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Bicester is a historic market town that is evolving to suit the needs of its 21st century residents. It was mentioned in the Domesday book as Berencestra and sits close to the junction of two important Roman roads – its name translates from the Latin meaning two-fortresses.

Aside from the 7th century church of St. Edburg and a stunning housing stock covering almost every century, Bicester has been chosen to become a Garden Town; which means it has been earmarked for significant government investment to provide desirable new homes, located in well planned communities with plenty of access to wide open green spaces – with excellent transport links.

Living in Bicester

Shopping in the area

Famous for its out-of-town Designer Outlet, Bicester Village offers a boutique shopping experience with over 160 of the world’s top brands with up to 60% off original retail prices. And whether you’re more Floozie than Ottolenghi, there’s something to tickle everyone’s tastebuds at the villages many restaurants and cafes.

Your new house is close to the £70m regeneration programme that transformed town centre shopping with the Kingsmere Retail Park – packed with well-known retail brands including Nike, Next, Boots and M&S Food – a new Sainsbury’s superstore, a multi-screen cinema and a plethora of new bars and restaurants. You can shop local at the weekly market and farmers’ market as well as finding that elusive “je ne sais quoi” at the bi-annual French market.

Easy commuting and transport connection

Nestled in the verdant Oxfordshire countryside, just 12 miles northeast of Oxford.  Take the A41 for an easy commute into Oxford, or to Aylesbury (18 miles). The nearby M40 allows for easy access to London (63 miles) and Birmingham (59 miles), with both journeys taking roughly an hour. Your new home is close to Bicester North railway station running to Birmingham and London Marylebone and Bicester Village railway station running to the West Country, London Marylebone (45 minutes) and Oxford. For travel further afield, London Luton, Heathrow and Birmingham Airport are just an hour’s drive from your new Oxfordshire home.

A new home made for families

The town is a brilliant choice for families, with your new Oxfordshire house having a huge choice of primary schools with nursery education, all-through and secondary schools with and without sixth forms, right on your doorstep. There’s also an abundance of green spaces including Garth Park, with skate park and café as well as Island Pond Wood and Gavray Wildlife Meadows. To swim or gym, head to Bicester Leisure Centre or grab a popcorn for the latest blockbuster at Vue multiplex.