Perfect for future Crossrail commuters, these properties in the Chilterns offer a rural idyll just the right distance from London.
Berkshire, £2.75 million
Baileys, West End
3 bedroom main house, three-bedroom guest house, staff annexe, pool
Just two miles from Twyford Station (on the Crossrail network when it opens in 2019), Baileys is a well- presented Grade-II listed house in 2.4 acres. Both the main and guest houses have bespoke kitchens, sophisticated lighting and sound systems. Outside is a hard tennis court and a swimming pool.
Hamptons International (01628 622 131)
Buckinghamshire, £3.25 million
Spencers Farm, Whelpley Hill
6 bedrooms, 5 stables, pool, summer house, 71⁄2 acres
Just three miles from Berkhamsted, Grade II-listed Spencers Farm is surrounded by its own land and open countryside. It has a large kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, several good-sized reception rooms and a games room, which could double up as a gym.
Knight Frank (020–7861 5026)
Buckinghamshire, £1.25 million
Linaver Farm, The Lee
5 bedrooms, barns, gardens, old orchards, paddock
This farmhouse represents a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to take on a project. It’s in need of modernisation, but there’s plenty of scope for transforming it into a single family home or a house with a separate annexe.
Knight Frank (01494 675 368)
Buckinghamshire, £1.65 million
Ballinger Lodge, Great Missenden
4 bedrooms, swimming pool, annexe, gardens, paddock, stables
This four-bedroom house comes with a swimming pool and a four-acre garden. There’s a Mark Wilkinson kitchen, a large and well-lit drawing room and a versatile annexe. Outside is a stable block.
Savills (01494 725 636)
Oxfordshire, £2 million
Nottwood Cottage, Newnham Hill
5 bedrooms, , outbuildings, gardens
This five-bedroom house is on a no-through road surrounded by countryside. It has a large kitchen/ breakfast room with an Aga and a garden of just over half an acre.
Hamptons International (01491 693 781)