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Four hundred years ago, farmer Thomas Grove had a watermill in Oxfordshire. Now, Grove is a pretty village, just a stone’s throw from its busier neighbour of Wantage, offering all the location benefits of being close to Oxford’s commercial hubs, with none of the hustle and bustle.

Surrounded by green fields and on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, Grove is an idyllic spot to enjoy walking, biking and exploring. Your new home in Grove is close to three pubs, The Baytree with a good choice of beers and SkySports, The Bell with a nice local vibe and the Volunteer Inn with a delicious traditional menu. Grove has thriving football and rugby clubs, catering for all ages. Last, but far from least, Grove has been home to the F1 team and constructor Williams Racing since their move in 1996. The Williams site offers tours, a museum and plenty of hands-on activities.

Living in Grove

Schools close to your new home in Oxfordshire

Your new build in Grove has two primary schools within walking distance, Millbrook Primary School and the Grove Church of England Primary School, both rated as Good by Ofsted. Wantage, a mile away offers the Outstanding SEN Academy, Fitzwaryn School for ages 3-19 as well as Stockham Primary School and Wantage Primary Academy, both rated as Outstanding. There are a further eight primary schools rated as Good in the area, as well as the nearest secondary school, King Alfred’s.

Your new build in Oxfordshire, perfectly located

From your new house in Grove, you can take the A338 to the eastern edge of the village, heading north towards Oxford (15 miles) and south to Wantage (1 mile). The nearby A38, will take you to the M4 and commuter links to Reading (26 miles) and London (75 miles). Didcot and Abingdon are around 10 miles away. Swindon (22 miles) is easily accessible to the south west via the A420. The village has a good bus service which links to Oxford and Wantage, as well as selected surrounding villages. The nearest train station with direct links to London is Didcot Parkway.

New housing developments in Oxfordshire

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Grove, Wantage as well as new builds and new housing developments in Oxfordshire – including new homes in Thame and Didcot. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…