Online House Hunter: The Chalfonts
LIVING in the Home Counties surely doesn’t come much better than residing in the Chalfonts. This idyllic part of leafy Bucks includes Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles. Quintessential English villages tucked away in the wooded edges of the Chilterns with beautiful parks and countryside close by. Is this really the same Chalfonts that is within spitting distance of the M25 and just a few stops on the Amersham line into central London?
It’s little wonder that this neck of the woods bucks the generally uninspiring price trends of today’s property market and commands good prices, represents a good investment and seems to have little trouble in selling houses whatever other conditions prevail.
I’m not going to pretend that first-time buyers or people on low incomes are going to find buying property in this area easy. For that you’ll be looking at the neighbouring towns of High Wycombe, Rickmansworth or Slough. But for those who can afford a home in the Chalfonts you can look forward to a comfortable lifestyle and – as much as anything is certain in the property world – a good return on your investment.
So this is Shangri La, the Garden of Eden and El Dorado all rolled into one? Well, did I mention the HS2 rail link which could cut across the top of Chalfont St Giles and through Amersham? The pros and cons of that particular project are outside the remit of this article but you if you’re looking to move into the area you’ll need to be aware of it.
I could wax lyrical about the Chalfonts for a few more pages but it’s probably enough to let the houses do the talking. I’ll post some links below, including the councils that cover the area.
The Independent property search has a direct link to Chalfonts properties for sale and for rent. This four-bedroom detached home in Chalfont St Giles, comes top of the search list and epitomises the style of homes available in the area. There is a rear 95ft garden with views over fields and the house has a single garage. It is on the market for £625,000.
If Chalfont St Peter is more to your liking, then how about this three-bedroom cottage for sale in Chalfont St Peter? Here the garden runs to 100ft and there is an outbuilding which could be used as an office or gym. The guide price is £399,950.
Change to the map view on our property search and you can scroll over to Little Chalfont. This village has the advantage of Chalfont & Latimer Metropolitan/Chiltern Line station and less than a mile away from the station is this four-bedroom property for sale in Little Chalfont. It is on the market for £720,000 and has a detached double garage and gardens.
Keep scrolling on the map view and you can see properties for sale in the neighbouring towns of Amersham or Gerrards Cross. For properties to let, visit our list of lettings available in the Chalfonts and beyond.
- Independent online property search
- Property search for The Chalfonts
- Lettings search for The Chalfonts
- Chiltern Council Tax
- Independent House & Home section
- Independent Property section
- Homes & Property: Chalfonts area guide
- Homes & Property Area Guides
- Chiltern District Council
- Buckinghamshire County Council
- HS2 rail link information
- HS2 Action Alliance website
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