August 1, 2016 Claire Dickinson

Spotlight on Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont St Peter 2Set in the green belt, on the edge of the Chilterns, Chalfont St Peter is one of the largest villages in the UK, with a population of 13,000. It is part of three villages known as “The Chalfonts”, including, Little Chalfont and Chalfont St Giles. The village is very close to Gerrards Cross, which historically was a hamlet of Chalfont St Peter.

Chalfont St Peter 3The closest train stations are Gerrard’s Cross, for Chiltern Rail services into Marylebone, but it also provides a service to Birmingham. Local commuters tend to use Chalfont & Latimer Station in Little Chalfont for Metropolitan Line services to Baker Street and Chiltern Rail services to Marylebone, which take just over half and hour. There are excellent links to other towns and business areas by road, including easy access to the M40, M25 and A40 into London.

Chalfont St Peter 8The village centre focuses on the Market Place and High Street. Chalfont St Peter is host to a good mix of independent and multiple retailers. The shopping area is always busy, with many outlets that focus on daily needs, including bakeries, a green grocer, butcher, banks, gift shops, clothing stores, hairdressers and beauticians. In the centre of the village, there is a Budgens, free street parking on the High Street as well as a short stay car park.

Chalfont St Peter 6Annually, in the summer, the village holds the Feast of St Peter, which attracts 7,000 people with a plethora of stalls, range of entertainment, food, drinks and music. The village is well know for its community spirit with many clubs, societies and action groups. The village has always been popular with families, due to being in the catchment area for outstanding grammar schools and excellent local primary schools. There are also several residential facilities for the elderly and the internationally renowned epilepsy centre.

Chalfont St Peter 3Industrial and commercial buildings are mainly set away from the village centre, along the A413, with free parking available.