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Moving to the Banbury area..... What is it like?

We cover the areas of North Oxfordshire, the Cotswold borders, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire.

Banbury is strategically placed in the middle of England and transport links allow excellent access. Banbury Railway Station provides a quick and regular service to London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street. The M40 at Junction 11 gives access to Banbury town and provides links to the M42, M1, M6 and M25.

The Banbury area provides a great combination of rural living and culture. The town is a significant commercial, industrial and retail centre. There is some very attractive unspoilt countryside and beautiful villages providing excellent value in the housing market.

There are a number of small and independent shops within the town centre as well as the bigger chain stores that you can find in most town. There is a market on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as a Farmers Market on the first Friday of every month.

The Banbury Cross, which is located on a roundabout in the middle of the town, was erected in 1859 to celebrate the wedding of Prince Frederick of Prussia to his bride, the original cross having been pulled down some 250 years earlier.

Apart from the Cross, Banbury is also noted for its Banbury Cakes. Banbury is mainly famous for the Nursery Rhyme: Ride A Cock Horse To Banbury Cross

 

Banbury and Surrounding Villages - Brief Descriptions
 

BANBURY
BANBURY is conveniently located only two miles from Junction 11 of the M40, putting Oxford (23 miles), Birmingham (43 miles), London (78 miles) and of course the rest of the motorway network within easy reach.  There are regular trains from Banbury to London Marylebone (55 mins) and Birmingham Snow Hill (55 mins).  Birmingham International airport is 42 miles away for UK, European and New York flights.  Some very attractive countryside surrounds and many places of historical interest are within easy reach.

ADDERBURY
ADDERBURY is a particularly sought after and attractive village, situated in the North Oxfordshire countryside. Amenities include a primary school, shop, golf club, tennis and squash club, public houses and a fine 14th Century Parish Church.  The village is in the catchment area for The Warriner School at Bloxham.

ALKERTON
Alkerton is a delightful and picturesque small village which adjoins the larger and highly sought after village of Shenington. Within Alkerton itself there is a church and within Shenington there is an excellent public house/restaurant, parish church and Doctor’s surgery. There is also a highly renowned primary and nursery school. Secondary school pupils attend Bloxham Warriner and a school bus operates. Other secondary schooling includes Stratford Grammar, Warwick School for boys and Kings High Warwick for girls.

ASTON LE WALLS
Aston Le Walls is located on the North Oxfordshire/South Northamptonshire borders and has amenities which include St. Mary's primary school, churches of differing denominations and a village hall.  There are further amenities in the nearby village of Chipping Warden and the larger village of Byfield.  The nearby villages of Lower & Upper Boddington have public houses.  The Hellidon Lakes Golf Course is a few miles away and there is a weekly bus service.

AVON DASSETT
AVON CARROW forms part of the village of <b>AVON DASSETT</b> which lies on the North Oxfordshire/South Warwickshire borders. Nearby are the popular Burton Dassett hills  and within the village there is a public house.  Secondary schooling is available in Kineton for which a bus is provided.  More comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found in Banbury and Warwick/Leamington Spa.

AYNHO
AYNHO is a pleasant and relatively unspoilt village ideally located for junction 10 of the M40 motorway at Ardley or junction 11 located on the eastern outskirts of Banbury.  There are rail links to London from the neighbouring village of Kings Sutton as well as Banbury and Bicester. Amenities within the village include a parish church and public house.

BLOXHAM
BLOXHAM lies approximately 3 miles away from Banbury.  It is a highly sought after and well served village with amenities including shops, delicatessen, public houses, parish church, independent and comprehensive secondary schools, primary school, post office, bus service, doctor's surgery and golf driving range.

BALSCOTE
BALSCOTE is a delightful village with a pretty village green.  It is made up principally of period cottages and houses and has a pub and a fine Norman church.  All shopping requirements are well catered for in the easily accessible towns of Banbury and Stratford.  Primary schooling of high repute is available in the nearby village of Shenington, North Newington and Hornton.  Secondary school pupils attend Bloxham Warriner and a school bus service operates.

