Beaconsfield and surrounding villages
Our Beaconsfield office covers: Beaconsfield New Town, Beaconsfield Old Town, Penn, Tylers Green, Seer Green, Knotty Green, Jordans, Hedgerley, Hazlemere, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Winchmore Hill and Coleshill.
Beaconsfield is well located near Junction 2 of the M40, with easy access to the M25 and the rest of the motorway network. There are bus services to High Wycombe and Heathrow Airport, while the Chiltern mainline railway into London Marylebone takes just 23 minutes. Whilst being a thriving commuter town, the surrounding area comprises stunning Chiltern countryside and extensive woodlands such as Penn Woods and Burnham Beeches.
The town has excellent primary schools such as St Mary & All Saints, Butlers Court and Holtspur School, and The Beaconsfield School at secondary level, while local sought after grammar schools include Beaconsfield High School for girls, John Hampden School for boys and the Royal Grammar School. Private schools in Beaconsfield include High March for girls and Davenies for boys.
Beaconsfield is thought to be of Saxon origin dating back to 900AD but the Old Town really grew and prospered in the 18th century as a stopover on the coaching trade route between London and Oxford. Many grand properties were constructed in this period and are still seen today. The Old Town is well known for its attractive tree-lined main street, numerous Georgian properties, tea rooms, gift and antique shops.
The arrival of the railway in 1906 prompted the growth of the New Town of Beaconsfield which now boasts a variety of high street stores, local independent shops, exclusive boutiques and supermarkets.
Beaconsfield has thriving cricket, rugby, football and tennis clubs and plenty of leisure facilities including the Beacon Centre and the David Lloyd gym at Wooburn Green. The town also offers plenty of restaurants for eating out, such as Prezzo in the old cinema, The Crazy Bear and Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc.
Other local attractions include Bekonscot Model Village, Odds Farm Park, the Royal Standard ( the oldest freehouse in England), and woodland walks in Penn Woods, while the Old Town hosts Shakespeare plays, charity events and open air concerts in the summer.
Good for: Superb schools, commuter links to London and vibrant café society.
Local knowledge: Charter Fair in the Old Town in May.