This sought-after area lies to the west of Oxford city centre, overlooking the city's famous dreaming spires. This section of Yarnells Hill is a secluded private road with many other large, mature properties. It is close to local facilities, including Matthew Arnold School. Botley's recently regenerated shopping area caters for a good range of everyday needs.
From sailing at Farmoor Reservoir or riding at one of the many local stables, to walking the Thames Path, the area offers many outdoor activities. The River Thames and its backwaters are surprisingly remote, winding their way through the mainly agricultural landscape. Cumnor village (pictured) has two highly rated dining pubs, The Vine and The Bear & Ragged Staff and many more wait to be discovered in the outlying villages.
Oxford has a large number of independent schools for the whole age range, including the world-famous Dragon School, Magdalen College School, St Edwards and Oxford High School. Schools in Abingdon include St Helens and St Katherines, Chandlings, Abingdon Preparatory School, The Manor and Abingdon School; these all operate a shared bus scheme which picks up and drops off locally.
Oxford is increasingly well connected for reaching most of the region by rail as well as being at the crossroads of the A34 and the M40, which connect London, Birmingham and Southampton. Oxford Parkway station, which serves Marylebone in under an hour, is only a short drive along the ring road, while buses to Oxford station take ten minutes.