BARFORD ST MICHAEL
BARFORD ST. MICHAEL is a peaceful and relatively small village lying between the larger villages of Bloxham and Deddington.  Within the village there is a public house, village hall with groups for toddlers and the elderly, Post Office/farm shop with a vast range of services and parish church.  A wider range of facilities can be found in the other aforementioned villages.

BODICOTE
BODICOTE lies approximately a mile and a half south of Banbury and within the village amenities include Post Office and stores, two public houses, Indian cuisine restaurant, a primary school, village hall and sports clubs including Banbury Cricket, Banbury Rugby Club and 'Bannatynes' Health and Leisure Club, there is also bus service to and from the town centre. Junction 11 of the M40 is to be found on the eastern outskirts of Banbury.

BRAILES
Upper and Lower Brailes are situated in unspoilt and attractive South Warwickshire countryside on the borders of North Oxfordshire and close to the Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The villages have a bakery, newsagent, blacksmith, butchers, garage, two public houses, impressive 14th Century Parish Church and a Catholic Church.
Primary school  Brailes Church of England; Secondary  Shipston on Stour Comprehensive; Grammar School  Stratford upon Avon (boys and girls), The Croft (Stratford upon Avon), and St. Johns Priory (Banbury); Public Schools  Tudor Hall, Bloxham School and Sibford School.
Access to the M40 at Junction 11 (Banbury) and Junction 10 (Ardley) for the south and Junction 12 (Gaydon) for the north.
Leisure and sporting activities include golf at Brailes, Tadmarton Heath and Stratford upon Avon; Racing at Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham; Theatres at Chipping Norton, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford.
Access to numerous bridleways and footpaths connecting the villages to surrounding countryside.

BROUGHTON
BROUGHTON is a relatively small village lying approximately 2.5 miles west of Banbury.  Within the village there is a public house.  There is a primary school in nearby North Newington and the famous Broughton Castle lies on the outskirts of the village.  Bloxham village which is in the catchment area for The Warriner School is approximately one mile distance away and has excellent daily amenities.

BYFIELD
BYFIELD is a particularly well served village lying almost equidistant between the towns of Daventry and Banbury.  Within the village there is a primary school and nursery, a Post Office and stores, a petrol station, public house, Parish Church, Doctor's surgery and various sports facilities.  There is a regular daily bus service to Banbury and Daventry.  The nearby market towns of Daventry and Banbury provide more specialised requirements.  Communication is good with access to the M40 (J11) Banbury about 11 miles and M1 (J16) Northampton about 12 miles, train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from about 51 minutes).  Sporting activities in the area include golf at Staverton and Hellidon; indoor sports complexes at Banbury and Daventry; horse racing at Towcester, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon; motor racing at Silverstone; and theatre at Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford.

CHACOMBE
Situated in peaceful countryside approximately three miles Northeast of Banbury, Chacombe benefits from easy access to Junction 11 of the M40 motorway; facilitating travel to Birmingham and all points north, and south to Oxford and London.  Banbury mainline station offers frequent trains to London and Birmingham.  Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Northampton, and Milton Keynes all lie within a thirty mile radius.

CHARWELTON
Charwelton is situated approximately 6 miles South West of the market town of Daventry and 12 miles North West of the market town of Banbury.  The village adjoins the Banbury to Daventry Road which allows easy access to both Junction 16 of the M1 and Junction 11 of the M40.  There is some delightful undulating countryside all around. The well known beauty spots of Badby woods and Everdon Stubbs are also nearby. Within the village there is a popular public house, and parish church. There are further facilities in the villages of Badby and Byfield which offer primary schools, health centre, village stores, restaurants and other public houses. Golfing opportunities are available at Hellidon and Staverton.

