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  • 1 Horse Fair
  • Banbury
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX16 0AA, UK
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Jon Brody

Senior Sales Manager, Banbury Branch

Carl Jeffries

Group Associate Director , Banbury Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 1 Horse Fair
  • Banbury
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX16 0AA, UK
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Banbury is a vibrant market town amidst the scenic villages of Oxfordshire. It’s always been a desirable place to live, but for many it was simply too far from the capital. Fortunately, that’s now changed with the development of a high-speed rail link to London Marylebone.

Vibrant Market Town of Banbury

Improved access to the nearby M40 provides further advantages for the working professional, as does the presence of nearby business such as Jaguar Land Rover, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Kraft.

In the town centre, historic sights blend with contemporary attractions and local businesses. It gives a sense of village community, while offering all the convenience of urban living. Castle Quay Shopping Centre boasts a selection of 70 shops and also houses the town’s museum. Developed with Banbury’s heritage in mind, this complex preserves the quaint character of the area, with cobbled streets and a weekly market at its centre.

Castle Quay Shopping Centre

Other attractions include a cinema, leisure centre and the many nearby villages. These promise a quintessentially English experience, complete with country pubs and thatched cottages.

 

Transportation in Banbury

Banbury now sits on London’s commuter belt thanks to the recently introduced faster train service. Rather than taking 80 minutes with several stops as it did in the past, London Marylebone is now accessible via a one-stop 55-minute journey. Other services link to the rest of the country, such as Birmingham at just over 50 minutes and Oxford at 20 minutes.

Banbury Train Station

Situated close to the M40 motorway, Banbury offers a similar appeal for those travelling by car. It’s easily reached via a newly upgraded dual carriageway (A422) which links to north Banbury and the town centre. This provides convenience for travel to the capital, as well as Birmingham and major hubs across the UK.

 

Primary and secondary schools in Banbury

First-rate schools are located throughout Banbury and its surrounding villages. Options are extensive for primary schools with 30 in the area, including the renowned Great Tew Primary School, which was deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

School in Banbury

At secondary level, Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney has also been awarded ‘outstanding’ status, while The Warriner School in Bloxham is home to a 120-acre farm.

Private boarding facilities are available at Tudor Hall School – catering to girls – and Bloxham School for children aged 11 to 18. The nearby Banbury and Bicester College offers a range of further education courses, along with apprenticeships and international studies.

 

History of Banbury

Although an excavation in 2002 uncovered remains of a settlement dating back to the Iron Age, it wasn’t until the 14th century that Banbury gained prominence as a trading hub. During this time, weekly markets attracted visitors from surrounding Oxfordshire and a wool industry flourished.

Despite the damage suffered during the Civil War and the devastating fire of 1628, the town proved resilient, with ongoing improvements to infrastructure. During the Victorian period, gas-powered lighting was installed and both the Horton Infirmary and railway station were opened.

Today Banbury is best-known for its namesake cake and the nursery rhyme “Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross”. The latter is commemorated in the town with a statue depicting a “Fyne lade upon a White Horse”, while the fruity Banbury cake is still served at the many cafes.

Fine Lady Statue

It may have developed into a modern town with 21st century luxuries, but Banbury still retains the old-world charm of its market town past.

 

Things to do in Banbury

Widely known for its historic sights, Banbury is also home to modern luxuries as well as family-friendly attractions. Some of the highlights for both visitors and residents include:

  • Deddington Castle
  • Upton House
  • Castle Quay Shopping Centre
  • ODEON Cinema
  • MFA Bowling Alley
  • Banbury Museum
  • Broughton Castle
  • The Retreat at Mayfield House
  • People’s Park
  • Rye Hill Golf Club
  • Spiceball Leisure Centre
  • Tooley’s Boatyard

 

How to get to Banbury

  • By road: Banbury can be reached from Junction 11 of the M40, taking the A422/A361 exit and following signposts for the town.
  • By rail: Banbury station operates direct services to London and all major cities across England and Scotland.

Types of commercial space in Banbury

We see a lot of demand for commercial space in and around Banbury. One of the most in-demand locations is Pembroke House at Banbury Business Park, which offers an array of suites varying in size from 5,000 to 16,514 sq ft.

With its open-plan layout, abundant on-site car parking and easy access to the M40, Pembroke House is an ideal location for a wide variety of businesses.

As a commercial estate agent in Banbury, we also see a lot of interest in retail space close to the historic Market Place. A host of retailers can be found in the area, including the likes of Claire’s, Sports Direct, Miss Selfridge and The Body Shop.

 

Major industries and businesses in Banbury

Traditionally, Banbury’s economy revolved around its cattle market, which closed in 1998. A key facet of Victorian life in the town, it was once the largest cattle market in Western Europe, with cattle driven to the town on the hoof from as far away as Scotland to feed the growing population of London and other towns.

Banbury is home to a host of big employers, which helps to give the town one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the UK (0.9% as of March 2018). Major employers include Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the multinational owner of beverage brands such as Jacobs, Kenco and Tassimo.

