Help and advice on finding property in the Chilterns

The Chiltern Hills are a sought after location… very sought after!

Sitting North West of London, but only just, and incorporating sections of four counties – Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, and Bedfordshire – the area offers peace, tranquillity, stunning countryside, plenty to entertain, a sense of indulgence and style, and yet still manages to be friendly, welcoming, and warm. So if you’re on the hunt for a new home, you’ll have plenty of lifestyle options from which to choose.

What awaits you? Bustling market towns and characterful villages nestled in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Idyllic rural hideaways and real-world chic urban living, all shaped by the history of developing industry and agriculture. With the capital but a stone’s throw away, the Chilterns offer a smooth transition from city living to a more relaxed way of life.

If you’re keen to have easier access to the countryside, or are looking to take advantage of more spacious surroundings, then narrowing down your property search to somewhere in the Chilterns will tick lots of boxes. Whether you’re wanting to enjoy a breath of fresh air when you’re not commuting into London, raise your family or retire away from the noise and pace of the city, or upsize to be able to work from home, your needs will be amply catered for.

And for those happy to move a little further from a train station and make even more of their budget, you will find you’ll get the opportunity to balance schools, commuting, and quality of life nicely. From rustic living to a more modern and active lifestyle, there’ll be a little nook within the Chilterns to suit your needs and aspirations.

We are finding people are keen to balance their travel to the capital with the direction of their visits elsewhere. And why not give yourself the benefit of an hour or so less journey to catch up with family on the weekends? Spanning four counties means the Chilterns are very well served transport-wise. Being so close to London, the roads and rail lines tend to spoke out of the capital as you’d expect, providing convenient access north and south, with the west being extremely accessible too. The M1 and M40 pincer the area to the east and west, with useful travel opportunities also being provided by major roads such as the A41 and A413.

Four railways lines facilitate easy travelling in and out of the area supported by twenty stations, and even an Underground line sits on the edge at Amersham. London Midland operates from Euston to Birmingham, with Berkhamsted and Tring convenient locations for either destination. Chiltern Railways leaves Marylebone also for Birmingham, but will take you via High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, and Amersham. Thameslink Great Northern will connect you with London Kings Cross. And First Great Western links Paddington with Goring or Henley with an easy change.

And with all this talk of travel links, we can’t miss mentioning the airports. Depending where you are in the Chilterns, you are within easy striking distance of Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and Birmingham.

The Chilterns offer a wealth of outside activities along with other culturally rewarding distractions and entertainment.

Superb walking country – From managed trails to off-the-beaten-track style rambling. For those who love the opportunity to get out into nature, enjoy fresh air, and take in beautiful views, the Chilterns have a lot to offer. For example: the Chiltern Way, the Ridgeway, and the Thames Path National Trail. But it’s not all about walking, there are biking trails, picnic haunts, and superb opportunities for fishing and water sports. The great outdoors is truly right on your doorstep wherever you choose to live.

Historic homes – People with a penchant for the opulence and grandeur of our country’s historic homes have the benefit of plenty to delight too. National treasures such as Hughendon Manor, West Wycombe Park, Cliveden, Nuffield Place, and Stonor Park offer a fascinating insight into our nation’s past whilst giving visitors the opportunity to wander around enchanting gardens as well.

Train spotting heaven – For the steam enthusiast, there’s plenty to stoke your interest as well as perhaps develop a fascination in your youngsters too. Meet Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre, or discover more about our steam heritage through the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway – a section that was once a branch line for the Great Western Railway. And don’t forget Buzzrail and Didcot’s Railway Centre for those rainier days too.

Put simply, the bonded links the area has to the history of the industrial age opens up a world of museums and mills… and much more. Even the world’s oldest model village in Bekonscot is here to be enjoyed. The Chilterns have a raft of quirky, fun, informative little delights to keep you and your family entertained throughout the year.

 

We can help you find your dream Chilterns property

At Stacks we’ve helped many people, including families, up-sizers, downsizers, and retirees, find the property of their dreams. Why are we so good at what we do? Because we understand just how much is involved in narrowing down a location, trawling through the market, and then making sense of a mountain of information… and we do it all. With our time and knowledge at your disposal, we’ll help you find:

  • The best properties to suit your budget and taste
  • The ideal lifestyle to suit your interests
  • The easiest access to maintain and enjoy family connections as well as get to work

If you’d like to discuss your plans further and perhaps understand how somewhere in the Chilterns might just be the ideal location for you, then give Rachel a call on +44 (0)7502 406688 or Nick on +44 (0)7775 724990.

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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