Wanted: house in bucks/oxon

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  • #14709

    alex
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    Hi, we’re looking for a min 3 bed house in bucks/oxon. Quite a large search area ranging from thame villages in the north to beaconsfield in the south! Need to commute to London and so search is based around commute!

    Thanks

    #14741

    Peter
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    Hi Alex,

    I’m selling my house in Aston Clinton, just south of Aylesbury (HP22 5EP):
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36392319.html

    Tring station (6.5 miles) and Wendover station (3.6 miles) are really easy to get to and park at.

    Schools are great, including being in the catchment for several grammar schools.

    The house faces the Chilterns hills to the front and open farmland to the rear.
    It also has planning permission to demolish and replace with a 4 bed detached house (250sqm) if you ever fancy doing that one day.

    I hope it’s right for you, viewings start Saturday, but good luck anyway if not.

    #14742

    David
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    Alex,
    You could look at Princes Risborough or nearby. P.R. has excellent rail line to London. (some say the best).
    If I could suggest. If you go to Prime Location and register if you haven’t done so. You can then create search areas that you can name. You can decide how far you want to be from a specific point in travel time. Suggest you use Princes Risborough station post code. Additionally you can actually draw search areas to include and exclude specific details, villages, streets etc.. You can create many of these areas with your own bespoke save names.
    Estate agents will tell you that there are property valuations calculations that you can apply based on the travel time from London. This way your can balance House Cost with Commute time, and distance from London.
    In trying to answer your question fully I have found a great website http://www.commutefrom.com into which you can carry out further research. i.e. If I travel from X to Station Y what is the average house price in X.
    Hopefully this will help you in your search. Good luck. David

    #14753

    Samantha
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    Hi Alex, I have to take this opportunity to tell you that Henley is the best place in the world to live. Not only does it have a thriving market town centre and the most beautiful stretch of the Thames running through it , there are some strong practical reasons for it working. We have some of the highest ranking schools in the country, direct trains to and from London in the morning and evening, 45 mins into Paddington. We truly punch above our weight in our sporting ability with hugely active memberships for all levels and ages; they are building a brand new, state of the art hospital here (although I hope you don’t need it!) and fantastic restaurants from all over the world.
    I’m not selling my house but I agree with the Prime Location/Right Move suggestion (use RG9 postcode) and have a look at the property section of the Henley Standard http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/property/index.php
    Added to which, most people who visit or move here are surprised by just how friendly it is.
    Good luck – you won’t regret the move
    Sam

    #14767

    sharon
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    Hi Alex,
    What I would do is look at the Train line and decide how long am I prepared to commute to London. The Chiltern Line is particularly good commuter route with an example of commuting times below:
    Beaconsfield – Marylebone 25 mins
    High Wycombe – Marylebone 30 mins
    Amersham – Marylebone 35 mins
    Great Missenden – Marylebone 39 mins
    Princess Risborough – Marylebone 38 mins
    Thame – Marylebone 45 mins
    Wendover – Marylebone 53 mins
    Aylesbury – Marylebone 60 mins
    and many more ………..
    Once you have worked out your traveling distance then work through seeing what you could by with your budget in the distance you would travel to work and hopefully this will help you narrow down locations.
    There is a free resource of area information on the above locations on http://www.chilternrelocation.com/area-guides

    Hope this helps Sharon

    #15027

    Karen
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    Alex

    As David said, Princes Risborough is fantastic for commuting. You’ll always get a seat. Parking is reasonable – and if you cycle / use a scooter – it’s free. Chiltern Rail has just got the highest reliability and punctuality figures in the UK. The quick trains are now only 32 minutes and arriving in Marylebone is a real bonus as it’s so small and uncrowded.

    Try looking in one of the surrounding villages. Ofsted Outstanding schools and preschools. Great village communities. Far more affordable than Beaconsfield. Far easier commute than Henley. The Chilterns are glorious.

    We’ve never regretted our move out here.

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