The town also has a proud engineering heritage, with several well-known motorsports operations having been based in the area. Arden Motorsport – owned by Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner – is still located on the Thorpe Way Industrial Estate, while the likes of Manor Racing and Simtek have also been situated in the town.

Banbury Estate Agents 

Chancellors estate and lettings agents in Banbury has been operating in the town for over 30 years. We provide a range of expert services to buyers, renters, sellers and landlords alike in Banbury and its surrounding areas. If you are thinking about moving to this popular and bustling Oxfordshire market town, we can provide the knowledge, expertise and guidance you need to make your move a reality. 

Banbury boasts a range of property types, including three-bedroom semi-detached houses, flats, detached homes and bungalows. 

Our Banbury branch is located at Horse Fair, around a 10-minute walk from the train station and Castle Quay Shopping Centre, and just a stone’s throw from the famous Banbury Cross monument. We are here to take your enquiries in branch from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays.  

Our phone lines are open for extended hours during Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm, and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays. Alternatively, you can get in contact with us via email and we will reply as soon as possible.   

The range of sales and lettings services available include: 

  • Free, no-obligation market appraisals 
  • An extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties 
  • Land and new homes 
  • Property management support 
  • Expert investment and market advice 

Areas Served Around Banbury 

As well as the town of Banbury itself, Chancellors estate agents also operate in the following surrounding areas: 

  • Bodicote  
  • Cherwell Heights 
  • Hanwell Fields 
  • Longford Park 
  • Bloxham 
  • Hook Norton 
  • Adderbury 
  • Twyford 
  • Kings Sutton 
  • Deddington 
  • Easington  
  • Timms Estate 
  • Highfield Leys 
  • Grimsbury 
  • Shutford 
  • Balscote 
  • Shotteswell 
  • Greatworth 
  • Milcombe 
  • Overthorpe 
  • Aynho 
  • Brackley 
  • Westbury
  • Claydon 
  • Cropredy 
  • Evenly 
  • Croughton 
  • Great Bourton 
  • Little Bourton 
  • Hanwell 
  • Horley 
  • Hardwick 
  • Ruscote 
  • Neithrop 
  • Bretch Hill 
  • Woodford Halse 
  • Duns Tew 

What is Banbury Like?  

Banbury is an historic and lively market town in Oxfordshire. Sitting in the Cherwell Valley, Banbury was historically an important centre for wool trading in the 13th century. In the modern-day, Banbury is a thriving commercial and retail centre with industries including motorsport and car parts, electrical goods and food processing all operating in the town. 

Many people will know Banbury by the famous nursery rhyme “Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross”. The “Fine Lady” from this rhyme is immortalised as a statue in the town centre.  

In Banbury, charming streets and medieval alleys have been combined with new developments to make the town what it is today. That is not forgetting that Banbury is also on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. 

Oxfordshire is one of the most desirable areas to live in the whole of the UK, and Banbury offers property hunters the chance to live here at a fraction of the price of many villages in the county, as well as Oxford. 

Residents of Banbury have easy access to excellent amenities including an array of independent stores and familiar names. Banbury also offers easy commuting to Oxford, Birmingham and London, making it a good choice for working professionals. 

In the town itself, Banbury offers excellent employment opportunities, providing stable work for the residents of the town as well as surrounding areas. Banbury is home to the world’s largest coffee processing facility at Jacobs Douwe Egberts and is also close to the Jaguar Land Rover plant. That is not to mention the employment opportunities available in the retail, food and hospitality and leisure sectors. Also, Amazon recently opened a distribution centre in the area.  

Transport in Banbury 

Banbury is a very well-connected town. Located just off junction 11 on the M40, journeys to Oxford, Birmingham and London are easily accessible for drivers. By car, you can reach Oxford in just 40 minutes, whilst the likes of Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Coventry are less than an hour away.  

Banbury is also well served by its train station, with regular services to: 

  • London Marylebone and London Paddington (1 hour 15 minutes) 
  • Birmingham (1 hour or less) 
  • Oxford (18 minutes) 

For travel within Banbury and its surrounding villages, Stagecoach Group provides services and there is also a public bus system. 

Cyclists will enjoy the many cycle routes running through the town and its surrounding areas. Also, the National Cycle Route 5 takes you to Oxford. 

For international travel, Heathrow airport is just over an hour away by car and Birmingham International Airport is around 40 minutes away. 

Schools in Banbury 

Banbury and the surrounding areas boast a good selection of highly regarded independent and state schools across all age groups. 

Primary schools and academies in the area include: 

Some of the secondary schools in the area are Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form, North Oxfordshire Academy and Wyxham Park, which are all rated as ‘Good’. 

Frank Wise School is for 2-19 year-olds with individual needs and supported learning, and is rated as ‘Outstanding’. 

For private education, the Bloxham School is a highly regarded coeducational boarding and day school for those aged 11-19. Also, the Cardus School is a small prep school for boys and girls aged 3-11. 

For further education, Banbury and Bicester College offers a range of further education courses, along with apprenticeships and international studies. The world-famous Oxford University is nearby for those looking to take their studies further, and Oxford Brookes University also has a high reputation.  

