Surrounded by trees and hedgerows, Drayton Road is a new development located on the southern edge of the lovely market town of Abingdon.
Abingdon has a rich and interesting history, being one of several places that claims to be one of Britain's oldest continuously occupied towns, with people having lived there for at least 6,000 years. The town's Monday market has existed since 1556. Now known as the Ock Fair, The Michaelmas Fair was originally a 'hiring mart' for people looking for employment.
The beauty of Abingdon lies in being able to enjoy all its history and character, while still having the convenience of all the amenities you need close at hand. For the weekly shop, you can choose from Waitrose or The Co-operative both within 1.5 miles from Drayton Road and other supermarkets a little further from home. For all your retail therapy needs, visit The Orchard Centre and the Clarendon Centre, both less than 10 miles from your door and both offering high street names and plenty of places to eat or grab a coffee. There is a lovely selection of pubs and restaurants in the town, so there's plenty of choice when it comes to finding somewhere to enjoy a drink or an evening meal.
When it comes to travel, you are well placed, be it journeys by road, rail or air. Didcot Parkway is less than 7 miles from your door, Oxford bus station for coach travel less than 10 miles away and for journeys further afield, London Heathrow Airport just under 50 miles from home.
For the sporting among you, Abingdon Rugby club, Oxford United Football club and a number of golf courses can all be found within 10 miles of Drayton Road. If you're looking to keep fit, Fitness in Time Gym is less than 2 miles away.
There is an excellent choice of schools for all ages in the area, with both a pre-school and primary school less than half a mile away. Abingdon & Witney College is under 2 miles from home and the University of Oxford is less than 9 miles from your door.
So if you're looking for a location with plenty of history, character and connections, Drayton Road could well be the destination for you.
Snippet: Before Trinity Church was built the tallest spire in Abingdon was that of St. Helen's church. Trinity deliberately made their spire a little bit taller.