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APPLETON

The parish of Appleton with Eaton contains two a thriving villages with many facilities on offer including a C of E Primary School, a pre-School, which has been running since 1968, beautiful c. 1000 year old St Lawrence church, a community shop and post office, a traditional village pub, c.5 acre Sports field with facilities, and the popular regular Appleton Farmers' Market selling locally produced food and wine beautiful.  The village is situation for access to Oxford and Swindon via the A420 and North (M40), and South (M4).

BUCKLAND

Buckland is a village and civil parish about c.4m northeast of market towns Faringdon and c.8m west of Wantage, in the Vale of White Horse District. Buckland is an estate village, originally created to house those working at Buckland House.  The River Thames forms the northern boundary of the parish, just over 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village. The village benefits from a large Georgian stately home or manor house called Buckland House, a popular primary school and traditional country pub known as the Lamb Inn.  There is a good range of state and private schools and an excellent range of local restaurants, country walks and are attractions.  With excellent road access via the A420 Buckland is situated equidistant between Oxford and the commercial centre of Swindon c.16m via the A420, where both also benefit from main line train services to London (Paddington).

CHARNEY BASSETT

The village of Charney Bassett lies in open country beside the meandering river Ock. It is situated in the north of the Vale of White Horse, in Gainfield Hundred and there has been a settlement here since Anglo-Saxon times. The village boasts a pub, village hall and has Charney Manor from which a village college was set up in 2001 to assist villagers to learn new skills and leisure classes including Yoga and Pilates. The village is within easy distance of Wantage and other market towns including Faringdon to the West, Witney to the North and Abingdon to the East, all of which have good shopping, leisure and recreational facilities. The city of Oxford and Swindon are easily accessed via the A420, and Oxford and Didcot have mainline train services to London (Paddington) in less than 1 hour.  Excellent primary and secondary public and private schools available locally. Heathrow Airport circa 1.2 hours.  What’s on www.charneybassett.org.uk 

DENCHWORTH

Denchworth is an attractive small village and civil parish in the English county of Oxfordshire. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse. The parish is bounded by the land brook in the west and the Childrey Brook in the east.  The village benefits from a popular local thatched pub called The Fox and a bus service, with further convenient road access via the nearby A417 to the A420 (Swindon/Oxford) or the A338/A34 (Oxford Newbury). A main line train station leaves Didcot Parkway for Reading and London Paddington (c.45 min Paddington).  Comprehensive amenities can be found in nearby Grove and the market town of Wantage.  Excellent selection of primary schools in the area which include East Hanney, Grove, East Challow, Childrey or Stanford in the Vale or Shellingford and for secondary education there are comprehensive schools in Wantage and Faringdon in addition to the Abingdon and Oxford schools. 

DRAYTON

Drayton is a convenient and popular village set within the Vale of White Horse. Catering readily for everyday needs with a general store, post office, newsagent, hardware store, two pubs, a primary school and two churches, as well as a village hall and an 18 hole golf course.  There are also bus routes to Oxford, Abingdon and surrounding villages.  Drayton is has good access to Oxford c.8 miles and market towns Abingdon c.2 miles and Wantage c. 8 miles.  Nearby Didcot (to the east) has main line train services to London (Paddington) c. 45 minutes.  Excellent education options within Abingdon and Oxford, in addition to the European school at Culham, with primary schools locally within Drayton itself and adjacent village of Steventon and Sutton Courtenay.  The extensive Business Park at Milton is close at hand where the A34 (M40) Oxford – Newbury (M4) route can also be accessed. What’s on http://www.draytonvillage.co.uk/ 

FARMOOR

Farmoor is a village 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of the centre of Oxford, Oxfordshire and forms part of the parish of Cumnor.  The village is 550m from Pinkhill Lock on the River Thames.  Farmoor has a village shop, church, filling station and a small business park called Farmoor Court. Farmoor Reservoir was built in 1967 and extended in 1976, it has a number of wetland nature areas and is a popular venue for sailing, windsurfing and trout fishing.  Further information on village life including clubs and organizations.  What’s on http://www.farmoor.org/

