Faringdon is a pretty market town conveniently set midway between Oxford and Swindon and between the River Thames and The Berkshire Downs. The town has grown over the last 900 years but still has the charming market square at its heart and 'Faringdon Folly' the handsome tower built by Lord Berners in 1935 atop a hill on the edge of the town that serves as a famous landmark easily recognisable from tens of miles away.
Faringdon College is the local secondary school that carries an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted and there are good primary schools in the town as well as the highly regarded private preparatory schools, St Hugh's and Pinewood, each only a short drive from the town.
There are a pleasing number of individual shops, cafes and restaurants as well as Waitrose, Tesco, Aldi and Costa.
Built on gently undulating ground it is a joy, when walking down London Street in particular, to be able to look over the rooftops of the town to beautiful countryside beyond.
The are good bus services to the local towns on Wantage, Witney and Abingdon and the magnificent S6 bus runs through the town every 20 minutes during the day as it plies its way back and forth between Oxford and Swindon. A fast and regular service with the added comfort of Wi-Fi on board.