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The Best Market Town New Homes In Oxfordshire

Posted 25 January 2024 by Keith Osborne

We take a look at the best new build homes in some of Oxfordshire’s historic market towns…

Oxfordshire is a very popular place to call home thanks to its combination of great places to live, first-class amenities, scenic surroundings and comprehensive travel connections. We take a look at some of our favourites from the impressive current range of new homes developments across the county.

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Abingdon-on-Thames , Bicester , Faringdon , Henley-on-Thames , Wallingford , Witney

 

Best new homes for sale in Witney

Witney is around 12 miles west of Oxford, close to the Cotswolds. Its twice-weekly market complements a busy high street with a mix of familiar brands and range of independent shops and services. There are some popular supermarkets and other major retailers in and around town too. The ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted-rated The Batt Church of England Primary School is close to the town centre and there are many others rated ‘Good’ around Witney too. There has been a proposal to re-open the long-closed railway line to Oxford, but in the meantime, the proximity of the A40 is the easy connection to that city and further afield.

Off the A40, just to the west of Witney, Persimmon Homes is currently offering four-bedroom houses for sale priced from £459,995 to £474,995. The current availability is all for detached family homes, some with an integral garage and some with a detached garage. Until the middle of February 2024, buyers have £20,000 to spend their way on things like upgrades, or can use Part Exchange and have a £10,000 choice of benefits. Find out more about Persimmon @ Windrush Place.

Not far away, Crest Nicholson is down to just one three-bedroom house remaining for sale at its successful Colwell Green scheme. The ‘Evesham 2’, at £399,950, is a detached property which can be purchased through tailored incentives. It has a kitchen/diner, lounge, en suite and built-in wardrobes to bedroom one and a single detached garage. Buyers with a home to sell can enquire about a 105% Part Exchange scheme. Find out more.

 

Elmsbrook from Fabrica by A2DominionElmsbrook from Fabrica by A2Dominion

Best new homes for sale in Bicester

This historic market town is around 60 miles from London and 13 miles from Oxford, and thanks to its excellent transport connections is a popular commuter base. There’s current a major project to create a ‘garden town’ here, with up to 13,000 new homes planned to accommodate the demand, complemented by services and amenities including new education, health and recreation facilities. Further projects include a £4.25million regeneration of the market square.

Graven Hill is one of the major projects bringing brand new homes to the area, situated on the southern outskirts of Bicester, just a few minutes’ walk from well-served Bicester Village railway station and three miles from the M40. Around 1,900 new homes are planned here, a mixed of open-market and affordable housing as well as custom build/self-build options. The current range of two- to five-bedroom private homes for sale here, in eye-catching contemporary designs, start at £385,000. The marketing suite is open from Thursday to Monday. Find out more.

To the west of town, Hemins Place @ Kingsmere is a David Wilson Homes development which current offers a range of four-bedroom house types with starting prices from £620,000 to £650,000. Right now, there are Stanp Duty contribution offers on several plots and buyers can ask about the housebuilder’s 105% Part Exchange deal. Find out more.

Fabrica by A2Dominion is a developer that current has a number of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes for same, with a price range from £405,000 to £635,000. All have private parking and/or garage, fenced rear garden, en suite to the main bedroom, and PV panels, with many of them ready to move into and some offered with Part Exchange. Find out more at ww.fabrica.co.uk.

 

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Oriel Gardens from Bloor HomesOriel Gardens from Bloor Homes

Best new homes for sale in Faringdon

On the western side of the county, around 18 miles from Oxford and 12 miles from Swindon, Faringdon has had market town status for over 800 years and there are still numerous buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries that reflect its status in the region. There’s also the notable Folly Tower built in 1935 which offers panoramic views of the countryside which attracts many people to the area. There are weekly Tuesday markets and a themed monthly Saturday market. Independent shops in the town include everything from antiques and jewellery to hairdressing and spectacular cakes. . A number of larger towns and cities are under a half-hour drive away. Families will find ‘Good’ Ofsted-rated schools here.

River Meadow is a David Wilson Homes development taking shape in the village of Stanford in the Vale, just an eight-minute drive from the centre of Faringdon. A very impressive range of homes with from two to five bedrooms are being built here, with current availability starting at £342,000. The sales suite and show home are open seven days a week. Find out more about River Meadow.

