Chalfont St Giles and surrounding villages
Our Chalfont St Giles office covers: Chalfont St. Giles, Seer Green, Jordans and Little Chalfont.
Chalfont St Giles in South Bucks is an idyllic village within prime commuter territory for London. The village has superb transport links with a mainline train service from Gerrards Cross to Marylebone in 18 minutes and Metropolitan Line from Chalfont & Latimer, Chorleywood, Amersham and Rickmansworth stations nearby. Located with access to the M25, M40, M4 and M1 and within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports the village is set within spectacular open countryside.
Chalfont St Giles has its own village school and is in catchment for the highly sought after Dr Challoner’s Grammar School for boys, Dr Challoner’s High School for girls and Chesham Grammar School. A range of excellent local private schools includes St Mary’s, Gayhurst, Maltman’s Green, Thorpe House and Merchant Taylor’s School at Northwood.
The village has a long and interesting history and was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. Half-timbered buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries are still grouped around the village green. One of the oldest buildings in the village is the Parish Church which dates back to 1150 and has since seen much renovation.
Chalfont St Giles has a variety of local sporting and leisure facilities with Bowstridge Lane’s playing fields, Chalfont Leisure Centre, several golf courses, tennis, bowls, cricket, football and squash clubs all nearby. A strong sense of community is reflected in a host of local societies ranging from cub scouts to nordic walking. Breathtaking Chilterns scenery completes the picture with The Ridgeway and the Misbourne Valley for long walks and cycling.
The village has its own doctor and dentist surgeries, library and a range of shops including a hairdresser, florist, bakery, pharmacy, newsagents and a butchers. Nearby Amersham has a wider selection of shops and shopping centres can be found at Uxbridge, Watford and Eden in High Wycombe.
Chalfont St Giles also offers a variety of pubs and restaurants, including The Milton’s Head, The Ivy House and Milton’s Tandoori Restaurant.
Local landmarks include Captain Cook’s Monument and Milton’s Cottage, once home to poet and Parliamentarian John Milton, which dates back to the early 17th century and is now a museum dedicated to Milton. Another popular attraction is the Chiltern Open Air Museum while the Chiltern Hills offer stunning scenery for walking and other outdoor pursuits.
Good for: Superb schools, idyllic village community and commuting.
Local knowledge: Halloween and jousting events at the Chiltern Open Air Museum are a sell-out!