Oxfordshire is a charming county renowned for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant communities. Situated in the South East of England, Oxfordshire benefits from its prime geographical location, offering easy access to London and the surrounding areas.

Property in Oxfordshire

Introduction to Oxfordshire 

Oxfordshire has a history that spans back to ancient times. It is a treasure trove of unique historical sites. From the world-renowned University of Oxford, established in the 12th century, to the charming market towns of Abingdon and Witney, each corner of the county is a living testament to centuries of rich heritage and culture.
Oxfordshire offers visitors and residents a wide range of places of interest. The iconic spires of Oxford City draw scholars and tourists from around the globe. At the same time, architectural wonders such as Blenheim Palace and the medieval streets of Burford offer glimpses into the county’s illustrious past.

Oxfordshire is not just a haven for history buffs but also a dream location to settle down. Its thriving communities, top-tier schools, and ample green spaces make it ideal for families and young professionals. With a diverse range of property options, from quaint cottages to contemporary apartments and sprawling country estates, there’s an option to suit every taste and budget, ensuring everyone feels at home in Oxfordshire.
Moreover, Oxfordshire is a commuter’s dream with its excellent transport and road links. Thanks to the county’s well-connected network, travel is a breeze, whether heading to London or other major cities.

From its fascinating history to its vibrant communities and convenient location, Oxfordshire offers a quality of life that’s hard to beat. Whether you’re seeking culture, natural beauty, or simply a place to call home, Oxfordshire has it all.

Photo of Henry Sherwood - Area Director for Oxfordshire


Oxfordshire Team

The Buying Agents MD & Founder, Henry Sherwood, divides his time between Oxfordshire and London. He still plays an active part in the Oxfordshire operation and personally manages all searches over £2M. 

Henry has lived in Oxfordshire most of his life. He went to school in Oxon and attended college and university in Oxford. He also started his property career in the county and raised his family here. 

Relocating to Oxfordshire

Employing The Buying Agents when relocating to Oxfordshire is invaluable. We have intimate knowledge of the local property markets and over 30 years of regional contacts.

The Buying Agents excel at streamlining the search process, saving valuable time for busy individuals or families. Our expertise and local knowledge enable us to pinpoint suitable properties while ensuring we acquire them on the best possible terms.

Additionally, we get access to off-market properties long before they hit the open market. With our guidance and support, relocating to Oxfordshire becomes a stress-free and rewarding experience, ensuring a seamless transition to your new home.

Popular locations in Oxfordshire


Oxford city centre is a fantastic place to live for numerous reasons. Firstly, it boasts a rich cultural heritage, with its historic architecture, museums, and world-renowned university creating a stimulating environment. The city centre offers diverse amenities, including shops, restaurants, theatres, and galleries, ensuring residents have everything they need within walking distance. Additionally, the presence of Oxford University fosters a vibrant intellectual and creative atmosphere, attracting scholars, students, and professionals from around the world. With its lively atmosphere, cultural offerings, and convenient location, Oxford city centre provides a unique and vibrant lifestyle that appeals to a wide range of residents.

Oxford city centre is also excellent for property investment due to its thriving rental market. Many of The Buying Agents’ clients buy property for their children while they attend college or university and then hold the property for investment purposes. 


Its proximity to Oxford’s city centre makes Summertown appealing to those who want access to excellent local amenities while enjoying a quieter residential atmosphere. Summertown offers an array of trendy cafes, boutique shops, and restaurants, creating a vibrant community. Additionally, the area is renowned for its excellent schools and green spaces, making it particularly attractive to families. With its charming character, convenient location, and desirable amenities, Summertown presents an ideal blend of city living and suburban tranquillity, making it a popular choice for residents in Oxfordshire.



Chipping Norton is celebrated for its picturesque surroundings, nestled in the Cotswold Hills, offering residents stunning countryside views and a tranquil atmosphere. The town retains its historic charm with quaint streets, traditional pubs, and local markets, creating a sense of community. Despite its rural setting, Chipping Norton provides excellent amenities, including shops, schools, and recreational facilities. Its proximity to larger towns like Oxford and Banbury ensures easy access to additional services and cultural attractions. With a thriving local scene, beautiful landscapes, and convenient amenities, Chipping Norton offers a desirable blend of rural tranquillity and modern convenience, making it an ideal place to live.

Photo of the bridge at Henley on Thames Oxfordshire


Perched along the banks of the River Thames, Henley-on-Thames exudes charm and sophistication. Renowned for its annual Royal Regatta, this picturesque town boasts historic architecture, riverside walks, and a vibrant cultural scene. Quaint streets are lined with boutique shops, cosy cafes, and traditional pubs, creating an inviting atmosphere. With its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and bustling social life, Henley-on-Thames offers a quintessential English town, attracting visitors and residents to its tranquil riverside setting.


