About this office
Our experienced team of estate agents in Amersham is perfectly equipped to achieve the very best results when selling your property. In addition to Amersham itself, we cover Little Chalfont, Chesham, Chalfont St Giles, Penn Street, Coleshill, Winchmore Hill and Berkhamsted. The team is headed up by Kraig Butler who has worked for Hamptons for over 20 years and grew up in the local area. Gary Hammond specialises in Prime and Country properties and lettings for the area are covered by Nicola Meehan and her team at the Beaconsfield office.
Why move to Amersham?
Amersham is a traditional market town in the stunning Chiltern Hills that forms part of the London commuter belt, with fantastic transport links to the capital and beyond. It holds enduring appeal for those looking to escape the hectic pace of London life, providing a balance between rural and city living. Although there is a wealth of scenic countryside on the doorstep, the endless shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities of London are still only a short train journey away.
With a fantastic range of properties, Amersham is a great choice for those looking to buy or rent in Buckinghamshire. It is well positioned for exploring all that the county has to offer, from the nearby towns of Aylesbury and High Wycombe to the scenic landscapes of the Chilterns.
A little bit of history
The historic market town of Amersham has records dating from pre-Anglo-Saxon times and appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086. The town is split into two distinct areas; picturesque Old Amersham with its period buildings sprang up in the 17th and 18th centuries when the town prospered as part of the coaching trade, while Amersham-on-the-Hill developed around the railway station which arrived in 1892.
Architecture and property
Amersham is made up in large part of turn of the century homes, luxury contemporary apartments and townhouses, although the Old Town offers period charm with much of its original 17th and 18th century architecture surviving to this day and over 150 listed buildings.
Private residence and Grade II listed modernist building High & Over, known locally as ‘the aeroplane house,’ caused controversy when it was first completed in 1931 by influential architect Amyas Connell, but is now regarded as an important example of mid-20th century architecture.
Shopping and amenities
There is a bustling open-air market in the town centre each Tuesday and the historic Market Hall in the Old Town also hosts a smaller market on Saturdays. The town centre offers quality clothing brands Hobbs, Jaeger and Joules alongside high street staples Waterstones and Robert Dyas. The Hatchery Farm Shop a few miles south of the centre is a popular family-run business offering the best in sustainable organic produce.
London is only a short train ride away for world-class shopping and an huge array of amenities.
Amersham has several fitness and leisure centres are, including The Chiltern Pools and Gym.
Amersham has a number of great dining options, including The Artichoke which serves contemporary European dishes in Old Amersham, Ego at The Pomeroy for exceptional Mediterranean food, Sunday roasts at The Nags Head or The Red Lion, and such family favourites as Pizza Express, Côte Brasserie and ASK Italian.
The nearby Warner Bros. Studio Tour makes a fantastic family day out for Harry Potter fans.
Amersham boasts several parks and recreation grounds, but the main draw is the glorious Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty which surrounds the town. These sweeping hillsides and ancient woodlands offer an abundance of walking and cycling routes for those in need of fresh air and open space. A large portion of the land is maintained by the National Trust, including the historic house and grounds of Hughendon Manor, once home to Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Schools in Amersham offer the best of both the state and private sectors, catering for all age groups. Amersham School is the local comprehensive and other options in town are Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Chestnut Lane School and Little Chestnuts Nursery and Woodside Junior. Private schools include the highly regarded Heatherton School, for girls aged 3-11, and The Beacon School, for boys aged 4-13.
A firm favourite with commuters, Amersham is located just outside the M25 and around 30 miles to the north west of central London. The town’s train station is the terminus of the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground and its National Rail overground line also provides services to Marylebone in around 45 minutes.There are junctions of the M25, M40 and M1 nearby, offering links to the wider national motorway network.