FRILFORD HEATH

Frilford Heath is a village approximately 5 miles from the town of Abingdon and 8 miles from the city of Oxford. The hamlets of Frilford and Frilford Heath are on and near to the crossroads of the A338 Oxford to Wantage road and the A415 Witney to Abingdon road. Frilford Heath has one pub, The Dog House Hotel.  The centre of Frilford is dominated by the Abingdon School playing fields. Opposite the playing fields is the Abingdon Preparatory School and, down a short drive, Frilford Evangelical Chapel. There are also an abundance of other excellent choices of schools in the area including Cothill House, Chandlings Manor, The Manor Prep, The School of St. Helen’s and St. Katherine, Our Lady ‘s Convent Senior School, Abingdon School, Headington School, St. Edwards, Oxford High School, Dragon School and Radley College. On the outskirts of the village is Millets Farm Centre which includes a farm shop, restaurant, garden centre and small animal park. Leisure facilities include Frilford Heath Golf Club https://www.frilfordheath.co.uk/ which has a 54 holes of championship golf. Didcot mainline station c.11.5 miles (London Paddington 35/40 minutes) Oxford mainline station c.6.2 miles, Birmingham International Airport c. 1hr 18 mins (via M40 Oxford

GARFORD

Garford is a village and civil parish about 6.5 miles north of award winning market town Wantage and 4 miles west of the river side town of Abingdon. The village had a watermill by 1086, when it was noted in the Domesday Book. The present Venn Mill, on Childrey Brook was built in about 1800 but may occupy the same site as the ancient mill, it is in working order and open occasionally to the public.  Farming is still to this day the predominant industry in the village itself. Garford has a church, village hall and enjoys the many walks in the countryside surrounding this small village. Local primary schools at adjacent East Hanney, Southmoor and Longworth, comprehensive schools at Wantage and Abingdon, in addition to the Abingdon and Oxford schools.  Nearby Frilford has a prep school, garage and farm shop with a butchers and a garden centre; there is also a Prep school within the village.  Garford has excellent road links via the A338/A315 crossroads linking north to Oxford (M40), east to Abingdon (A34), south to Wantage and west to Witney.  Fast commuter train services from Didcot Parkway to London (Paddington 45 mins). 

EAST/ WEST HANNEY

West Hanney is situated just to the north of Wantage and adjacent to East Hanney.  Both West and East Hanney are often referred to as ´The Hanneys´ in part due to their very close proximity, a field separates the two villages. The villages benefit from local pubs, Churches, St James C of E primary school and pre-school as well as a wealth of community clubs and organisations.  The villages also run a community shop and have a separate local farm shop, sports field, Royal British Legion and Memorial Hall. The villages benefit from local pubs, churches, St James C of E primary school and pre-school as well as a wealth of community clubs and organisations.  The villages also run a community shop and post office and have a separate local farm shop, sports field, Royal British Legion, Memorial Hall , tennis courts and recently refurbished children’s playground.  .  Didcot is situated to the east via the A417 and provides a mainline train (Didcot Parkway) service to London - Paddington in c.45 minutes. What’s on  http://www.thehanneys.org.uk/

LAMBOROUGH HILL

The hamlets of Henwood and Lamborough Hill and the western part of Boars Hill are within the parish of Wootton which is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Abingdon. The village has a Church of England primary school and is the site of the newly refurbished Business Park and two new housing developments.  There is a good range of amenities including two convenience stores including a post office counter within the Co-op supermarket, a pharmacy and food outlet. There is also a dentist, general medical practice, hairdresser and several other shops and businesses. Further amenities include a pub, Royal British Legion and community centre where various activities take place.  The nearby city of Oxford is a short journey along the A34 where there is also a main line train station to London (Paddington circa. 1hour) and the market towns of Abingdon and Wantage and are also close at hand. Heathrow Airport circa.1hour.  There is a very good range of education locally and an excellent golf course nearby at Frilford Heath.

