The author of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Kenneth Grahame also resided in Cookham Dean and it is thought he was inspired by the stretch of river and Winter Hill above it when writing this infamous book. Today Cookham is made up of a few parts and enjoys a bustling high street and an array of fabulous eateries.
Close to the A404 which links the M4 and M40, Cookham is a great commuter town. There is station on the Maidenhead to Marlow branch line which connects to London quite easily.
The are a number of well renowned primary schools within the Cookham area and easy links to secondary, grammar and independent schools in nearby Marlow and Maidenhead.
The high street has a huge array of options for dining out from the Bel and Dragon (which is thought to be the oldest licensed house in England dating from 1417) to popular Indian, Chinese and Thai. Pubs are plentiful with The Ferry right on the river banks all the way along to The Jolly Framer up on the hill in Cookham Dean.
The walks around Cookham are stunning whether it is along the river itself, up high on Winter Hill or meandering through the cherry orchards in Cookham Dean. The river itself is busy with many water options including canoeing and paddleboarding.