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Abingdon House Removals
Just five miles south of Oxford is the charming market town of Abingdon. It is a very popular family location due to its extensive recreational facilities and fantastic schools. It is also located near to the River Thames and Oxford, meaning that residents are never far from a beautiful walk along the river, or a more urban culture in the university city. Those who stroll the river may come across Abingdon Lock, which is the oldest surviving lock chamber in the UK.
Moving to Abingdon
Abingdon’s historic centre is home to every possible architectural style. For Victorian properties search around the north, particularly around Park Crescent, Park Road, Spring Road, and the Albert Park conservation area. Beautiful townhouses and quirky period cottages are rife on Helen Street, Lombard Street, and Bath Street. For large semi and detached homes, you will have most luck on the avenues between Oxford Road and Radley Road; Norman Avenue is a very sought after location.
In terms of houses to buy, large detached homes and townhouses, £550,000 to £1.6 million. Detached homes, £320,000 to £550,000. Semis, £250,000 to £600,000. Terraces and cottages, £245,000 to £400,000. Flats, £170,000-£350,000. For those looking to secure a rental property, a budget of £675 to £900 pcm will be needed for a one bedroom flat, and a minimum £1000 pcm for a three-bedroom house, but most fall around £1500 pcm.
The Britannia Freestones office is located just 35 minutes away from Abingdon, in Brackley. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Schools in Abingdon
There is a great selection of outstanding schools in Abingdon, both state and private. St Nicholas CofE, Thomas Reade, Caldecott, and Long Furlong are all favourable state primaries. Abingdon School for Boys is a celebrated private primary facility, as is the co-educational Our Lady’s Abingdon.
The two most popular senior schools in Abingdon are Larkmead and Fitzharrys. Our Lady’s Abingdon is an all through school, as is the European School Culham. Helen and St Katherine is the private school offering for girls, whilst the famous Radley College is a boarding school for boys.
Transport Links Abingdon
Sadly, Abingdon does not have its own train station. The nearest is two miles away in Radley, and there are a number of buses linking Abingdon to this station. There is a car park at this station, but it only has spaces for 35 cars. There are hourly slow trains to Oxford and Didcot (11 minutes), and Reading is accessible in four minutes. For those wanting accelerated connections, it is best to hop on trains in Oxford or Didcot.
Although Oxford is just two miles north of Abingdon, the traffic can be horrendous so it is best to take public transport. The nearby A34 can get drivers to the M40 in half an hour and the M4 in 45 minutes.