Retirement homes in Buckinghamshire

From the picturesque landscapes of the Chiltern Hills to the historic Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire is an ideal spot for a retirement property that's close to London.

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Retire to a county of scenic backdrops and open countryside

Whether you're looking for landscaped gardens or rolling hills and valleys, Buckinghamshire is full of natural beauty and diverse wildlife. More than a third of the whole county is made up of the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty that covers over 300 square miles of woodland, fields and downland.

You can explore ancient oak woodland at Stockgrove County Park, see orchids and butterflies at Bacombe Hill, or spot a variety of birds at Boughton Lake.

There's an 11-mile network of towpaths and trails along the 200-year-old Grand Union Canal, as well as nearly 20 nature reserves dotted around the county.

Explore an area that's full of history

With more National Trust properties than anywhere else in the country, you'll find plenty of intriguing historical sites to admire around Buckinghamshire.

You can visit the stately homes at Claydon, Hughenden and Ascott House, take a ride on a steam train at the Chinoor and Princes Risborough Railway, or see the 14th-century moated gatehouse at Boarstall Tower.

You'll find rescued historic buildings from a variety of eras at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, Second World War code-breaking at the Bletchley Park Museum, or local history and culture at the Buckingham Old Gaol.

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Get out and about with plenty of culture and shopping

Whether you're looking for dynamic performances or independent retail boutiques, a retirement home in Buckinghamshire puts you right at the centre of a thriving community.

You'll find opera and West End musicals at the £47 million Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, comedy, dance and drama at the Wycombe Swan, and some of the largest touring musical acts in the world at the 65,000-capacity National Bowl in Milton Keynes.

When it's time to treat yourself, you can browse more than a hundred different stores at the Eden Centre in High Wycombe, find local produce and craft goods at a range of farmers' markets, or explore unique shops in the market towns of Amersham, Chesham and Marlow.

Stay fit and active in the fresh air of Bucks

From leisurely bike rides to challenging hikes, there's plenty to do around the area to help you keep up an active retirement.

There are nearly 50 golf courses, over 40 tennis clubs, and more than 2,500 miles of walking paths and trails to help you uncover the scenic countryside.

You can ride horses at the Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, shoot clay pigeons at the West Wycombe Estate, or even learn to scuba dive at the Scubaducks Dive Centre in Aylesbury.

If you like the sound of a retirement home surrounded by open countryside and rich heritage that's still within easy reach of the capital, take a look at our high-quality properties around Buckinghamshire: