Once home to Roald Dahl, Great Missenden, nestled in the Chilterns, is an extremely popular commuter destination for those looking to move out of the big smoke. With excellent schools, pubs and transport links it’s no wonder that demand has increased from those looking to escape during the pandemic.
Jemma Scott, Partner at The Buying Solution, says; “Great Missenden is somewhat of a commuter’s secret – nestled in the Chilterns and with great pubs, it’s less than 40 miles into central London. Right now the townhouses are flying off the shelves, particularly in the £850k to £1.5million range as many Londoners aren’t quite ready to make the full rural move and still want to benefit from village life. The Cross Keys and The Nags Head are two gastro pubs which are real magnets for those moving down from London. Roald Dahl’s legacy adds huge amounts to the area – the wonderful Angling Spring Wood close by was much loved by him and the local museum is fantastic for children. Stock is the real issue as quality homes rarely hit the open market – competitive bidding is rife and premiums are certainly being paid for best in class. One factor that puts a few off is the threat of HS2 which will be hard to avoid and is a huge concern for many.”
To read the full article pick up the December issue of Country & Townhouse Magazine.