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The highly sought-after area of Wolvercote, home to our Wolvercote Mill development, has something for everyone.

With renowned educational institutions close by, including Wolvercote Primary, Cherwell St Edward School and let’s not forget the world-famous Oxford University, it’s the perfect place for families of all sizes, and with excellent commuter facilities and the popular city of Oxford just three miles away, there’s plenty to discover. Whilst shopping and excitement is close to hand, Wolvercote’s location in natural and scenic surroundings provides the perfect combination of quiet rural life with the perks of city living.

Here are some of the reasons why Wolvercote is truly a great place to live.

Rich history and stunning aesthetics

Wolvercote can’t be discussed without first mentioning the nearby delights of Oxford city, and the rich history and culture surrounding it. Oxford University is the world’s oldest English-speaking university, frequently voted as one of the top 10 universities in the world and is the second oldest in continuous operation. Whilst exploring Oxford High Street, you’ll find an array of stunning buildings in every style of English architecture, ensuring every time you wander the city there is always something new to see, feel and experience. Key highlights include the likes of St George’s Tower, Christ Church Cathedral, Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera and Observatory. It’s not just Oxford that’s steeped in history, our Wolvercote Mill development occupies the site of a former 18th century mill, once supplying paper to the Oxford University Press in 1674.

Easy access to shopping

There is an array of local delights in the picturesque village of Wolvercote, including pubs, restaurants and shops, all within easy reach for residents at our Wolvercote Mill development.

For a more extensive offering of shops and amenities, you can hop on a direct bus to Oxford city centre and arive in approximately 20 minutes. For those looking for fresh air and exercise, the city is just a 20-minute cycle away. Oxford High Street has a wide variety of shops, ranging from well-known stores to independent shops and boutiques. We recently invited home and interiors influencer, Louise Blair of @dougs.digs, to Oxford to explore the city and try out local independent spots, including Jericho Coffee Traders, Nuffield Health Club Oxford and nearby gastro pub, The Trout Inn, located a few minutes away from Wolvercote. Why not take a nosy here. What’s more, London can be reached in just under an hour by train from Oxford Station.

Access to green space

It’s important that your home and surrounding area meet your family’s needs.  Here at Cala it is all about location, whether that means access to great schools, amenities or indeed open, green space. Wolvercote is surrounded by stunning green space and, better yet, just a 5 minute walk around the corner you’ll find Port Meadow, one of the largest open spaces north of Oxford, offering excellent walking and cycling paths, leading directly into Oxford city centre. At Port Meadow, often regarded as ‘Oxford’s oldest monument’ and situated beside the River Thames, you’ll find a range of diverse wildlife, including cattle, horses and wildfowl. Not only is the scenery stunning, but you can take part in activities including fishing, picnic tables, pony riding and wild water swimming.

Characterful and Contemporary Homes

One of the main reasons to love Wolvercote is because of the homes themselves. Afterall, home is where the heart is. With characterful and contemporary charm, each of our two, three, and four-bedroom homes offer the perfect mix of properties for sale in Oxford. Our bespoke homes are built with outdoor living, wellbeing and community in mind whilst providing the perfect balance between quiet rural living and easy access to the city. Based in North Oxford, Wolvercote Mill takes inspiration from the historic city of Oxford’s 17th and 18th century design, bringing part of the local history into the homes.

That’s just a slice of what Wolvercote has to offer. Why not come and visit in person, so you can see how enticing our Wolvercote Mill development truly is.

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