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Need a brief summary of Gerrard's Cross

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Need a brief summary of Gerrard's Cross

Hello fellow travellers,

We are interested in finding a quaint little "walk around village" outside of London in the suburbs. Would like to be able to take train into London easily. Interested in leaving our house in La for 3 or 4 months to live somewhere and wondering if Gerrard's cross fits the requirements. If not, any other suggestions of quint little walk around villages would be appreciated!

Not sure what time of year but thinking spring or fall...

Thanks for any help!

Happy Trails

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Farnham Common...
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11. Re: Need a brief summary of Gerrard's Cross

Farnham Common is more of a 1930’ style village a short commute by car or bus to Gerrards Cross station going to London Marylebone & Burnham or Slough stations to London Paddington . Farnham Common has a Street with some small supermarkets, cafe & 3 pubs & some restaurants. However it is near Burnham Beeches a walk from the village - a good safe family friendly woodland park for walking & bike riding with a cafe. Also Farnham park public playing fields (football/rugby pitches) also Home to an American baseball & softball team with pitches & an American cafe on home games if you feel you need taste of Home. Also a short drive from Langley park & Black Park (public woodland) with a go ape treetop adventure course & bike hire & Segway hire & loads of good car free walking. Also quite a lot of stately homes (big historic country houses of the wealthy) to visit if you have a car around the area - see National Trust (organisation to protect & open these type of buildings for people to visit) or English Heritage. You could look at Eton, Windsor, Old Windsor, Dorney or Datchet in Berkshire. Cookham,Marlow, Chalfont St Peter, Beconsfield, Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. Some villages can be fairly remote with few amenities like shops, pubs, restaurants etc but be very quaint but if you want to be able to have access to train stations & a bit more life you need to look into what you want from your stay. Near a station then London, Oxford or if you want to go further like Scotland or Wales it is easily accessible. Also the areas you are looking at are fairly near the London airports (or reachable by train, taxi or bus/coach) for short haul flights if you want to visit Scotland or Europe while staying in the Uk taking less travel time (between 30mins to a few hours & you can be in a different country for a couple of days). Depends how much you want to do or where you want to go while you are here.

Gerrards Cross...
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12. Re: Need a brief summary of Gerrard's Cross

I'm late in on this so perhaps a little late and you have some good feed back. GX has some notoriety in American circle because it offers older style homes circa 1930's that look quaint and are on the American school run. If that's not important Beaconsfield would be a better option for atmosphere and things to walk to locally. It's only down side is there's a new town and old town and the latter is what you want.

Good luck in your quest

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