27th March 2023
We asked our local agent Victoria where the loveliest villages are around Amersham. these are her top 5.
Little Chalfont: A hidden gem just outside Amersham, this thriving village has its own rail and tube station into London and Chesham. It is bursting with local eateries and has a well-attended arts and crafts scene, with regular markets and exhibitions.
Visit: Koho independent coffee shop is the perfect place to have brunch, lunch or catch up with friends. http://www.kohocoffee.co.uk/
Great Missenden: This charming village in the picturesque Chilterns countryside has a few claims to fame. It has been the filming location for many a ‘Midsummer Murders’ episode and was once home to Roald Dahl! The heart of the village is its High Street, where you can find an eclectic mix of independent shops, cozy cafes, and quaint pubs dotted amongst the chocolate-box cottages.
Visit: The Roald Dahl Museum https://www.roalddahl.com/museum/
Penn Street and Winchmore Hill: not only do these adjoining hamlets have four pubs between them – it’s also home to the hugely popular music festival penn fest! Nestled halfway between beaconsfield and amersham, each has its own picture-perfect village green and a vibrant pub at each end – what more could you ask for?
Visit: Penn Fest, the resident annual music festival https://pennfest.net/
Chalfont St Giles: Another charming village situated in the Chiltern Hills AONB, it is bursting with personality and has a real sense of community spirit. Consistently ranking highly in ‘best places to live’ guides, it has a fantastic selection of local eateries and farm shops, as well as a great selection of village amenities.
Visit: The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a great day out for families. https://coam.org.uk/
Penn: this delightful village I get to call home is situated in the heart of the Chiltern hills, but is also really well connected. In just over 5 minutes, you can be on the m40 or at a train station with direct connections to London. Centred around the village green and duck pond, it boasts four pubs, a shop and a deli café, plus its only a short hop to the cosmopolitan centres of beaconsfield and amersham. Marlow and John Lewis are also not far away.
Visit: Kingswood, Common and Penn woods are stunning places to explore all year round https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/kingswood/