South Oxfordshire Property Finder

The area that Stacks Property Search covers in South Oxfordshire runs from the western end of the Thames Valley through the Vale of the White Horse across to Burford and Lechlade. It also takes in the city of Oxford and covers approximately 260 square miles. Much of the area is flat and without housing as there are wide flood plains around the rivers.The land rises up to the Berkshire Downs and the Ridgeway long distance path in the north and the Chiltern Hills to the east. A large part of the area is agricultural. The River Thames flows for approximately 47 miles through South Oxfordshire.

Oxford, is world famous, particularly for its main university, the oldest in the English speaking world. Didcot may not be quite world famous but it is certainly well known for its cooling towers which dominate the landscape. Other main towns in the area are Wallingford, Abingdon, Wantage and the pretty market town of Burford.

Air
Heathrow would be the nearest airport for travelers from this region. Birmingham, Bristol and Luton would be other possibilities.
There is the small London Oxford Airport based near Kidlington. This is used for pilot training and also private and charter business and recreational activity.

Road
The M4 and M40 are the two motorways, although not in the area, closest to take you either into London, west to Wales or north to Birmingham. The A34 runs from north to south from Bicester to Southampton.
There are five very good Park and Ride sites around Oxford as parking in the city centre is limited.

Rail
First Great Western trains run from Didcot to Paddington in 45 minutes.

Property in Oxford itself can command prices as high as those in London. This is due to the wealthy foreign academics studying at the university and families wanting to be near some of the best schools in the country. There is a predominance of Victorian housing with some Georgian terraces although examples from every English architectural period can be found.

Throughout the rest of the area you will find properties ranging from small brick and flint cottages in the east of the area to Cotswold stone in the west.

Central to the economy is Oxford itself. Almost half of the jobs in Oxford are in the public sector with a fair portion of those being in the two universities and Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. Tourism plays a big part in the economy with Oxford ranking as sixth most visited city in the UK. Other big employers in the area are; BMW, Unipart, Amey Plc, Williams Grand Pix Engineering and Didcot power stations.

State Education
There are many state schools in the area ranging from small village primary schools to large community colleges. More information can be found on the local authority website South Oxfordshire District Council

Independent Education
There are too any many to mention here but some of the more well known are below. For a full list of Independent schools in Oxfordshire visit the Independent Schools Council

There are many things to do and see in South Oxfordshire and of course, a lot are based in Oxford, a tourist destination in itself.
Outside the city, not far from Burford , why not take the children, to the Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can see a collection of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects from all over the world. There is also a great playground and café.

For railway enthusiasts there are lots to see and do at the Didcot Railway Centre including the occasional visit from Thomas the Tank Engine. Alternatively, you could enjoy a five mile round trip on a steam train at the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline.

For a watery pastime why not take a trip on the River Thames. There are several companies offering such trips and a couple of examples are; Oxford River Cruises who will take you on an Edwardian River Launch or The Cherwell Boathouse where you can hire a punt.

Kelmscott Manor near Lechlade was the summer home of William Morris for 25 years and the house and gardens are open to the public. It contains a collection of his works including textiles and furniture.

In Oxford city there is something for everyone. As you would expect there are many museums; the Bodleian Library dating back to 1602, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, home to the University of Oxford’s collection of anthropology and world archeology and perhaps of more interest to younger visitors is Science Oxford Live. Many of the colleges making up Oxford University are open to visitors at certain times and offer a glimpse of life behind the doors.

If you like a trip to the theatre then see what’s on at the Oxford Playhouse and enjoy a meal before or after at one of the many eateries in the city.
For more information on what to see and do look at the Oxford city guide website

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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