This picture postcard Buckinghamshire village has got so much going for it. There’s Denham conservation area, which recognizes the architectural and historical importance of the village, Denham Lock (a peaceful part of the Grand Union Canal), acres of Green Belt land, and access to the county’s best state, grammar and independent schools.
Living in Denham is all about the wisteria – the unmistakable purple flowering plant growing on the outside of the village’s handsome red brick homes. The blooms are so remarkable that it has made Denham a favourite film location among directors looking for a quintessential English village. The Grade II listed 16th century Southlands Manor, The Old Bakery – reputedly dating back to the 14th century - and St Mary’s church, with its Norman and Tudor details, give residents a glimpse into the village’s past.
Transport in Denham
Denham remains ever popular as it has two train stations – Denham Golf Club and Denham – and services into London Marylebone, via Wembley Stadium, take as little as 25 and 22 minutes, respectively. Less than two miles away is Uxbridge for the London Underground’s Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, and lying the same distance from Denham is the M40.
Property in Denham
There are a number of mini neighbourhoods in Denham, including Denham Village itself and Denham Green, where the former Denham Film Studios were located. Today, the movie connection lives on in the shape of new homes at an eponymous development on North Orbital Road. Denham Garden Village is where you’ll find post war properties dating back to the 1950s, with New Denham another property hotspot where the Grand Union Canal flows at the end of some gardens. Higher Denham and Tatling End are known for their sprawling mansions and private roads, with some of the most stunning houses for sale in Denham hailing from Mirrie Lane, Camp Road, Top Park and Over The Misbourne Road. The Willowbank enclave is great for waterside homes, with a setting between the River Colne and the Grand Union Canal.
Living in Denham
Grab your tees as Denham has two golf clubs – The Denham and Buckinghamshire Golf Club. The latter is also home to the Grade II listed Denham Court Mansion, which is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies. Denham is set within the Colne Valley Regional Park so residents have the 200km of rivers, canals and lakes, farmland and woodland on their doorstep. There are a number of pubs in Denham, together with restaurants and parades of shops that give each neighbourhood a real community feel.