What is our area like?
Rickmansworth and Chorleywood are top of the list for families and commuters looking to combine a well-appointed town centre, superb schooling, open countryside and excellent road and rail links. There is, not surprisingly, a highly active community spirit, and vibrant cafés and restaurants create a lively buzz.
We cover South West Hertfordshire within a 10-mile radius of Rickmansworth, north of the Grand Union Canal. It is an area that has the village locations including Chorleywood, Chenies, Chipperfield, Sarratt, Croxley Green, Harefield and Chandlers Cross and also includes Kings Langley, Nascot Wood, Cassiobury and Denham – enormously popular with anyone looking to combine the quintessential country lifestyle with convenient connections to London.
Property in Rickmansworth and Chorleywood
Rickmansworth and Chorleywood offer a diverse property profile which means there is a varied market ranging from village property to contemporary mansions. Sizeable houses close to schools are particularly sought-after, as both Rickmansworth and Chorleywood are a huge draw to families moving from North London. There are plenty of Victorian and Edwardian houses as well as the core market includes interwar and postwar homes on the Cedars Estate. For prime property, looking among the interwar and contemporary homes in The Drive, Valley Road, The Clump, Chalfont Lane, Berks Hill, South Road or The Common, or on the gated Loudwater Estate by the River Chess, where 1920s ‘McNamara’ homes are particularly charming.
The local scene
The area is known as Three Rivers after the River Chess, Colne and Gade that run down from the Chiltern Hills; the lovely setting includes the Aquadrome nature reserve, where parks, woodland, lakes and cycle routes provide a wide range of outdoor activities. Chorleywood has a 250 acre common with a public golf course, bridleway and walks. With numerous cricket clubs, several highly regarded golf courses and countless acres of Green Belt woodland, the villages surrounding our area provide some of the best lifestyles available in the south east.
Metropolitan Line services from both Rickmansworth and Chorleywood reach Baker Street and The City and the Chiltern Turbo service to London Marylebone take 25/20 minutes.
Junctions 18 and 19 of the M25 are within easy reach, providing fast access to Heathrow Airport. The M1 is three junctions away with access to Luton Airport, the M40 is equally close, providing direct access to Oxford and Birmingham, and into central London.
Schools in Rickmansworth
With families such a major part of our market, schools are all-important. The superb choice of independent schools includes the Royal Masonic School for Girls and York House School, and parents are happy to travel to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Elstree, Merchant Taylors’ School for Boys and Northwood College in neighbouring Northwood. The state secondary schools include St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, St Joan of Arc RC School, Rickmansworth School, Watford Boys and Watford Girls are within easy reach too.