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  • 212 Broadway
  • Didcot
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX11 8RS, UK
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Callum Parsons MARLA

Senior Lettings Manager, Didcot Branch

Nicholas Sampson

Sales Manager, Didcot Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 212 Broadway
  • Didcot
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX11 8RS, UK
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Nestled at the confluence of the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs, two Areas of Outstanding Beauty, the town of Didcot earned its place on the map thanks to its key location on the Great Western Railway Line.

Beautiful Countryside

Those prominent rail links still draw both working professionals and young families to the South Oxfordshire town today, providing fantastic transportation to London Paddington and a number of other destinations in the region.

The town is also forging its way as a leader in scientific and technological developments, with three outstanding facilities close to the area: Milton Park, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, and Culham Science Centre. Between them, they employ thousands of workers, hosting the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Diamond Light Source national synchrotron, European Space Agency, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, and many more businesses.

As well as a prominent scientific future, Didcot offers plenty of opportunity to explore past developments in technology, most notably at the Didcot Railway Centre. Here visitors can learn all about the history of steam trains, ride on working engines, and find out why Didcot became an important rail destination.

Full of history and heritage, it’s hardly surprising the town was chosen as an area for major growth in Oxfordshire. Recent years have seen the construction of new housing developments like Ladygrove Park and Great Western Park, as well as the investment into a thoroughly modern town centre that includes the Orchard Shopping Centre and Cornerstone Arts Centre for eating, entertainment and retail therapy.

With outstanding rail, bus and road connections, multiple leisure centres, an abundance of local parks and great housing opportunities, Didcot is an ideal place for young families. One of its estates was even given the accolade of having the highest life expectancy in England!

 

Transportation in Didcot

 Didcot’s growth as a town is in large part down to its location on both a historic arterial road route into London and as a major junction on the national rail network. Midway between Oxford (10 miles to the north) and Newbury (15 miles to the south) on the A34, there’s easy access to the motorway network via the M4 and M40.

Didcot Station

Young professionals are attracted to the area thanks to its rail connections. Sitting at a junction between Bristol, Oxford and London, train services are quick and frequent into London Paddington, with an average journey time of just 40 minutes. Swansea, Cheltenham Spa and Weston-super-Mare all have direct services from Didcot.

 

Primary and secondary schools in Didcot

Six excellent primary schools serve Didcot and its surrounding areas, ensuring there is an excellent choice for families with children under 11 moving to the area. These include All Saints C of E, Ladygrove Park and Manor Park, while a brand new GEMS Primary School Academy is ready for the 2016/17 academic year.

Two well-regarded secondary schools serve the area: St Birinus for boys and Didcot Girls’ School, with the two joining together for sixth-form. UTC Oxfordshire opened in 2015, providing a technical college option for children aged between 14 and 18.

 

History of Didcot

Didcot has a long and varied history as a settlement, with a number of archaeological finds tracing its past as far back as the Neolithic and Bronze ages. One of the most outstanding discoveries in the region was a large selection of gold Roman coins from over 1,000 years ago.

Despite its age, Didcot remained a small rural settlement for a large part of the last millennium, absent by name from the Domesday Book and dwarfed by surrounding villages that are now much smaller.

White Cottage, Didcot

The oldest surviving building in the town – White Cottage – is a grade II-listed house with a roof made from wood shingles. It dates from the early 16th century, at a time when the village was responsible for three turnpikes (or toll gates) on the road to London.

The town grew exponentially with the arrival of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway in 1839, with a station constructed in 1844. It served as an important junction between London, Oxford, Bristol and Southampton, and remains a central part of the rail network today. However, the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton railway line has long since closed, disappearing beneath more modern constructions.

