METROLAND was the name coined for the spur of green land originating from London Baker Street and Marylebone stations fanning out from a finger of land bordering the original Metropolitan railway to the north west of London, covering what are now busy suburbs bound by the M25, and out as far as Verney Junction in deepest rural Buckinghamshire.

The vision between the war years was to promulgate the dream of a rural idyll for all, with speedy connections into London linking towns such as Harrow, Amersham, Chesham, Aylesbury and many smaller towns and villages in between.

A range of new home styles playing to heartfelt desire to live in ‘Chiltern Country’ were specially created.

The stylish properties at The Grove in Haddenham built by award winning Dandara New Homes are perfectly placed to enjoy all the benefits of living the ‘Metroland dream’. The development is a brisk 15 minutes’ walk to Haddenham and Thame Parkway station from where 42 trains a day can whisk you up to London in 46 minutes.

The centre of the village on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border has a duck pond, 12th century church as well as shops and a good choice of pubs.

As one of the locals said: “There’s a thriving local community with over 100 clubs and societies to enjoy and being a semi rural area surrounded by fields Haddenham is a wonderful spot for weekend walkers.”

For details about Help to Buy and Dandara’s assisted move scheme, call the sales team on 0800 5875 171.

The marketing suite at The Grove is open seven days a week.