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Wantage is a pretty market town located in the south of Oxfordshire between Swindon and Oxford on the northern edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Largely known as the birthplace of King Alfred the Great 849AD, whose statue stands in the Market Place.

Your new build home in Wantage is near to a huge range of high street shops including national chains such as Boots, B&M and Fat Face, as well as independent butchers, delis and gift shops. The town is also well served by cafes, restaurants and takeaways of every type. As well as a vibrant food scene, Wantage is still hosting the markets founded in 1246 – available every Wednesday and Saturday – as well as a large Sainsburys.

Living in Wantage

Celebrating the arts in Wantage

While famously calling for bombs to fall on Slough, poet Sir John Betjeman, who was born and lived in Wantage, can be found quoted on sculptures throughout The Betjeman Park. From your new build in Wantage you can join in a five-week annual Arts Festival devoted to art, poetry, music, dance, film and food!

Activities and schools near your new Wantage home

The Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage hosts many family-friendly events as well as having a permanent collection devoted to interpreting the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse. Just south of Wantage, there’s Manor Park Memorial Gardens with a play area and splash pad water feature.

Your new home in Wantage is near to around ten primary schools and one secondary school, King Alfred's Academy. Three have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted: Wantage Primary Academy and Stockham Primary School. The third, Fitzwaryn School offers excellent SEN education to children aged 3-19.

A new house in Wantage with excellent road links

The nearest railway station is Didcot Parkway (7 miles) with direct services to London Paddington in under 40 minutes as well as Swindon and the South West. Commuting from your Oxfordshire new home to Reading or Newbury takes around 50 minutes. The M4 also offers easy journeys to London (72 miles) and Bristol (63 miles). Oxford is less than 20 miles north east, and takes around 30 minutes on the A420.

New homes in Oxfordshire

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