Waddesdon & Whitchurch Property Finder

Help and advice on buying property in Waddesdon, Whitchurch and the surrounding villages

If you are considering moving to Waddesdon, Whitchurch 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.

If you want an accessible yet rural location, the pretty area around Waddesdon and Whitchurch might be for you.  Situated between Bicester and Aylesbury, the villages accessible from the A41, the old Roman Road Akeman Street, have some of the prettiest countryside around.  The area is south east of Winslow, a popular market town with many amenities if you don’t want to go to the expanding town of Bicester and the County town, Aylesbury.

Bicester North Train Station is on the fast route from London Marylebone, with trains taking as little as 43 minutes, and going North,  getting to Birmingham, journeys are under an hour.  Since 2018, an upgraded route to Oxford, now taking less than 20 minutes, has meant more stops at the Bicester Village station (formerly Bicester Town), with journey times also under an hour to London.

Aylesbury Parkway is nearer, circa 5 miles, could also be a preferred route to London in under an hour, and some drive to Milton Keynes (33 minutes to Euston) and Leighton Buzzard (34 minutes to Euston) to access the more eastern side of the capital.

There are plans to revive the old Varsity route between Oxford, Milton Keynes & Cambridge https://www.eastwestrail.org.uk/

The A41 is a popular east-west road, and you can quickly access the motorway network at Junction 9 of the M40, and Junction 12 of the M1.

Waddesdon is the home of Waddesdon Manor, a stunning Rothschilds estate.  The main road through the village can be very busy, but having the Manor and its visitors means that the village has more than the usual share of cafes and things to do, including a monthly Artisan Food Market in the summer months.  Houses set back from the road can have some stunning views out of the back, and those on the Manor side can benefit from the lovely woodland of the park.  The hamlet of Westcott also has properties that benefit from the Rothschilds land, with its small shop on the Venture park and a primary school, on formerly MOD land.  Kingswood and Woodham are hamlets on the A41 in the direction of Bicester. Some wellknown individuals reside in Wotton Underwood, a very attractive hamlet with important architecture and the Capability Brown Pleasure Grounds are open to the public.

South and east of Waddesdon, residents of Upper Winchendon (also known as Over Winchendon) and Nether Winchendon (also known as Lower Winchendon) start to look towards Thame and Aylesbury more than Waddesdon as their local centre.  Eythrope is also in this direction, where the Rothschilds’ estate has its walled gardens supplying produce for the estate, now open to visitors.

North of Waddesdon lie Quainton & Quarrendon.  See Future note below regarding HS2 through this area.  Quainton is a friendly village for all ages, with regular events on the traditional village green, with a thriving church, many societies, a good primary school, as well as a good pub, village store and coffee shop with the most delightful homemade pastries and pies.

3 miles north of Waddesdon, Whitchurch also has a main road running right through the middle, but its myriad of small offshoots produces some hidden gems of properties that surprise property hunters in the area.  The village is full of history and has a pretty high street with architectural gems and quaint cottages. The GP, the pub and garage/shop/PO are great amenities to have, and the village supports a hairdresser, beautician etc.  Much of the High Street is subject to a preservation order to keep its stone-built character. There is a well-regarded Primary School in the village and it is in the catchment for the Grammar and High schools in Aylesbury. There is a bus service to Berkhamsted School.

East & north of Whitchurch, towards Winslow lie the hamlets of Creslow, Cublington & Dunton & Hoggeston can be found.  Many of the houses have some stunning views from these locations, with access to a network of rural footpaths and bridleways of the Vale of Aylesbury. Cublington is the slightly larger village that has a friendly and yet thriving community spirit, with church, The Unicorn pub, two tennis courts, a cricket club, and a trout and coarse fishing lake.  Hoggeston as a smaller hamlet is typical with its milk deliveries and two farms selling fresh produce.

On the west of Whitchurch, some more impressively long views can be found from properties in Oving, Pitchcott and North Marston. The hamlet of Oving has a new village hall, a sports field, well-established football club, tennis courts, a cricket net, a children’s playground, a public house and a church.  North Marston has a cricket club with Granborough as well as a Community shop.

The whole area also benefits from many ancient footpaths and circular walks through the surrounding countryside and is on the outer Aylesbury Ring which is a popular walk with views over Aylesbury Vale.

 

For villages north towards Winslow, try here & Buckingham, here.

For villages towards Bicester, try here.

For more on Milton Keynes etc try here

For more on Thame and surrounding villages try here

Waddesdon secondary school catchment is the big draw to this area, but catchments are tight.  Cottesloe at Wing is also a popular choice, and Thame schools might be possible for some properties.

Buckinghamshire Grammar School catchment is strict, and the Aylesbury Grammar options includes Boys, Girls and Mixed Grammar.

Check the school catchments for these villages here.

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

The Proposed HS2 route goes through this area.  The East West Rail between Oxford and Cambridge is being revitalised, and may have a road route to accompany it, albeit the routes are yet to be decided. 

Whilst it is obviously important to understand these future developments, it is of course impossible to know for sure on any house purchase what might happen in the future.  For example, the impact of HS2 will vary enormously from house to house, and sound can travel in unexpected ways rather than line of sight.  Also, if and when it is built, the HS2 trains will be electric and far less nuisance than current trains.  Other properties may be adversely affected during the construction phase, even a long way from the actual route.  With careful research and an open mind however, you may feel that the eventual impact will not be significant for you, and you can potentially invest in a property at a good price. 

How we can help

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.

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

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

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“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.”

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