Close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, Ivinghoe lies on the edge of some 5,000 acres of National Trust land, where Pitstone Windmill and Ivinghoe Beacon can be found.
Life is centred on the village green from where the High Street slopes down and heads to the adjoining village of Pitstone. The lovely Curiositea Rooms serve cakes and teas through a large serving window in a giant chalkboard that displays the menu, while other places to eat and convene include the Rose & Crown Inn with its chunky wood tables, guest ales and pub grub, and the fine dining experience that is the King`s Head, one of the best restaurants in the county.
Ivinghoe is unusual for a village in that is has a Town Hall, not a Village Hall.
For shopping and culture, lovely Berkhamsted and Tring are full of cute shops & coffee houses and good for daily provisions with M& S Food Hall, Waitrose and Tesco all represented. Also within easy reach are the larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury with their shopping centres, department stores, cinemas and leisure facilities.
To survey the landscape, head up to Ivinghoe Beacon, an ancient signal point for sending messages across the country in times of peril. It's now an understandably popular destination for a brusque walk and beautiful outlook.
Schooling here is excellent. Brookmead, the local primary, is shared with neighbouring Pitstone and caters for children aged 4 to 11. Ivinghoe also falls within the Grammar Schools catchment area in Aylesbury.
Tring's mainline station is about 6 minutes drive from the village centre and has regular and direct trains to London Euston that take about 35 minutes. The A41 can also be picked up on the outskirts of Tring, and provides a dual carriageway link direct to the M25 (J20).