Are you thinking of moving to Beaconsfield but want to know more about this rich and historic town? Here at Beaconsfield Estate Agents, we have compiled a list of seven reasons why you should consider living in this beautiful part of England. Enjoy!
1. Local Area
Beaconsfield is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Bordered by the magnificent Chiltern Hills, it is an idyllic destination for many of the nation’s hikers, cyclists, and dog walkers. The six mile circular trail between Beaconsfield and Seer Green has become well known for its tumbling vistas. For more Chiltern walks and events check out the Chiltern Society.
South of Beaconsfield, Burnham Beeches can be found, a centre for wooden furniture for hundreds of years, with beautiful forests captured in film and TV such as Harry Potter, Maleficent and Doctor Who many times over the years...and where better after a long walk than to find a cosy watering hole to fill up your cup?
Many visitors near, far and wide feel as if they have travelled back in time as they are greeted by Beaconsfield’s picturesque dwellings, Georgian and Tudor coaching inns and Dickensian cottages. Just a stones throw away are the beautiful Thames-side towns of Windsor, Bray, Cookham, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Wargrave, Sonning, Virginia Water and more..all with their own sumptuous secrets to be revealed.
2. Buying in Beaconsfield - Beaconsfield Shops!
Stepping foot onto the charming High Street, you will see throws of designer boutiques, charismatic coffee outlets, antiques and music shops, and a thriving selection of independent local shops. If you love local treasures, jewellery, arts and organic produce, the famous weekly Tuesday morning farmers market is sure to satisfy all your needs. Celebrating it’s 40 year anniversary this year, the Beaconsfield Market at St. Marys Church is complete with a breadth of homemade local creations, plants, homeware and of course hot and cold locally produced food. Check out the Beaconsfield Market on Facebook.
For your weekly purchases you may want to dip into Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, or Sainsbury's, and on your way back peruse one of the many independent sellers or charity shops for something a little more out of the ordinary.
3. Transport Links
Beaconsfield has excellent transport links, offering a quick commute to London Marylebone from just 23 minutes by train. If you prefer to drive, it usually takes just over 30 mins to Ealing. There are also direct links to Oxford by train and car in under an hour, and Windsor is also very close, taking less than 30 mins by car. Additionally, for international travel Heathrow airport is only twenty minutes to drive to, making your holiday or business travel plans smooth and easy.
4. Schools That Excel
Schools within and around Beaconsfield are well known in the UK for their standard of academic excellence. From primary, secondary, grammar, to specialist and independent private schools, there are a range of choices for all ages and abilities. Beaconsfield’s own Beaconsfield High School for girls is one of only forty-five schools nationwide to be recognised as exceptional and nearby High Wycombe is also home to some exceptionally performing boys' and girls’ grammar schools including Wycombe High School, John Hampden Grammar School, Royal Grammar School and Dr Challoner’s. Additionally, Wycombe Abbey school for girls is regarded as the UK’s leading private boarding school, and the Alfriston school, which caters to those with special needs and requirements also has an outstanding status.
5. Vibrant Eateries
Do you enjoy living in an area that has a vibrant selection of eateries? We know you do! Then Beaconsfield is the perfect place for you. In Beaconsfield, there are over twenty exclusive eateries, taverns, bars, and coffee shops catering for a wide range of tastes and budgets. If you like your history then make the Royal Standard of England tavern your local. Believed to be one of the oldest pubs in England with history dating back over 1000 years, this pub is a popular filming location for TV and film with tales of its own. From Roman tiles to brushes with Kings it breathes history and will surely keep you coming back like the long lineage of pilgrims before you!
From old to new, Beaconsfield is also home to a number of world class restaurants, the first being Michelin star pub The Greyhound; situated snugly in a 17th Century coaching inn, renowned for its modern cuisine and local brews. Voted best restaurant in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire by members of the public in 2021! The second being the star-studded and ever glamour-clad Crazy Bear. Well known for its celebrity treatment and extravagant interior design. Sure to give you that red carpet feeling.
If you love to watch your favourite local team or players go head to head, then you will be pleased to know that Beaconsfield offers a range of local teams to watch and participate in. There are a fantastic variety of sporting venues that includes football, rugby, squash and racketball, tennis, badminton, cricket, and golf. Beaconsfield F.C celebrated its 100 year anniversary last year and also has a junior team for ages 3-11. If you prefer more off-grid outdoor activities then the picturesque countryside also provides the perfect setting for biking, hiking and horse-riding.
7. Other Attractions
Beaconsfield has had many famous inhabitants over the years, being a draw for writers such as Enid Blyton, GK Chesterton and Sir Terry Pratchett, artists and actors Dame Wendy Hiller and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and, MPs Edmund Burke, Anne Main and Airey Neave, and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. If you are a fan of the author Enid Blyton, then you can visit her favourite local tavern The Red Lion at Knotty Green and see a room dedicated to her life and achievements. There is also the worlds’ oldest and original model village ‘Bekonscot Model Village & Railway’, which opened for the first time in 1929. This is a firm favourite for many families visiting with young children, especially the much-loved miniature railway ride.
We hope you found this article helpful in getting to know the wonders that lay in store in Beaconsfield and why many chose to invest and live here. At Beaconsfield Estate Agents, we are committed to fulfilling all of our client’s property needs and hopes. Contact our friendly team today to discuss opportunities or view any of the properties available on our site.
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