Help and advice on buying property in Haddenham & Thame and the surrounding villages

If you are considering moving to Haddenham, Thame or the surrounding villages, Stacks Buckinghamshire & East Oxfordshire 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.

The area around Thame & Haddenham is a very popular location, particularly for those moving out of London for ‘country life’ but also locals tend to stay in the area, knowing the advantages of Thame as a central hub for the area, with easy access to Oxford, Bicester & the Midlands, as well as London. Thame is an historic market town, with plenty of independent shops and entertainment options. Pair this with the convenience of the Chiltern Line stop at Haddenham & Thame Parkway station, (based in Haddenham), and the beautiful countryside on the edge of the Thames Valley and the Chilterns, and you have the recipe for a home base that ticks all the househunt boxes!

Whilst people often retain our services for the househunt, we oversee the purchase process all the way to completion, removing all the obstacles from your path, organising surveyors, conveyancers, tradespeople as necessary.

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.

Thame is close to junctions 7 and 8 of the M40, giving easy access to London (approximately 47 miles away) and Birmingham. The town is 10 miles south-west of Aylesbury and 14 miles east of Oxford.

Haddenham and Thame Parkway is on the edge of Haddenham, 2 miles from Thame town centre from where there are good connections to the station.  There is a regular service to London (Marylebone) with a journey time of just under an hour.

Thame has a wide range of shops including two supermarkets, newsagents and a selection of independent retailers. There is a very popular and traditional street market held every Tuesday, as well as a twice-weekly cattle market, a monthly farmers’ market and an annual French market. The biggest one-day agricultural show, the Oxfordshire and Thame Show, is held every July. Within the town are several pubs and restaurants including Italian, Chinese, Indian and fine dining options.  The housing in the town has the full range of age, style and price bracket, within walking distance of the town centre.

The mainline Chiltern Line station of ‘Haddenham & Thame’ is actually in Haddenham village, which has a small historic centre, and is rapidly expanding for those who wish to walk to their London rail route. 

There are many popular villages within a short distance of Thame, with their own character, which are worth exploring in your househunt, and many with thriving communities, and, of course, excellent country pubs.

North of Thame & Haddenham, the villages of Chearsley, Cuddington & Long Crendon are highly sought after, with matching pricetags.  They have older houses as well as top-drawer new builds.  You might also find 70s/80s detached houses worth ‘doing up’ in good school catchments here.  Smaller hamlets such as Nether Winchendon & Upper Winchendon are in the direction of Waddesdon & Whitchurch.

In the North direction the landscape changes dramatically as you go higher up to villages north of Easington,  such as Brill, Chilton, Dorton, Pollicott & Ashendon with some impressive views.  Beyond here there are beautiful hamlets such as Wotton Underwood, going ‘down hill’ towards Bicester.

West towards Oxford & the M40 junction, the river valley has some characterful villages such as Ickford, Shabbington & Worminghall.  Good research is important here, as this area is crucial floodplain for the region.  Waterperry & Waterstock are the Oxford end of this area, as their names suggest.  Oakley, Little London, Honeyburge & Boarstall are nearer the M40 northwards, and Tiddington, Milton Common & Tetsworth southwards.

Eastwards out of Haddenham, up towards Aylesbury are the hamlets of Dinton, Westlington, Ford, Upton & Meadle. South East of Thame & Haddenham, Aston Sandford, Kingsey, Towersey & Sydenham are in the direction of Prince Risborough, the next ‘fast train’ station on the Chiltern Line towards Marylebone.  Slightly further south is Chinnor, a larger village with plenty of amenities, and easy access to the M40, in view of the Chiltern escarpment.  The hamlets of Aston Rowant, Kingston Bount & Crowell have some beautiful properties.

There are three primary schools, a secondary school Lord Williams, several nurseries and pre-schools in Thame itself.  Many of the villages have their own highly regarded primary schools.

Buckinghamshire operates a grammar school system, and catchment areas for this are strict (Thame itself is in Oxfordshire, Haddenham is in Buckinghamshire). 

Independent schools have pupils from a wider geographic area.  A selection of schools that Thame and the surrounding villages’ pupils can access are:

Oxford Schools are also accessible, with many offering dedicated bus services through villages:

Of historic interest is the spectacular 13th century St Mary’s church, which dominates the skyline, and the Greyhound Inn, with its original interior wall, where the English Civil War hero, John Hampden, died of wounds received at the nearby battle of Chalgrove Field. Thame also has a museum with regularly changing exhibitions of local interest. The 15th century Rycote Chapel, owned by English Heritage, is just outside Thame.

There is a rich diversity of wildlife to be discovered at the award-winning Cuttlebrook nature reserve, which offers a unique piece of ‘semi-wild’ countryside free from roads but just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.  Thame has its own leisure centre and swimming pool.

The proposed HS2 route is nearer Aylesbury and north of Waddesdon, and so should not affect this area. The revival of EastWest rail between Oxford & Cambridge is via Bicester, Winslow & Milton Keynes, and will involve development and a road route, although plans have not been finalised for this at the time of writing. Keep up to date with these plans when considering a house purchase, particularly a rural one.

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

Speak to Stacks Buckinghamshire & East Oxfordshire today to learn more about why the Haddenham & Thame area is one to explore when considering your move.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Buckinghamshire do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

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

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“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.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“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

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

 
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