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Eynsham Parish Council



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March 2011: “Local housing for local people”. This development of 40 affordable homes for local people was the occasion of much rejoicing - read more >>

Housing for sale or rent in Eynsham comes in every shape and size: check with estate agents for a full picture, as not every property has a board outside it these days. The village has many attractions for residents and newcomers - commuting, bringing up a family or retiring. Local facilities are enhanced by a wide range of shops, schools and social activities and a good bus service.

housing mapThe street map, updated in summer 2014, is a splendid start for house-hunters and newcomers to Eynsham. Another map (preview right) indicates approximate ages of housing in different areas; cafés, pubs and restaurants; and amenities ranging from the allotment gardens to play areas.

Recent housing developments / proposals of note:

  • MERTON COURT: affordable housing consent was granted for a Rural Exception Site off Merton Close in September 2009. Applicants for affordable renting or shared ownership on a scheme of this type MUST register on the District Council waiting list: read more. View shared ownership option February 2011, official opening March 2011.
  • Swinford Green show homeEAST EYNSHAM: developer consent was granted in October 2009 - read more. The show homes, marketed as Swinford Green, opened in November 2010: more. The Bitterell footpath was to be paved and lit to provide a pedestrian route to the village centre - more >>
    • 4 new homes and 3 barn conversions including listed buildings at 37 Acre End Street were approved in January 2010 and marketed as Blankstones Farm.
    • An application for 9 homes on the former Star Inn site was approved in September 2010. The new Star Close development was marketed by Thomas Merrifield.
    • Developer Pye consulted on a low density development of around 20 houses adjoining Fruitlands in December 2010 and submitted an application in July 2014; view Parish Council objections.
    • The Parish Council commented on proposals for 10-12 dwellings on Spareacre Lane in September 2011.
    • Visual for Millers Cottages © Bellwood HomesA barn conversion and 4 new dwellings at 17 Mill Street, approved in July 2013, got under way in early 2014; view Parish Council comments.
    • The Grade II listed former vicarage next door, St Leonard’s House, has planning consent for conversion to 7 dwellings and erection of 6 dwellings in the grounds.

OVERVIEW: local estate agent Mervyn Harris offers his assessment:

“Don’t believe all you read or see in the media! The hacks love nothing more than hammering the property market at every opportunity, at the same time trying to talk us all into a recession. We accept that wider economic issues are likely to bring with it more caution in the market but it’s not all doom and gloom - far from it! It’s essential in the current climate to get the right marketing advice from an experienced local agent and above all sensible guidance on pricing. Prospective buyers now have endless facts & figures at their fingertips and have a fair understanding of the local market place. Starting with an un-realistic asking price will only see the property go stale on the market whilst others around it generate interest and ultimately sell.”

Related Documents
14/05/2014 St Leonard's House
10/05/2014 Eynsham Street Map
27/03/2012 Eynsham Housing Map
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    Photo: Kemp & Kemp 04/01/2011

    “With historic connections to the grounds of the ancient Eynsham Abbey, this house offers the rare combination of a large and secluded garden within a stone's throw of the village amenities”. Guide price £695,000.

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    Photo: Abbey Properties 

    "A sympathetically designed small mixed development of seven properties in a courtyard setting constructed by Romark Homes.

    "Blankstones Farm is well placed within the conservation area of the old village centre, close to a great range of local amenities and midway between Oxford & Witney, each some 5 miles distant. Blankstones Farm comprises three individual conversions and four new homes. The new build properties have been carefully designed and constructed to exacting standards to blend in with the Farmyard setting, adopting the style and feel of the original farm buildings. PRICES FROM £249,000 - £675,000.

    "Unit 1, The Old Stables, is thought to date back to the turn of the 19th C. and is now a stylish 3 Bedroom house with many of the original features carefully restored.  The original beams and roof timbers are a dominant feature of this property.  Walled south facing garden, car-port parking, gas heating."

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    Photo: Savills 12/02/2011

    Llandaff is a Grade II listed building right in the heart of the village, flanked by St Leonard's Church Hall and Eynsham News and overlooking the Market Square.

    It offers 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite), 3 reception rooms, 3 bath / shower rooms and a workshop / home office at a guide price of £795,000.

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    Photo: Eynsham Online 03/01/2011

    Location and period charm combine in this two-bedroom cottage on High Street, available from February at £925 pcm, unfurnished - contact Abbey Rentals.

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    Photo: Abbey Properties 01/08/2009

    There is a vast range of very desirable property in Eynsham. Quite a few places are on the market in the £180k-220k price range, which attracts both investors and first time buyers. Abbey Properties have around 17 houses on the books at present, though it was 25 at this time last year.

    This two / three bed mid-terrace house in Hanborough Close is advertised at £185,000.

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    Photo: Eynsham Online 17/08/2009

    A central location is still attainable at around £185k. This two-bed property in Thames Court is advertised by Chancellors.

    Average prices depend greatly on area and condition: typically £200- £250k for a 3-bed terraced/ end terraced/ semi and £175-195k for a 2 bedroom house in Dovehouse Close.

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    Photo: Eynsham Online 20/08/2009

    Character and period property is much sought after and generally more expensive, though this one / two bed terraced cottage in Newland Street is £189,950 - enquiries to Abbey Properties.

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    Non-estate houses are always in demand. This stone-built house in Clover Place, just a short walk from all amenities, has a guide price of £279,950.

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    Photo: Eynsham Online 13/10/2009

    Scholar's Row is a small development of three-bedroom houses still under construction and advertised by Carter Jonas at prices from £285,000.

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    Photo: West Waddy 15/07/2008

    This development of 40 units off Merton Close will be managed by Cottsway. Work began in October 2009.

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    Photo: Abbey Properties 01/08/2009

    This detached house on Spareacre Lane has been much extended and improved and is on the market at £295,000.

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    Photo: Eynsham Online 22/04/2009

    An unexceptional property front may conceal a large and beautiful garden. This bungalow on Witney Road, much extended and with a stunning 200' rear garden, was on the market recently at £375,000.

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    Photo: Abbey Rentals 01/08/2009

    Abbey Rentals manage 40-50 properties in Eynsham - generally at the smaller and 'cheaper' end of the market - with maybe 8 or 9 available at present. This two-bed semi-detached property in Dovehouse Close is advertised at £775 a month - contact Chris Dodds.

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    This 3-bed unfurnished flat on Mill Street is advertised at £749 pcm, again with Abbey Rentals.

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    Also on Mill Street is this three-bedroom unfurnished cottage, available through Abbey Rentals for £895 pcm.

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    Photo: Abbey Rentals 01/08/2009

    This cottage-style property in the heart of the old village is listed with Abbey Rentals at £945.00 per month.

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    Photo: Linden Homes 01/08/2008

    This development of nine houses off Acre End Street - originally and confusingly marketed as Newlands Place - sold at prices from £400,000 to 500,000. Eventually.

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    Photo: Abbey Properties 01/08/2008

    Favoured areas include Newland Street, Old Witney Road, Orchard Close and Queen Street; and houses put on sale in the morning have been known to sell by tea time. But at any level the right price is as important as the right buyer. This detached house on the western side of the village was advertised at £399,950.

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    Photo: Chancellors 01/08/2008

    This detached house in Witney Road was advertised at £389,950.