LONGWORTH

Longworth is a popular village and civil parish about 7 miles west of Abingdon-on-Thames and a similar distance east of market towns Faringdon and south of Witney as well as Wantage to the west c.10 miles.  The village has a thriving community and benefits from a pre-school, primary school, church, village hall, as well as a host of clubs, organisations and events.  In addition to the village primary school, there is a good range of both private and state education provision generally in the area.  There are excellent transport links via the nearby A420 Oxford – Swindon bypass leading to the A34/M40 in the north and M4 in the south and there is also the bus Route 63: Oxford - Longworth – Oxford.  Main line rail link from Didcot Parkway to London (Paddington c.45mins).  What’s on http://longworthvillage.org.uk/ 

LYFORD

Lyford is a village and civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Wantage and most of it is in a quiet cul de sac which leads to Lyford Manor, Manor Farm and the Jacobean Church of St. Mary.  There is a selection of excellent schools located nearby.  The nearby Frilford also provides a garage and farm shop with a butchers and a garden centre.  Lyford has excellent road links via the A338/A315 crossroads linking north to Oxford (M40), east to Abingdon (A34), south to Wantage and west to Witney.  Fast commuter train services from Didcot Parkway to London (Paddington 45 mins). 

MARCHAM

Marcham is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) west of Abingdon, Oxfordshire and accommodates a parish church, primary school, local village shop and regular bus services to Abingdon, Oxford and Wantage. The A34 Marcham interchange is roughly 1.5 miles east of the village providing road links with areas such as Oxford, Didcot and Newbury and motorways M4 and M40. Marcham itself lies on the A415 which provides links with Abingdon and Witney. The parish lies on the 'Golden Ridge' of Corallian limestone which runs from Cumnor to Faringdon. Its fertile soils have nurtured farms famous for their fruit and hops. The name comes from ‘de Bachepuise’, a Norman family who controlled the estates after the Conquest. With an excellent range of amenities including a shop, newsagents, post office, hairdresser, village hall, there is a good selection of local pubs and a popular country house hotel.  Excellent state and private education nearby and in the village itself a pre-school and primary school.  The village also houses a host of community clubs and societies, including Guides & Scouts.

SOUTHMOOR AND KINGSTON BAGPUISE

The villages of Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize are situated 10 miles south-west of Oxford at the junction of the A420 and A415. The parish lies on the 'Golden Ridge' of Corallian limestone which runs from Cumnor to Faringdon. Its fertile soils have nurtured farms famous for their fruit and hops. The name comes from ‘de Bachepuise’, a Norman family who controlled the estates after the Conquest. The parish benefits from a good range of amenities including a shop, newsagents, post office, hairdresser, excellent village hall as well as a good selection of local pubs and a popular country house hotel.  There is an excellent range of both state and private education with the locality and the village itself benefits from a pre-school and primary school.  The village also houses a host of community clubs and societies, including Guides & Scouts. What’s on http://www.kbsonline.org.uk/

STEVENTON

Steventon is an attractive and sought after village,  situated south of Oxford between the market towns of Abingdon c.4miles, Didcot c.4.5 miles and Wantage c.7 miles. There has been a settlement on the current site of Steventon for over c.1000 years, currently the population is c.1500.  Notably the attractive village ‘Causeway’, nearly a mile long, runs northeast to southwest the length of the village starts by the Green in the east and finishes at the Church in the west.  The village itself has excellent local amenities and benefits from a C of E primary school, pre-school, village hall, central sports field and a Co-op supermarket, church and three popular village inns.    Excellent selection of schools in the local area. Heathrow Airport c.1 hours. Outdoor pursuits locally include golf courses Frilford Heath and Carswell and equestrian centres at Harwell, Gainfield and Blewbury. Steventon is well placed for the extensive Milton Business Park and for fast route access to the A34 Oxford c.12.9miles/M40 North and Newbury c.18 miles M4 South.  Didcot is also close at hand to the east and has a main line train station to London Paddington c.45 mins.  There is also a regular bus service operating to and from the village. What’s on http://www.steventon.info/

WOOTON

Wootton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Abingdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The parish of Wootton includes the hamlets of Henwood and Lamborough Hill and the western part of Boars Hill.  The village has a Church of England primary school and is the site of the newly refurbished Wootton Business Park and two new housing developments.  There is a good range of amenities including two convenience stores including a post office counter within the Co-op supermarket, a pharmacy and food outlet. There is also a dentist, general medical practice, hairdresser and several other shops and businesses. Amenities include a pub, Royal British Legion and community centre where various activities take place.  The nearby city of Oxford is a short journey along the A34 where there is also a main line train station to London (Paddington circa. 1hour) and the market towns of Abingdon and Wantage and are also close at hand.   Heathrow Airport circa.1hour.  There is a very good range of education within the local area.  Outdoor pursuits locally include a golf course at Frilford Heath.

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