Chinnor: Your ultimate area guide

Chinnor: Your ultimate area guide

Chinnor is one of those villages that provides the best of both worlds.

And by that we mean a community feel and stunning open space, but also great links to the triangle of Oxford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

Not to mention being a mere 40 miles from London.


Living in Chinnor


Chinnor’s location on the edge of the Chiltern Hills means is something of a haven for buyers and renters keen on a taste of the rural life.

Not that Chinnor lacks in amenities because of its country setting.

The village has everything you’d expect for one of its size – plenty of shops, pubs and modern amenities, as well as some great schools.


Houses for sale in Chinnor

Chinnor has a wide variety of property for sale, including some period properties that reflect the village’s quaint past.

The best of these are in and around Chinnor Playing Fields along the B4009, where thatched cottages and detached period homes are the order of the day.

Period properties and more character cottages sit proudly on the High Street, too, close to amenities and schools.

Station Road, through the heart of the village, also contains some nice examples of ‘original’ homes.

Other properties for sale in Chinnor include more modern 20th century homes, built in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

The best of these are around the western side of the village, south of Mill Lane.


Flats to rent in Chinnor

Flats do come up for rent in Chinnor, including some modern new-builds as the village continues to grow.


New builds, Chinnor

Despite Chinnor’s village setting, developments of new properties are springing up.

New family homes have gone up south of the village close to Oakley, while some houses have also been built on the High Street close to the village centre and those traditional character homes.


Bungalows for sale in Chinnor

Among the large number of 20th century properties for sale in Chinnor are a healthy number of bungalows.

The best of Chinnor’s single-storey properties are located north of the playing fields in roads like Springfield Gardens.


Chinnor pubs

Chinnor has three traditional pubs – The Crown, The Red Lion and The Wheatsheaf.

The Crown is on Station Road in the centre of Chinnor, while The Red Lion is on the B4009, close to the playing fields.

The Wheatsheaf is south of the village centre, close to Oakley and at the other end of the B4009.


Chinnor restaurants

As well as its three pubs, which all serve a range of tasty, home-cooked dishes, Chinnor is also home to several popular restaurants.

For Indian classics, try Chinnor Indian Cuisine, close to The Red Lion. The venue serves up great curries and superb sides.

For a great Chinese takeaway, meanwhile, head to Golden Chopsticks and for breakfast, White’s Windmill Café is highly recommended.


Chinnor shops

Chinnor is home to a whole host of independent shops, with many lining both Station Road and the High Street.

Thame’s weekly market is also worth a visit.


Schools in Chinnor

Chinnor has two primary schools.

St Andrew’s CofE Primary is rated ‘Outstanding’, while Mill Lane Community Primary School is rated ‘Good’.


How far is Chinnor from Oxford?

Chinnor is just 18 miles from Oxford city centre.

Drivers should take the B4009 to the M40, before picking up the A40 at junction eight of the motorway. 

The journey takes around 30 minutes.


Estate agents, Chinnor

Parkers has been serving the village of Chinnor for 25 years, selling, letting and managing some of the villages best homes.

Owner Jayson Wicks brings more than a decade of experience to the Chinnor and Thame markets and his team of knowledgeable and passionate property experts are on hand to get you moving.

Contact the team via the website, pop into the branch or please do give us a call to discuss your needs.