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Becketts Ridge is an exciting new collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, conveniently situated within the Oxfordshire village of Shrivenham. Close to the idyllic countryside of the Vale of White Horse, yet conveniently placed for Swindon, here you’ll find the perfect combination of village life and stylish, contemporary living.
A good life in the country
Shrivenham is a thriving village, with a wide High Street; many thatched stone cottages, an ancient pump and Norman church. It is a lively place to live; ideal for those looking for a good life in the country, yet perfectly placed for Swindon and only 23 miles from Oxford. Several local shops include a post office, pharmacy and a number of convenience stores, while there are village pubs, restaurants, doctor’s surgery and allotments. Local schools offer good choices within a short distance, while the community supports a host of clubs and activities for all the family.
Close to the town
Just 6 miles away, Swindon provides ample opportunities for work and leisure. Split into two halves, Old Town at the top of the hill and New Town at the bottom, you can enjoy both its history and its modernity throughout a range of amenities. Offering superb shopping, restaurants, bars, entertainment and sport, Swindon also has a thriving arts scene with venues that include the Wyvern Theatre and the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Further upmarket shopping is available at the Swindon Designer Outlet, while other attractions include Lydiard House and Park, Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Coate Water Country Park, Roves Farm and the Museum of Computing.
In the Vale of White Horse
Just 6 miles from Becketts Ridge, the most famous local landmark is Uffington White Horse. This prehistoric chalk figure was cut into the downland anything up to 3,000 years ago and gives its name to the whole area, the Vale of White Horse. Great walking country, the area includes National trails such as The Ridgeway and The Thames Path. Other places to explore include pretty local villages such as Faringdon, historic houses such as William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor and the grandiose Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Other great days out could include a trip to the Cotswolds, horse racing at Newbury or Cheltenham, boating on the River Thames, or exploring the shops, colleges and museums of Oxford.
At Becketts Ridge you’ll enjoy the best of village life, yet be well placed for excellent transport links. Swindon’s junction 15 of the M4 is 7 miles away, while Oxford, Reading and the M25 are a comfortable driving distance. The nearest train station is at Swindon, from where you’ll find excellent rail services to destinations including Cardiff, Bristol, Reading and London. With a fastest journey time of 56 minutes* to London Paddington, this makes the distance highly commutable. For air travel, the nearest international airports are Bristol (56 miles) and London Heathrow (68 miles). *Source: National Rail Enquiries