 

Things to do in Didcot 

Whether you’re a family looking for an exciting day out, an avid history buff exploring the past, or someone with a keen interest in science, Didcot and the surrounding area has plenty of interesting attractions and places to see, including:

  • Orchard Shopping Centre
  • Cornerstone Arts Centre
  • Didcot Railway Centre
  • The Science Vale
    • Milton Park
    • Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
    • Culham Science Centre
  • Mowbray Fields Nature Reserve
  • Didcot Wave Leisure Pool & Gym
  • Earth Trust Centre
  • Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum
  • Dorchester Abbey
  • Oxford city centre

 

How to get to Didcot

  • By road: From the M4, take Junction 13 onto the A34 and follow the signs northbound towards Didcot. From London, you can also take the M40 to Junction 6, picking up the A4130 in Wallingford. From Oxford and the north, take the A34 southbound.
  • By rail: Didcot Parkway station serves the town and has outstanding links across the country from Reading, Oxford and London. From London Paddington, the Great Western Railway service takes approximately 40 minutes.

Didcot Estate Agents 

If you are looking for an estate and lettings agents in Didcot, Chancellors is here for you. We have been operating in the South Oxfordshire region for decades, with our Didcot branch opening its doors in 1982. Located on the main street of the town at the junction of Broadway and Haydon Road, our team of highly skilled estate agents are here to answer any questions you may have about buying, renting or selling in Didcot and the surrounding areas.  

All our staff have outstanding knowledge of this highly desirable region, with many of them born and raised right here in Didcot. Our intimate local knowledge and experience of the property market in Didcot and Oxfordshire means we are perfectly placed to provide expert guidance and support. 

We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding level of service. Our estate agents are dedicated to helping you to achieve your desired outcome. Whether you are looking to buy, rent or sell in the area, you can expect an unrivalled level of expertise and service. We also provide a range of property management services for landlords who are thinking about letting out property. 

Some of the services we offer include: 

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

Our Didcot branch is open Monday to Saturday, and we are available to take your call from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays.  

Areas Covered in and Around Didcot 

Our estate agents operate in Didcot and the following surrounding areas: 

  • Blewbury 
  • Chilton 
  • Upton 
  • Harwell 
  • Aston Upthorpe 
  • East Challow 
  • East Hagbourne 
  • East Hendred 
  • West Hendred 
  • West Hagbourne 
  • South Moreton 
  • North Moreton 
  • Aston Tirrold 
  • Rowstock 
  • Ardington 
  • Wantage 
  • Grove 
  • Denchworth 
  • Letcombe Regis 

Didcot Transport Links

Didcot is blessed with outstanding transport links, which is one of its biggest attractions. Being on the mainline rail line, Didcot is a prime commuter town. Didcot is served by the reliable Great Western Railway link at Didcot Parkway Station, providing easy links to the likes of Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Reading and London. Didcot residents can be in the bustling towns of Oxford and Reading in less than 20 minutes, and a train journey to the capital takes just 40 minutes. 

Direct train journey times from Didcot Parkway Station: 

  • Didcot to Bath Spa (40 minutes) 
  • Didcot to Oxford (15 minutes) 
  • Didcot to Bristol Temple Meads (55 mintues) 
  • Didcot to Reading (12 minutes) 
  • Didcot to London Paddington (40 minutes) 

Didcot residents benefit from good bus service links too, with direct routes to the likes of Wallingford, Wantage, Oxford and Henley.  

Didcot is served by the A34, which means it offers great road connections for those travelling by car, with easy access to both the M3 and M4 motorways.  

The Oxfordshire town also has good opportunities for cycling, with the National Cycle Network route from Didcot to Wantage. 

Schools in Didcot 

Didcot is a town with excellent schooling options, making it a great place for young families to call home. There are a number of schools rated as ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, at all levels of education.  

Some of the most highly-regarded schools in Didcot include: 

At higher levels of education, the University Technical College in Harwell offers a great setting for those looking for a technical career. Also, Didcot Sixth Form College has a good range of academic courses to choose from. Of course, Didcot is also nearby to the University of Oxford, should students wish to progress to university nearby. 

Living in Didcot  

Didcot has undergone a transformation in the last 20 years with significant development of housing stock. Didcot was once known primarily for its now defunct power stations, but nowadays you will find a town transformed with excellent transport links, a buzzing town centre and a host of facilities. 

