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The sign of a great place to live in Bicester

15th October 2013 Print

Designed to address the key elements highlighted in ‘The Sign of a Great Place to Live’ guide by the Building for Life Partnership, Kingsmere is a new development by Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited on the edge of Bicester in Oxfordshire that defines village life in the 21st century.

Expressing the need for developments that integrate with the surrounding neighbourhood, create a place, offer great public transport, excellent connections and good facilities and services, as well as addressing local housing needs, Building for Life is the industry standard endorsed by Government. It promotes well-designed homes and neighbourhoods that create good places to live.

Kingsmere boasts a glorious countryside setting with a whole range of community facilities planned including shops, a community centre, public house, hotel, primary and secondary schools, a GP’s surgery, sporting facilities, parkland and play areas: in short, everything needed to create a thriving, sustainable village community.

New homes at Kingsmere are being developed by leading housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey, Bellway, Bovis and David Wilson Homes ensuring a varied collection of homes to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

Andrew Carrington, Director of Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited comments: “We set out to create the perfect modern village, providing everything buyers’ desire but are often unable to find in older villages. From its pretty rural setting and attractive architecture to its comprehensive range of facilities and a location that for convenience and aspiration is hard to beat, we think Kingsmere has everything in place to ensure a thriving and diverse community in this most desirable corner of England.”

From the outside, Kingsmere represents all that is best about the English village setting: traditional architecture, enticingly laid out in traditional streets and lanes against a backdrop of rolling farmland. From cosy two-bedroom homes to stunning six-bedroom houses, there really is something for all requirements and budgets.

The joy of Bicester is its enviable location. On the threshold of the ultra-fashionable Cotswolds and the thriving Midlands yet an easy commute from London and Oxford, this ancient market town boasts superb transport links, internationally renowned shopping and a glorious rural setting. On Kingsmere’s doorstep, Bicester Village is the country’s most famous outlet shopping centre, featuring many top-end brands, from Armani to Yves Saint Laurent. For a more traditional shopping experience, explore the market square and quaint side streets of historic Bicester, or head to the beautiful, buzzing centre of Oxford, just 12 miles away.

Junction 9 of the M40 is three miles away, providing swift access to Birmingham and London, while two local stations offer a comprehensive rail service: trains from Bicester North run to London Marylebone and Birmingham, while Bicester Town serves London Paddington, Oxford and the West Country.

For more leisurely pursuits, Kingsmere is well provided with open spaces and recreational facilities. There are two principal open spaces, Pingle Brook and Whitelands Farm, which have been thoughtfully landscaped with paths, cycle tracks, ponds and play equipment. In addition, pretty green spaces are interspersed throughout the development, ensuring a verdant outlook for all parts of the development, as well as plenty of places for safe play.

For further information on new homes at Kingsmere, visit

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