, you quickly enter Northamptonshire, which can provide some economical options, still in easy reach of MK Station.  Explore our Stacks Northamptonshire site for more information in this direction on locations such as Towcester, Northampton & Olney.

Catchment is important in Milton Keynes, so fully research the school options.  There are private schools located within the town boundaries, but also many independent schools in the area which often have their own bus services out from MK.

The Grove 

Milton Keynes Preparatory School  

Broughton Manor Prep 

The Webber Independent School  

Akeley Wood

Thornton College and Stowe School are nearby and Winchester House at Brackley, Beachborough & Swanbourne House are very popular prep schools.  Bedford Harpur Trust schools are also popular.

The Open University is based in Milton Keynes and provides employment opportunities, as does the University of Buckingham, well-known for its 2 year degree courses.

Too much to mention here, but explore http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/home to find what you’re interested in, particularly sports-wise, as many national sports have their national HQs in MK.

Milton Keynes has over 600 acres of parks https://www.theparkstrust.com/. Their site has an interactive map to explore the green spaces.

Manor Park at Great Linford, and canal walks. The park dates back to the 17th century and includes a large area of wildflower meadow. https://www.theparkstrust.com/parks/great-linford-manor-park/  

Great Linford Lakes is another popular beauty spot for those living locally. It is made up of nine lakes and two miles of river, taking in a mixture of landscapes, great for keen fishermen. https://www.theparkstrust.com/parks/linford-lakes-nature-reserve/

Looking for its famous shopping facilities?  CentreMK Intu 

The central leisure zone including, bars, nightlife, casino & the indoor snow slope at Xscape. Other parts of the town also have their own leisure zones eg  https://www.mk1shoppingpark.co.uk/

Expansion has taken off again, with new sections being created.  It may be worthwhile buying a property that has a fixed setting – ie all that could be built, has been – this does not necessarily mean being in close proximity in MK, given the size of some plots available.

EastWest Rail will connect Oxford & Cambridge via MK, and the intention is to have an additional road route.  Ensure you understand the possibilities before committing to a purchase.

How we can help

A property finder helps not only with the search for your next home, we also oversee the purchase process, including negotiation,  all the way to completion.  

As professional problem-solvers, we aim to make the process of finding and securing your property as simple as possible, removing all the obstacles from your path, organising surveyors, conveyancers, tradespeople as necessary.

If you’re too busy, too far away, or too confused about your househunt, learn more on the full range of what a Professional Househunter can do for your Property Search

Call Rachel or Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07502 406688 / Tel: 01628 777991

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"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
2018-11-21T12:39:48+00:00
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
2018-11-21T12:51:23+00:00
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
2018-11-21T12:44:59+00:00
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
2018-11-21T13:15:37+00:00
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
2018-11-21T12:32:12+00:00
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
2018-11-21T13:22:31+00:00
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
"The best decision we could have made!"
2018-11-21T12:55:52+00:00
"The best decision we could have made!"
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
2018-11-21T13:20:39+00:00
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
2018-11-21T13:18:01+00:00
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
2018-11-21T12:13:26+00:00
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
2020-01-13T11:52:24+00:00
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
2018-11-05T22:55:02+00:00
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
2018-11-21T13:09:36+00:00
"We cannot imagine how long it would have taken us to find our perfect home without Stacks – and we suspect that we would have compromised a long time ago!"
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
2018-11-21T13:07:43+00:00
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
2018-11-21T12:43:48+00:00
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
2020-02-27T09:49:08+00:00
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
"carried out with discretion"
2018-11-21T12:28:29+00:00
"carried out with discretion"
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.

It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.

Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
2020-01-13T11:51:03+00:00
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future. It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting. Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
2018-11-21T13:21:20+00:00
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
2018-11-21T12:57:31+00:00
"They didn’t try to persuade us to buy anything unsuitable."
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
2018-11-21T12:33:22+00:00
"extremely helpful, knowledgeable and tireless in their efforts to assist us"
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
2018-11-21T13:12:00+00:00
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
2018-11-21T13:11:13+00:00
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
2018-11-21T12:37:14+00:00
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
2018-11-21T12:30:52+00:00
"delivered a great service at a reasonable cost"
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
2018-11-21T13:18:39+00:00
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
"...negotiate on anything"

Financial Times

2018-11-06T14:00:36+00:00

Financial Times

"...negotiate on anything"
"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
2020-02-27T09:48:25+00:00
"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
2018-11-21T12:38:34+00:00
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
2018-11-21T12:54:09+00:00
"Stacks takes great pride in their service, is an expert in their field and above all, demonstrated integrity in all our interaction with them"
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
2018-11-21T13:19:40+00:00
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
2018-11-21T13:17:15+00:00
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
2020-01-13T11:50:30+00:00
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
2018-11-21T12:35:46+00:00
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
2018-11-21T12:56:37+00:00
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
2018-11-21T13:14:45+00:00
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
2018-11-21T13:13:46+00:00
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
2018-11-21T12:21:23+00:00
"Because I had invested in the process of working with a Buying Agent, I had the confidence to go ahead"
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "
2018-11-21T12:50:28+00:00
"Relentlessly provided us with the context and facts we needed to make an informed decision "
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
2018-11-21T12:45:49+00:00
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
2018-11-21T12:49:38+00:00
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
2020-01-13T11:52:49+00:00
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
2019-05-02T11:00:08+00:00
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
2018-11-21T12:52:31+00:00
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"

Sunday Telegraph

2018-11-06T13:59:47+00:00

Sunday Telegraph

"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
2018-11-21T12:55:04+00:00
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
2018-11-21T12:17:11+00:00
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
2019-06-19T13:54:55+00:00
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
2018-11-21T12:46:40+00:00
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.
2019-12-06T09:48:50+00:00
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.”
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
2018-11-21T13:12:46+00:00
"We were moving country – had booked the packers – and had nowhere to move into!"
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
2018-11-21T12:43:03+00:00
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
2018-11-21T13:16:29+00:00
"Would not hesitate to use you again."
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
2018-11-21T12:41:04+00:00
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
2018-11-21T12:47:38+00:00
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
2018-11-21T12:48:37+00:00
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
2020-01-13T11:52:01+00:00
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
2018-11-21T13:08:49+00:00
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
2018-11-21T12:42:07+00:00
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
2018-11-21T13:10:27+00:00
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
"utterly tenacious..."
2018-11-21T13:06:52+00:00
"utterly tenacious..."
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
2018-11-21T12:53:20+00:00
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
2020-01-13T11:51:31+00:00
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
2018-11-21T12:19:57+00:00
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
2018-11-21T12:59:15+00:00
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
2018-11-21T12:58:19+00:00
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
2018-11-21T12:22:38+00:00
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"

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