Graven Hill nestles at the southern edge of Bicester in Oxfordshire, approximately 13 miles north east of the city of Oxford.
Formerly a military distribution base, the 188 hectare site encircles an ancient hill of beautiful mature woodland. With its breathtaking scenery and abundance of flora and fauna, living at Graven Hill will feel calm, rural, peaceful. The village centre will be a focus for Graven Hill community life.
There will be a new primary school (expected to open in 2020) and community centre and a village green. There is also the potential for a pre-school nursery, local shops, a pub, cafe, and small business premises. Yet the thriving market town centre of Bicester is just a stone's throw away. Living at Graven Hill means you will also have easy access to all the shops, services, cinema, good schools, national transport connections and amenities of the town - including major supermarkets and the world-renowned Bicester Village designer outlet.
Road and rail connections serving Bicester are excellent. Junction 9 of the M40, linking Bicester with the national motorway network, is just three miles away. The town has two mainline railway stations. There are connections south to London Marylebone with a journey time of just 46 minutes, and north to Birmingham and beyond. The East-West Rail project will open up connections through to Cambridge, via Milton Keynes and Bedford, over the coming years. The first phase, connecting Oxford to Bicester town centre, opened in December 2016.
And it is not only people we are looking forward to welcoming to the site. This spring we will see the arrival of the Great Crested Newts. Unfortunately they were unable to build their own homes so we decided to build one for them!