13 Nov

Headington: A relaxing rural town, with a twist

Headington: A relaxing rural town, with a twist

Retirement gives many a chance to kick up their feet and relax. The hustle and bustle of working life is a thing of the past and most people now want to enjoy their free time somewhere they can truly call home.

This, however, does not mean that older movers do not want to find a place with a few quirks and plenty to do.

Those looking for a combination of charm and calm could look at property for sale in Headington.

The most noticeable thing in this Oxfordshire town is the somewhat unorthodox design of one of its houses. The Headington Shark is hard to miss: the 25 foot structure depicts an oversized shark diving head first into a roof.

A great source of pride for the town, the shark has now become a tourist attraction after it gained attention from the UK press.

Other houses in Headington are less bizarre but still have a certain appeal of their own. Old Headington in particular has a unique rural feel to it.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Headington has a number of green spaces for you to enjoy. Both Headington Hill and Bury Knowle parks are located in the town, and are perfect for an afternoon stroll.

More adventurous ramblers may wish to venture over to Shotover Hill, a nearby heath which provides fantastic views over Oxfordshire.

A testament to its rural nature, Headington has a local farmers market, where local residents can mingle and pick up some of the finest local produce in the area. Due to the closeness of the sea, fresh fish is always on offer, a potential bonus for seafood lovers.

The town also has plenty of great local amenities, which means you wont have to head into the city if you don't want to.

A number of pubs, cafes and restaurants are also situated around the town, perfect for a quiet afternoon drink or a special treat at the weekend.

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