If you’re in the market for new homes in Oxfordshire, we have the most relevant pointers and opinions from actual residents across the county. Oxfordshire itself is famous for its beautiful countryside and historic towns and villages. Not to mention its excellent schools and transport links. So why not dive in and take a closer look?
Come join us as we take a look at the ten best developments in Oxfordshire.
Where is Oxfordshire?
Oxfordshire is a county in the south of England, bordering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Witney. The county town is Oxford, which is well known for its universities – Oxford University and Ruskin College.
Why live in Oxfordshire?
One of the most desirable counties to live in in the UK, Oxfordshire is famed for its stunning countryside and historic towns and villages.
The county is well-served by transport links, with excellent motorway and rail connections to London and other major cities.
Oxfordshire is also rightly regarded as a cent of excellence for education, with a number of highly sought-after schools as well as world-renowned universities.
The country is packed with amazing scenery, boarded on three sides by areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) including the Cotswolds, the Chilterns and the Oxfordshire Downs. There are plenty of picturesque villages and market towns to explore, as well as miles of beautiful countryside waiting to be discovered on foot, bike or horseback.
The county town of Oxford is renowned for its historical architecture and lively cultural scene, while other towns such as Banbury, Bicester and Witney offer a more peaceful pace of life.
New build homes in Oxfordshire: 10 best developmentsNow, let’s take a look at the ten best new build developments in Oxfordshire. Residents judge their homes on factors such as the quality of homes, location and facilities available. The final rankings are all determined purely by the given scores of verified residents. This way, you know what real residents think of where they live.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
The number one new build property development in Oxfordshire, according to verified resident reviews on HomeViews, is Mosaics. One of Oxford’s newest neighbourhoods, it’s situated on the very edge of the city’s picturesque countryside and nestled among open green spaces and stunning views across the Bayswater Brook. The homes here are modern yet practical in design and completion. The management team are roundly praised by reviewers for their diligence and attention to detail.
Read reviews and details of Mosaics, OX3
In second place, the village of Hanwell Chase is a popular spot for those looking for a new build home. It’s located just outside of Banbury, and has easy access to the M40 motorway. Taking fourth place in Oxfordshire, Hanwell Chase is home to Persimmon’s latest development, which comprises 153 homes in total. There’s a range of properties available, from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes.
Read reviews and details of Persimmon at Hanwell Chase, OX16
Our third top-placed development for Oxfordshire is Bellway at Kingsmere, which is surrounded by green open space in its village setting, complete with a great community feel. It benefits from a great range of high-performing schools, a village centre, recreational and sports facilities, a health village, restaurant and hotel. It’s also a short walk from the designer shops and boutiques at Bicester Village, making it a shopper’s delight.
Read reviews and details of Bellway at Kingsmere, OX26
Hopefield Grange. This development of two-to-five-bedroom homes located in the village of Benson is perfect for those who want to be close to nature. Local transport links also put it in easy reach of Reading, Oxford and London Paddington.
Read reviews and details of Hopefield Grange, OX10
Hitting the middle spot on our list is Banbury Chase, a great selection of 3 & 4 bedroom homes less than 2 miles from Banbury’s town centre. One excited reviewer said: “Love the design of the house , the sizes of the rooms are really good!”
Read reviews and details of Banbury Chase, OX16
Taking sixth place in Oxfordshire, Scholars’ Gate by Lioncourt Homes is a collection of two, three, four and five-bedrooms homes. The development is on the edge of the village of Hook Norton, around six miles from Chipping Norton and ten miles from Banbury. It has access to a wide range of local amenities, including a village shop and post office, a school, several pubs and a successful brewery.
Read reviews and details of Scholars’ Gate, OX15
Taking seventh place of our top 10 of new homes in Oxfordshire is Townsend Place. This new development by Bovis Homes is located in the village of Shrivenham in the Vale of the White Horse, within proximity of Swindon and the M4.
Read reviews and details of Townsend Place, SN6
In 8th, Wolvercote Mill is located in the picturesque village of Wolvercote, home to a weatlth of amenities all within easy reach. One happy reviwers says: “The new development is extremely well built with apartments and houses places throughout. With a small woods surrounding the development we have nice areas to travel and explore.”
Read reviews and details of Wolvercote Mill, OX2
In 9th, Hayfield Green is situated in the village of Stanton Harcourt. Typical of Oxfordshire villages, it benefits from a close knit community, a village hall, a pub, village shop, Post Office and cricket club. Hayfield Green offers two, three, four and five bedroom homes designed around footpaths and plenty of open spaces to delight families and nature-lovers alike.
Read reviews and details of Hayfield Green, OX29
Rounding off the top 10 we have Banbury Rise, a collection of two-to-four-bedroom new homes for sale in Banbury, a rural location, with quiet cul-de-sacs and open green spaces. High-quality builds feature throughout, with aesthetically pleasing brick and stonework. Residents say that there’s also plenty of space to enjoy, with properties carefully placed to avoid overcrowding. It’s a great location for dog owners too!
Read reviews and details of Banbury Rise, OX16
Average property prices in OxfordshireAt the time of writing (January 2023), the average property price in Oxfordshire is around £472,000. However, prices vary considerably depending on location. In the city of Oxford itself, the average price is about £580,000, for example. While in rural areas it can be much lower.
This price range puts it in a similar bracket to neighbouring counties such as Buckinghamshire (£499,000) and Berkshire (£466,500). It’s a touch more expensive than Hampshire (£413,000). Overall, Oxfordshire is not cheap, but the higher price tag comes with a lot of bonuses.
If this has inspired you to give Oxfordshire a go, then explore the area further in our dedicated guide. Here you’ll find more new build developments across the county. You can also review verified resident feedback, in the form of category scores and detailed comments.
Oxfordshire is a county in the south of England, home to many great schools and universities. The population is around 638,000 people. Oxfordshire has some lovely countryside that would be perfect for anyone looking to move away from city life with their family. If Read more about Oxfordshire
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