Things we know about the local area
Marlow Bottom is a village on the outskirts of Marlow, close to the M40 and M4 with easy travel links into London. It is a desirable area with a strong sense of community and appeals to all age groups, so despite it being more affordable than Marlow, it maintains a strong property market.
There is a small parade of shops on the main road through the village offering a multitude of services such as the One Stop general store, a Chemist, eateries in the form of a coffee shop, a locally renowned Italian restaurant and a fish and chips shop; there’s also a hairdressers, a barber shop, a dog grooming parlour, a beauty salon, a dentist, a law firm and a children’s day nursery.
The village boasts a Members Club called the Barn Club, two preschools and Places of Worship in St Mary’s Church and a Methodist Church. There are also playing fields with a play park for the kids.
In terms of schools, the village has a superb primary, Burford School. For secondary schools, the village is in Bucks which follows the 11+ selection process. Marlow Bottom is in catchment for Sir William Borlase and Great Marlow Schools, Wycombe High School for girls and John Hampden Grammar School for boys; all excellent options. Being a village popular with young families, there are plenty of local activities for parents and their babies also so there will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people and become a part of the community if you have young children.
The village hosts numerous family orientated events throughout the year such as Rock Bottom an outdoor music festival; Burford Bolt a July running event ; a spectacular Fireworks display and a Scarecrow Trail which had a hugely successful debut in 2020.
Marlow Bottom is a short drive from High Wycombe train station which is a 25 minute commute into London Marylebone on the modern and reliable Chiltern Line. There is also a train station in Marlow, which takes you into Maidenhead, where you can pick up the Great Western line into London Paddington. This means the area is very popular with commuters. Another advantage of this is that if you have working-age children or university-age children, they can still live at home and save rent money whilst having access to the jobs and opportunities in London and other larger cities nearby such as Reading and Oxford.
Marlow Bottom is a great place to live and its property prices are reflective of the positive living environment that it offers. If you need assistance finding a property in Marlow Bottom, I would love to hear from you. Having lived in Marlow Bottom for 15 years, I can confidently advise on all aspects of living in the village and feel that it is a suitable place to live at every stage of life. There will undoubtedly be a property that suits your needs, give Leanne at Barrett Move a call.