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Thame is a typical English market town servicing a large rural constituency for hundreds of years, boasting a wide range of independent shops, butchers, public house, restaurants and cattle market.. The town sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It has maintained its significance in the last sixty years with an active town council who have permitted relevant and balanced growth.

Thame is minutes away from the main Chiltern Line (Haddenham & Thame Parkway), connecting residents to the north but primarily central London. Over the past few years the commuting population has doubled, increasing demand and helping to sustain a strong local property market.

Oxford is close by offering  its famous University, wealth of historical buildings and picturesque rivers. From city life to the countryside dream, Oxfordshire offers the local community the flexibility to and accessibility to enjoy their chosen lifestyle with a traditional rural feel.

The excellent range of both high-level education for both public and private sectors and a wide variety of both period and modern homes has given Thame and the surrounding areas prosperous growth year on year.

Places of Interest

The countryside is large part of many residents’ lifestyles in and around Thame.  Weekly market takes place on a Tuesday in the heart of the market square overlooking for Town Hall providing market traders and locals the opportunity to find a hidden gems.

The annual Thame food festival is a non-profitable event held at the show ground and attracts thousands of both local residents and people from afar wanting to experience a wide range of fresh local produce.

Towersey Music Festival is an annual festival of folk, world music and traditional dance, previously held in the village of Towersey but due to its popularity has now relocated to the Thame showground.

Waddesdon Manor, a local stately home owned by the national trust provides a beautiful setting for those interested in its heritage and beauty. Located approx. 8 miles from Thame is it a highly thought after attraction and suitable for a wide range of ages.

Thame and its surroundings are fortunate enough to be home to a number of the UK’s most famous restaurants and hotels. Belmond Le Manoir is a 5-star hotel set in the village of Great Milton, a passion of no other than Raymond Blanc, which has a lengthy waiting list and a number of star studded guests. The Crazy Bear at Stadhampton is a complete contrast to the Le Manoir with a combination of traditional and eccentric design catering for that special occasion or night away, with a working farm and country shop providing a wide range of local produce and entertainment for children.

Getting around

Thame is located just off the A418 connecting nearby Oxford and Aylesbury. Haddenham and Thame Parkway station is situated approx. three miles from the market square and provides a direct high speed trainline service into central London with a travel time of only 35 minutes.

The M40 motorway junctions 6 or 7 are close by connecting Birmingham to the North and London to the South. There are a number of local and national bus services available.

The Oxford Tube is a highly used bus services used by commuters and local residents, with direct access into London within an hour. The Gatwick Express provides frequent access to both London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

Local schools and colleges

The surrounding area to Thame has a wide range of both primary and secondary education that falls within the private, public and grammar sectors. There is a wide selection of nursery and child care both in Thame and in surrounding villages.

Lord Williams, located in Thame is steeped in local history and offers a great option for local residents who are seeking a secondary option.

In the private sector there are many options to choose from, for both day students and boarders. Oxford offers two highly regarding options in St Edwards School which caters for both boys and girls and Headington School for girls. Swanbourne House is a thriving, independent, co-educational Prep School, with boarding, day and nursery departments for girls and boys aged from 3 to 13. The school is located on a glorious site of 55 acres in Buckinghamshire with outstanding facilities

Ashfold School is a leading independent prep school for boys and girls aged 3 - 13 years located in the village of Dorton in Buckinghamshire, near the Oxfordshire border.