Poshest villages around London according to the Telegraph

Telegraph Money has published a list of the "most desirable rural locations", including a number near London in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey.

While London's poshest 'village' is arguably Hampstead, eye-watering property prices are also to be found in truly rural parts of the country.

The Telegraph this week published its list of 'Britain's 48 poshest villages', with a guide to how much it costs to live there.

Six villages are selected from the counties bordering London - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey - although no doubt many more will have been in contention.

The Telegraph writes: “With exclusive research provided by Savills, Telegraph Money can reveal the most desirable villages, based on the combination of highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and aesthetic appeal.”

While the Elizabeth line has opened up connections to parts of the home counties, rail connections remain an important factor for anyone wanting (and able) to move to the commuter belt.

But they are not the only factor, with many people choosing to settle in the fresh air of the green belt and enjoy communities built around the local pub or church.

Here are the six poshest villages in the home counties, according to the Daily Telegraph