Gerrards Cross

Gerrards Cross was formed in 1859 by taking pieces from the parishes of Chalfont St Peter, Fulmer, Iver, Langley and Upton. It is named after the Gerrard family who, in the early 17th century, owned a manor in the village.

It now has a population of over 8,000 and is considered to be one of England’s most unrivalled places to live. It is well-known for being an upmarket and exclusive location with many of its residents in the public eye. The affluent village is one of the most expensive postcodes in the country outside of London, leading to its high reputation.

At the heart of the village is Gerrards Cross Common, which, with the houses around it, sits in a conservation area. This is a popular spot used by residents for recreation and dog walking. Another public space is Bulstrode Camp, which contains the remainders of Iron Age defensive ramparts.

The village centre has many facilities, including a cinema, shops, excellent schools, restaurants, pubs and hotels, namely The Bull built in 1688 and the award-winning Ethorpe Hotel. There is also a network of local footpaths and an 18-hole golf course.

The railway station ensures easy commuting with fast trains to London Marylebone taking approximately 25 minutes and trains to Birmingham taking approximately 2 hours. Located close to the M40/M25, Heathrow Airport is only 12 miles away with a half hourly bus service during the working day.

Buckinghamshire benefits from an exceptional standard of schooling both state and private, with a variety of well known Schools in the area offering both primary and secondary education. There is also a greater number of higher education facilities with local collages, links with universities and the prestigious film and television school in Beaconsfield.

Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club is a thriving, friendly club offering floodlit artificial grass courts, hard courts, grass courts and mini courts – something for everyone.

For those who play golf, the Gerrards Cross woodland course, built in the grounds of an ancient estate in 1922, is one of the most beautiful in South Buckinghamshire. With the River Misbourne meandering past the club house, there is no finer place to play golf in winter or summer!

Letting property in Gerrards Cross

The letting market in Gerrards Cross remains buoyant through all seasons of the year, with the most popular properties being one and two bedroom executive apartments close to the train station. These attract commuters, mainly single and professional couples, looking for easy access to the city, whilst being able to enjoy the local amenities available within Gerrards Cross. Substantial four to six bedroom family homes are within easy walking distance to the town and station and are located in prestigious roads, attracting many corporate clients looking for long-term lets and those relocating from overseas.

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