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  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 14 Corn Street
  • Witney
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX28 6BL, UK
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  • Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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Cameron Watkins

Sales Director, Witney Branch

Carl Jeffries

Regional Director, Witney Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 14 Corn Street
  • Witney
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX28 6BL, UK
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Witney is the largest town in West Oxfordshire and enjoys a scenic location on the banks of the River Windrush. It’s often recognised as one of the best places to live in Britain, which isn’t surprising given the local amenities and historic character.

Witney Town Centre

The town owes much of its development to a prosperous wool trade. Blankets and gloves were manufactured here and exported globally as far back as the Middle Ages. While that industry has since declined, Witney manages to preserve the rich legacy. The picturesque high street is crammed with 18th century architecture. Some of the highlights include the Town Hall, Blanket Hall and the Victorian Corn Exchange.

While many visitors come to marvel at these historic treasures, the independent shops arguably hold more appeal to residents. A twice-weekly farmers’ market is another major attraction, and all the leading retailers can be found at the two shopping centres: Marriotts Walk and The Woolgate Centre. Coupled with the fashionable eateries, local cinema and leisure centre, Witney promises a vibrant day out.

Farmers Market in Witney

Just a short walk from the bustling centre, the Witney Lake Country Park unfolds. This 30-hectare expanse is a wildlife haven and the perfect setting for a summer picnic. Other nearby villages offer similar appeal, with picturesque cottages overlooking rolling Cotswold countryside. Minster Lovell remains the most sought-after and is home to the impressive ruins of a manor house. These romantic locations add to the sense of exclusivity and give a wide array of property choice for those relocating to the Witney area.


Transportation in Witney

Although Witney is no longer home to a railway station, residents have the convenience of nearby services from Combe, Hanborough or Finstock. All of these sit on the Cotswold line, connecting to Oxford in the south and many of the picturesque villages to the north.

Alternatively, for main line services across the UK, Oxford station can be reached in 22 minutes via the A40. From here, half-hourly trains depart to London, while frequent services connect to Manchester and Newcastle via Birmingham New Street.

Given the town’s proximity to the A40, those commuting by car enjoy similar convenience. This major transport link passes through Oxford before finishing at the M40. As such, London is easily reached in the south, as well as Birmingham and other cities in the north.


Primary and secondary schools in Witney

The catchment area surrounding Witney covers an excellent choice of top-performing schools. The most sought-after local primaries include The Blake, Madley Brook and West Witney. These are all judged ‘good’ by government watchdog Ofsted, while The Batt primary school is deemed ‘outstanding’.

The closest independent school is the highly renowned Cokethorpe. This sits in 150 acres of scenic Oxfordshire parkland. It caters to pupils aged four to 18, and consistently outperforms many other independent schools in the area.

Alternatively, parents have a choice of two coeducational state secondary schools. The Henry Box School was founded in 1660 and now boasts academy status. Alternatively, Wood Green School offers impressive sixth form facilities and provides vocational courses alongside the traditional A level subjects.

Otherwise, young adults can choose from a huge range of courses, including HNDs and apprenticeships at the nearby Abingdon & Witney College.


History of Witney

Witney is a town steeped in history. The earliest records suggest a settlement thrived here in AD 969, and Roman ruins have been uncovered in the area. Although little is known of this time, the Domesday survey of 1066 gave an insight into the agricultural-based economy of Witney during the Middle Ages.

It began with two mills for grinding corn and would later develop into the prosperous wool industry that put Witney on the map. In the early 1800s, the town had five working mills that produced world-renowned blankets and gloves. These were once exported as far as America, often exchanged for furs and other native produce.

This roaring trade would slowly decline with the onset of the 20th century. Early’s factory was one of the leading manufacturers, and the last blanket maker to close in 2002. Thankfully, this rich heritage is kept alive at the Cogges Manor Farm museum, where visitors can learn more about the influential woollen trade.

Cogges Manor Farm Museum


Things to do in Witney

There is plenty to see and do in Witney. From historic treasures to family-friendly attractions and sports clubs, here are some of the highlights:

  • Minster Lovell Hall
  • Cogges Manor Farm
  • Thames Path National Trail
  • Windrush Leisure Centre
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Cineworld Witney
  • Witney Tennis Club
  • Witney Lakes Resort Spa
  • Bridewell Organic Gardens
  • North Leigh Roman Villa
  • The Langdale Court Shopping Centre
  • Oxford Bus Museum


How to get to Witney

  • By road: Witney can be reached by taking Junction 9 of the M40, before continuing along the A34 and turning onto the A40. Soon after, Witney town centre is signposted. Alternatively, those travelling from the south can take Junction 8 of the M40, which connects directly to the A40.
  • By rail: Oxford is the closest station operating main line services. Frequent trains from here connect to London, as well as major cities across the north.

Why choose Chancellors?

  • Face-to-face customer service from our expert estate agents
  • No upfront costs – you pay when we complete
  • A traditional, local estate agent on a modern platform
  • 5 star rated


Chancellors estate and lettings agents in Witney is located on Corn Street, in the heart of the town centre. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, sell or let, it’s the perfect place to enquire about house prices in Witney and begin a search of properties in this picturesque part of West Oxfordshire.

The wide range of sales and letting services available at our Witney branch include free, no-obligation market appraisals, an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties, land and new homes, property management support, and expert investment and market advice.

Locations covered

Witney and surrounding towns and villages of Curbridge, Aston, Burford, Minster Lovell, Crawley, Standlake, Ducklington, Long Hanborough, North Leigh, South Leigh, Bampton, Leafield, Freeland, Stanton Harcourt and Eynsham.