New homes in Oxfordshire
Live the life
Comprised of several towns and villages and surrounded by lovely countryside, new homes in Oxfordshire are ideal.
Whether you want city or country life, Oxfordshire has it all.
Things to see and do
Known as ‘the city of dreaming spires’, Oxford is an impressive place. With a selection of architecture from the 11th century to the present day, it’s a favourite with filmmakers and TV companies with scenes from Harry Potter, the Golden Compass, Lewis and Inspector Morse all filmed here.
Oxford has several museums for history hunters to explore. Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford’s world archaeology and anthropology museum, while the University Museum of Natural History houses everything from dinosaurs to dodos.
Oxford’s covered market dates back to 1744 and is a must-see. Numerous traders provide fresh produce and tempting aromas, while a wide selection of clothes, jewellery, gifts and leather goods are also on sale.
Lazy days can be spent punting down the river, where you can take in the sights while you bob along. The Oxford Castle Quarter allows you to step back in time, where costumed characters bring the past to life.
There are also several towns in Oxfordshire, such as Henley on Thames. Overlooked by the Chiltern landscape, it’s famous for its annual Royal Regatta which sees some of the world’s best rowers descend on the town. The lovely market square, local shops and cafes are great for wandering around, while events such as the Henley Festival of Music and Arts will keep you busy.
Six miles south of Oxford is Abingdon, a lovely market town. Here you can enjoy the outdoors with activities such as fishing, swimming, boating and tennis. The architecture of the town makes it great to explore by foot, while there are plenty of place to eat in the evening.
There are several good schools across the region, and Oxford is home to the Famous University of Oxford. One of the world’s most well-known and leading universities, it features several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Other choices for higher education in the area include Oxford Brooks University.
Oxfordshire is easily reached by road, rail and air.
The main roads into Oxford from London include the M40, M4 and A34, leaving the M40 at Junction 8.
Birmingham is linked to Oxford by the M40, leaving at Junction 9.
A fast service between London Paddington and Oxford operates approximately every 30 minutes, taking just under an hour. There are also direct services between Oxford and Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry, which take just over an hour. There are also several connections to destinations across the country.
There are several airports within easy reach of Oxford. London Heathrow (45 minutes) and Gatwick (one hour and 19 minutes), are the closest, and are served by the Oxford Bus Company’s airline, operating 24/7.