Top Five Reasons to Move to Ickford

December 13, 2021In News4 Minutes

Ickford is one of Buckinghamshire’s most sought-after villages, combining traditional rural living with great local amenities and excellent transport links.

With properties at our Deanfield Park development selling quickly, we’ve pulled together the top five reasons why buyers are choosing a move to Ickford. 

1. A Strong Sense of Community 

Ickford is a close-knit village with a great community spirit and a range of facilities on its doorstep. It has an active parish council and a village hall hosting events throughout the year. St Nicholas Church also provides a central hub for the village.

Primary education is provided by the renowned Ickford School which became an Academy in 2016 and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The village also has a shop with post office, a sports pavilion and The Rising Sun pub.

2. Staying Well Connected 

A new home in Ickford is perfect for commuters and those looking to combine office and home working. Easy access is offered to the M40, and Haddenham and Thame Parkway is just over six miles away offering rail services to London Marylebone in around 45 minutes. Heathrow Airport is also around 45 minutes away. Public transport is good locally too, with regular bus services to Aylesbury and Thame.

3. Indulge in Retail Therapy 

Just a short journey over the 17th century bridge into Oxfordshire and you can be in the ‘city of dreaming spires’ in just 25 minutes. Oxford is a hub of education, culture and shopping, from high street stores to designer boutiques. The Westgate Centre offers all your essentials whilst Bicester Village will indulge you with its designer outlet stores. Thame, with its range of shops and major supermarkets, is less than five miles away.

4. Picturesque Countryside on Your Doorstep

There is no shortage of country walks and cycle routes within close proximity to Ickford, making it the perfect base for lovers of the outdoors. Try a circular walk taking in the Grade II listed 17th Century Brill Windmill or take your bike out on the Phoenix Trial, an 11km cycleway between Thame and Princes Risborough which offers magnificent views of the nearby Chiltern Hills. There is also a good range of community sports clubs in the wider area for all ages and abilities.

5. A Rich History

Ickford is a historic village first recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as ‘Iforde’. It is rich in architectural style and character with properties from across the centuries. St Nicholas Church dates back to the late 12th or early 13th century and The Rising Sun pub is a 17th-century timber-framed building with brick nogging and a timber-framed roof.

It’s also a village of tradition. Since 1953 there has been an annual tug-of-war competition between Ickford and the neighbouring village of Tiddington on their opposing sides of the River Thame!

So if you’re interested in a move to Ickford, find out more about our Deanfield Park development, where we are now offering a range of two, three and four bedroom homes.