House Removals Banbury
Banbury is an attractive town in Oxfordshire and is a coveted mix of pretty villages and a buzzing market town. Although Banbury has had some development, this has not taken away from the traditional and period feel of the town. Although the town has a historical feel and surrounded by Oxfordshire’s picturesque countryside, it is also at the heart of modern industry. The Jaguar Land Rover plant is located nearby, as is the world’s largest coffee processing facility, Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Many of those who live in Banbury work in these industries, as well as the usual retail and leisure sectors usually attributed to blossoming market towns.
Moving to Banbury
Banbury’s centre is home to quirky 18th century medieval properties, but these rarely come on the market so it is best to act quickly if you have your heart set on one. Just outside of the centre there are some lovely Victorian suburbs, particularly around Hightown and Newland Road in the south, and Queen’s Road and Bath Road in the northwest. For large executive homes, head to the sought after suburb of Poet’s Corner in the southwest of Banbury.
Detached homes and semis tend to hover around £220,000 to £300,000, whereas terraced Victorian properties sell for about £190,000. Two-bedroom properties are around £150,000, and one-bed apartments and flats are upwards of £90,000.
Renting is also an option in Banbury. Flats start at a minimum of £590 pcm, rising to £625 for a two-bed. Small Victorian terraces (two bedrooms) have prices around £750 pcm, whereas the family sized terraced homes are in the £850+ pcm region. Semi-detached properties can start at £875 pcm, but the larger tend to be over £1000 pcm. Detached homes range between £1100 pcm and £1500 pcm.
The Britannia Freestones office is located just 15 minutes away from Banbury, 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 Banbury
The majority of Banbury’s primary schools are judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted. However, the most popular is Great Tew Primary which is ‘outstanding’.
Blessed George Napier RC is a co-education school for secondary ages, but also includes a sixth form college. It is a very popular school in Banbury, along with Warriner. Warriner opened a sixth form in 2013 and has its own 120-acre farm which provides children with a unique learning experience and educational setting. Chenderit School is the regarded the best in Banbury and is rated ‘outstanding’.
Both St John’s Priory and Carrdus School are private preparatory schools for boys and girls aged two to 11. Tudor Hall is a girl’s day and boarding school for the ages of 11 to 18, whereas Bloxham School is co-educational.
Transport Links Banbury
Banbury is located on the M40, giving easy access to Birmingham (50 minutes), London (1 hour 20 minutes), and Oxford (40 minutes).
Banbury railway station has four platforms providing direct services to Oxford (18 minutes), London Marylebone (1 hour 3 minutes), and three of Birmingham’s stations in under 1 hour. Other services run to Manchester (2 hours 37 minutes), Reading (45 minutes), Bournemouth (2 hours 16 minutes), and Newcastle (4 hours 11 minutes).