Rolling Chiltern Hills circled by red kites, chocolate box villages, great commuter links to London, exceptional village primary and grammar schools, plus a plethora of independent schools. Catherine Stoker provides the low-down on Buckinghamshire.
Where to Live
Beautiful Old Towns and villages abound in Bucks but when looking for a house in the area the crucial thing to check out is the proximity to the planned HS2 route.
Expect to pay £700,000 for a 3 bedroom period house, £700,000–£1.5m for a 3–5 bedroom house, and £2m+ for a 5 bedroom+ period family home with outbuildings.
Excellent independent and state schools in abundance. Many parents sit on the fence when it comes to state vs independent options at 11+.
Leisure & Fun
Pony Clubs for the horse-mad, everything a nature lover could wish for, plus watersports galore at the reservoirs.