Kingham and its surrounding villages are known for their idyllic rural setting, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. Residents enjoy breathtaking landscapes, charming stone cottages, and a strong sense of community. The area offers a peaceful and tranquil environment, ideal for those seeking a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of urban centres. Kingham is home to the Michelin-starred White Rabbit and every popular Kingham Plough. Kingham Hill School is one of the Cotswolds’ most popular independent schools. 

In addition, the train station just outside the village has direct trains to London Paddington, which take 90 minutes.  

With its breathtaking beauty, strong community spirit, and a host of convenient amenities, Kingham and its surrounding villages provide an unmatched quality of life.


The Tews, comprising Great Tew, Duns Tew, and Little Tew, are quintessential Oxfordshire villages steeped in history and rural charm. Great Tew is renowned for its picturesque stone cottages, idyllic village green, and the historic Great Tew Estate. Duns Tew boasts a tranquil setting with its quaint church, traditional pub, and scenic countryside walks. Meanwhile, Little Tew captivates visitors with its picturesque views of the Cotswolds countryside. Together, these villages offer a peaceful escape from the bustle of city life, showcasing the timeless beauty of rural Oxfordshire.


Photo of an archway in Burford


Often called the “Gateway to the Cotswolds”, Burford is a charming market town renowned for its timeless beauty and idyllic surroundings. Burford boasts a picturesque High Street with honey-coloured stone buildings, enticing shops, and historic pubs in the scenic Cotswold Hills. Residents enjoy a strong sense of community, with regular events and festivals adding to the town’s vibrant atmosphere. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Burford is the ideal base for all your outdoor adventures. Its convenient location, rich history, and timeless charm make Burford a desirable place for those seeking a quintessential Cotswold lifestyle.


Wallingford is a historic market town brimming with character and charm. Steeped in rich history, it boasts well-preserved medieval architecture, including its iconic bridge and castle ruins. The lively town centre is full of independent shops, cafes, and traditional pubs, while its surrounding countryside offers scenic walks and outdoor pursuits. With a strong sense of community and a calendar filled with cultural events, Wallingford provides residents with a delightful blend of heritage, amenities, and natural beauty.


Abingdon and its surrounding villages perfectly blend historic charm and modern convenience. Situated along the River Thames, Abingdon boasts a convenient location with easy access to major transport routes, including the A34 and nearby rail links, making commuting a breeze. The town offers many amenities, from boutique shops to bustling markets and diverse dining options. Families love Abingdon for its excellent schools and amenities. At the same time, they are spoiled for choice with various property styles, from period cottages to contemporary new-build apartments and townhouses, ensuring there’s something for everyone in this bustling Oxfordshire community.

Oxfordshire landscape looking over Wantage


Wantage and its surrounding villages epitomise the quintessential English countryside lifestyle. Nestled in The Vale of the White Horse, this charming area offers a relaxed lifestyle and a strong sense of community. Residents enjoy a peaceful atmosphere complemented by excellent amenities, including artisan shops, local markets, and superb gastro pubs. With easy access to scenic walks, cultural attractions, and nearby towns, Wantage and its surrounding villages provide a perfect blend of rural tranquillity and modern convenience, making the area a highly desirable place to call home.

Schools in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire boasts a diverse educational landscape with an outstanding choice of state and independent schools. Some of the popular schools in Oxfordshire are:

Magdalen College School – Oxford
Dragon School – Summertown
Radley College – Radley
Chandlings – Kennington
Cokethorpe – Witney
Kingham Hill – Kingham
Oxford High School – Summertown
Summer Fields – Summertown
Abingdon Preparatory – Abingdon
Headington School – Oxford
Abingdon School – Abingdon
Cothill House – Abingdon
The Cherwell School – Summertown
St Edwards – Summertown
St. Helen and St. Katharine – Abingdon
Bartholomew School – Eynsham
Didcot Girls’ School – Didcot
St Hughs – Faringdon
Moulsford – Wallingford
Bloxham – Banbury

The Buying Agents work closely with several of the leading Education Consultant in the UK. They specialise in working with families moving to a new area and advising on the best schools for your child’s abilities and aspirations. The consultants can also advise on admissions for specific schools.

Rail connections in Oxon

Oxfordshire has excellent rail and road connections to London, Birmingham, Reading, Bristol and Southampton. Travelling and commuting are convenient via the M40, M4 and A34, with excellent rail connections to London.


Banbury                        Marylebone       65 mins
Bicester                         Marylebone       50 mins
Didcot                            Paddington       45 mins
Goring & Streatley      Paddington       45 mins
Kingham                       Paddington       90 mins
Oxford                            Paddington       55 mins
Oxford Parkway           Marylebone       75 mins

The Buying Agents Oxfordshire

The Buying Agents specialize in simplifying the property search process for home buyers across Oxfordshire. Navigating the county’s diverse landscapes and individual property markets can be daunting. Still, our expert team alleviates frustrations by offering tailored guidance and access to an extensive network of contacts, ensuring clients find their ideal property seamlessly.

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