The beautiful Chiltern Hills are home to picturesque villages, 324 square miles of open countryside, great transport links and schools – an nearer to London that the Cotswolds. so that means they are a better long-term investment, according to a recent article in the Evening Standard.
Estate agent Lindsay Cuthill, said she thought the reason the Cotswolds had more cache is because living in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire did not sound so glamorous. Added to which houses in the Chilterns are more expensive averaging £533,876 compared to £365,596 in the Cotswolds, according to the estate agents Savills.
But the percentage rise in house prices in the Chilterns is higher – at 9.9% in the past year, compared to 4.7% in the Cotswolds. Over the past five years prices in the Chilterns have risen by nearly 22% whereas in the Cotswolds its 15%.
The article pointed to the new Crossrail connections with trains running from Maidenhead in 2019, allowing commuters to travel from the Hambledon Valley to the West End with ease.
The article referenced the following places as being of particular interest to buyers: Turville, West Wycombe and Chesham.