Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield sits in the Chiltern Hills and offers residents the choice of a modern New Town or more traditional Old Town.

The majority of Beaconsfield’s success comes from its location. Situated halfway between London and Oxford, it forms part of the London commuter belt and its proximity to the M40 allows easy access to major airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick. With the high speed rail links into London Marylebone now taking approximately 25 minutes, this is the ideal place to make a home outside London.

Beaconsfield New Town, centred around the station, was created at the turn of the 20th century when the railway arrived. It offers a wide selection of mainstream supermarkets and shops, including Waitrose, Marks and Spencer Food, Boots, White Stuff and Crew, together with attractive boutiques. There are numerous coffee shops and in the summer the High Street is alive with families enjoying the pavement cafes.

The Old Town has a different feel with its picturesque high street comprising old coaching inns set along the wide street of red brick houses and small shops. This was once the first coach stopping point on the road between London and Oxford. The high street now comprises restaurants, boutiques, shops and hotels and is home to the monthly farmers’ market.

An annual fair, dating back to 1269, is traditionally held in the Old Town on 10th May. Originally, this was a yearly market for the trading of goods and livestock, but it has now developed into a funfair, erected for one day only on the main roads of the Old Town and enjoyed by local residents.

Beaconsfield is the home of Bekonscot model village, the first model village in the world; and Beaconsfield Film Studios (now the National Film and Television School), where many film directors and technicians have learned their craft.

The town also features a wide selection of leisure facilities, sporting events, festive occasions and cultural organisations.

The exceptional standard of schooling in Buckinghamshire, both state and private, is a motivator to bring buyers in to the area, with a variety of well-known schools offering both primary and secondary education. There is also a greater influx of higher education facilities with local sixth forms, nearby colleges, links with universities and the prestigious film and television school.

Letting property in Beaconsfield

The types of properties that are predominately let in Beaconsfield are one and two bedroom executive apartments close to the train station. These attract commuters looking for easy access to local amenities and tend to be single or professional couples using the convenience of the rail links. Equally popular are the family homes and cottages offering exclusive catchment for popular local schools. At the higher end of the market, large open plan detached houses attract corporate clients and those relocating from overseas.

Read more...