Property available in Beaconsfield
Whether you are looking for a large town house with good access to train stations, a pretty period country cottage, or a large manor house with beautiful views of the Buckinghamshire countryside, Knight Frank can find the property that is right for you.
Originally spelt Bekenesfeld, derived from “clearing in the beeches”, the first written reference to Beaconsfield dates back to 1185. The town, thought to be of Saxon origin came under the feudal authority in 1255 when King Henry III granted his brother, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, the right to hold a market in the Manor of Beaconsfield on Tuesday of every week.
In the 17th Century the town’s prosperity grew due to the coaching trade. Beaconsfield was an ideal place for coaches to stop en route from London to rest themselves and horses, however many travellers were robbed of their money and possessions by highwaymen. Evidence of such activities can be found in local place names such as Cut Throat Wood and Highwayman’s Farm.
Buckinghamshire has had many famous inhabitants and visitors, perhaps the most notable being Oliver Cromwell, William Penn, Sir Francis Dashwood, Florence Nightingale, Benjamin Disraeli, the Rothschilds and Sir John Mills. Buckinghamshire has also had many literary connections with, most notably, John Milton, Mary Shelley, T. S. Eliot, Roald Dahl, Kenneth Grahame and Enid Blyton.
Film and television connections to the area include Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, having parts filmed in Burnham Beeches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inspector Morse, Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders.
For further information on Beaconsfield, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaconsfield.
Getting to Beaconsfield
- Buckinghamshire is bordered to the north-east by the M1 and to the south by the M40.
- The M25 passes through the eastern edge of the county, providing easy access to London Heathrow and the M4.
- The Chiltern line runs through the county, providing services into London Marylebone from Denham, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe and Princes Risborough.
- Chiltern Railways: 08456 005 165. Services from London Marylebone to Amersham, Great Missenden & Wendover, Seer Green, Jordans, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury and Haddenham & Thames Parkway.
- First Great Western: 08457 000 125. Services from London Paddington to Bourne End and Marlow (via Maidenhead.
- London Midland: 0845 602 4277. Services to Cheddington and Milton Keynes.
- Amersham and Chesham have tube stations which provide a link to Baker Street (zone 4) on the Metropolitan Line.
- London Heathrow airport (15 miles)
- Gatwick airport (53 miles)
- Luton airport (33 miles)
- Stansted airport (61 miles)
Distances and times are approximate