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Towersey, Nr Thame OX9

Towersey is a delightful hamlet a short walk from the market town of Thame. There is a village green and the adjoining St Catherine’s church dates back to the Saxon times. There is a village hall that is the hub of many events and actives throughout the year including church fetes and Maypole dancing. Towersey prides itself as being a vibrant village. There is the annual Towersey Fringe that attracts many families both locally and from out of the area to a festival of music and activities. The Three Horseshoes public-house offers an extensive menu with outside play areas and function rooms. Towersey is located just under 1.5 miles distant from the pretty and historic market town of Thame, where there is a cornucopia of small thriving retail outlets and restaurants and a Waitrose food-hall.

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Marston, OX3

Old Marston ( known locally as a ‘ Village within a city ‘ ) is a highly prestigious and sought-after village featuring many historic buildings and falls within the ring-road of Oxford. The infilling of any new developments has been carried out with the greatest care and blend well with their older counter parts. Old Marston is well placed for neighbouring suburbs such as Summertown, Headington and is approximately two miles to the south west of Oxford City centre. A cycle route links Marston with central Oxford via the meadows west of New Marston, over a bridge on the River Cherwell, past the southern boundary of The Parks to the junction of South Parks Road and St Cross Road near the Science Area of Oxford University. There are nearby amenities to the property including a Co-op store, pharmacy, library and post office. There are local pubs/ restaurants and the property is minutes walk from the local park just off Boults Lane. There are sports and leisure centres close-by. The John Radcliffe hospital is nearby

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Wheatley, OX33

Wheatley is located approximately 3 miles from the city centre of Oxford as the crow flies. ‘ Misty Ridge’ is position towards the end of a no-through lane and the whole setting is one of total peace and tranquillity. There is excellent and convenient access to Headington, the Oxford hospitals and the rest of the city though Shotover by cycle and this is a popular commuting route. Shotover Park is a protected area made up of hidden valleys, varied landscapes & diverse habitats. Mainly a wooded area Shotover Park is ideal for summer picnics, leisurely strolls, a walk with the dog, jogging, riding or orienteering. The property is none-the-less-well placed for a host of facilities and amenities including a very popular post office/shop, a Co-Op pharmacy, high quality bakers and butchers shops, a busy Indian restaurant and several other eateries. The village also boasts two supermarkets and a variety of local trades. Wheatley has regular bus services. Arriva Shires & Essex runs route 280 between Oxford and Aylesbury via Headington, Wheatley and Thame. Schooling. Schooling is available for all ages and abilities in Wheatley. Wheatley Park School (WPS) is a co-educational state secondary school of approximately 1,150 pupils and is situated in Holton. The Wheatley Church of England Primary school catering for 4-11 year olds was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in June 2019. This well thought of school is located just over half a mile from ’Misty Ridge’. There is a Wheatley pre-school located on the Littleworth Road

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Wantage

Wantage is an attractive market town in the Vale of White Horse in South Oxfordshire. In addition to serving as a social and shopping hub for the surrounding villages, Wantage has a strong creative presence, hosting several art and culture events through the year. Each summer, a month-long music and arts festival takes place in and around Wantage, featuring dozens of events. The Wantage literary festival in October pays homage to Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, and has grown over the years to include literature, comedy, history, science and the arts. Regular markets are hosted around in the town square, including a twice weekly farmers market, French and Italian markets and a Christmas Dickensian evening. Spanning out from the square are a wide range of shops, independent restaurants and cafes, cobbled streets and passages with lovely 17th and 18th century buildings. The famous Uffington White Horse and ancient Ridgeway footpath are nearby, offering spectacular views and walks. Letcombe Brook runs through Wantage and Grove, home to protected species it offers opportunities for paddling and discovery walks. Ham Mill is just half a mile from quaint market town of Wantage with its plentiful infrastructure and facilities. Didcot Parkway train station is 9 miles / 20 minutes away with regular direct trains reaching London Paddington in 45 minutes. Easily accessible by road in around half an hour from Oxford, Swindon and Newbury, and 45 minutes from Reading.

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Wallingford

Wallingford is a picturesque market town in South Oxfordshire, situated by the river Thames and close to the Ridgeway. The town and surrounding villages offer a range of activities and facilities for all ages. The town centre offers a range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket and several independent traders. A weekly farmers market dating back to the 12th century is hosted in the town square. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes, while the Corn Exchange is a thriving centre for theatre, cinema, arts and entertainment. The river Thames is a hub for leisure activities, featuring a riverside splash park and swimming pool. Benson marina offers moorings, boat and kayak rentals and a popular café and bistro. Wallingford has a rich history, William the Conqueror built Wallingford Castle shortly after 1066, the castle ruins are available to visit. In more recent times, the town has featured in popular murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories were inspired by Wallingford’s landmarks and residents, while the town also features heavily in Midsomer Murders, doubling as the fictional town of Causton, with much of the filming taking place in and around Wallingford. The Pines is situated on a secluded, private road between Benson and Nuffield, 3 miles from Wallingford. These beautiful South Oxfordshire villages provide well rated schools and services along with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. The transport links are very good, Cholsey mainline train station is 10 minutes away, Didcot Parkway is 10 miles away, while the bus to Oxford and Reading is within easy walking distance. Within 30 to 45 minutes by road are Oxford, Reading, Henley, High Wycombe and Newbury.

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