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  • in reply to: Great missenden/Chesham? #18555

    sharon
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    Hi Celia,

    To answer your question regarding the Chesham vs Great Missenden starting with commute times Chesham is 60 minutes and Great Missenden is 46 minutes into Marylebone then 5 minutes on the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus.

    We have moved many families to Great Missenden vicinity and the HS2 question is very much the hot topic. The people who buy are aware there will be some impact with regards to the construction and the eventual train noise when/if it is built. So many people move out of London and are familiar with train or tube noise so therir acceptance is higher than others. There are many families who have lived in the Chesham for years and years and would not consider moving as they love being close the fantastic NT Ashridge countryside on their doorstep.

    Chesham is more of a town so more cosmopolitan with a variety of eateries, shops and Waitrose and Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

    Great Missenden is more of large village with pubs, cafes, one supermarket and lots of lovely villages nearby for walks and pubs etc.

    We have a free area guides on both places that you might find helpful
    Chesham
    http://www.chilternrelocation.com/chesham-area-guide/
    Great Missenden
    http://www.chilternrelocation.com/great-missenden-area-guide/

    I hope you find this helpful, good luck with your search Sharon
    Chiltern Relocation

    in reply to: Chesham Grammar School Catchment Area #18121

    sharon
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    Hi Anna,

    This can be frustrating the link below takes you to a page where you enter the post code and it will come up with the schools you would be in catchment for https://services.buckscc.gov.uk/school-admissions/nearest

    I hope this helps.

    Sharon Chiltern Relocation
    http://www.chilternrelocation.com

    in reply to: Single, 42, active, ready for the countryside #17460

    sharon
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    Hi Samantha,
    Buckinghamshire is great for walking we have the Chiltern Society a Walking Group which is very active, see link below:
    http://www.chilternsociety.org.uk/activ-walking.php

    There are a variety of villages/towns around that would work for you with a short journey into London. For instance there is Amersham where the commute is 39 mins in to Marylebone and it’s the beginning of the Chiltern Hills and has beautiful walks. It is a metro town and lots of people live there who have moved out of London so you’ll not feel too isolated.
    There are lots of villages around also we run a relocation company and have a free resource of area guides you can access here. These give you area populations, facilities, eateries, schools etc they may be worth having a look. http://www.chilternrelocation.com/area-guides/
    If you need any further help give us a call. Sharon Chiltern Relocation.

    in reply to: primary schools – Amersham and Chalfonts #17444

    sharon
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    Hi Kirsty,

    You have chosen some lovely areas in Amersham, Chalfont’s St Giles/Peter to Relocate to. Most state schools in the areas are good or outstanding there is only one I can think of that are in special measures in the area.
    One thing to bare in mind also is the Grammar School and Secondary School options as well as I’m guessing once you have moved you are unlikely to move again in five years. Grammar is safe either Dr Challenor’s boys or girls cover off both areas. There is more of a disparity between Secondary schools so it might be worth working backward from that. For example in Chalfont St Peter/Giles the Secondary school is called the Chalfont Community College which is highly regarded and produces good results. in Amersham the is the Amersham school which scores slightly less on a direct comparable of 5+ A*-C’s.

    We are a relocation agency called Chiltern Relocation and work with families who are moving to the area to show them the advantage of one location over another. Feel free to give me a call for a no obligation chat if you wish. 01494 672086.

    in reply to: Stoke Poges? #17258

    sharon
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    Hi Sophie
    Stoke Poges is a great location if you are looking for country walks and access to the M40/M25 and M4. For commuting to London Gerrards Cross is the nearest station which is 20-26 minutes into Marylebone Station. Farnham Common which is close has a nice feel with a parade of shops, cafes, restaurants and Pubs. Stoke Poges has an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated primary school called The Stoke Poges Primary School.

    Here is our area guide to Farnham Common
    http://www.chilternrelocation.com/farnham-common-area-guide/

    Hope this helps
    Sharon Chiltern Relocation

    in reply to: Amersham or Chesham? Which one to buy in? Please help!! #17257

    sharon
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    Hi Hemina, As a relocation company we move clients to both Amersham and Chesham for both rental and home purchases. For example last week we moved a family into Garson Grove in Chesham from Canada and within a few hours of moving in they had neighbours round introducing themselves and offering help. This is a good example of the area and the schools are really good too, particularly Thomas Harding Primary School.
    Amersham does have the advantage of either the Chiltern Line or the underground which will reduce the commute times into London if this is important to you but Chesham is becoming a place people are choosing because for value for money, parks and open countryside on your doorstep. The town is changing too as well as the market, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s there are lovely shops like Little Orchard Deli which adds a little of the London vibe to the town. (see link) http://www.the-little-orchard.co.uk

    Good luck with your search
    Sharon Chiltern Relocation

    in reply to: Commute & nursery #16579

    sharon
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    Hi Sophie,

    Your request is quite common the desire to move out of London and the need to be back into the city with the early train. I would use a three step approach.
    1, I would start with train times, i.e what would you be prepared to spend time commuting. For example below are rough times for Buckinghamshire.
    Beaconsfield Marylebone 22 -29
    Gerrards Cross Marylebone 20 -26
    High Wycombe Marylebone 30
    Princess Ris Marylebone 38
    Sauderton Marylebone 44
    Aylesbury Marylebone 60
    Wendover Marylebone 52
    Great Missenden Marylebone 46
    Haddenham & Thame Parkway Marylebone 46
    Amersham Marylebone 39
    Marlow Paddington 1 hr 10min

    2, Once you have considered your commute then type in any of the property search engines what your purchase budget will get you within the areas you’d consider.

    3, Then look up school league tables and crime statistics and finally connect up with net mums or such like to gain a locals perspective.

    We have a free area guides on our website for Buckinghamshire and Berkshire at http://www.chilternrelocation.com/area-guides/that you may also find useful.

    Good luck Sharon
    Chiltern Relocation

    I hope this helps. Sharon

    in reply to: Where to move?!! #15751

    sharon
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    Hi Kirsty,

    Your request is quite common the desire to move out and the need to be back into the city with the early train. I would use a three step approach.
    1, I would start with train times, i.e what would you be prepared to spend time commuting. For example below are rough times for Buckinghamshire.

    Beaconsfield Marylebone 22 -29
    Gerrards Cross Marylebone 20 -26
    High Wycombe Marylebone 30
    Princess Risborough Marylebone 38
    Sauderton Marylebone 44
    Aylesbury Marylebone 60
    Wendover Marylebone 52
    Great Missenden Marylebone 46
    Haddenham & Thame Parkway Marylebone 46
    Amersham Marylebone 39
    Marlow Paddington 1 hr 10min

    2, Once you have considered your commute then type in any of the property search engines what your purchase budget will get you within the areas you’d consider.
    3, Then look up school league tables and crime statistics and finally connect up with net mums or such like to gain a locals perspective.

    I hope this helps. Sharon

    in reply to: Seeking a 'nice' Market Town #15621

    sharon
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    Hi Ken,
    As quoted above Wokingham is a buzzing market town with a population 30.000.
    In Bucks Amersham 17,000 population and has lots to offer character and charm lots to do.
    In Oxford you have Wallingford (pop 45k),
    Abingdon (pop 36K) on river thames mixture of warm Town Centre with unique coffee shops and community feel.
    Thame (pop 11K) all lovely places to live easy access to Oxford.
    We have free area guides on our website which gives lots of useful free information.
    http://www.chilternrelocation.com/area-guides/
    Good luck with your search.

    in reply to: Wanted: house in bucks/oxon #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

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