Amenities and Attractions 

The Castle Quay Shopping Centre is a popular shopping centre with a large number of stores, restaurants and bars, as well as a new cinema complex. The Gateway Shopping Retail Park has a number of stores including M&S, River Island, Mountain Warehouse, Primark and New Look.  

Banbury is also well served by supermarkets with a Tesco Extra, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Lidl.  

The quirky side of Banbury can be found in the atmospheric streets of the Old Town. Home to number of independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, the Old Town is the heart of traditional Banbury.  

The Banbury Museum & Gallery is a family-friendly local museum which presents the history of the town and hosts an array of events. The museum also exhibits work from world-renowned artists.  

The Tooley’s Boatyard is a dockyard which has been working continuously since 1778. The boatyard offers courses, workshops and guided tours.  

The stunning Broughton Castle, which is just a short drive from the town centre, is a beautiful medieval fortified manor house. Here you can explore the inside of the castle and the rolling parkland around, or simply relax in the beautiful gardens. 

St Mary’s Church is a grade I listed building which is a beautiful place to visit. There is plenty of literature to read on the history of the church here, and you can also enjoy regular concerts and choir events.  

For F1 enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, the world-famous Silverstone is just a 25-minute drive away.  

Culture and Events 

The Mill Arts Centre is a lively cultural hub for Banbury and the surrounding areas which supports local artists. The Artweeks event takes place every May for three weeks and is the country’s oldest and biggest open studio event. It is also a busy venue, hosting theatre productions and comedy nights as well as a variety of workshops including music and dance.  

The Banbury Folk Festival is a full weekend event which attracts big artists and folk enthusiasts from across the country.  

Set in Spiceball Park, the Banbury and District Show is an event filled with fun and entertainment with funfairs, BMX riders and skateboarders, farm animals and dog shows, food stalls, climbing walls, zip wires, go-karts and much more! A great day out for the whole family which is not to be missed. 

Banbury hosts a number of local markets which provide a great chance to explore fresh local produce and artisan products. There are monthly farmers’ markets where fresh bread, quality meat, pies and pastries and a selection of various sauces and snacks are available. The lively Banbury Charter market runs every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm in town centre near Castle Quay.  

Banbury hosts many markets, including a farmer’s market which provides a fabulous selection of local produce and artisan products.  

Outdoor Space and Leisure Centres 

Banbury has ample green and outdoors space for its residents to enjoy. The Spiceball Country Park offers lots of greenspace to explore with woodland and wildflower meadows. There are footpaths and cycle lanes, and both a canal and river run through the park. A children’s playground, two skateboard ramps and picnic areas make it a great place for families.   

The People’s Park is a well-kept, 3-acre park, which has offered relaxation for generations of Banbury families. The park has beautiful flower beds and a rose garden, a children’s play area, an aviary, tennis courts, a bowling green and a war memorial.  

Other parks in Banbury include Browning Road Park, Bankside Park and Orchard Park. Of course, you also have easy access to the beautiful Cotswolds.  

The Spiceball Leisure Centre has a great selection of facilities with a spacious gym, a swimming pool and a sports hall where you can play 5-a-side football, badminton and basketball. The centre also offers a range of exercise classes.  

The Woodgreen Leisure Centre has a 50m outdoor swimming pool, fitness studios, a 50-station gym and an indoor bowls hall.  

Restaurants, Bars and Eateries 

Banbury has a good selection of restaurants and eateries with British, Italian, Indian, Japanese and Thai options. Miller & Carter is a popular spot for quality steaks and the Thai Orchid is a fabulous traditional Thai restaurant. Pizza Calzone is a highly regarded, low-key Italian eatery which serves up all the Italian standards.  

The Old Auctioneer is a pre-1628 character bar with unique period features. Here you can enjoy excellent food in a relaxed environment. Their chicken wings are particularly popular!  

Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn is a wood-panelled pub with an open fire serving fantastic cask ales, exceptional wines and locally sourced British food. Oliver Cromwell was once a keen regular there.  

Property in Banbury 

The bustling town centre, cultural attractions and easy access to the Cotswolds make Banbury a great place to call home. Working professionals and young families are particularly suited to this area. Banbury could be the perfect place for those looking to experience all of what Oxfordshire County has to offer, without the usual hefty price tag. 

Near the town centre, there are Victorian terraces and traditional Regency houses whereas the outskirts of the town have many new housing developments. Semi-detached properties are particularly popular in the area, and account for the majority of house sales.  

The overall average price of property in Banbury is currently around £271,917, which is significantly lower than many other towns, villages and areas in Oxfordshire. The average price for semi-detached properties was £276,124. 

Banbury is also a good place for those looking to invest in property, owing to its good rate of average rental prices.  

Are You Looking for an Estate Agents in Banbury? 

Chancellors estate agents offer a range of services to those interested in buying, renting or selling in Banbury. We also offer property management services for landlords who are looking to let property in Banbury. 

Our dedicated team are here to help you every step of the way, with our unrivalled local knowledge and expertise in the property market of Banbury and its surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding level of service. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us via one of the following methods: 

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