With a name that translates as ‘market town north’, the historic Chipping Norton is the highest town in the Oxfordshire region, at 700 ft above sea level. Famous for its exceptional theatre, the town is well-known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and sits in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Picturesque villages like Kingham and Charlbury surround Chipping Norton and make it easily accessible - both are home to train stations that connect the area to Oxford and then to London Paddington in just 90 minutes.

Good transport links alongside excellent schools make the town the ideal destination for young families seeking a better quality of life with extra space and rolling countryside. Increasingly, media high flyers have also been attracted to Chipping Norton as a weekend retreat, with the recent opening of members’ club Soho Farmhouse nearby.

Properties in the area reflect this diverse demographic. Quaint countryside cottages are common, both semi-detached and detached, and new houses for sale in Chipping Norton are also being developed, as long as they are sympathetic to the surrounding area. More and more converted apartments and flats to rent are also becoming available.