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Country Life Reveals the Top 10 Market Towns in England

Country Life Reveals the Top 10 Market Towns in England….where does Beaconsfield feature?

The simple answer is in the top spot.

With the help of Savills, Country Life, calculated the top 10 market towns in England, according toBeaconsfield old town buildings with timber decorations the following criteria:

• Number of outstanding primary schools within the town boundary
• Distance to the nearest railway station
• Nearest AONB/national park
• Number of listed buildings within the town proportionate to its population

The results were collated from market towns across the country, from East Sussex to Cumbria so we were thrilled to hear that Beaconsfield came out on top.

So what set Beaconsfield apart from the competition? Divided into the Old Town and the New Town, Beaconsfield blends old world charm with modern day convenience.

The Old Town houses the weekly market and monthly farmer’s market, has plenty of period buildings, charming pubs and restaurants, while the New Town has most of the larger shops – including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Marks & Spencer – and a busy High Street with plenty of cafes and restaurants. ‘With easy access to the M40 and the Chiltern Line to London Marylebone only taking 23 minutes, Beaconsfield is popular with a number of property buyers including both commuters and families,’ says Chris Moorhouse of the local Savills office.

Market-town communities are often described as the happiest places to live in the UK. For those moving from town to country – or, at least, city to town – they offer the perfect balance of country life and accessible amenities.

Here is the list of the Top Ten Market Town winners:

Beaconsfield Old Town Cottages with white fencing1. Beaconsfield, Bucks
2. Southam, Gloucestershire
3. Ditchling, East Sussex
4. Sevenoaks, Kent
5. Altrincham, Cheshire
6. Wetherby, West Yorkshire
7. Bakewell, Derbyshire
8. Keswick, Cumbria
9. Epping, Essex
10. Stamford, Lincolnshire

Taking the top spot does however comes at a cost, of course. ‘The average sale price for properties is just over £1 million, two and a half times higher than the average for Buckinghamshire [£398,933],’ adds Chris.

However, don’t be put off by the inflated prices. If you are keen to find your ideal home in Beaconsfield, Chiltern Relocation can help.

With 13 years expertise in the area we can help find what you are looking for. For more information call 01494 672086 or email: or visit our website:

Read more of the Country Life report here


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