Savills Amersham in the community
We believe we each have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a difference in the community. We are delighted to be associated with the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition and we would like to congratulate Stewkley on being crowned as the winner of the Savills Community Trophy.
The Best Kept Village Competition is sponsored by Savills and Bucks County Council with additional support from Milton Keynes Council and District Councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe.
Nick Pounce - Head of Office
Nick has been an estate agent for over 30 years, working across many areas including Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Amersham. He is involved in selling a wide range of properties from pretty cottages and luxury apartments to substantial houses and country estates. Amersham is very much ‘home’ for Nick and his wife Debbie having lived in Little Chalfont for nearly all their married life and with their 3 children all attending local schools. Outside work, he enjoys watching live sport and country walks in the Chilterns, providing there is a country pub at the end of the course.
Claire Pincott - Head of Lettings
Claire has been working in residential lettings for over 8 years and is ARLA licensed and qualified. Claire has worked in property in a variety of areas including Oxford, Sunningdale, Surrey and Buckinghamshire. Having joined Savills in 2007 Claire was tasked with starting up and growing Savills’ lettings department covering Cobham, Esher and Weybridge which is now one of the most successful lettings teams outside London. Claire was then asked to set up the Beaconsfield and Amersham lettings department in 2009. Claire still manages this department today and lets quality country homes throughout Buckinghamshire.
Property in Amersham
Amersham is a town of two halves whose different characteristics complement each other. The Old Town’s collection of historic buildings contrasts with the interwar ‘Metroland’ developments in Amersham-on-the-Hill, but both are equally attractive to property purchasers, who are drawn to the town by its superb schools and transport links.
As well as the wealth of country property on our books, in the immediate locality we focus on four principal areas: Amersham-on-the-Hill, where tree-lined Metroland developments appeal to families and commuters; the Old Town with its period charm, which tempts more mature buyers; Chesham Bois, where the surrounding woods and commonland give a semi-rural feel; and Little Chalfont to the east of Amersham, which has its own station, Chalfont & Latimer on the Metropolitan line, is ideal for the London commuter.
In Amersham itself, the property profile ranges from the quaint 17th-century cottages and handsome Georgian townhouses of the Old Town to the later development of Amersham-on-the-Hill with its leafy roads of detached family houses. Further out, picturesque villages such as Great Missenden and Chalfont St Giles offer a more rural lifestyle within the rolling Chiltern landscape.
The local scene
The Old Town’s plethora of pubs, restaurants and boutique shops makes it a favourite destination for weekend pottering and dining out, while Amersham-on-the-Hill offers a more day-to-day selection of shops and facilities, inluding Marks & Spencer and Waitrose food halls.
London’s cultural scene is an easy tube ride away, but locally the area boasts a large selection of sports, golf courses and leisure clubs, and an endless range of outdoor and equestrian pursuits in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Metropolitan Line underground services run to Baker Street in about 30 minutes; there’s a similar journey time to London Marylebone on Chiltern Line trains.
The town is handy for Junction 18 of the M25, just four junctions up from Heathrow Airport. Junction 2 of the M40 is nearby at Beaconsfield, providing fast access to Oxford and the Midlands.
Schools in Amersham
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School for boys in Amersham and Dr Challoner’s High School for girls in Little Chalfont, together with Chesham Grammar School (mixed) are ranked among the finest in the country.