Just 20 minutes away from London Marylebone by rail, Beaconsfield represents the ideal of the quintessential commuter town


Just 20 minutes away from London Marylebone by rail, Beaconsfield represents the ideal of the quintessential commuter town

Beaconsfield comprises two distinct halves: the New Town and the Old Town. The historic Old Town is picturesque with former coaching inns, listed buildings and a beautiful church, St Marys, which dates back to the early 1700s.

This is alongside its boutique shops, pubs and restaurants including the well-regarded Brasserie Blanc and The Crazy Bear. There is a weekly market, too, and a monthly farmers’ market, which very much is centric to the town's sense of community as well as a link between the old and the new.

The New Town has a number of major high-street retailers and supermarkets, plus restaurants, bars and cafes, many of which are varied in their offering. It's also home to the highly desirable ‘Golden Triangle’ – a collection of premier roads and neighbourhoods, where house buyers have long been keen to settle.

Ideally located for commuters, the transport links from Beaconsfield are superb. The mainline railway provides access into London Marylebone in approximately 23 minutes, and you are in easy reach of the M40 and M25 motorways, as well as Heathrow Airport.

Combine this with the scenic views, country walks, and extensive leisure facilities all just a short drive away, the area has become a favoured destination among buyers looking to escape the city – something we’re anticipating seeing more of in this new property landscape.

Schooling is a particular draw in the area, thanks to the highly regarded grammar school educational system, complimented by a wide range of independent schools. Previously voted as one of the top ten places to live in the UK by The Times, it’s easy to see why the area attracts such a diverse group of buyers.

Oliver Beales

Partner, Head of Beaconsfield office oliver.beales@knightfrank.com

Situated in the heart of Buckinghamshire, the prosperous town of Beaconsfield lies next to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its breath-taking countryside and pretty villages.

Beaconsfield in numbers

The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Beaconsfield (2019)


How old are buyers in Beaconsfield?

30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+

Connectivity is a key reason why Beaconsfield is a popular choice with buyers, with links to the city in under 30 minutes.

Beaconsfield is a very popular commuter town with a vibrant high street. Just 20 minutes from Marylebone on the Chiltern Line, with easy access to the M40, M25 and National Motorway Network, the area has always been very popular with both the London commuter and international traveller. It's often regarded as the first step into the countryside after leaving London, along the M40 corridor. Surrounded by the beautiful Chiltern Hills on one side and the stunning Thames Valley on the other, the open countryside and spacious feel offers a stark contrast to London, which is still only 20 miles away.

Who lives here?

Our data shows that Beaconsfield is very much an outbound destination for the majority of home buyers, with most coming from London. Similar to other satellite towns, buyers say they work in the financial, entertainment or professional sectors.

• Finance Entertainment Professional Property Other

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

Where people move from


South East

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

• Finance Entertainment Professional Property Other

Where people move from

• London South East

The types of property in Beaconsfield very literally straddle the line between the 'old' and 'new' towns.

Just south west of the station, a collection of highly desirable roads – Burkes Road, Burkes Crescent, Furzefield Road, Cambridge Road, Chiltern Hills Road, Grove Road and Westfield Road – are known locally as Beaconsfield's 'Golden Triangle'. A mixture of Edwardian Arts & Craft homes, late-twenties Mock Tudor mansions, and new-build developments – which are just as grand in their scope and splendour – it contains the most coveted postcodes in the area. And despite Beaconsfield long commanding the kind of premiums for property you'd expect from a town with such a close proximity to London, value can still be found in both 'new' and 'old' parts of town ­– much of which can be found in developments and new-build property.

Excellent state and grammar schooling are available in the immediate area around Beaconsfield.

Buckinghamshire as a county is renowned for its schooling. Retaining a selective grammar school system, the area is very well served with some of the best-regarded state schools in the country. The county still operates the 11-plus, so the area is home to the brilliant Beaconsfield High School, a grammar school for girls, and Royal Grammar School for boys in nearby High Wycombe. For those wishing to secure independent education, there is a varied choice of public schools for children of all ages, including boys' prep school, Davenies, and girls' prep school, High March School.

What can you buy for your money in Beaconsfield?

Chapel Street, HP4

Offers in excess of £900,000

4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom 3 Reception rooms


Kings Road, HP4

Offers in excess of £1,500,000

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathroom 3 Reception rooms


Ashlyns Grove, HP4

Guide price: £1,750,000

6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathroom 3 Reception rooms


All property has been sold by Knight Frank within the past 12 months. The guide prices shown are representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.

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