Botley Area Guide

A stone’s throw away from the city while still having a feel of community with bundles on offer for the single professional or growing family.

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Living in Botley

Botley is a favoured choice for many with cycle lanes directly into the town centre you can be in the hustle and bustle in less than 10 minutes. Located at the edge of the ring road – hop onto the Botley interchange for the A34 and A420 it is ideal for those further commutes to places such as Swindon, Reading, or Bicester, or perfect weekend adventures. With its versatile amenities and transports links Botley is an ideal choice for many. Botley offers modern apartments for professionals on West Way, and a variety of larger properties for your growing families in closes and cul-de-sacs.

Learning in Botley

At the top of Headington Hill, lies an Oxford Brookes University campus, which is where our future teachers study, with an excellent bus service linking to the city and other campuses. This campus also boasts a 25m indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Dive into the Botley lifestyle, with a range of Community Memberships or take the plunge and learn how to swim, with their swimming schools/lessons for all ages.

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Relaxing in Botley

Botley benefits from having some of the most beautiful country pubs – The Fishes and The Perch, both serve excellent food which can be walked off by a stroll along Hinksey Stream, or Port Meadow. Highly recommended by C&C staff! Stock up on store cupboard essentials at the local “Unpacked” Waitrose – an eco-friendly approach to shopping which allows customers to refill their own containers and less packaging. After a successful trial with the Botley community this has become a permanent feature to the store. For all your fresh food needs, head to Pickle and Lime an independent greengrocers sourcing local fresh produce, their outdoor display will leave your mouth watering. Wanting to try something different? Footgolf is the answer! Try to get a hole in one using a football at Hinksey Golf Club.

Highlight of Botley

Hidden within the Curtis Industrial Estate, behind McDonalds, is an excellent brewery called The Tap Social. This social enterprise not only produces their own craft brews, but their company support eligible ex-offenders into employment on the mission for social justice. Their industrial brewery doubles as a pub which vintage furniture and large oriental rugs, often punters can enjoy live music and tasty delights from an outdoor food truck. An excellent evening to be had, whilst supporting their worthy mission.

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The people’s view

Botley is a nice quiet residential area well connected to city centre and north Oxford. Good walks around Oatlands Recreation Grounds, Righley Park and Wytham Woods and a nice cycle path from botley to centre along Canals. There are few nice pubs with good outdoor areas (Fishes, Tap social, Punter). Also food markets by the botley shops on Saturdays.

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David Gilson

Managing Director

David Gilson

Managing Director