CHIPPING WARDEN
CHIPPING WARDEN lies approximately 7 miles north east of Banbury and 12 miles south west of Daventry. Within the village amenities include a public houses, parish church and primary school. There are hourly buses to Banbury, Daventry and Rugby.  The village lies within the catchment area for Chenderit Secondary School at Middleton Cheney. Junction 11 of the M40 will be found approximately 6 miles away on the outskirts of Banbury and junctions for the M1 will be found either north or south of Daventry.

CLAYDON
CLAYDON is a relatively small and unspoilt village set in rolling countryside in North Oxfordshire close to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire borders.  Within the village there is a parish church and bus service.  The nearby village of Cropredy lies about 1 ½ miles to the South.  Here there are a range of facilities to include a Parish church, Methodist chapel, two public houses, doctors surgery, shop, tea room, primary school and bus service.

CLIFTON
Clifton is a small village comprising predominantly stone properties.  Within the village is a pub/restaurant of high repute.  The nearby village of Deddington is approximately one mile distant.  It is a well served village lying approximately 6 miles South of Banbury with a full range of amenities including shops, public houses, hotels, primary school, restaurants, and it is situated within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham.

CROPREDY
CROPREDY is a well served village famous for the battle of Cropredy Bridge, the canal which runs through it and the annual Fairport Convention.  Amenities include a parish church, Methodist chapel, two public houses, doctors surgery, shop, tea room, primary school and bus service.

CROUGHTON
CROUGHTON lies approximately 7 miles South East of Banbury and four miles South West of Brackley.  Within the village there is a primary school, which has the distinction of being the only thatched school in the country which is still in use as an annexe to the new school, a public house and 12th century parish church which contains a fine selection of 13th century wall paintings and 15th century pews.  The village has access to the A43 dual carriageway which links the M40 and M1 motorways.

CULWORTH
CULWORTH is an attractive and unspoilt village which lies approximately eight miles north east of Banbury.  With a picturesque village green and comprising of stone houses and cottages, amenities include a public house, butchers shop, church and primary school.  Junction 11 of the M40 motorway is approximately 15 minutes drive away as well as being conveniently placed for Banbury the market town of Brackley is within about 15 minutes drive.  Some very attractive countryside surrounds.

CHARLTON
CHARLTON is a sought after village with a range of amenities including a Post Office/village store, primary school, public house, church and a regular bus service.  Banbury and Brackley provide access for every day needs, whilst the larger centres of Milton Keynes & Oxford are both within close proximity. Train services to London Marylebone are available from Kings Sutton (approx 2 miles away) Banbury, Bicester North & Bicester Village.

CLIFTON
Clifton is a small village comprising predominantly stone properties.  Within the village is a pub/restaurant of high repute.  The nearby village of Deddington is approximately one mile distant.  It is a well served village lying approximately 6 miles South of Banbury with a full range of amenities including shops, public houses, hotels, primary school, restaurants, and it is situated within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham.

DEDDINGTON
The village of DEDDINGTON offers many amenities including several shops providing for everyday needs, regular Farmer's Market, post office, Health & Community Centres, library, hotels and restaurants, recreation ground, the Church of St Peter and St Paul and the Wesleyan Chapel. Also within the village there is the Church of England primary school plus Deddington falls within the Warriner catchment for secondary education. Further comprehensive facilities can be found in both Oxford and Banbury whilst access to the M40 motorway can be gained at junctions 10 or 11.

DRAYTON
The conservation village of DRAYTON lies approximately 1½ miles north west of Banbury town centre and within the village there is a public house and church.  Edge of town shops and all other amenities are within a few minutes drive.

EPWELL
EPWELL is a relatively quiet and unspoilt village which has a public house, parish church, village hall and nursery.  It lies approximately 7 miles West of Banbury which has a growing range of amenities and shopping facilities as well as junction 11 of the M40 motorway and a railway station with a high speed service on the Chiltern line between Birmingham and London.  The nearby village of Tysoe has excellent daily amenities to include a village supermarket, a hairdressers, a tea room, a pub with Chinese takeaway, a pre-school and a primary school.

