David Le Neve Foster is a native of Buckinghamshire and after a 3 year short service commission in the army and a spell living in London he returned to Bucks where he started his career as a Country House Estate Agent. After 20 years as a selling agent and having run the Country House Department of a National Estate agency, David spotted an opportunity to team up the County Homesearch Company in 1993 and to use his skill and experience to advise buyers looking to acquire their next home.
Richard Le Neve Foster joined the business in 2010. He has a wide range of property experience having worked for such firms as Strutt & Parker and Knight Frank in the Home Counties and London. Coupled with this, Richard grew up and still lives in Buckinghamshire and so is extremely well placed to advise clients looking to buy or rent their next home.
Between them, David and Richard have nearly 50 years’ experience in the buying and selling of country property and as such are one of the most experienced teams in the business.
The area we refer to as ‘Thames and Chilterns’ includes the Western fringe of Hertfordshire, the majority of Buckinghamshire, East Berkshire and South Oxfordshire.
It boasts a huge variety of landscape including the Thames Valley and The Chiltern Hills and some of the most convenient commuter towns in the Home Counties such as Berkhamsted, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Ascot, all served by good road and rail links to central London.
Add to this the proximity to major airports and it is not difficult to see why the area is such a popular choice and why potential buyers might benefit from David’s assistance in tracking down that elusive dream home.
For those seeking a quieter life the more rural parts of the area have some fine country houses and farms and some delightful smaller village houses and cottages whilst for boat lovers the river Thames offers some of the finest riverside houses in the country especially around Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.
Thames Valley including towns like Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead and especially Reading is host to a large number of national and international businesses with an emphasis on technology and computing.
The area also supports a thriving rental market in which David’s office plays a leading role helping to relocate international business people and their families.
Fast rail connections to the capital include services to Waterloo and Paddington from Berkshire, to Marylebone and Baker Street from Buckinghamshire and to Euston from Hertfordshire.
Journey times to London from all stations may be seen at National Rail Enquiries
For the car driver the principal routes radiating out from London and the M25 include the M1, M40 and M4 motorways and the much improved A41 and these give easy access to Heathrow and Luton airports with Gatwick and Stanstead about an hour’s drive.
There is an excellent choice of schooling both private and within the state sector especially in Buckinghamshire which has retained its grammar schools. There are also 3 international schools serving the area.
We should like to thank you all for your support and guidance throughout the purchase of Seeleys Road. The service we received from each of you was excellent, and we could not be happier with the end result – we moved in last week, despite snow and sub-zero temperatures, and are now rapidly turning the house into our home.
Thank you again for all your help, particularly with the purchasing process; having been away from the UK market for so long, there was a lot of uncertainty on our part as to how the market was, and how to handle the negotiation – your guidance and support was invaluable.
Once again, thank you for all your help - we didn't feel that we had really used your services in the searching for a property (our choice), but, wow, when everything got to be a bit sticky, we were extremely grateful to have your help in dealing with the problems. The lawyers you recommended have, so far, been great and the surveyors were extremely helpful in sorting out the "building regs problems" and the report seemed very thorough (just so you know) .
We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work and advice whilst we were house hunting in Windsor.....
County Homesearch was excellent. Excellent knowledge of the area and catering to their clients. They went above and beyond for any of our needs. Fantastic client service.
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Buckinghamshire County Council.
Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford.
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Reading District Council, Reading.
Chiltern District Council, Amersham.
South Bucks District Council, Denham.
Windsor & Maidenhead District Council.
County Homesearch Company Ltd
St Mary's Court
+44 (0)1923 284005