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Live the high life in Blewbury with Bellway

26th May 2016 Print
Chailey Gardens

House buyers looking to move to a rural spot with the highest living standards should look no further than Bellway’s new development Chailey Gardens in Blewbury, South Oxfordshire. According to the latest Quality of Life report by Halifax, South Oxfordshire is the top place to live in the UK countryside, based on a range of factors in including health, life expectancy, income, cost of living and schools.

For those looking to settle into a new home in this sought-after hotspot, Bellway Homes is launching a brand new development, Chailey Gardens featuring a selection of attractive two, three and four bedroom homes, in the picturesque village of Blewbury next month.

Named as one of the top 50 rural hotspots within an hour of the Capital, Blewbury is an attractive village and civil parish with a 1,000-year history, overlooked by the beautiful Berkshire Downs, offering the best of rural living and a friendly close-knit community. New residents at Chailey Gardens will benefits from the area’s enviable countryside surroundings, a selection of highly-regarded schools, and lots of amenities on the doorstep.

The 18 traditional new homes, designed to blend with the characterful timber-framed properties that feature highly in the village, will be finished to a high level of specification and available in a variety of styles and layouts, to appeal to first-time buyers, growing families, second steppers, and downsizers alike. The development is located an established residential setting, surrounded by open countryside, providing residents with uninterrupted views of the stunning Oxfordshire countryside.

Claire Brooks-McGoldrick, Sales Director for Bellway Thames Valley, comments: “It’s not surprising that South Oxfordshire has ranked top for the best rural location to live in the UK with the highest living standards. The abundance of top schools, green landscapes, and idyllic villages combine to make it a winning combination for families, downsizers and retirees. We are delighted to be launching this brand new development in Blewbury, where purchasers can enjoy all the benefits of a modern new home, in the heart of the South Oxfordshire countryside. We don’t anticipate these homes will remain on the market for long, so we urge house hunters in the area to register their interest quickly.”

Residents can enjoy the quintessential perks of village life in Blewbury, including a local convenience store, a traditional village pub, a cricket green, and Post Office. Other local independent businesses include popular garden centre selling local fresh produce, an equestrian centre and a wine warehouse. For a wider selection of retail facilities, the Orchard Shopping Centre is under 10 minutes away by car.

Residents will be able to explore the endless outdoor leisure pursuits including riverside views, listed buildings and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Blewbury and the surrounding villages of Goring-on-Thames, Pangbourne, Streatley and West Hagbourne.

A unique Blewbury highlight is the Orchard Dene open-air garden theatre, which still hosts high-quality summer productions in keeping with the area’s strong theatrical tradition.

For those who want to explore, there’s an extensive network of footpaths and walking routes, to take in the area’s charming and peaceful location, through farmland and forests.

Parents of young children will have their choice of top Good and Outstanding Ofsted primary school’s including Blewbury Endowed Church of England Primary School just 10 minutes’ walk from Chailey Gardens, while Northborne C of E Primary and Chilton Primary are less than four miles away. Older students are served by the well-regarded St. Birinus School for boys, which is seven minutes away by car or Didcot Girls School within an 11-minute drive, while The Downs School (mixed) is 15 minutes from home by car.

Chailey Gardens is great for commuters too, with Didcot Parkway Station only 3.5 miles from the development, providing regular services to London Paddington in 45 minutes, Oxford in 20 minutes, Cardiff Central in 26 minutes and Bristol Temple Meads in one hour. The site also enjoys great access to the road network, including the A417 and A329 to Reading in just over 30 minutes, the A34 to Oxford, only eight minutes away provides a 30-minute journey into Oxford or the M4, which is only 20 minutes away allowing travel to London in just over an hour and 30 minutes.

Chailey Gardens will launch on 18th June 2016, and prices will range from £399,950 to £725,000. To register your interest, visit

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