Bicester

Bicester

More than just shopping

In our opinion Bicester is the best connected place in the UK. You are only a short distance to the Cotswolds and Chilterns and within commuting distance to Oxford, Milton Keynes, Reading and London. Bicester village and Bicester North stations with direct links to London (only 44 mins away) and Oxford (14 mins away). The M40 is close by to whizz you to Birmingham or London. But Bicester is more than a commuter hot spot.

Let’s start with shopping – who can resist a couple of hours browsing the boutiques at Bicester Village followed by Lunch at Soho Farm House? There is also a wide range of high street shops and number of larger out of town shops (new shopping park with next, boots, Nike and marks and Spencer’s just opened.)

The schools are cracking, you have Langford Primary School, which has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. There are two secondary schools and plans for a third as part of the new Kingsmere estate. Several excellent private primary schools and also nearby including Beachborough in Westbury, near Brackley and Winchester House in Brackely. Secondary private schools include Bloxham and Stowe.

The loveliest of communities

This is a place that has everything the modern, discerning faily could dream of – a modern sports centre with every class possible, several great playgrounds for the kids and a new wooden adventure playground. The great local garden centre has a cafe and soft play, the schools are very well regarded and you are spoilt for choice on places to eat and drink.

Slightly further afield are Stoke Woods, Waddesdon Manor (national trust site of the Rothschild Family) and Blenheim. The Cotswolds are on your doorstep from where you can spend time in the countryside and lovely farm shops!

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa is only 10 mins drive away and offers a fantastic golf course, spa facilities, plus childcare facilities. You should join.

  • Closest village/town: Hethe is lovely
  • Post Office: 1
  • Stores: More than you could dream of!
  • Supermarket: A big Tesco that is open all the time, and the very smart Waitrose is close.
  • Pubs: The Lion Wendlebury (All local villages seem to have excellent pubs)
  • Walks: Miles of countryside walks, particularly in the Heyfords and Astons, there is so much more than Langford and stoke woods
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