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Close to the rolling Cotswold Hills made rich from its wool trade, and perched on the River Windrush, Witney had two of the best ingredients for making its trademark wool blankets. While the cloth industry has been the bedrock of Witney’s prosperity, the last of the blanket makers closed in 2002, however, the Wychwood Brewery is still going strong.

The town centre is just a brief walk from your new build Witney home, with a range of great shops, cafes and restaurants. Take time out for a date at the Windrush Inn, or find out more about the history of your new home at Cogges Manor Farm Park. When you want to take in some of the stunning scenery around Witney, grab your walking boots and head off along the Evenlode River to North Leigh Roman Villa taking in a pub or two. Explore your new home in Oxfordshire your way!

Living in Witney

The annual World Pooh Sticks Championship

Move into your new build in Witney, and you could become the Pooh Sticks champion of the world. As invented by Winnie-the-Pooh author, A. A. Milne, Pooh Sticks becomes a competitive sport each and every year at Cogges Manor Farm close to the Windrush Leisure Centre. Teams are invited to purchase regulation pooh sticks and join the competition at Windrush Bridge in aid of The Rotary Club of Oxford Spires Charitable Trust Funds.

Activities and schools near your new home in Witney

Witney is well served by a range of state and independent schools. Of the Ofsted rated schools, only the Mulberry Bush School for children with special educational needs is rated as Outstanding. The rest – some 23 primary and secondary schools – are all rated as Good.

Local family-friendly days out near your new home in Oxfordshire include the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford; the historical farm at Cogges Manor Farm, where children can feed the animals and everyone can explore the house and grounds. And explore stunning Blenheim Palace with a packed calendar of events that spans an organ recital, a flower show, food festivals, Gifford’s Circus and even the Sugababes!

A new house in Witney with excellent road links

Just 11 miles west of Oxford, a new build in Witney is the affordable way to enjoy the city while still being close to the rolling Cotswold Hills. Sitting just above the A40, Witney enjoys easy access to Cheltenham (30 miles) and west to Capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester (26 miles). While the town doesn’t have a railway station, talks are ongoing about reinstating the station that closed in 1970 to improve transport links into Oxford and beyond. The nearest railway station is Hanborough, six miles north east with direct rail links to London Paddington (75 minutes).

New homes in Oxfordshire

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