5 reasons to live in Buckingham!
12 October 2018
Buckingham is a friendly town brimming with oodles of character and charm.
Looking to relocate to the countryside? Here are 5 Reasons why you should move to the cosy market town:
1. It’s friendly local community
Buckingham has a close knit and friendly community with a volunteer-run cinema, a local library and the historic Old Gaol Museum. Local residents frequently convene on Market Hill or at the old cattle pens for the regular and specialist markets whilst annual events include Buckingham Fringe Week, the Summer Festival and Christmas Parade.
2. The best eateries around!
The High Street is lined with a mix of restaurants, boutique stores, cosy cafes and a worthy selection of traditional public houses. Did you know, Buckingham is one of the region’s gastronomic hotspots with a high concentration of eateries! Here are some of our top spots:
Nelson Street Café Restaurant Bar
If fine dining is your thing, then this is a must! Combining their expertise and passion for food, Chef Louis Myhill and his team offer a different dining experience; using a modern take on traditional cooking methods, the essence of each dish on the menu has been enhanced so customers can experience the full flavours and take a culinary adventure centred on food. A fantastic restaurant with friendly staff.
Looby Lu’s Tearoom
Delicious home-made cakes, perfectly poured lattes and a great lunchtime menu - Looby Lu’s Tearoom ticks all the boxes in our eyes! Not only are they making their customers happy with all their deliciousness but they are doing their part for the local community by sourcing all their produce locally.
Villiers Hotel Restaurant
All great hotels need a fantastic eatery for their hungry guests, and the ever-popular Dukes Restaurant & Bar in Villiers Hotel is exactly that. Having held an AA rosette for more than 14 years and having featured in the very first Michelin Guide and in each guide ever since, the cuisine at Dukes is evidently some of the highest quality around.
Buckingham Tea Room
Nestled in the centre of the historical town, Buckingham Tea Room specialise in afternoon tea. With chic interiors and a sweet outdoor seating area, this cosy café is ideal for sipping tea, enjoying homemade delicacies and catching up with friends.
3. Stunning landscapes and peaceful retreats
Buckingham offers a taste of country life in the green heart of England, with riverside walks, parks and recreation spaces all close to home. The magnificent Stowe House and Gardens have a timeless landscape of picture-perfect views, lakeside walks, gardens, temples and restored 19th Century buildings.
For the sports minded, leafy Chandos Park has facilities for tennis and bowls, or the Swan Pool and Leisure Centre is open seven days a week and is home to a 25 metre pool, sauna, squash courts, gymnasium and a fitness suite. For golfers, the 100-year old Buckingham Golf Club has a classic parkland design and offers a variety of membership packages.
Buckingham is not only known for its fantastic eateries; It offers a fascinating variety of shops with numerous independent small traders. This is a cheerful, friendly alternative to the normal chain stores that populate most towns, and the scramble that usually accompanies town centre shopping.
Craft and antique shops sit side by side with florists, jewellers and gift-shops; all nestled neatly in the attractive Market Hill and quaintly narrow adjoining streets. A favourite out of these would be:
At home... a superb home store selling all things unique, original and interesting! From Neom candles, to delicate hand-crafted kitchenware and intricate soft furnishings you won’t be leaving without a purchase!
5. Desirable location
The town is located in the northernmost tip of Buckinghamshire and is a little over ten minutes from either the M40 or M1. Nearby Milton Keynes provides rapid trains to London Euston – on the Northern line – for links to the City and the West End. The new station at nearby Winslow – estimated to open in 2019 – will offer direct connections to Oxford and London Marylebone.
Buckingham is ideal for those looking to enjoy the quiet market town lifestyle with easy links out to surrounding towns and cities.
Nightingale Rise in Buckingham
This development of Weston Homes new homes offers a refreshing variety of one, two and three bedroom apartments with allocated parking, designed to perfectly complement the surroundings. Interiors are chic and elegant, allowing you to make your own mark, with superb contemporary specification, designer state-of-the-art fittings and beautiful finishes.
Nightingale Rise is just a short walk in to the centre of the town and is ideal for first-time buyers using the Help to Buy scheme. With Buckingham university located just a 15 minute walk from the development, these plots are also perfect for investors looking to rent out to students.
With the completion of the development fast approaching and only 2 plots remaining, why not call 01280 822 830 today to find out more information before it’s too late! You can also visit www.weston-homes.co.uk for further details.