Didcot residents can take advantage of having all the essential amenities right on their doorstep. The town centre has a number of supermarkets, essential facilities, chain shops, restaurants and coffee shops.  

The Orchard Centre is the major shopping centre, where you will find a good selection of chain shops including M&Co, Next, Clarks, TK Maxx, Waterstones and The Body Shop.  

Celebration Cakes is a highly regarded cakes shop, selling exquisite cakes and other sweet treats. The Oxford Etsy Concept Store stocks items from over 50 local Etsy makers and small businesses based in and around Oxfordshire. The store also hosts craft workshops and social meet-ups, and has an eco-refill station too. 

Didcot hosts a local farmers’ market, with a huge selection of locally sourced meat, cheeses, fish eggs and bread, as well as drink and crafts too.  

Restaurants and Leisure 

The Mulberry is one of Didcot’s most popular bars and restaurants, serving up wood-fired pizza, a grill menu, real ales and premium lagers and cocktails. Zigana is a very highly regarded Turkish restaurant with a mouth-watering menu served by friendly staff in a relaxing atmosphere. Lusso is an Italian restaurant in the Orchard Centre which is known for its sourdough pizzas and delicious ice cream.  

Cornerstone Arts is a purpose-built professional arts, culture and entertainment venue with a theatre auditorium. The Cornerstone hosts theatre events and a range of courses and classes. Cineworld Didcot is a multicomplex, 5-screen cinema which shows all the latest international blockbusters in 2D and 3D formats.  

The Didcot Leisure Centre is a family-friendly complex with a fully-equipped sports hall, squash courts, a studio, which hosts a variety of fitness classes, and a specialist group cycle studio. Some of the sports you can play at the Didcot Leisure Centre include volleyball, football, badminton, squash, racquetball, table tennis, basketball and cricket. The sister centre Didcot Wave Leisure Pool and Gym has a 25-metre swimming pool and a gym too. 

Didcot Railway Centre is a fabulous living history museum of the Great Western Railway, set in 21 acres. This unique place attracts visitors from all over Oxfordshire and beyond.   

Milton Manor House offers another great day out. Take a tour around this beautiful manor house with knowledgeable tour guides and discover a fascinating history.   

Outdoor Spaces 

Didcot is within very close proximity of the stunning Oxfordshire countryside, with three areas of outstanding natural beauty less than an hour’s drive away. The North Wessex Downs and the Chiltern Hills are glorious areas to explore, with ample walking, cycling and running opportunities. The beautiful Cotswolds is further afield but can still be reached in less than an hour. 

Didcot itself also has plenty of green space to enjoy for outdoor enthusiasts, and there are green spaces surrounding Didcot too in the nearby villages. Ladygrove Lakes is a much-loved local park with two fishing lakes which offers a beautiful setting for some peaceful respite. Ladygrove Park and Playground is just opposite to Ladygrove Lakes. The park has a large children’s play area, football pitches, tennis courts, a basketball court and 5-a-side football pitch. Edmonds Park is a very popular park with two playground areas, football pitches, a sports court and an outdoor gym.  

For an entirely different outdoor experience, the Hawk Walk is a brilliant day out for the whole family. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the forest with free-flying hawks following and possibly flying to your gloved hand. 

Are You Looking for an Estate Agents in Didcot? 

Didcot is a town which has become more and more desirable over recent years. Its excellent transport links make it a good town for commuters, and its range of family-friendly activities and facilities, as well as excellent schools make it an attractive option for young families.  

If you are thinking about moving to Didcot, we are here to help. Our experienced estate and lettings agents assist buyers, renters and sellers alike. All our staff have outstanding knowledge of this highly desirable region, with many of them born and raised right here in Didcot. Our intimate local knowledge and experience of the property market in Didcot and Oxfordshire means we are perfectly placed to provide expert guidance and support. 

To find out more about all our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via one of the following methods: 

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