Didcot Property Finder

The earliest settlement of Didcot was sited on a wooded ridge arising from the surrounding marshlands. The Romans tried to drain the marshland by digging a ditch still seen today north
of the town near Long Wittenham. The parish church and some houses and streets of the old village still straddle the southern incline of that ridge.

The town of Didcot is located 10 miles south of Oxford. Originally in Berkshire it became the largest town in south Oxfordshire, even though right on its boundary, when transferred to the
district in 1974.

Didcot is probably best known for its power stations which have been voted as one of the worst eyesores in Britain. With the surrounding area being so flat they can be seen from up to 30 miles away. Some locals believe that they should become listed buildings! Didcot A is due to be decommissioned by 2015.
The town grew up in the 19th century following the building of the Great Western Railway from London to the West Country and now has approximately 25,000 residents.

The Orchard Centre became the new focus for shopping in 2005. A farmers market is held once a month. Three years later an arts and entertainment centre called Cornerstone was
opened.

The town continues to develop and has been designated as one of the three major growth areas in Oxfordshire.

Air
Heathrow would be the nearest airport from this town. Birmingham, Bristol and Luton would be other possibilities.

There is the small London Oxford Airport based near Kidlington. As from May 2012 there will be daily flights to the Isle Of Man and Jersey.

Road
Didcot is well placed for access to the M4, M40 and A34

Rail
First Great Western trains run frequently to London Paddington in 45 minutes

Due to the ease of commute to London and proximity to Oxford, prices are held up
particularly for good family homes. New build estates provide plenty of affordable housing.
The possibility of new housing on the site of Didcot A once decommissioned will be
discussed although may be controversial.

There is a predominance of Victorian and Georgian housing along with the new builds.

Didcot has a relatively low unemployment record and the median annual earnings tend to be slightly above average.

It is at the heart of Science Vale UK, an area known for its enterprise and innovation in science and technology. One of the largest employers is Lombard Medical and also Boswells
Coffee Company.

There are several major scientific employers in the surrounding area. These include; United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; Harwell Laboratory (Atomic Energy Research Establishment); Science and Technology facilities Council and Diamond Light Source. Of course, RWE npower also has a presence.

There are several nursery and primary schools details of which can be found at:
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
State secondary schools :
Didcot Girls : with 6th form
St Birinus School : boys with 6th form

The usual amenities can be found in the town including an indoor leisure pool; Didcot Wave, and a multiplex cinema. The Cornerstone art centre offers exhibition space and classes as well as live performances.

The Ladygrove Loop was opened last year and is a walking, cycling and fitness route incorporating picnic areas and wildflower meadows.

Didcot Town football club are currently members of division One South & West and play at the NPower Loop Meadow Stadium.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Berkshire East and Buckinghamshire South do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 01628 777991

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

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“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

 
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