Thame enjoys a long and fascinating history which is well detailed in the popular Thame Museum, located just one mile from home. There is an impressive range of exhibitions and artefacts on show, along with guided talks and activities which bring local and regional history to life.
For an entertaining exploration of this historic market town, the self-guided Midsomer Murders Trail takes visitors on an adventure through some of the sites featured on the famous television show.
Those who enjoy spending time outdoors are spoilt for choice in the idyllic town of Thame, with the picturesque landscape of the Oxford Plain just a stone’s throw away.
The Phoenix Trail offers a wonderful route for cyclists, walkers and horse-riders, with some picturesque stopping-points showcasing excellent views of the Chiltern Hills and beyond. This seven mile footpath runs between Thame and the attractive market town of Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, passing through the villages of Towersey and Bedlow, and providing a refreshing day out for residents of any age.
Following an afternoon exploring the Pheonix Trail, walkers and cyclists will enjoy a much-deserved break at the iconic market town of Princes Risborough, which boasts a history of over 5,500 years. Maintaining its traditional charm, this attractive market town offers a range of quaint stores, charming eateries and dog-friendly pubs, along with miles of lush countryside nestled between the Chiltern Hills and the Vale of Aylesbury.
Locals don’t have to venture far to sample some fine performing arts, with the much-loved Thames Players Theatre within walking distance of the development. This intimate, 119-seat theatre is a former church hall, located within walking distance of the development, and hosts regular performances, covering plays, operas and acoustic sets.
Active residents will enjoy close proximity to the Thame Leisure Centre, just over a five minute drive from these new homes in Thame. This impressive venue boasts a 25m swimming pool including a toddler pool, a 4-court badminton hall, fully-equipped gym, dance studio, cycling studio and even a children’s crèche.
Thame high street benefits from an eclectic selection of restaurants and cafés, while traditional, inn-keeper style pubs which are peppered throughout the Oxfordshire countryside.
The Thatch is a classic English pub housed within a characterful sixteenth century building, which is much-loved among locals and visitors alike. Serving fresh, seasonal ingredients from ethically sourced producers, this charming pub also boasts a carefully-selected wine list and an impressive range of real ales.
For a casual dining experience with an exotic twist, Pad Thai at The Rising Sun serves an excellent variety of authentic Thai food within traditional pub surrounds. Complete with oak beams, stone floors and cosy furnishings, this charming eatery is just one mile from Hampden Gardens. The James Figg is another popular free house within walking distance, with award-winning guest ales and hearty homemade meals to be enjoyed in front of the roaring open fire.
Residents looking for an elegant dining experience will delight in a visit to The Swan at Tetsworth, a listed Elizabethan coaching inn which boasts a charming restaurant alongside a professional antiques centre. Boasting exquisite French dishes throughout the day and into the evening, The Swan takes full advantage of seasonal produce to create a varied and changing menu. With a passionate team of chefs headed by Chef Romain Alinat, guests are ensured an impeccable dining experience whether enjoying a quaint afternoon tea, or a five-course evening meal.
Following an enjoyable day exploring Thame’s picturesque green space, residents will find much-needed refreshment at the iconic Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, just a short walk away from the development.
As a traditional market town, Thame boasts a bustling high street lined with a generous collection of quaint, family-run stores.
The attractive town is especially well-known it’s a unique and eclectic retail experience, quite unlike the monotony of big city shopping. From antique stores to quality family butchers and just about everything in between, Thame promises a convenient, yet rewarding shopping scene which continues to delight residents and visitors alike.
Weekly markets are of course an institution in the town, with an abundance of open-air stalls set out every Tuesday, offering the freshest local produce from across North Oxfordshire. Genuine farmers’ produce can be purchased every second Tuesday of the month as the market is supplemented by local agricultural produce.
Nearby towns offer a good selection of recognisable brand named stores, with shopping centres such as Friars Square in the heart of Aylesbury, which houses a number of fashion stores, homewares and electricals, along with family-friendly eateries and quaint cafés.
Excellently located for growing and mature families, these appealing new homes in Thame boast several highly-regarded schools in the close surrounding area. Younger children will benefit from close proximity to John Hampton Primary School, which is less than a 10 minute walk from home, while Barley Hill Primary School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are both located around one mile away from the development. The very well-rated Lord William’s School can be reached in under a 10 minute drive from Thame Fields, and enjoys a respected reputation as a high performing secondary school, while covering both academic and vocational courses for post-16 learners.
Commuters will delight in the area’s convenient transport connections, with excellent local road links and regular public transport services. Thame Fields is located just three miles from the M40 which connects the capital city of London to Birmingham, passing several major towns on route. Princes Risborough is fewer than eight miles away via the A4129, while Aylesbury is under 11 miles away via the A418. For travel by train, Haddenham & Thames Parkway Station is less than a 10 minute drive from home, and provides regular services to major destinations such as London Marylebone, Banbury and Oxford Parkway.
A418 5 minutes / 2 miles
M40 7 minutes / 3.5 miles
Princes Risborough 13 mins / 7.6 miles
Aylesbury 20 minutes / 11 miles
London 65 minutes / 46.6 miles
Haddenham & Thames Parkway Station 8 minutes / 4 miles
London Luton Airport 60 minutes / 54 miles