EYDON
The delightful village of Eydon is situated on the north Oxfordshire/south Northamptonshire borders within which amenities include a Church, public house/restaurant and village hall, sports field and children's play area. The village is within the catchment area for excellent local schools.

FARTHINGHOE
Farthinghoe is a very pleasant village with a public house and restaurant, primary school and church.  It is conveniently placed between Banbury and Brackley and is within 6 miles of Junction 11 of the M40 Motorway.  The larger village of Middleton Cheney is approximately 4 miles away with excellent amenities which include primary and secondary schooling, library, mini supermarket, dispensing chemist, post office and stores, bus service, two public houses and parish church.

FARNBOROUGH
FARNBOROUGH is a pretty village on the North Oxfordshire/South Warwickshire borders where amenities include a public house/restaurant of high repute, nursery school and children's play park.  It is home to the famous Farnborough Hall, opposite which there is a large and attractive lake with surrounding meadow.

FENNY COMPTON
FENNY COMPTON is a quiet rural village at the foot of the Burton Dassett hills on the South Warwickshire/North Oxfordshire borders.  The village has a number of community features including a nursery and school, a sports field and children's playground, a village hall, a church and chapel, doctor's surgery and bowling green.  There are a number of local businesses which operate in the village which include the village shop, two public houses and a hairdressers.

GAYDON
Gaydon is conveniently placed between Warwick and Banbury and is well placed for the national motorway network with Junction 12 of the M40 motorway being within a few minutes drive.  This allows fast travel northwards to Birmingham and the West Midlands.  Banbury, Oxford and London are commutable and the M42, M5 M6, and M1 are all easily reached.

GREAT BOURTON
GREAT BOURTON is located approximately 3 miles to the North of Banbury with easy access to the M40 motorway.  Within the village there is a public house, park/play area with football pitch and new play equipment for children, church and bus service to Banbury.  The nearby village of Cropredy is approximately 1 mile distant.  Here there are good facilities including  a parish church, Methodist chapel, two public houses, doctors surgery, shop, tea room, primary school and bus service.

GREATWORTH
GREATWORTH lies approximately 8 miles east of Banbury and 4 miles west of Brackley.  Within the village there is a shop, primary school, public house and social club. It lies within the Chenderit secondary school catchment area at Middleton Cheney.  There are good motorway connections for both junction 11 of the M40 and junction 15a of the M1.

HANWELL
HANWELL lies approximately three miles North West of Banbury and within the village there is a public house with excellent restaurant and parish church. There are primary schools in the nearby villages of Hornton and Cropredy.

HELMDON
Lies to the north of Brackley and is a sought after village, divided by the infant River Tove. The church of St Mary Magdalene dates back to the 13th Century, although the tower was rebuilt in 1825 (within the churchyard there is a great and very old yew tree). Amenities in the village include a friendly public house, a very good primary school and shop. The village was named Northamptonshire Village of the Year 2002 and has several active social clubs as well as an annual carnival. More comprehensive facilities can be found in Brackley and Banbury, where there is the Castle Quay shopping precinct. The A43 dual carriageway gives access to the M40 and M1 motorways. Commuting by rail is from Banbury or Bicester stations (London Marylebone).

HEMPTON
The largely unspoilt village of Hempton lies approx. 6 miles South of Banbury within striking distance of the Banbury to Oxford Road (A4260).  There is some delightful undulating countryside all around and there are some very well served villages nearby including Bloxham and Deddington where there are shopping facilities and schooling for all ages. 

