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  • 46 Market Square
  • Bicester
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX26 6AJ, UK
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Richard Chaudry

Senior Lettings Manager, Bicester Branch

Alistair Millar

Sale Manager, Bicester Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 46 Market Square
  • Bicester
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX26 6AJ, UK
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Nestled in the district of Cherwell amongst prime Oxfordshire countryside, Bicester is a fast-growing town that continues to attract both the young professional and families. To cater for this growing demand, the area was recently chosen as one of the government’s flagship ‘Garden Cities’. As part of the Kingsmere development, new housing projects will be separated by large expanses of greenery, preserving the rural character that has made Bicester so desirable.

Estate agents in Bicester
Chancellors estate agents in Bicester

Despite this ongoing development, the town’s historic charm remains intact. Visitors often stop to admire the architectural wonders in the Market Square, which dates back to the 16th century. A thriving café culture, as well as the weekly and monthly markets, only add to this appeal.

Bicester is well-known internationally for its namesake designer outlet. Residents have convenient access to one of the UK’s top tourist attractions for shopaholics, Bicester Village, which attracts more than four million visitors every year.

The surrounding villages provide a quieter escape, where lovers of the outdoors can explore walking trails that navigate the scenic countryside. Other active pursuits can be enjoyed at Bicester Leisure Centre or Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa. A cinema, bowling alley and numerous sports clubs can also be found in the area. Along with the first-rate schools of Oxfordshire, it’s easy to see why so many families are looking to settle in Bicester.

 

Transportation in Bicester

Bicester is served by two train stations: Bicester Village and Bicester North. The former is the smaller of the two, but offers convenient access to London. Two trains per hour travel to London Marylebone, with an approximate journey time of 46 minutes. Frequent services also travel to Oxford Parkway, which takes as little as 12 minutes.

Bicester North station is the alternative, sitting on the Chiltern Main Line. It offers services to London Marylebone, as well as Birmingham, Banbury and Snow Hill in the north.

Situated close to the M40 motorway, Bicester is also conveniently located for anyone travelling by car. The journey time to central London is approximately 80 minutes, while Birmingham can be reached in an hour. For the frequent flyer, Heathrow Airport is only 50 minutes by car.

 

Primary and secondary schools in Bicester

Parents have a great choice of schools in and around Bicester. At primary level, local schools include Glory Farm Primary, Brookside Primary and Langford Village Primary.

The nearest secondary schools are Bicester School and Cooper School – both have academy status and offer sixth form facilities.

Alternatively, the renowned private establishments of Oxfordshire are within easy reach, including St Edward’s School and Oxford High School for girls.

For those taking higher education, the nearby Banbury and Bicester College offers an extensive programme of university-level courses. Apprenticeships are also available, as well as professional development programmes for the adult learner.

 

History of Bicester

Transport in Bicester
Street sign in Bicester

Visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Bicester. This isn’t surprising given a heritage that dates back over 1,000 years to the Saxon era. Although little is known of the early settlement, records suggest that Bicester was a thriving agricultural trading point after being granted market status in 1239.

Traditionally, much of this market activity was held on the 300-year-old Sheep Street. This can still be explored today, but the livestock market has now been replaced with local businesses and quaint eateries. Other historic treasures include the Market Square, which is lined with 16th century architecture, as well as the famed St Edburg’s Church.

Present-day Bicester is still something of a shopping mecca thanks to its designer outlet village. Despite this, the town has managed to preserve its former character while benefiting from the modern developments that bring convenience and economic growth.

 

Things to do in Bicester

Bicester town centre
Bicester town centre

From its world-famous shopping to its historic sights and family-friendly attractions, there are heaps of things to see and do in and around Bicester. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rousham House
  • Boarstall Tower
  • Bicester Village
  • Garth Park
  • Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa
  • Vue Cinema
  • Bicester Heritage
  • Bicester Lawn Tennis Club
  • Island Pond Wood
  • Bicester Leisure Centre
  • SWB Motorsport
  • Bicester Bowl

 

How to get to Bicester

  • By road: Bicester can be reached from two junctions of the M40. Those travelling from the south should take Junction 9 and follow the A41 for a short distance. Alternatively, from the north take Junction 10 and continue onto the A43 before following signs for Bicester.
  • By rail: Bicester Village and Bicester North stations offer frequent services to London and Birmingham, with stops at Oxford Parkway and Banbury.

