Discover What’s on Your Doorstep in Bledlow

May 10, 2023In News5 Minutes

Bledlow is a pretty village in Buckinghamshire just two miles southwest of Princes Risborough, with a rich history, picturesque countryside views and plenty of amenities on the doorstep. With properties at our Deanfield Gate development now available to reserve off-plan, here are just some of the benefits of life in beautiful Bledlow…


  1. A strong sense of community

Bledlow is a close-knit village with a great community spirit and a range of facilities on its doorstep. It has an active parish council and a village hall, right next door to the Deanfield Gate development, hosting various events throughout the year. With Bledlow Village Cricket Club just half a mile from the development, those looking to be a part of a community sports team can join this premier village club. For those who enjoy a social drink or dining out, there is a variety of local pubs and restaurants including the Lions of Bledlow, a traditional 16th century Free House.


  1. Amenities aplenty

Bledlow neighbours a number of beautiful villages with a whole range of amenities available. Nearby Chinnor offers a selection of shops, cafes, a post office and a salon which all line the pretty high street. The village is home to numerous landmarks, including the beehive lime kiln and Chinnor Windmill which includes an on-site café.


Slightly further afield is Princes Risborough and the market town of Thame – full of independent and high street stores, coffee shops and restaurants waiting to be explored. The beautiful city of Oxford is less than 30 miles away, with its prestigious university, architectural heritage and wealth of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

There is a wide range of schools in the area from pre-school to sixth form and college level education, including Bledlow pre-school, Bledlow Ridge Primary School, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School in Marlow and John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe.


  1. Rich in History

The village is home to the Manor House Gardens and the Lyde Garden, both offering a quiet oasis and open to the public on selected days of the year. Bledlow also has many well-preserved, historical buildings including the Holy Trinity Church which overlooks the Vale of Aylesbury and dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries.


  1. Easy Travel Connections

Bledlow is well placed for commuters, with junction 6 of the M40 just a 15-minute drive away. Oxford, Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon are all easily accessible and Heathrow Airport is less than 40 minutes by car.  Nearby Princes Risborough provides direct rail services into London, Aylesbury and Oxford. The village also has a local bus service with regular services to Princes Risborough.


  1. Picturesque Countryside on your Doorstep

One of the most stunning features of the village is its location on the edge of the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides the perfect base for lovers of the outdoors and has been a popular filming location for TV series Midsomer Murders. The local area offers a plethora of rural walking and cycling routes, including the Phoenix Trail which offers a gentle introduction to the local landscape. For breath-taking vistas across the Vale of Aylesbury and a clear view of the Bledlow Cross carved into the chalky hillside, keen walkers can follow the footpaths through Great Woods and over Bledlow Ridge – the perfect setting for a scenic trek.

If Bledlow sounds like your perfect place to call home, you can now register your interest in Deanfield Gate, an attractive collection of five three and four-bedroom character homes.