About this office
Living and working in the area, the experienced team at Great Missenden can offer a wealth of local knowledge and assistance with all aspects of the marketing and sales process. The team also works closely with our Prime department which has a proven track record in listing and selling high value properties. In addition to Great Missenden itself, the team covers many surrounding towns and villages such as Prestwood, Princes Risborough, Naphill and Bledlow Ridge, with its fluid area extending from Wendover in the north to Hazlemere in the south, and from Kingston Blount in the west to Ballinger in the east.
Lettings in the region are handled by the team at our Beaconsfield branch.
Why move to Great Missenden?
Voted one of the UK’s best places to raise a family by The Telegraph in 2015, the affluent village of Great Missenden provides the very best of rural life in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, but is still just an easy train journey from the capital or a short drive from all the amenities Buckinghamshire’s larger towns have to offer. The excellent transport links, first-class schooling options and pristine countryside will appeal to families and commuters alike, as will the great range of properties for sale in the area.
A little bit of history
Great Missenden is an historic village that appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 and in times past formed part of the coach trade, before the opening of the railway station in 1892 transformed it into the commuter haven we know today. The village is perhaps best known as the home of beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl, who occupied a local property called Gipsy House and wrote his classic works of literature in a writing hut at the bottom of the garden, now on display at The Roald Dahl Museum in the village.
Architecture and property
Property in the area ranges from new builds and elegant town houses in the heart of Great Missenden to historic country estates and equestrian properties in the surrounding countryside. Numerous villages and hamlets offer pretty cottages and smaller terraced properties, so there is something to appeal to all tastes and budgets.
Shopping and amenities
The village has several charming gift shops and boutiques, as well as two doctors’ surgeries, a dentist, a convenience store with post office and a Co-op supermarket. Further amenities can be found at neighbouring Prestwood, with a more extensive range of shops available a short drive away at High Wycombe.
Great Missenden’s high street boasts a surprising selection of eateries considering its modest size. Residents can take their pick from traditional French fare at the tiny La Petite Auberge, authentic Thai dishes at Sukho Thai, delicious pizza at Fan Fan and light meals at Matilda’s Bistro, situated next door to the Hamptons office. There are also country pubs aplenty in the village and surrounding area, including the popular Cross Keys and the Nags Head.
Families will enjoy the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, which pays homage to the classic children’s author.
Located in the Misbourne Valley in the heart of the Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty, the rural village of Great Missenden is surrounded by greenery and the River Misbourne runs through it, allowing for pleasant riverside strolls. Much of the undulating countryside nearby is maintained by the National Trust and offers a wide variety of footpaths, cycling routes and outdoor pursuits.
Great Missenden is home to the independent Gateway School for children aged 2-11, Great Missenden CofE Combined School and The Misbourne state secondary school. Further schooling options in nearby Amersham, Chesham and High Wycombe include highly regarded preparatory schools such as Chesham Prep, Heatherton School and The Beacon School, as well as Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham.
The town’s railway station is on the London Marylebone to Aylesbury line, with regular services to the capital in under an hour. The A413 passes through Great Missenden leading north to Aylesbury and south to Amersham, Gerrards Cross and the national motorway network.