Many thanks for your very useful reply. We are going back around the area tomorrow and Sunday to have another look at villages. You mention north of the M40. Could I be cheeky and ask you to recommend a few places / villages etc for us to look at north of the M40 that will not be affected by the (possible) hs2.
We are looking for nice pretty villages with maybe a pub within walking distance
Thanks for all of your replies. We spent last weekend looking around Marlow and the surrounding areas but came back quite disheartened as we had imagined we would be spoilt for pretty villages with something about them but didn’t really find anything.
Could folks suggest some more villages that have that village feel about them that we could take a look at. We have even though of widening our search nearer to London or nearer to Oxford to find the perfect village.
In answer to Naomi’s question our budget is about £600,000 it is a long term move and our daughter is currently 2 years. We are willing to consider either state or privte school rated outstanding by ofsted. We just want to find that ideal vision of village life with a bit going on ( have revised the village shop idea but still want t decent pub within walking distance.)
Thanks to all