HOOK NORTON
HOOK NORTON is an attractive and thriving village which is particularly popular.  There are a range of amenities to include a general store, post office, primary school, a church, veterinary surgery, doctors surgery, dentist, library and three public houses.  Some lovely countryside surrounds and there are two golf courses at Rye Hill and Tadmarton Heath both about ten minutes drive.  Communications are excellent with the M40 motorway within 10 miles and trains to London from either Banbury (approximately 55 minutes) to Marylebone, or Kingham Station (approximately 80 minutes) to Paddington.

HORLEY
Horley is a popular conservation village lying approximately three miles northwest of Banbury.  Within the village there is a parish church and public house.  In the adjacent village of Hornton there is a primary school which enjoys an excellent reputation.  Horley is also within the catchment area for the Warriner secondary school at Bloxham which also enjoys a good reputation. A free school bus service operates to the villages of Hornton and Bloxham.

HORNTON
Hornton is a charming, unspoilt and highly regarded village on the North Oxfordshire/South Warwickshire borders.  The village comprises predominantly stone character properties and is surrounded by picturesque undulating countryside.  Within the village there is a public house, parish church and highly regarded primary school.  Secondary schooling at Bloxham, Sibford, Stratford and Warwick.  Sporting and leisure facilities in the area include golf at Chipping Norton and Tadmarton Heath; horse racing at Warwick, Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon; theatre and cultural pursuits at Stratford upon Avon and Oxford.

KINGS SUTTON
KINGS SUTTON is a popular village situated on the Oxfordshire/Northants borders.  It has extremely good transport connections with easy access to the M40 motorway at Junction 10, Ardley (approximately 8 miles), and Junction 11, Banbury (approximately 5 miles). The village railway station has services to London (Paddington and Marylebone approximately 50 minutes), Oxford (approximately 25 minutes) and Birmingham (approximately 45 minutes).  The village is well served by local amenities, including a general store, post office, primary school, 2 public houses and a fine 13th century church with a renowned 190' spire.  The nearby market town of Banbury has more extensive shopping facilities, and Oxford offers a wide range of cultural pursuits.

KNIGHTCOTE
Knightcote is a relatively small village which is ideally situated for access to Junction 12 of the M40 motorway and is positioned well for access to the towns of Banbury, Southam, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.  Within the village there is a village hall with a range of regular activities, a children’s playground, model railway and boating scene as well as daily buses.  There is a primary school in the nearby village of Fenny Compton.  There are more wide ranging amenities in nearby Southam.

LADBROKE
Ladbroke is an attractive and charming rural village conveniently sited approximately two miles to the south of Southam.  Within the village are a public house/restaurant and a church.  Southam offers good local amenities and other centres within easy reach include Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.  There are particularly good educational facilities in Leamington Spa and Warwick in both private and state sectors.  The M40 is available at junction 12 Gaydon and at junctions 13, 14 and 15 near to   Warwick also. There are good rail services from Rugby on the intercity link to Euston and from Banbury to London Marylebone.

LOWER BODDINGTON
Lower Boddington is situated on the South Northamptonshire/North Oxfordshire borders.  Within the village there is a public house and in nearby Upper Boddington there is a post office/store and a primary school.  Secondary education is available at Chenderitt, in Middleton Cheney.

LITTLE BOURTON
Little Bourton is located approximately three miles to the north of Banbury with easy access to the M40 motorway.  Within the village there is a public house and a bus service to Banbury.  In the nearby villages of Great Bourton and Cropredy there are further facilities including schooling, inns, village store and post office.

MARSTON ST LAWRENCE
Marston St Lawrence is a pleasant and relatively small village which has a public house, parish church and village hall.  There are primary schools at Greatworth and Middleton Cheney and the village lies in the catchment area for Chenderit secondary school at Middleton Cheney which enjoys a good reputation and a bus picks up in Marston not far from the subject property.  Junction 11 (M40) motorway is easily accessible by travelling via Middleton Cheney and it is located on the eastern outskirts of Banbury.

