Curious to know what it will cost you to live in one of Bicester’s most prestigious homes? Here is my list of the top 5 most expensive places to live locally.
1. St Mary’s Walk, North Aston – Average Value £5,347,166
Situated 10 miles away, North Aston holds a Bicester address and is crowned the most expensive place to live in Bicester. This title is largely influenced by the phenomenal North Aston Hall. The Grade II listed country mansion became the most expensive country home after being listed for sale in 2018 for a eye-watering £28,000,000.
The lavish home has an 8th century wine cellar and an astonishing 30 bedrooms, one of which is the 2,500 sq feet master suite, the suite alone is larger than most family homes. Reached by a mile-long driveway, the Jacobethan home is situated within 194 acres including landscaped gardens and a river treehouse. The exquisite property also boasts a luxurious leisure complex comprising a swimming pool, tennis court and billiards room.
Away from North Aston Hall, the average value for property in St. Marys Walk held it’s own and stands at £1,884,729 in October 2020. This is a rise of 1.15% in the last three months (since July 2020) and rise of 1.54% in the last 12 months.
The village sits 11 miles outside of Bicester and although the address is classed as Bicester, it actually falls within the Deddington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Banbury.
2. Fir Lane, Steeple Aston – Average Value £1,909,736
The quaint village of Steeple Aston hosts 2nd place. The most expensive sale in recent times is for Canterbury House for £2,700,000 back in 2002, home to the owner of Charles Tyrwitt shirt makers.
The average value for property in Fir Lane stood at £1,906,561 in October 2020. This is a rise of 1.15% in the last three months (since July 2020) and rise of 1.54% in the past 12 months. The average price paid for a property in Fir Lane over the last 10 years is £849,166.
3. Bainton – Average Value £1,397,058
Bainton is a hamlet comprising a cluster of farms in the civil parish of Stoke Lyne, about 3 miles north of the centre of Bicester. There is only 1 house sale on record within the last 10 years. Although, according to Fine& Country’s website they have recently sold Thorn Cottage subject to contract. The Guide price was £675,000.
The average value for property in Bainton stood at £1,286,952 in October 2020. This is a rise of 1.16% in the last three months (since July 2020) and rise of 1.55% in the past 12 months.
4. Somerton Road, North Aston – Average Value £1,159,897
Another entry in the top 5 for North Aston. Somerton Road comprises mainly of large detached houses with North Aston Mill thought to be valued in the region of £2,250,000.
The most expensive house to sell on this sought-after road in recent times is The Old Vicarage which sold for £1,750,000 just over 10 years ago with its current value undisclosed.
The average price for property in Somerton Road stood at £1,159,897 in October 2020. This is a rise of 1.15% in the last three months (since July 2020) and rise of 1.54% in the last 12 months. In terms of property types, flats in Somerton Road sold for an average of £265,611 and terraced houses for £290,965.
5. Main Street Duns Tew, Bicester – Average Value £1,064,842
Although 11 miles away, Duns Tew which holds a Bicester address is a village and civil parish about 7 miles south of Banbury in Oxfordshire. With nearby Great Tew and Little Tew, Duns Tew is one of the three villages known collectively as “The Tews”. A ‘tew’ is believed to be an ancient term for a ridge of land.
Alongside living in the beautiful countryside, you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the Beckham’s who live nearby in their 9-bed Cotswold country residence. If that isn’t enough glam for you, just down the road in Great Tew you can find the exclusive Soho Farmhouse, a private member’s club set in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, that boasts an array of a-list celebrity members.
The average price for property in Main Street stood at £1,064,842 in October 2020. This is a rise of 1.15% in the last three months (since July 2020) and rise of 1.54% in the past 12 months.