What does £500,000 buy you in Oxfordshire?


Last month saw Florrie’s Cottage in Marcham featured in the iconic Country Life Magazine, in an article all about Dream Cottages across the UK for under £500,000. So looking at this on a more local scale, what does £500,000 buy you across Oxfordshire?

For those looking to keep it urban:


This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in Temple Cowley with private gated parking is offered at £325,000 and currently offers a 4.5% yield for those investors out there looking to buy in this popular area of Oxford. The apartment is ideally located for Oxford Hospitals and the Oxford Golf Club.

If North Oxford/Summertown is where you are drawn to, ideal for access out onto the A40 to the M40, yet still within walking to Summertown and ease of access into Oxford City Centre,  then look no further than 12 Priory Court. This 1st floor modern apartment offers two double bedrooms, and two bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen leading to a good sized living room. Together with secure gated private parking, this a first class location in which to buy and invest into North Oxford/Summertown.

For those wanting City Centre convenience but neighbouring rural amenities:

Cumnor Hill and Boars Hill, both situated on the South Western periphery of Oxford offer the convenience of being on the edge of the city centre, yet with rural walks and pubs close by, and continue to be sought after areas in which to live.

For £395,000, you could move into this ground floor modern apartment, with private walled courtyard and garden entrance. The property offers two bedrooms, one with ensuite, plus a further bathroom. With underfloor heating throughout and a spacious open plan living room and dining room, leading into the off-set kitchen, this apartment offers low maintenance living with transport links back into the city centre on your doorstep.

Take just a few steps further out of city living and you’ll find yourself wandering through the open countryside offered by living on Boars Hill. Yet still only 4 miles from the centre of Oxford, this three bedroom ground floor apartment of over 1,000 sq. ft. is offered with a spacious private garden leading on to immaculate communal grounds, providing a picturesque outlook from the property. A perfect lock up and leave property in this highly regarded and sought after hamlet on the edge of Oxford, offering both urban convenience and rural delight.

For those wanting picturesque village life:

You can’t go wrong with Clifton Hampden; an attractive, friendly village in South Oxfordshire, ideally located for access to both Abingdon and Oxford, with a shop, café, Post Office, good local primary school, doctors' surgery and pub just a stroll across the bridge. Culham Station is just a short distance away by car or on foot that provides direct access to London Paddington and Oxford. The property is also well-placed for The Europa School in Culham, together with Abingdon, which offers some of the UK's highest performing independent schools. Willow Cottage is offered to the market at £465,000 and is a lovingly and stylishly restored, extended thatched cottage that affords modern comforts throughout, within an historic building and setting.

Florrie’s Cottage, sitting in the heart of the village of Marcham is on the market at £495,000 and offers a rare combination of 21st Century comfort combined with ancient character, perfectly executed. A separate home office and off street parking, together with award winning gardens, make Florrie’s Cottage the ideal countryside retreat.

If you are looking for ease of access to London, or the convenience of a modern property, look no further than Hawthorn Gardens in the village of Harwell. This end of terrace 3 bedroom home, on the market at £415,000, is ideally located for access to Didcot Parkway, where one can be back in London Paddington in just 41 minutes. Built just two years ago, the property comes with a new build warranty in place and ample space and storage, together with a garage and driveway.

Abingdon on Thames is a popular South Oxfordshire market town, and just on the periphery of Abingdon lies Radley, where for £490,000, one could buy this 3 bedroom spacious property with planning permission for an extension. The property offers open-plan living which includes a well-appointed kitchen and on the first floor, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom The property is situated on a corner plot and offers a large enclosed garden with decked area and parking for three cars.

Whether you are looking for City Centre living, or an idyllic country cottage, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we would be delighted to help you, be it with a purchase, sale, or both!