MILCOMBE
MILCOMBE lies approx. 5 miles South West of Banbury.  Within the village there is a public house, parish church, local store and post office.  The larger village of BLOXHAM lies approximately 1 mile away and here there are excellent daily facilities to include shops, public houses/restaurants, churches of differing denominations, golf and driving range, doctors and dentists surgeries.  The property lies within the catchment area of the Warriner School at Bloxham and is within easy reach of the private Tudor Hall School and Bloxham College.

MILTON
Milton is a small village located between Adderbury and Bloxham allowing good access for Banbury and Oxford. Amenities include a Public House and parish church with a further range of amenities in the larger aforementioned villages including schools and shops.

MIDDLETON CHENEY
MIDDLETON CHENEY lies approximately three miles east of Banbury and 2 miles east of Junction 11 of the M40. There are railway stations with lines to London at Kings Sutton and the larger station on the Eastern outskirts of Banbury. Within the village amenities include primary and secondary schooling, nursery and pre-school, library, mini supermarket, dispensing chemist, post office and shops, doctor's surgery, bus service, two public houses and parish church.

MOLLINGTON
MOLLINGTON lies approximately 5 miles north of Banbury and within the village there is a parish church, public house and village hall. Junction 11 of the M40 motorway will be found on the eastern outskirts of Banbury and junction 12 at Gaydon is about 10 minutes drive.

MORETON PINKNEY
MORETON PINKNEY is a popular village which is conveniently located for access to both the M40 and M1 junctions as well as offering access to  Banbury and Northampton which both offer rail links to London.  Within the village there is a mixture of pleasant architecture including some charming stone cottages and farmhouses.  There is a parish church and in the nearby village of Culworth there is a primary school which has an excellent reputation.

NORTHEND
Northend is a pleasant rural village situation ideally sited in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside near to Avon Dassett Park.  The village contains some local amenities and is famed for its variety of stone period properties.  The village is ideally sited for access to a number of work centres including Leamington Spa some 13 miles distant, Warwick 14 miles distant, Banbury 8 miles distant and also convenient for access to the motorway network, the M40 being accessed at Gaydon 3 miles distant.

NORTH NEWINGTON
North Newington is a relatively small village lying approximately two miles west of Banbury and within the village there is a primary school and public house.  There are parish churches in the nearby villages of Wroxton and Broughton.  North Newington is within the catchment area for the Warriner secondary school in Bloxham.

PRIORS MARSTON
Priors Marston is a large Warwickshire village located on the Eastern edge of the county with easy access to the motorway network and central to the main towns of Leamington Spa, Coventry, Northampton, Rugby and Banbury.  Within the village there is an excellent first school, a well appointed village hall, sports and social club, Church, public house and sub-post office.  The village is in the catchment area of Rugby Boys and Girls Grammar Schools.

RADWAY
Radway is a charming village which lies approx. 8 miles North of Banbury on the South Warwickshire/North Oxfordshire Borders.  The property is also well placed for access into Stratford Upon Avon and also for connections to the M40 motorway.  Within the village there are riding stables and a church. 

SHUTFORD
SHUTFORD is located approximately 5 miles West of Banbury and within the village there is a Parish Church, a public house/restaurant and children's play area.  It is within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham and in the nearby village of North Newington there is a primary school.

SOULDERN
The attractive and popular village of Souldern on the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire borders approximately 8 miles to the South East of Banbury and some 17 miles North of Oxford.  The village comprises a mix of attractive stone period houses with a central village pond, parish church and public house.  Souldern lies within the catchment area of Fritwell Primary School with secondary school children attending the Bicester Community College.  There is also a wide variety of public schools including Winchester House Preparatory, together with Stowe, Bloxham and the Dragon and St. Edwards in Oxford.  The nearby market town of Banbury caters for the day to day requirements while other important centres, including Oxford, are within easy reach.  The village is well placed for communications being some three miles from the M40 Junction 10 and there are regular trains into London from both Banbury and Bicester.  Sporting activities in the area include golf at Tadmarton, Chesterton and Buckingham, horse racing at Towcester and motor racing at Silverstone.

