Bloor Homes - Banbury Rise, OX16
Banbury Rise, in the cultural town of Banbury, is a superb place to live. Seamlessly combining a countryside lifestyle with the perks of a town centre, Banbury offers country walks and cycle rides, peace and quiet, and green open spaces for everyone to enjoy, with the local amenities, attractions and excellent transport links of a large, thriving market town on your doorstep.
Here, Bloor Homes is creating a range of exquisite new homes with something to suit everyone. Singles and couples, young families and those with older children, commuters, downsizers and everyone who enjoys the finer things in life. With our focus on energy-efficient design, traditional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and - above all - excellent customer service, this really is the place to find your perfect new home.
The town of Banbury is the hub for shopping, industry and commerce in its countryside location. Everything you need for everyday living is no more than a couple of miles from your doorstep at Banbury Rise. The Old Town and High Street are buzzing with shops, including a wide range of independent specialists and suppliers of fresh produce, as well as a wide range of big national stores.
Set among the historical and picturesque area of Banbury, Banbury Rise makes for the perfect place to settle down.
First Class Education
Families will appreciate the good schools for all ages within a walk or a short drive from Banbury Rise.
There are many schools in the Banbury area. One of the top rated schools is the Blessed George Napier school, which has achieved ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings for the last few years.
The nearest primary schools are Hill View Primary School (Ofsted rated Good) and William Morris Primary School, and secondary schools include North Oxfordshire Academy and The Warriner School (both rated Good).
For older students, Banbury and Bicester College offers a wealth of courses and qualifications, and of course Oxford University is one of the top universities in the world.
Independent schools include Bloxham School, an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11-18.
Country Living On The Edge Of Town
There is a wealth of things to see and do in the town and the local area. Banbury's Old Town, around the banks of the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal, has historic buildings and beautiful bankside walks to enjoy.
The modern Castle Quay shopping centre offers Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Debenhams, Monsoon and dozens of other brands, plus cafes and individual boutiques.
All the usual services like banks, health centre, post office, library and more are close at hand, and the town centre boasts a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants of all types, offering cuisines from all over the world. There are several exceptional ‘gastro pubs’ within a short drive, including the Wykham Arms at Sibford Ferris and the Muddy Duck in Hethe. Sports and leisure facilities are excellent, with local football, rugby, cricket and tennis clubs welcoming all levels and age groups. The town is particularly well supplied with parks and open spaces for fresh air and exercise. Spiceball Park has a sports fields and children's play area, while the Sports Centre across the road houses a swimming pool, gym and indoor courts.
Just 19 miles away is Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the world. A visit to the theatre here is a must.
Equally close at hand is the fabulous Warwick Castle, a picture-book setting for jousting, falconry a trip around the dungeons and other medieval adventures!
There are stately homes and gardens in every direction, including Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
More excitement is on offer at Silverstone, for the British Grand Prix and other motorsport events, and Vision Motorsport near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, for driving experiences including rallying, 4x4 off-road adventures, supercars and more.
For something more gentle, Fairytale Farm in Chipping Norton is a great favourite with children, and the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is both educational and very beautiful.
And for world class shopping, don't miss Bicester Village for designer outlets and more.
Banbury station offers regular train services between London (Marylebone 61 mins) and Birmingham (New Street 45 mins) as well as trains to Oxford, Reading, and local stations around the area.
By road, the M40 Motorway (J11) is 3 miles away, putting Oxford (39 mins), Birmingham (51 mins) and London (1hr 35 mins) within easy reach. Local and regional bus services are plentiful, while Heathrow Airport is just over an hour away.
Family outings from Banbury Rise will no doubt include walks and picnics in the beautiful countryside, with Broughton Castle and the Waterfowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm at Wigginton Heath well worth a visit.
Tooley's Boatyard on the Oxford Canal has the oldest working dry dock in the country, and offers delightful boat trips and self-drive hire