On the southwestern outskirts of the town, Bewley Homes’ Bellmount View has a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom house types which are selling fast. Prices currently range from £440,000 to £640,000. House-hunters are invited to ask about Part Exchange on some units here, while the ‘Bewley Bond’ is a way that keen buyers can secure the property they want well in advance. The marketing suite and show home are open daily. Find out more about Bellmount View from Bewley Homes.

Oriel Gardens is a development from Bloor Homes in the south of town with its own three- and four-bedroom house types. With prices currently from £325,000 to £480,000, a number of the properties come with special offers such as a contribution to Stamp Duty or Assisted Move Plus, the housebuilder’s buyer assistance scheme which includes contributions to flooring, agent’s fees and legal fees. Find out more about Oriel Gardens.

 

Highcroft from St EdwardHighcroft from St Edward

Best new homes for sale in Wallingford

Having played roles in the Norman Conquest and English Civil War, Wallingford is the right place for people fascinated with local history. The preserved buildings in and around the market square include a Tudor building which houses Wallingford Museum. With shops and amenities on the doorstep, the town is well served but also within easy reach of those larger towns and cities. Being surrounded on all sides by the protected countryside of the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs, it's a haven for lovers of country walks, cycling and horse riding. Commuters will find regular services to London and other destinations from nearby Cholsey and Didcot Parkway.

Berkeley Group – WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2022 – has a range of new homes for sale under its St Edward brand at Highcroft. This major development is on the northwest outskirts of town and is bringing an impressive variety of apartments and houses to the site, inspired by local architecture but with thoroughly modern touches and a high specification. These new properties are set within extensive green space and there are a play area, allotments and a new primary school too. Right now, there are two-, three- and four-bedroom houses for sale priced between £450,000 and £921,600. Find out more about Highcroft from St Edward.

 

Best new homes for sale in Henley-on-Thames

Henley’s attractive riverside setting and global fame for its annual rowing regatta have made it a very desirable place to live and one of the UK’s most expensive market towns. It has an impressive array of independent shops and highly regarded restaurants and bars and being near the county’s border with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, is within a half-hour drive of many more retail, amenities and leisure options in the likes of Reading, Maidenhead and High Wycombe. The railway station offers regular services to and from Paddington on its branch line from Twyford.

The town’s heritage and character are just part of the reason why older buyers are attracted to live there and McCarthy Stone’s Albert Court provides a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments for over-70s. The private homes are complemented by communal facilities such as lounge, gardens, bistro and guest suite, and residents can tailor a care service if they want one. The town centre, station, river and Henley Golf Club are all under a mile away. Prices start at £399,950, with a ‘part buy-part rent’ option if preferred. Find out more about Albert Court.

 

Abbey Fields from Barratt HomesAbbey Fields from Barratt Homes

Best new homes for sale in Abingdon-on-Thames

This town seven miles south of Oxford city centre made a name for itself for weaving and clothing, and there are still weekly and monthly markets taking place here. There’s a great range of shops too. There are some great leisure time options with riverside walks, parks, rowing club and cricket club among others. Abingdon School is an historic independent school with many famous alumni, but there are plenty of state education facilities rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for all ages. The likes of Reading, Swindon, Newbury and Bicester are all well under an hour’s drive away.

Abbey Fields is a development in the north of town where Barratt Developments is busy building a wide variety of house types to appeal to different buyer groups. Under the Barratt Homes brand, there are three- and four-bedroom houses with starting prices between £440,000 and £515,000, of which a few will be ready to move into this spring. Alongside these are two- and three-storey designs from David Wilson Homes, with four-bedroom homes right now ranging from £480,000 to £695,000. Buyers can ask about Part Exchange, Movemaker and Key Worker Deposit Contribution schemes, available on some plots. Find out more about Abbey Fields from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

In the north of the town, David Wilson Homes has another successful development, with Kings Gate now 80% sold. Within walking distance of Tilsley Park, site also has its own 5.5 acres of open space. Right now, there’s a great selection of homes for many budgets, from £380,000 for a two-bedroom ‘Lewis’ style to £860,000 for the five-bedroom/three-bathroom ‘Henley’. Right now, this comes with £38,000 towards your move and a £5,000 John Lewis gift voucher. Find out more.

 

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