Bicester Estate Agents

Our Bicester estate agents have been using their expertise, unrivalled customer service, and intimate local knowledge to serve the community since opening this branch in 2010. With a prime central location between Bicester’s two train stations, we’re in the perfect place to help local residents sell their property, find a new tenant, and welcome new residents to Bicester. 

We work hard to make sure we’re available for the people of Bicester at a time that suits them. That’s why we’re in our office Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm, and from 10:00am – to 3:00pm on Saturdays. Want to give us a call? Our extended telephone hours mean you can reach us between 08:30am -8:00pm during the week. And, of course, you can email us any time and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

No matter how you contact us, our experienced Bicester team will use their intimate local knowledge to offer you: 

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

Our experienced estate agents in Bicester have an intimate knowledge of the area that they’re ready to put to work for you. Get in touch to enjoy a superior service. 

What is Bicester Like?

Nestled in the heart of Oxfordshire, within easy reach of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and enjoying ready access to both London and Birmingham, Bicester is a historic market town like no other. 

Just over 46 minutes from London and 60 minutes from Birmingham by train, Bicester is a perfect choice for commuters who are looking for a relaxed, friendly town without being too far from the big cities. 

Bicester’s close proximity to London attracts plenty of visitors thanks to Bicester Village, an open-air mall and one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK. The Village plays host to a huge array of fashion outlets, making Bicester a popular destination for visitors looking for an exceptional shopping experience without the price tag. 

The shopping village ensures there’s a strong retail presence in Bicester, which plays a strong role in the economy and employment opportunities in the town. You won’t find many other market towns boasting employers such as Gucci, Pandora, and Saint Laurent! 

There’s more to Bicester than shopping. There are some beautiful examples of historical architecture in churches such as St Edburg’s and St Mary and St Edburga, as well as some more contemporary history in the form of Bicester Heritage, a campus dedicated to historic motoring and aviation, and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offers endless opportunities for explorers and adventure lovers! 

Some of the most popular areas in Bicester include:  

  • Bicester Shopping Village. Whether you’re looking for discounted fashion or simply a prestige shopping experience, you really can’t top Bicester’s open air shopping village.  
  • Pioneer Square is Bicester’s newest shopping outlet, which hosts restaurants as well as a Vue cinema; perfect for a night out!  
  • Garth Park is more than just a beautiful green space in the heart of town; it also plays host to a large variety of outdoor events ranging from a Proms Night to a jazz festival  
  • St Edburg’s Church is a beautiful example of Bicester’s history. Dating to the 12th century, its Victorian stained glass and memorials to local figures means it will appeal as much to history buffs as to those who simply appreciate beautiful architecture. 

Transport Links

Bicester enjoys excellent transport links, served by two stations that connect residents with London Marylebone, Oxford, Banbury, and Birmingham Snow Hill. There are plans to add even more destinations, including Milton Keynes, Bedford, and Reading. 

Pioneer Square serves as a hub for Bicester’s regular bus services, which can take you to neighbouring Oxford or as far as Cambridge. For drivers, you’re well served by the M40 which puts you within reach of London in less than an hour, or Birmingham in around 60 minutes. 

Schools in the Area

Bicester has 10 primary schools and 5 secondary schools, with an excellent standard of education: all of the currently available Ofsted ratings are ‘good’. 

Primary schools in Bicester include St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Southwold Primary School, both rated ‘good’. 

Secondary schools in Bicester include the Bicester School which also enjoys a ‘good’ rating. Students also have the choice to specialise in topics such as business and engineering thanks to the Bicester School’s new Bicester Technology Studio. 

The town is also well served by Banbury and Bicester College, which offers a variety of Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Foundation Degrees, and vocational courses. 

Attractions in Bicester

Bicester is best known for its shopping village, a picturesque open air shopping centre first opened in 1995. Since then, it has played host to fashion brands such as Prada, Gucci, Dior, and more. The huge number of outlets, as well as the cafes and restaurants, means the village is a destination in itself. 

