27 Feb

Witney: Community and commuting in the heart of Oxfordshire

Witney: Community and commuting in the heart of Oxfordshire

A commuter town serving any of the bigger cities in the UK must have strength in two different sides of its character.

On one hand, any such settlement must provide good transport links and proximity to the wider area, while also offering independence and plenty of its own amenities to stand on its own two feet.

For a town that offers all of this and more, home buyers need look no further than property for sale in Witney. The Oxfordshire town is home to just 21,000 people, making it the perfect little region for those not in favour of the busy lifestyle offered by bigger towns.

Transport and good geographical positioning is important for any commuter town, and this is an area where Witney performs well. Being just six miles from the city of Oxford itself, the settlement gives the perfect chance for people to drive to work. Those who want to stay fit and healthy may even fancy a brisk cycle to the office each morning.

Back in the town itself though, the community feel will be all important, and this is never more in evidence than when the market day comes. Hosted on a Thursday, the event has been in action since the 1600s, and locals can buy produce from surrounding areas while mixing with other residents.

Culture is a strong part of the town, and Witney residents can also show their kids part of what the town used to be like, allowing them to learn a little about history. Three museums being present in the settlement allows for the perfect place to see the UK the way it used to be.

Wychwood Brewery is open at the weekend, although it may be one more for the parents, while the Cogges Manor Farm Museum is a 13th century construction that allows people to see a little part of farming and countryside history. All of these however, will provide a perfect place to relax away from work on the weekends.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801548096-ADNFCR

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