Oxfordshire is synonymous with the traditional English village. The county’s patchwork of rolling green hills is famously gilded with the honey-coloured stone from which centuries of settlements have been built.
It’s the pastoral beauty stitched into the landscape that makes people clamour for the timeless lifestyle bound up in such places. Small of scale, yet large in character, these villages shelter a traditional way of living within easy reach of the modern world.
A trio of developments in the south of the county at Steventon, Milton and East Hanney – no more than 15 miles apart – from award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes has answered this interest from every angle. They offer the peace and quiet that is so distinct from the noisy eruptions of the urban scene.
In Steventon, famous for its traditional village green and ancient paved Causeway, is The Pitchings, a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses. Westwards is East Hanney where the four-bedroom family houses of Kings Meadow can be found. To the east is Milton and Cobblestones, Linden Homes’ newest local collection.
The central sales suite at The Pitchings is the one-stop destination to explore a show home and find out more about the three developments and their unique surroundings, as well as the high quality design and thoughtful layouts they all have in common.
Steventon, for example, is a well-established community offering a range of facilities for everyday living including a primary school, shops, several popular pubs and restaurants, a village hall and recreation ground, and even an award-winning bakery.
The centre of East Hanney, meanwhile, is just a stroll from the 10 detached houses of Kings Meadow which overlook rolling fields. On the doorstep are a local pub, village green, post office and shop, church and a wealth of community clubs.
Milton hosts Cobblestones, a collection of 19 two, three and four-bedroom houses whose residents will benefit from a local store, a pub, a well-regarded primary school, an historic church and even an excellent private gym with pool.
All three developments are well connected: by road via the A34, M4 and M40, and by rail from Didcot Station. From here rail services link to Reading and London, with the journey time to London Paddington taking approximately 45 minutes.
There’s plenty to explore on foot or bicycle in the surrounding countryside, but when it’s time for a day in town then Wantage, Abingdon and Didcot are nearby. The dreaming spires of stylish Oxford with its choice of shopping and fine dining are about 12 miles away.
The surrounding beautiful landscape is dotted with more delightful villages and country pubs. There are wonderful walks too including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Vale of the White Horse or the downs at Lambourn.
In common with all Linden Homes’ developments, each property also comes with a 10-year NHBC warranty for peace of mind, as well as a two-year customer care warranty.
Steve Garton, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes Thames Valley, said: “The village lifestyle is growing in popularity, especially where the pleasures of the countryside don’t mean a disconnection from the modern world.
“Our trio of developments precisely answer that property search with a range of prices, locations and designs – but all with the quality, energy efficiency, connections and local facilities that househunters are demanding for their families.
“We’re advising people not to hang around but to get in touch, book an appointment and ask us some questions. The Pitchings, Kings Meadow and Cobblestones are proving as popular as we expected, so act now to avoid missing out.”
To find out more, call 0844 644 8253.
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25 June 2015
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