SOUTH NEWINGTON
South Newington is a small North Oxfordshire village lying approximately 5 miles south west of Banbury in which there is a public house and parish church.  The larger nearby villages of Bloxham and Deddington have a wider range of facilities.

SIBFORD GOWER AND SIBFORD FERRIS
SIBFORD GOWER AND SIBFORD FERRIS are linked villages which lie approximately seven miles from Banbury, eight miles from Shipston on Stour and seven miles from Chipping Norton.  They are very popular and amenities include a primary school, the Quaker primary and secondary school, a shop, church, village hall and one public house.  The villages are surrounded by delightful undulating countryside with golf courses at Rye Hill, Brailes and Tadmarton Heath, these all being within easy reach.

SHENINGTON
SHENINGTON is an extremely popular village with a well renowned primary school, public house/restaurant, parish church, doctor's surgery and pretty village green.   It is located approximately 6 miles North West of nearby market town Banbury which offers extensive modern shopping, educational and leisure amenities and a main line railway station with regular services to London, Birmingham and the North.  Sporting activities in the area include golf at Tadmarton and Adderbury, National Hunt racing at Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Towcester and Motor racing at Silverstone.

SHOTTESWELL
SHOTTESWELL is a picturesque and charming little village which is conveniently located approximately 4 miles north of Banbury and approximately 14 miles south of Leamington Spa and Warwick.  The village is predominantly made up of period properties and there is a village church.  Primary schooling is available in the nearby village of Fenny Compton and secondary school children can attend Kineton School.

SHUTFORD
SHUTFORD  is located approximately 5 miles West of Banbury and within the village there is a Parish Church, a public house/restaurant and children's play area.  It is within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham and in the nearby village of North Newington there is a primary school.

SULGRAVE
The pretty village of SULGRAVE nestles on the South Northamptonshire/North Oxfordshire borders approximately eight miles from Banbury and seven miles from Brackley.  Within the village there is a public house, parish church, post office and store as well as the famous Sulgrave Manor.

STEEPLE ASTON
STEEPLE ASTON is a much sought after village which is conveniently placed for Oxford, Bicester, Banbury and the M40 motorway (Junction 10).  The village ismentioned in The Doomsday Book and The River Cherwell and The Oxford Canal run close by.  There are good rail links available in Banbury, Bicester, Oxford and the nearby village of Heyford.  Within the village there is a shop/Post Office, two public houses, a highly regarded school and pre-school, church, playing field and play park.

SWALCLIFFE
Swalciffe is a relatively small village lying approximately five miles west of Banbury.  There is a public house and parish church.  The larger villages of Sibford Ferris and Sibford Gower which lie approximately two miles away provide further amenities including a shop, primary and independent secondary school.  Swalcliffe lies within the catchment area for the Warriner secondary school at Bloxham.  It is surrounded by delightful countryside.  There are golf courses at Rye Hill, Brailes and Tadmarton Heath which are all within easy reach.

TADMARTON
The unspoilt village of Tadmarton lies about 4 miles West of Banbury and it adjoins the Banbury to Shipston-on-Stour road.  There is some delightful undulating countryside all around.  Within the village there is a church, village hall and public house.  Shopping facilities are available in the nearby villages of Sibford and Bloxham.  There are golf courses at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill and Brailes.

TEMPLE HERDEWYKE
Temple Herdewyke is within 12 miles of Banbury, Leamington Spa and Southam, amenities include a primary school, shop, hairdresser and youth club facilities. The village is ideally positioned for access to the M40 at nearby junction 12. This allows fast travel northwards to Birmingham and the West Midlands.  Banbury, Oxford and London are commutable and the M42, M5, M6, and M1 are all easily reached.

The village of Kineton with its excellent amenities is within 10 minutes drive.

