About this office
Living and working locally, the team at Beaconsfield combines exceptional knowledge of the area with many years of industry experience. We can assist with the sale or rental of any type of property, with specialists in both the Prime and Country and New Home departments. In addition to Beaconsfield itself, our area of coverage includes many of the surrounding towns and villages, including Seer Green, Jordans, Penn, Hazlemere, Flackwell Heath, Wooburn, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal and Littleworth Common. The lettings team also cover the major towns of Amersham and Great Missenden.
Our guide to Beaconsfield.
Why move to Beaconsfield?
Beaconsfield is a charming market town in Buckinghamshire, frequently voted amongst the best places to live in the UK due to its strong transport links, fabulous schooling options, convenient range of amenities and easy access to glorious countryside.
With a varied range of property types to suit all needs and tastes, Beaconsfield is an excellent choice for those looking to buy or rent in the historic county of Buckinghamshire. It is ideally placed for exploring all that the county has to offer, from the nearby towns of Amersham and High Wycombe to the scenic landscapes of the Chilterns.
A little bit of history
Beaconsfield takes its name from the old English for ‘beech tree’ after the woodlands that covered the area in Saxon times and grew up around a major crossroads, where St Mary & All Saints Church still stands at the heart of the old town today. Travellers have found its proximity to London convenient throughout the centuries and the town had many coaching inns in the 17th and 18th centuries. The railway arrived in Beaconsfield in 1906 and has served commuters to the capital ever since.
Architecture and property
Beaconsfield’s old and new towns combine to offer a mix of properties, with everything from character cottages to executive family homes to smart contemporary apartments. To the south the old town is characterised by its medieval and Georgian properties, while the new town in the north is made up in the main of sprawling modern mansions alongside a smattering of Arts & Crafts and 1920s mock Tudor properties.
The oldest documented building in Beaconsfield, a former 15th century coach house, has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years and now serves as the opulent Crazy Bear hotel, renowned for its dramatic décor.
Shopping and amenities
Shops in Beaconsfield include White Stuff and Boots Pharmacy, with Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and M&S supermarkets catering for everyday needs. The Windsor End is the setting for the Tuesday market and a highly regarded farmers’ market selling fresh produce on the fourth Saturday of the month.
The Beacon Sports Centre in Holtspur provides a gym and fitness centre, as well as a theatre.
The town’s restaurant scene is vibrant, with a varied range of cuisines catering for all tastes. Restaurants in Beaconsfield include popular national chains, such as Prezzo and Brasserie Blanc, tastes of Asia at Jampee Thai and Achimi, and the Crazy Bear, for an experience like no other taking in contemporary British fare in luxurious surroundings. For local beers or a Sunday roast try the Royal Standard of England, which lays claim to the title of oldest pub in Britain.
There is no shortage of family fun in the area, with attractions such as the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Go Ape Black Park and Odds Farm Park. Beaconsfield is home to the world’s oldest model village, Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, which will delight children and adults alike.
Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, Beaconsfield is the ideal location for those seeking fresh air and open space. The Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty boasts dramatic scenery in the form of heavily wooded hillsides and many opportunities for walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. To the east of town is the Colne Valley Regional Park, which covers 43 square miles of land with 200km of waterways perfect for angling and kayaking. There are several public parks and recreation grounds within the town itself for families to enjoy.
Beaconsfield has many excellent education options and it is in the catchment for leading local state schools, renowned grammar schools, outstanding private schools, and a reputable international school, many of which offer bus services to and from the area. For primary age children there are St Mary & All Saints CofE, Seer Green CofE and Butlers Court School, and for older student, there are Beaconsfield High School and The Beaconsfield School, both of which also offer sixth forms. Local independent schools include Davenies Preparatory School and High March.
This commuter belt town is situated just outside of the M25 around 25 miles west of central London. The town’s train station is in Zone 6 and provides regular direct service to London Marylebone in just over 30 minutes. Road links are also excellent, with junctions of the M25, M40 and M1 nearby leading to the wider national motorway network. Heathrow Airport, a gateway to domestic and international travel, is only 20 minutes away by car.