As near to Tring station as Tring station is to Tring, this Buckinghamshire village is close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.
Pitstone has a general store, village hall, church, recreation ground and well-regarded Indian restaurant. You also don't need to go far for a dining experience with the renowned and historic Kings Head in the adjoining village of Ivinghoe.
Pitstone Wharf on the Grand Union Canal has a waterside café and narrow boat trips along the waterway. There is also the delightful Pitstone Green Museum that chronicles the local agricultural history. Open to the public just 9 or 10 days each year, the museum is housed in repurposed Victorian farm buildings.
Walking around Pitstone it is impossible to miss that you are in the middle of the countryside with large fields and paddocks beside the roads and some 5,000 acres of National Trust land close by, where Pitstone Windmill and Ivinghoe Beacon can be found.
Despite this rural setting, road and rail connections are excellent. The A41 at Tring that has a dual carriageway direct to the M25 (J20), while Tring mainline station is only 5 minutes drive from the centre of the village and has regular, direct trains taking around 40 minutes to reach London Euston. The train line and roads also make light work of getting around, with the lovely boutiques and coffee shops of Berkhamsted and Tring complemented by the larger towns of Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury with their shopping centres, department stores, cinemas and leisure facilities.
Excellent schooling includes Brookmead, the local primary school, located on the Pitstone/Ivinghoe border and catering for children aged 4 to 11. The village falls within the Grammar Schools catchment area in Aylesbury.