This sought-after and well-placed Buckinghamshire village is supremely well connected. Close to the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire borders, Cheddington has the unusual benefit of its own mainline station, with regular and direct trains to London Euston in around 45 minutes and other services running to Birmingham, Coventry, Northampton, Milton Keynes and Crewe.
For those who prefer roads to rail, the A41 dual carriageway, accessed at Tring, is about 15 minutes to the M25 (J20), while the M1 and A5 are also a short drive.
Schooling here is excellent. Cheddington Combined School caters for younger children and, for teenagers the village falls within the Grammar Schools catchment area in Aylesbury. Local facilities include a modern village hall, sports field, tennis club, two pubs, and a 12th Century church, the combination of which has cultivated a huge number of clubs and societies.
Tennis, bowls, petanque, badminton, amateur dramatics and rambling are all on the agenda along with interest groups including a history society, Women's Institute, flower club, old timers, nifty fifties, baby and toddler and youth4youth. We should also mention the Cheddington Pantomime Group.
One stop from Tring and Leighton Buzzard, two from Berkhamsted, 20 minutes by train from Milton Keynes and a 20 minute drive from Aylesbury make Cheddington a great place for those who like to explore. Whether it's cutesy boutiques and coffee shops or shopping malls, department stores and multiplexes, you'll find them all within easy reach.