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Buying a property in Aylesbury Vale

Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, is a region of southeast England surrounding the town of Aylesbury, bounded by Milton Keynes to the north, the Chiltern Hills to the south, and Oxfordshire to the west. The are is famous for attractions such as the Waterside Theatre and the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

Property Prices In Aylesbury Vale

The average property price for properties in Aylesbury Vale is £324,204, according to the Office of National Statistics – around 40.4 per cent higher than the national average. Prices rose by more than 1.2 per cent between 2018 and 2019, slightly underperforming the UK-wide trend. Still, average home prices here jumped more than £87,000 in the last five years, implying costly mortgages.

First-time buyers spent an average of £259,174 to get onto the property ladder in the area – £69,000 more than they would have paid five years ago.

Best Areas To Buy In Aylesbury Vale And Local Amenities

Best Areas To Buy In Aylesbury Vale And Local Amenities

Aylesbury town is ideal for buyers moving home intending to commute to Milton Keynes, Oxford and London. The Chiltern Railway service runs via Aylesbury Vale Parkway, providing connections to London Marylebone, Bicester, Northampton and locations further afield.

Buckingham Gate and Berryfields in the north of the city saw the development of more than 4,500 new homes after 2010 under the auspices of Taylor Wimpey. Prices start from around £125,000 for a single-bed flat and rise to more than £350,000 for a substantial five-bedroom detached home. Another new development in the south of the city, Tutors Gate (close to the Stoke Mandeville Hospital) features contemporary homes built in the traditional, local style.

Further afield, Pitstone is a popular location for wealthy buyers wanting to live within the boundaries of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village plays host to the 12st-century, grade I-listed St Mary’s Church and the Pitstone Green Museum, showcasing the area’s agricultural history.

To the north of the Vale is the village of Padbury, linked to Buckingham and Winslow via the A413. This Old English settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is host to the Padbury Church of England Primary School, catering to children between the ages of 4 and 11.

To the west of Aylesbury is the beautiful village of Ludgershall. It offers an old pub, village hall, and a traditional church.

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Things To Do in Aylesbury

Aylesbury Vale offers buyers plenty to do, should they decide to move to the area. Waddesdon Manor is a stunning stately home built in the style of a French renaissance chateau for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a country retreat between 1874 and 1889. The property is now in the hands of the National Trust and open to visitors year-round. In 2018, it attracted more than 466,000 sightseers.

Close to Aylesbury town buyers can find Wendover Woods, a beautiful managed forest, great for cycling and walking the dog. A local visit centre provides bathroom facilities, information, a café and a gift shop.

Stowe House in the North of Aylesbury Vale is another popular attraction and home to Stowe School, an independent educational establishment. The stewards of the site, the Stowe House Preservation Trust, has spent more than £25 million keeping the house and grounds in exceptional condition in recent years.

Other popular attractions and things to do in the local area include The Silverstone Experience, Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre, and long walks in the Chilterns.

Schools

Aylesbury Vale offers several schools rated outstanding by Ofsted. Ninety-seven per cent of students at the selective Aylesbury Grammar School for boys achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs, compared to a local authority average of 43 per cent. Aylesbury High for girls achieved similar results.

For buyers with younger children, the Vale offers several high-quality primary school options, including Bedgrove Infant School on Ingram Avenue, Aylesbury, and Bledlow Ridge School on Church Lane, High Wycombe. High quality religious education is also available via St Louis Catholic Primary School on Harris Court, Aylesbury.

Transport Links

Aylesbury railway station connects to London Marylebone. The terminus sits on a branch line of the Chiltern Main Line which links to Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill, via Banbury, High Wycombe and Leamington Spa.

There are more than 186 local bus and coach services from Aylesbury which run from the town’s central bus station, located across the A41 from the Railway Station and the Friar’s Square Multi-Story Car Park.

The M1 and M40 both run close to the borders of the Vale, providing car access via the A418 and A41.

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