Oxfordshire - One Of The Best Places For Commuters To Live In
Unspoilt, tranquil countryside, pretty market towns and a city packed with life, culture and history, and all of it just an hour from London by train. It’s no wonder that Oxfordshire remains a firm favourite for London commuters with the resources and vision to look beyond suburbia for a family home. Oxfordshire also consistently gets ranked as one of the top ten rural locations to live, according to Halifax’s annual Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey.
Transport in Oxfordshire
Chiltern Railway runs an efficient service between Paddington Station and Oxford, especially after recent investment has cut travel times, and there is a network of convenient commuter stations across the county, including Oxford, Didcot Parkway, Radley and Culham. Oxfordshire also enjoys good road links, with the M40 motorway and A34 dual carriageway providing access to London and the rest of the country.
Property For Sale In Oxfordshire
We currently have a great selection of properties on the market, catering for a wide range in budgets, tastes and priorities.
In the £550,000 plus price range, a modern four-bedroom detached house in Kingston Bagpuize, near Abingdon offers comfortable, modern living in an idyllic location, with excellent local amenities close by.
Commute: The house is only 20 minutes’ drive from Radley or Culham railway stations. Radley to Waterloo, 1hr 35min. Frequency of Trains, every 20-30mins (peak). Or Radley to Paddington, 1 hr. (Frequency of trains, every 30mins (peak). Or Culham to Waterloo, 1hr 32min. Frequency of Trains, every 20-30mins (peak). Or Culham to Paddington, 1hr. Frequency of Trains, every 30mins (peak).
If you’re looking for a leafy, but more suburban, environment, a four-bedroom semi-detached house, in Victoria Road, near the centre of Abingdon is handy for the nearby boys’ school and is only eight minutes’ drive from Culham station. Culham to Waterloo, 1hr 32min. Frequency of Trains, every 20-30mins (peak). Or Culham to Paddington, 1hr. Frequency of Trains, every 30mins (peak).
There are also some great mid-range properties well suited for the London commuter, including a four-bedroom detached house at Burcot Park, Abingdon, again only eight minutes from the nearest railway station. It enjoys a large driveway and private rear garden on a corner site in a quiet cul-de-sac.
A modern, four-bedroom detached house in a private cul-de-sac in Ballard Chase, North Abingdon, offers an ideal home for a family with small children as well as good links to Radley station (six minutes away) and convenient access to Oxford.
If you’re looking for a property valued below £350,000, a spacious, three-bedroom semi-detached home with open plan kitchen/diner, also in North Abingdon, is a 10 min drive away from Culham station and offers those all important links to London and to Oxford with good amenities close by!
Annual Season tickets
- Didcot Parkway, Radley & Culham to London Terminals: £5,096 (average journey price = £10.98)
For weekly, monthly, and quarterly costs check National rails season ticket calculator.
Didcot Station (Loop Meadow, Bowmont Water, Didcot OX11 7GA), offers an annual car park ticket for £250 and Radley station offers, an annual car park ticket for £633, with pay monthly options at £52.75. Some station car parks (such as Culham) have limited availability for parking so when purchasing your train ticket it’s best to enquire.
Abingdon in Oxfordshire offers beautiful, rural settings for family life, and all within commuting distance of London!
If you’ve been considering a move, contact Simpsons of Abingdon or ring 01235 520079 for honest, independent advice and expert local knowledge.