Location, Location, Location - Didcot

Location, Location, Location - Didcot

Set in the heart of the South Oxfordshire countryside, it is not hard to see why Didcot is such a popular place with house hunters looking to set up home.

Just eight miles away lies the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its picturesque beech and bluebell woods and quintessential English villages, all interwoven with a wonderful network of pleasant walking and cycling routes.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel put the town of Didcot on the map with the building of its railway station in 1844. Today, train enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Didcot Railway Centre, which holds regular steam and diesel railcar days.

The modern-day Didcot Parkway main line station provides a fast and convenient connection to London in under an hour, with Bristol just an additional ten minutes further, in the opposite direction.

The appealing town centre features a charming array of independent retailers together with a good choice of more well-known brands.

The Orchard Centre, the town’s retail hub, is set to benefit from major expansion plans this year, adding 24 shops, 6 restaurants and bars, a brand new gym and additional public spaces, transforming the location into an attractive shopping destination.

Those seeking a lively social scene won’t be disappointed, with a great choice of pubs and cafes providing the perfect setting for an evening with friends. The Cornerstone arts centre is a contemporary haven of culture and entertainment, offering a theatre, art gallery and café bar.

There is an abundance of green spaces in the area, including Edmonds Park and Ladygrove Park, with their play areas, and Mowbray Fields, Didcot’s nature reserve, a popular spot for family picnics and nature walks.

Didcot Wave, with its indoor flume ride, wave machine and beach area is sure to be a favourite with the whole family, whilst Didcot Leisure Centre offers racket sports, football and volleyball.

Keen golfers can get into the swing at the Hadden Hill Golf Club just five minutes from the centre of Didcot, which features an 18-hole course, a 6-hole short course and a driving range.

Homebuyers will find their educational needs very well met, with several good or outstanding primary and secondary schools, including Willowcroft Community and Ladygrove Park Primary Schools, and Didcot Girls and Saint Birinus secondary schools.

Our development Bradbery Gardens is located just to the west of the centre of Didcot, has proven a hit with homebuyers, with all but two homes in the first phase sold. Prospective owners will be pleased to learn that a second phase is now in development, offering a selection of beautifully appointed, energy-efficient, two, three and four bedroom homes.

Offering all the conveniences of modern urban dwelling in a charming, rural setting, Didcot ticks all of the boxes for families and couples looking for the next place to call home.