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The Best Properties in Oxford & Cambridge

Torn between these two great cities? This should help you pick your favourite.

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Thinking of moving? Wherever you are now, whether it’s in the countryside or in town, consider relocating to either Oxford or Cambridge, two beautiful cities full of culture and history. Here we’ve rounded up the 6 best properties in Cambridge, and the 5 best properties in Oxford, to give you a flavour of the kind of real estate each has to offer.


1. South House, Banbury

South House, Banbury, Oxfordshire

This Grade II listed Georgian-style village house offers a combination of quirky and modern amenities. Its location is ideal for social butterflies, only 20 minutes to members’ club Soho Farmhouse, and for healthy eaters, as it’s also nearby Daylesford Organic. Available through Knight Frank for offers in excess of £1.5m

2. Grayshott House, Bampton

Grayshott House, Bampton, Oxfordshire

This charming family home in Brampton dates back to the 1700s and its Grade II listing just adds to its rich history and importance. It sits right on the High Street, has a host of period features, and has 0.86 acres of land which include a croquet lawn, healthy flowerbeds and tall trees. Available through Strutt & Parker at a guide price of £1.4m

3. Shotover Cleve, Headington

Shotover Cleve, Headington

Look no further than Shotover Cleve in The Ridings for a property with an abundance of green grounds. This nine-bedroom house boasts 11 acres of land, sits adjacent to Shotover country park, and is a real historic gem, having only been owned by two families since 1926. Available through Savills for £3.2m

4. Bradmore Road

Bradmore Road

This grand property sitting on Bradmore Road boasts four reception rooms, four bathrooms and six bedrooms, perfect for either a large family or a smaller one who just like to spread out. The house was built in 1873 and is spread over four floors, featuring modern bedrooms with high ceilings. Available through Knight Frank for £6.5m

5. Bardwell Road, Central North Oxford

Bardwell Road, Central North Oxford

Our final oxford property sits on Bardwell Road. It was built in true Edwardian style, and the detached house boasts glorious views over the River Cherwell, aided by its unique roof terrace. Its rear garden is a riot of colour with trees, flowers and hedges, and its interior is modern and fresh with ensuite rooms, high ceilings and sizeable windows. Available through Savills for £3.9m


1. Galewood, Great Shelford

Galewood, Great Shelford

Galewood is a unique semi-detached house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living rooms, sitting on Cambridge’s Hinton Way. It’s Edwardian, Grade II listed and sits within its own grounds, creating a private and serene living environment. Available through Cheffins at a guide price of £1.5m

2. Garland Cottage, Yelling

Garland Cottage, Yelling

Garland Cottage is a prime example of a Cambridgeshire property that has the best of both worlds – traditional period charm and contemporary technology to appeal to modern families. Step out into the South-West facing sun-trap of a garden and enjoy vast open-field views. Available through Fine & Country for £650,000 

3. West Lodge, Milton

West Lodge, Milton

This Victorian lodge house sits on Knights Way and is a real gem on the market, having recently been refurbished. Whilst it is Grade II listed, it’s perfect for modern relaxed living and is ideal for those who like to entertain regularly – its two reception rooms are light and airy and the open-plan kitchen is a chef’s dream! Available through Savills for £495,000

4. The Manor House, Peterborough

The Manor House, Peterborough

This stunningly impressive detached house in Orton Waterville has been renovated to the highest standards and both the interior and exterior features are extensive. With 7-bedrooms you’ll never run out of room, and sitting in its own grounds in a desirable elevated position, you’ll never run out of privacy. Available through Fine & Country for £2.45m

5. The Priest’s House, Swaffham Bulbeck

The Priest's House, Swaffham Bulbeck

Sitting on the quaint high street of Swaffham Bulbeck, The Priest’s House is an utterly charming, typical village home with amenities such as equestrian facilities, exposed ceiling timbers and beautifully carved studwork. However, the kitchen is that of modern luxury with Aga fittings and stylish cream cabinets. Available through Strutt & Parker for £899,950

6. Maids Causeway

Maids Causeway

This Grade II listed house has four spacious reception rooms, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Though it’s set up perfectly for informal family living, it boasts beautiful traditional period features such as an ornate fireplace and huge windows. Available through Cheffins for £2.1m