Chalfont really came into being with the development of the Metropolitan Line at the turn of the last century and is a classic ‘Metroland’ village in the Chiltern District Council Area. It’s hugely popular with commuters who can reach Baker Street/Marylebone in around half an hour from Chalfont & Latimer station (Metropolitan Line and Chiltern Railways) and all points to Aylesbury within half an hour. In more recent times, it has proved an even more convenient location as it is around four miles from the M25 and a little under 20 miles from Heathrow.
On the edge of the beautiful Chess Valley, Little Chalfont is the perfect place to live if you need easy access to town but like to come home and get away from it all. For a small village there are excellent facilities. The village has a busy shopping parade which includes a supermarket, bakers, butcher, pharmacy, delicatessen, hardware store, bank and many other useful retail outlets. For foodies there’s a super selection of places to eat and drink. Local produce abounds at the popular monthly Little Chalfont Farmers’ Market. Other facilities include a doctor’s surgery, several dentists and an optician as well as Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic churches.
There’s something for people of all ages in Little Chalfont. As well as two primary schools, it’s also home to the highly-rated Dr Challoner’s High School for Girls. There are a number of independent schools within a few miles. Little Chalfont has a particularly active community, which has recently created the tranquil oasis of the Little Chalfont Nature Park and also runs the village library. For sports enthusiasts there are tennis and golf clubs as well as facilities for football and cricket. There are dance and drama groups, guides, scouts and even a wine club. The village may be little by name but it’s big on lifestyle.
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