10th December, 2015

Top 15 commuter homes within an hour of London

Top 15 commuter homes within an hour of London

Nearly 9 million people live in Greater London, and many more work within the Greater London area. For those who don’t want to live within the hustle and bustle of the UK’s capital, we have picked the best 15 commuter homes for sale within one hour of London by train.

Fine & Country have a range of properties on the market to suit all budgets and different commuter locations into London including London Kings Cross, London Euston, London Paddington, Liverpool Street, London Victoria and Waterloo.

  1. Maidstone, Kent, £875,000:


Wealden Hall farmhouse has a huge amount of character. Its accommodation includes a living room, dining room, kitchen/diner, snug and family room, master bedroom with dressing rooms, two bathrooms, garaging and parking areas.

Travel route: Maidstone East – London Victoria

Travel time: 57 minutes

  1. Over, Cambridge, CB24, £750,000:


Steeped in village history and dating back to 1633, this beautiful double fronted, three-storey detached home offers a wealth of character and charm and a surprisingly large garden.

Travel route: Car journey to Cambridge station. Approximately 15 minutes – Cambridge – London Kings Cross.

Travel time: 48 minutes + car journey time

  1. Swallowfield, Reading, £320,000:


Swallowfield Park is a 17th Century Grade II Listed classical mansion house. It has riverside and parkland living in a grand style.

Travel route: Reading – London Paddington

Travel time: 29 minutes.

  1. Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, CB7, £470,000:


An impressive and most spacious four double bedroom, Grade II Listed, Georgian residence occupying a delightful position in Cambridgeshire village.

Travel route: Chippenham – Cambridge Station – London Kings Cross

Travel time: 48 minutes + car journey time

  1. Church Lane, Crays Hill, Basildon, Essex, £795,000:


Set in a fantastic secluded rural location, this unique converted Grade II Listed church offers a peaceful retreat for those looking for something a little different. Uninterrupted views across open countryside.

Travel route: Basildon – London Fenchurch Street

Travel time: 35 minutes.

  1. East Malling, Kent, £575:


Located within the beautiful heart of this handily positioned village this wonderful period home is fully deserving of your attention.

Travel route: East Malling – London Victoria

Travel time: 56 minutes.

  1. Gamlingay, Bedfordshire, £995,000:


The stunning Manor House in Gamlingay is about 10 minutes drive from Biggleswade station.

Travel route: Bigglewade Station – London Kings Cross

Travel time: 30-35 minutes.

  1. Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3LT, £1,250,000:


Chipstead is surrounded by open countryside providing good riding and walks within half a mile. This attractive six double bedroom detached house is situated along a country lane in the heart of Chipstead on a stunning plot which measures approximately half an acre.

Travel route: Couldsdon South – London Bridge

Travel time: 32 minutes.

  1. Belvidere House, £2,999,995:


This impressive Victorian country home and its parkland inspired grounds sits within a belt of attractive countryside between the villages of East Malling and Wateringbury. The property has seven bedrooms and three reception rooms plus a magnificent hallway, a cinema room, a further games room, plus kitchen/breakfast room, utility, office suite and much more.

Travel route: East Malling – London Victoria

Travel time: 56 minutes.

  1. Little Petherick, West Malling, £1,300,000:


This highly attractive home is approached through electronically operated gates via a long sweeping driveway. The property itself has evolved and is yet sympathetic to its classic original 1930’s styling to become a remarkable family home.

Travel route: West Malling – London Victoria

Travel time: 52 minutes

  1. Montpelier Road, Brighton, East Sussex, £1,250,000:


Located in the Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area. Set over five floors, period and modern effortlessly blend to create a family home that is fresh and contemporary yet with understated traces of its early 19th-century heritage.

Travel route: Brighton – London Victoria

Travel time: 54 minutes

  1. Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, £825,000:


An imposing country home, with over 5,000 sq ft of accommodation, offering seven bedrooms, plus a two bedroom annexe, set in an acre of formal gardens.

Travel Route: Rugby – London Euston

Travel time: 52 minutes

13.Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, £475,000:


Orwell House is a delightful Georgian property in the heart of Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore, a sleepy Warwickshire village situated only minutes from the market town of Rugby and its excellent train services into central London.

Travel Route: Rugby – London Euston

Travel time: 52 minutes
14. Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford, £1,000,000:


Chelmead now stands anew, testament to the efforts of its most recent owners drive to create a stunningly beautiful and unique family home.

Travel route: Chelmsford – London Liverpool Street

Travel time: 34 minutes

  1. 12 Walburton Road, Purley, £1,325,000:


This stunning four/five bedroom detached contemporary residence is located on the exclusive Woodcote Park Estate in West Purley and enjoys a well proportioned and generous interior ideal for entertaining and family living.

Travel route: Purley – London Bridge or Victoria

Travel time: 30 minutes

To discover more beautiful properties within commuting distance of London and other cities across the world, visit www.fineandcountry.com/uk/

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