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Amersham and surrounding villages

Our Amersham office covers: Amersham, Old Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chesham, Coleshill, Winchmore Hill, Penn Street, Great Missenden, Prestwood and surrounding villages.

Amersham, in the semi-rural Chilterns district of South Bucks, is a highly sought after market town within easy commuting distance of London. It offers both mainline and underground stations with a 33 minute train journey to London Marylebone from its mainline railway station or 47 minutes on the Metropolitan line into Baker Street. There’s also easy access to the M25 and M40 and the A40 direct into central London.

A superb range of schools in Amersham includes the excellent Chestnut Lane and Elangeni School at primary level and two secondary schools; Dr Challoner's Grammar School for boys and the Amersham School. Amersham is also in catchment for both Dr Challoner's High School for girls and Chesham Grammar School (co-ed). With two private prep schools; The Beacon School (boys) and Heatherton House (girls), Amersham is also served by Amersham & Wycombe College for further education.

Historic Old Amersham in the Misbourne valley has half-timbered coaching inns, Georgian tea rooms, antique shops and properties dating back to the 13th century whilst Amersham on the Hill and Chesham Bois developed in the early 20th century when the railway reached the town.

Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre as well as several golf courses, rugby, cricket and tennis clubs in the area. Meanwhile, the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty offers spectacular walking and cycling on the picturesque Chilterns Cycleway.

Both old and new town have plenty of lively cafes, pubs and restaurants. There’s a good retail mix of local independent traders and high street stores whilst larger shopping centres can be found at High Wycombe, Watford and Uxbridge.

A selection of gourmet restaurants includes Michelin Star award winner The Artichoke, where early booking is advised, The Saracens Head Inn and popular restaurants such as Cote Brasserie. The Crown, in Old Amersham, is famous for its role in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Old Amersham also delights with its half-timbered coaching inns, antique shops, tea rooms and market square.

The Chilterns offer picturesque countryside for walking and outdoor leisure pursuits with chalk hills and valleys and extensive beech woodlands.

Good for: High-flying grammar schools, afternoon tea and antiques, links to the M25 and M40..

Local knowledge: Michelin Starred restaurant The Artichoke - “I advise visiting before you can't get a table at all. If necessary, move into the neighbourhood” – The Independent.

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