Looking to move to Oxfordshire/South Cotswolds… but where?!

Home Forums South East Oxfordshire Random Questions and Chatter Looking to move to Oxfordshire/South Cotswolds… but where?!

This topic contains 9 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Jorge 1 year, 3 months ago.

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
  • Author
  • #21232


    Hi all

    Would absolutely love the feedback/advice/experiences of anyone here!

    We’re a couple who’ve been living in West London for the past 6 years (and London in total for 20 years) and like many people, lockdown has made us realise that not only do we not need to be based in London for our jobs, but that we deserve a better quality of life. So we’re selling up and looking to move ideally to Oxfordshire/South Cotswolds and would love advice as to where might suit us!

    Husband will still need to travel to London sometimes for meetings so ideally around 1h/1h15 max train, and not somewhere miles from a station or a nightmare drive to get to one in the morning. Whilst we want a better quality of life and more space and beautiful surroundings we don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere – so a thriving market town would be perfect.

    Been looking at Hanborough/Kemble/Kingham as potentially really good stations to commute from – are we missing any tricks here? Woodstock sounds like it would suit us well, but is the commute into London still a nightmare?

    Any thoughts or advice so very gratefully received – thank you so much!



    Hi Lisa-Jane

    We are a couple who live in Westwood Green, Cookham, Berkshire.

    We would highly recommend Cookham for commute to London – I have worked freelance as a Software Developer, and have often had to commute to London and Swindon by rail over our 24 years here. Our house is a 3 bed semi with large garden and garage conversion for office/study, overlooking a lovely privately owned green just 3 minutes walk from the branch line station of Cookham, near Maidenhead. Cookham is a lovely rural village on the river thames.

    Your commute time is about right with our experience (via Paddington), depending on where in London you end up. With Crossrail coming shortly, commute time from Maidenhead to Liverpool St will be 46 minutes. The commute from Cookham to Maidenhead is 10 minutes or just under – 1 stop between Cookham and Maidenhead.

    We are moving pending retiring, to the Norfolk Broads. It has been a brilliant location for when I have needed the business travel connections.

    I know I may sound like I am selling, which of course I am, but Cookham really has served us well when wanting the compromise between a nice rural setting whilst still having all the business and travel connections.

    There are a number of properties on sale atm and well worth a look I would say.

    We have just gone on the market on Friday with a local agent as per here (also on the property portals): https://www.andrewmilsom.co.uk/properties-for-sale/property/10259957-westwood-green-cookham. We have only been on the market for a day, and already have 4 viewings booked.

    Good luck with your search!



    Steve what is Westwood Green in Cookham like? we were concerned about antisocial activities on the green as we have an issue where we live in London with this. With a young family we are concerned with this.



    I can say as an option – would be to stay in Banbury. Its a little out of the traditional heart of the Cotswolds, but it does have the ‘ironstone’ houses typical of the area.And if to be little off the topic, I’m a student and i need a scholarship essay writing




    I find the tips in the comments quite helpful and I believe that moving to this area will be smooth and enjoyable process for the people. In http://www.sfexaminer.com I found so much useful information for students, and those who are in need of a qualitative academic paper service.



    It’s good to find a reliable and professional essay writing service, [url=www.sfexaminer.com/marketplace/top-4-websites-where-you-can-hire-essay-writers/]essey writer[/url] who is a qualified person, and not a beginner, so before applying to such service make a very deep search.



    Interesting information about Westwood Green in Cookham, and I also want to add to comments about essay writing services, and it’s better if it’s not free essay writer but a real professional staff.



    I can see a great discussion here about essay writing services, and I believe that those students wjo have used their services are definitely improving in their studying process, so I may recommend this article for reading http://google.jo/url?q=https://www.sfexaminer.com/marketplace/top-4-websites-where-you-can-hire-essay-writers/



    Great tips here in the comments! I want to add that it’s not a very big problem to find a trustful essay writing service, it’s just a matter of time and effort you u spend on finding a good one.Here in the article you may find more about essay writing service 24/7

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Jorge.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Jorge.
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.