10 attractive country houses within walking distance of a train station

Rural commuter houses (ES)

Rural commuter houses (ES)

Any seasoned commuter will tell you that it’s usually not the train itself that brings skipping into trouble-free territory, but the invisible journeys that each one takes – the last leg across London, or the early morning cross-country drive . to the station.

All within 20 minutes or so walk of a train station with direct links into London, our range of commuter homes for sale offer the best of country life with (relatively) stress-free travel.

Even if the time saved isn’t significant, the daily savings on parking could outweigh that annual season ticket.

Harlington, Bedfordshire

£1.85 million

Westoning Road, LU5 (Inigo)

Westoning Road, LU5 (Inigo)

This grade II listed manor house with ten generous bedrooms is close to the village green. It comes with a collection of outbuildings, including a stable block and two annexes, and the main house is 17th-century wood-panelled.

Inigo, 020 3687 3071

Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire


Station Road, CM21 (Moin Aigh)

Station Road, CM21 (Moin Aigh)

A picture-perfect detached period cottage with three bedrooms, moments from the train station and local shops. Features include exposed beams and a part thatched roof, as well as a south-facing garden and off-street parking.

Mackay Property, 01279 600567

Kintbury, Berkshire


High Street, RG17 (Knight Frank)

High Street, RG17 (Knight Frank)

This thoughtfully decorated red brick house has three bedrooms, two receptions, a utility room and a cellar, as well as a well kept and manageable garden. It is located within a Conservation Area and a wider Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sir Frank,020 3869 4758

Salfords, Surrey


Picketts Lane, RH1 (Jackson Stadium)

Picketts Lane, RH1 (Jackson Stadium)

Characteristic two bedroom apartment on the second floor of a wonderfully restored Victorian house: large roof terrace with countryside views. It also has allocated parking and visitor parking, part of the freehold and access to adjacent land.

Jackson Stop, 01737 222027

East Malling, Kent

£1.9 million

Wateringbury Road, ME19 (The Modern House)

Wateringbury Road, ME19 (The Modern House)

This period cottage on a half acre plot has been extended with real imagination. Now twice the size, over 2,000 square feet of space includes five bedrooms, a study, basement and stylish garden annexe with kitchenette and shower room.

The Modern House, 020 3795 5920

Oathead, Kent

£1.75 million

Church Walk, TN27 (Savills)

Church Walk, TN27 (Savills)

A one-of-a-kind medieval hall house set in almost five acres, including landscaped gardens, two open fields and a wooded area. The house itself has four bedrooms, a separate living area and historic character in spades.

Savills, 01580 720 161

Shalford, Surrey


Broadford Road, GU4 (Seymours)

Broadford Road, GU4 (Seymours)

A bright two bedroom semi detached house well located for walks along the river Wey. The neutrally decorated interior includes an open-plan living area with a wood-burning stove, and there is a courtyard-style patio garden outside.

Seymours, 01483 576833

Sevenoaks, Kent

£1.45 million

Mount Wildernesse, TN13 (Strutt & Parker)

Mount Wildernesse, TN13 (Strutt & Parker)

Something of a time capsule, this Grade II listed house is situated in a quiet location but convenient for the station. Set in the middle of a generous wraparound garden, there are five good sized double bedrooms, two reception rooms and a separate utility.

Strutt & Parker, 01732 466 942

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire


Cherry Tree Road, HP9 (Hamptons)

Cherry Tree Road, HP9 (Hamptons)

A three bedroom semi in popular Beaconsfield, with generous living space and a garage with direct access to the south facing garden. It is situated in the more rural western edge of the town, and has woodland views to the rear.

Hamptons, 01494 328833

Aldbury, Hertfordshire


Stock Road, HP23 (Brown & Merry)

Stock Road, HP23 (Donn & Merry)

Dating back to the 16th century, this large end of terrace cottage is in the heart of the village within walking distance of nearby Tring railway station. Two of the three bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings, and there is also a downstairs study.

Donn & Merry, 01442 504077

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