Moving into a new town can always be daunting, however a fresh start can always be good.
To help you along your way, we’ve put together a Wantage relocation guide, full of things to do, places to check out and a load of other important information.
Wantage is a historic market town, in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire.
It has been administered as part of the Vale of the White Horse since 1974.
The town is on Letcombe Brook, which is about 8 miles south-west of Abingdon, 24 miles north-west of Reading, 15 miles south-west of Oxford and 14 miles north north-west of Newbury and is 57 miles from London.
Property and Costs of Living
Upon research, we found that property prices in Wantage are similar to the average property prices across Oxfordshire, and a little higher compared to other locations with a similar density across England.
Price changes increase annually at a similar rate compared to the annual average price change across Oxfordshire.
The average price for a semi-detached property in Wantage is around £374,026.
If you are planning on renting property, we found that the average cost PCM was around £1000, according to New Base New Life
In recent years, there have been at least 4 significant housing developments.
There are various commuting options available to you that you can make use of when you move to Wantage.
Bus services link Wantage with Oxford and other nearby towns and villages including Abingdon, Didcot, Farringdon and Grove.
Buses are provided by Thames Travel, coming every 12-18 minutes between Wantage and Oxford/ Didcot via Grove, Harwell Campus, East Hanney and Abingdon.
The nearest railway is Didcot Parkway, 8 miles to the east, with services towards Reading, Oxford, London, Bristol and Cardiff.
The Great Western Mainline is just north of Grove, where the former Wantage Road railway station used to be. It was closed during the Beeching cuts in 1964.
The nearest public airport to Wantage is London Heathrow, approximately 42 miles east of the town.
Where to grab a bite to eat
If you are out and about, and in need of something to eat, there are plenty of local places to pick from.
Here’s just a few places that have been recommended to us by some of our lovely customers.
The Greyhound Inn
18th Century free house in the centre if Letcombe Regis, a pretty down land village within the Vale of the White Horse region of Oxfordshire.
Featured in the Good Pub guide , and has received multiple awards, such as “Best Destination Pub 2018” and Country Pub of the Year White Horse Branch 2017-2020.
The Boars Head
The Boars Head is a traditional, cosy and friendly country pub in the heart of the village of Ardington.
The Boar’s Head offers excellent homemade seasonal foods accompanied by a wide selection of drinks, to suite all tastes. They cater for everyone, whether looking for lunch, dinner, snacks or simply a drink.
Local cafe in Wantage, open 7 days a week, where they create homemade breakfasts and lunches all freshly cooked to order.
Things to do in Wantage
If you find yourself at a loose end, and are wondering what there is to do around Wantage, we’ve put together a few ideas of what you can do to pass the time.
The Vale and Downland Museum
The Vale and Downland Museum is a local museum in the market town. A Victorian kitchen, Iron Age Skeleton and a bust of Sir John Betjeman are amongst it’s attractions.
If you are into your history, it could well worth be checking out.
Uffington White Horse
The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure, 110 metres long. The hulls form part of the scarp of the Berkshire Downs, and overlook the Vale of the White Horse to the north.
If would be a lovely place to go for a walk, or take your dog!
There is a load of over places that might be worth checking out if you ever find yourself at a loose end.
Hopefully this guide has helped you get a good idea of some of the stuff you can find out and about in Wantage.
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