Those looking for an alternative shopping experience will enjoy Pioneer Square, Bicester’s newest shopping centre. Opened in 2013, it was named after the town’s 23 Pioneer Regiment and has since played host to more independent shops as well as a Vue cinema boasting seven screens, all with 4K picture quality. 

And when you’re looking for an adventure, Bicester is the perfect home base from which to explore the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. History buffs will be delighted by historic sites such as Blenheim Palace and Rousham House with its beautiful gardens. Animal lovers will enjoy the Wildlife Park and Birdland Park. And there are endless opportunities to get active, with plenty of walking and cycling routes, boating, horse riding, and more. 

Bars, Restaurants and Nightlife in Reading

Bicester offers residents and visitors an excellent choice of bars, pubs, and restaurants. Fans of familiar names will be pleased to see venues such as Prezzo, Brewers Fayre, Pizza Express and Nando’s. Those looking for something a bit different are spoilt for choice too. 

Amongst the many restaurants in Bicester, Denis Restaurant stands out as an excellent Turkish restaurant perfect for both groups and couples, and there’s something for everyone on the menu. Bicester Village boasts a number of exceptional restaurants too. For everything from breakfast to cocktails, you won’t go wrong visiting The Farmshop Restaurant and Cafe in Bicester Village. The owners make use of both local and seasonal ingredients, and they have a range of vegetarian options too. You’ll also find Shan Shui in the Village, which pays homage to the best of Asian cuisine using fresh, locally-sourced food, alongside La Tua Pasta, a multi-award-winning Italian restaurant that makes their fresh pasta every night! 

Anyone who wants a drink will find a number of excellent watering holes, including the Shakespeare Bicester, an excellent pub for anyone who wants a drink as well as excellent food and a welcoming and family-friendly environment. The Plough offers an excellent real ale selection, and for those looking for a late night, the Tropic Bar serves food, cocktails, and fantastic vibes until the early morning. 

Leisure Centres and Outdoor Activities

Bicester offers a number of gyms, including the well-regarded BSC Fitness and 1st4Fitness and the women-only gym Fitness in Time. Bicester Leisure Centre also offers a state-of-the-art gym with over 90 stations, giving plenty of choice and room for exercise. The Centre is also home to group classes from HIIT to pilates, a 25m swimming pool, as well as a sports hall and pitches. 

Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to exercise, relax, or play. On top of high-quality gym equipment and exercise classes for all abilities, patrons can enjoy a 20m swimming pool, a variety of spas (including a private spa garden), a sauna and steam room, as well as six luxurious treatment rooms, two pedicure rooms, and a spray tanning room. The golf course boasts a par 69 course with 11 lakes across 134 acres of sweeping Oxfordshire countryside. 

Anyone with children will enjoy Jump Inc. Situated on the Talisman Business Park, Jump Inc. is an indoor trampoline and inflatable park designed for anyone from toddlers to big kids! Clip ‘n Climb is another top destination for families, and its colourful climbing walls aren’t just for children; they offer challenging sessions for adults too. 

Motoring enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice. Car Chase Heroes, situated to the north of town, offers laps in Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and more. If cars are too tame, try driving tanks, army lorries, and fire engines just around the corner at SWB Motorsport. 

Which Areas Do We Cover?  

As well as in Bicester itself, Chancellors operate in the following areas: 

  • Brackley 
  • Hethe 
  • Fringford 
  • Stratton Audley 
  • Blackthorn 
  • Launton 
  • Ambrosden 
  • Upper Arncott 
  • Lower Arncott 
  • Chesterton 
  • Weston-on-the-Green 
  • Wendlebury 
  • Fritwell 
  • Ardley 
  • Marsh Gibbon  

Are You Looking for an Estate Agent in Bicester?  

With its unique atmosphere and community feel, coupled with its superb location, buying property in Bicester is in high demand. 

If you are thinking about moving to Bicester, Chancellors estate agents can help to make your move a reality. Our experienced estate agents have an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Bicester, and we are passionate about delivering an outstanding service.  

Whether you are thinking of buying, renting or selling property in Bicester, we are here to support you every step of the way.  

If you would like to find out more about our full range of services, please get in touch via one of the following methods: 

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