LONG BUCKBY Having grown up around the railway, canal and A5, the attraction of Long Buckby is good communications rather than charm. With a strong Victorian core and a plethora of Seventies estates, it stretches for one-and-a-half miles and contains a population of 4,500. There are shops, a post office, dentist, vet and GP’s surgery. A four-bedroom detached house might cost £230,000, but something grander in a landscaped garden could reach £380,000. A Grade Two listed Regency country house would fetch around £895,000. The cheapest houses are Victorian cottages selling for up to £145,000.