Living in Buckinghamshire
With glorious countryside and excellent links to London
From the picturesque landscapes of the Chiltern Hills to the historic Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire is an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing and fulfilling retirement. Although our retirement properties in Buckinghamshire may only be around an hour away from London, you’ll feel a million miles away from central London’s hustle and bustle in the glorious countryside, all while still having amenities you require to live a full and active retirement right on your doorstep.
Lifestyle in Buckinghamshire
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, take a ride on a steam train at the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, or see the 14th century moated gatehouse at Boarstall Tower.
You'll also find rescued historic buildings from a variety of eras at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, Second World War code-breaking at Bletchley Park, or local history and culture at the Buckingham Old Gaol.
Whether you're looking for dynamic performances or independent retail boutiques, Buckinghamshire is the place to be. 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.
You'll find opera and West End musicals at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, comedy, dance and drama at the Wycombe Swan Theatre, and some of the largest touring musical acts in the world at the 65,000-capacity National Bowl in Milton Keynes.
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 (known locally as the Chilterns), 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 Country Park, see orchids and butterflies at Bacombe Hill, or enjoy the aviary at Waddesdon Manor. Alternatively, there’s also 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.
From leisurely bike rides to challenging hikes, there's plenty to do around our retirement properties in Buckinghamshire 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. At the Italian-style mansion of Cliveden, for example, you’ll find 375 acres of gardens, woodland and paddocks to explore.
Alternatively, 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 that's still within easy reach of the capital, take a look at our high-quality retirement properties in Buckinghamshire.
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