THORPE MANDEVILLE
THORPE MANDEVILLE is a pretty village with an excellent public house/restaurant, a church and village hall.  Approximately two miles distant lies the larger village of Culworth where there is a shop, post office, primary school, public house and cricket club.

TWYFORD
TWYFORD forms part of the larger village of Adderbury where there are many amenities including shop, post office, butchers shop, hairdressers, public houses including the The Red Lion which is a short walk away, tennis club, golf club, parish church and bus service.  There is also an excellent primary school within walking distance of the property and the village is within the catchment area for the Warriner secondary school at Bloxham.

TYSOE
TYSOE is a well served village lying approximately 8 miles North West of Banbury and within the village there is a primary school, public house, shops, post office, garage, hairdressers, butchers and doctor's surgery.  There is also a fine old village church, Methodist church, day nursery, village hall and tennis club.

UPPER BODDINGTON
Upper Boddington is situated on the South Northamptonshire/North Oxfordshire Borders and within the village there is a public house, post office/store and primary school.  Secondary education is provided at Chenderit School Middleton Cheney which currently enjoys a good reputation.

WARDINGTON
Wardington lies approximately 4 miles north east of Banbury and 16 miles south west of Daventry.  It is well situated for access to junction 11 of the M40 motorway and is set amidst pretty countryside on the South Northamptonshire/North Oxfordshire borders.  Within the village there is a public house, parish church and village hall.

WARMINGTON
Warmington is a conservation village lying approximately 5 miles from Banbury, 13 miles from Leamington Spa and 15 miles from Warwick.  The village comprises predominantly stone built cottages and houses, a pub/restaurant and a Church.  Primary schooling is available in the nearby village of Fenny Compton, secondary schooling is available at Kineton, Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon.  Junction 12 of the M40 motorway can be reached within about 5 minutes and Junction 11 within about 15 minutes.

WESTON
Weston is a pretty South Northamptonshire village in which there is a public house.  In the nearby village of Weedon Lois there is a Church and there are more facilities in nearby Helmdon, Sulgrave, Culworth and Moreton Pinkney.  There is a primary school in Culworth which enjoys an excellent reputation.  The village is well situated for access to Towcester, Brackley, Banbury, Daventry and Northampton and is particularly well located for the motorway network (M40 and M1).

WIGGINTON
WIGGINTON is a highly sought after and picturesque village comprising predominantly period stone houses and cottages and is quietly positioned in the Oxfordshire countryside approximately 8 miles south west of Banbury and six miles north east of Chipping Norton.  The nearby villages of Bloxham and Hook Norton include a wealth of local amenities including schooling for all ages, shops and post offices.  Within the village there is a village church, a post office and a public house.

WOODFORD HALSE
WOODFORD HALSE is situated in the village of Woodford Halse which is approximately eight miles from both Banbury and the market town of Daventry. Both towns provide a range of everyday facilities and amenities together with access to J11 of the M40 with the M1 being approximately 12 miles to the North at J16. There are main line railway stations at both Banbury (London 50 mins) and Rugby (London 57 mins) 16 miles distance. There are more than the usual amenities in the village including primary school, range of shops, traditional butcher, florist, chemist, library, restaurant and public house. The village is surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside where there are a number of points of interest including Fawsley Hall Hotel and Park, National Trust Canons Ashby adjoining the beauty spot of Badby Woods. There is a wide range of both independent and state schools in the area including Bloxham, Warwick, Rugby and Stowe.

WROXTON
WROXTON is a charming North Oxfordshire village situated about 3 miles North West of Banbury and it comprises a number of most attractive period cottages and houses.  Local amenities include a highly acclaimed primary school, with the option also of nearby primary schools in Shenington and North Newington.  There is a public house, the highly renowned Wroxton hotel and restaurant and churches of differing denominations.  The village benefits from pedestrian access to the grounds of Wroxton Abbey.

 

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