This three storey townhouse in a small cul de sac close to Princes Risborough station is for sale through the local office of JNP for £425,000.

Poppy Court in Poppy Road wasn’t built that long ago.

The ground floor living room at No 3 stretches across the back of the house with double doors onto the 30ft garden.

The streamlined kitchen at the front has pristine white units and built-in appliances.

There are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath on the first floor and a further double bedroom on the top floor with en suite shower room.

Like the living room below, the shower room extends across the width of the house.

It overlooks the garden at one end and there’s eaves storage at the other. There’s also a built-in wardrobe.

The house is ideal for a young family or a couple moving up from a flat.

It’s within walking distance of the station and the town centre.

The great thing about Risborough is that it’s large enough to have a good range of amenities – there’s an M & S food hall, a Tesco’s, post office, library, leisure complex, bars and restaurants.

Having said that, the town is not so large that those who live there don’t know who lives next door.

It’s a semi rural community where you might bump into friends on market day and see the same faces again later in the weekend either at a fund raising event or in the pub.

Could be you’ll take the dog for a walk and run into the prime minister and his girl friend introducing their new rescue puppy to the glorious countryside around Chequers.

No saying who you might brush shoulders with on the footpaths in this glorious spot on the edge of the Chilterns.