Thinking of moving out of London – not sure town or village? Read on…
21st January 2016
Town vs Village or Best of Both Worlds
The new year is one of the most popular times for people to start thinking about moving – whether it is moving out of London for more green space and better quality of life or those wanting to get a bit more room and move up the property ladder or downsizers keen to release some capital. Once the decision to move has been taken then come one of the more challenging dilemmas – whether to move to a town or a village.
Do you seek out the rural idyll and local community feel? Cricket on the village green, walk to the local pub with your dog and feeding the ducks at the village pond? Then you are a clear cut village dweller.
However, if convenience on your doorstep is more important to you, good transport links, shops, sports facilities and a range of restaurants are more your thing then town it is for you.
But what if you are wavering? You like the idea of the close community feel and green space but you want to be able to walk to the supermarket for the essentials – how do you choose where to settle?
Can you enjoy the best of both worlds? Here at Chiltern Relocation we have drawn up a short-list of our favourite locations that fit into both the town and villages camp.
A popular choice for our ‘in-betweeners’ is Seer Green. Just a couple of miles from Beaconsfield, Seer Green boasts rolling green fields, Hodgemoor Woods and award winning local pubs. The local primary school has been rated Outstanding by OFSTED and enjoys a wealth of green space. There are a few local shops for everyday essentials and added to this Seer Green has a train station with journey times to Marylebone of just 25 minutes. Homes here range from quite chocolate box cottages to large mansions with a wealth of choice in between. Prices can be more forgiving than neighbouring Beaconsfield so there is value to be had too.
The villages of Penn and Tylers Green are also becoming very popular and quite ‘hip’! These picture postcard villages have the quintessential duck pond and excellent local pubs. There is a doctor’s surgery and a few local shops and café where locals enjoy meeting up. On the doorstep you will find rolling countryside and miles of footpaths through the woodland yet jump in the car and you are a few minutes from Beaconsfield in one direction and 10 minutes from High Wycombe in the other.
If you are interested in discovering other wonderful places look our free area guides for inspiration.