Any seasoned commuter will tell you that it’s usually not the train itself that makes a trip to the area worth noting, but the invisible journeys at either end – the final journey through London or the early morning drive through the country. to the station.
All within around 20 minutes’ walk of a train station with direct links to London, our selection of commuter properties for sale combines the best of country living with (relatively) stress-free travel.
Even if the time saved isn’t significant, the daily parking savings can take the sting out of that annual subscription.
This monumental mansion with no fewer than ten bedrooms is located near the village square. It comes with a cluster of outbuildings including a stable block and two outbuildings and the main house has 17th century wood paneling throughout.
Inigo, 020 3687 3071
A photogenic three bedroom detached historic cottage, moments from the train station and local shops. Features include exposed beams and part thatched roof, as well as a south facing garden and off road parking.
Mackay property, 01279 600567
This carefully decorated red brick house has three bedrooms, two receptions, a utility room and a cellar, plus a well-maintained and manageable garden. It is located in a protected area and a larger Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Knight Frank,020 3869 4758
A character two bedroom apartment on the second floor of a converted Victorian house with a surprise: a large roof terrace with countryside views. It also has allocated visitor parking, part of the property and access to adjacent land.
Jackson quits, 01737 222027
East Malling, Kent
This historic cottage on a half acre lot has been expanded with a lot of imagination. Now doubled in size, the more than 2,000 m² of space includes five bedrooms, a study, a cellar and a stylish garden annex with kitchenette and shower room.
The modern house, 020 3795 5920
A unique monumental medieval hall house on a site of almost two hectares, with landscaped gardens, two open fields and a wooded area. The property itself has four bedrooms, a separate guest house and historic character galore.
Savills, 01580 720 161
A bright two bedroom semi-detached house well positioned for walks along the River Wey. The neutrally decorated interior includes an open plan living room with wood burning stove and outside there is a patio style courtyard garden.
Seymours, 01483 576833
Seven Oaks, Kent
Something of a time capsule, this Grade II listed house is tucked away in a quiet location but handy for the station. Set in the middle of a generous wraparound garden, it features five spacious double bedrooms, two reception rooms and a separate utility room.
Strutt & Parker, 01732 466 942
Semi-detached three-room apartment in popular Beaconsfield, with generous living space and a garage with direct access to the south-facing garden. Located in the more rural western edge of the town, it has a view of the forest to the rear.
Hamptons, 01494 328833
Dating back to the 16th century, this spacious end-terrace cottage is located in the heart of the village, within walking distance of the train station in neighboring Tring. Two of the three bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings and there is also a study downstairs.
Brown & Cheerful, 01442 504077