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Living at The Pitchings you’ll enjoy the very best of village life, yet be close to so much more.
Ideally located in the attractive village of Steventon, The Pitchings enjoys a convenient setting from where you can enjoy great surroundings and become part of a well-established and lively community. Steventon is probably best known for its traditional village green and ancient causeway. This raised tree lined path is paved with pitchings and stretches for nearly a mile, from the parish church at the South western edge of the village, towards Milton in the north east.
Although small, you’ll find Steventon offers a fine range of amenities, with popular pubs and restaurants, an award winning bakery, Co-op and Post Office, farm shop and nursery. The attractive village green is home to the local cricket and football clubs and the busy village hall provides first class facilities for many community activities. In addition to the parish church, St Michael’s and All Hallows, other village amenities include a church hall and a children’s play area, while there are a number of public footpaths for you to enjoy local countryside walks. As well as the 14th century church, other historic buildings, adding charm to the village, include the privately owned Priory, the National Trust’s Priory Cottages and many fine medieval, timber-framed cottages along The Causeway. For families with young children, there is an excellent range of state and private schools including St Michael’s Primary within minutes of The Pitchings, Abingdon School, St Helen & St Katharine School and Radley College.
For further shopping and leisure opportunities, Didcot is less than 4 miles away and provides a range of shops, including major retailers, both on the High Street and at the Orchard Centre. The town also offers major supermarkets for weekly shopping and a monthly farmers’ market. Other attractions include leisure centres, an arts and entertainment centre and the Didcot Railway Centre, a unique collection celebrating the ‘Golden Age of Steam’. The historic market town of Abingdon on Thames is also within easy reach, just over 4 miles away. With its ancient streets, riverside walks, festivals and events, it is a town full of hidden gems and offers a wealth of independent shops, markets, cafés, restaurants and pubs.
But if you prefer the peace and quiet of the countryside, The Pitchings is also close to a beautiful landscape, dotted with delightful villages and country pubs. There are wonderful walks including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Vale of the White Horse or the downs at Lambourn. Local rural attractions include the Millennium Wood at Hagbourne Triangle, Ardington House, Little Wittenham Nature Reserve and several golf courses. Add to this the close proximity of the ancient university city of Oxford, just 10 miles away, with its dreaming spires, culture in abundance and all the facilities you’d expect and more, and you begin to see why living at The Pitchings makes such perfect sense. Here you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of a village setting, yet be perfectly placed for excellent transport links, both by road via the A34, M4 and M40, and by rail via Didcot Station. From here you’ll find excellent rail services to Reading and London, with the journey time to London Paddington taking approximately 45 minutes*. Oxford, Reading, Swindon and Newbury are all within easy driving distance and employment areas nearby include Milton Park and Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.
*Source: National Rail Enquiries.