Home to The Kingham Plough (Emily Watkins, Great British Menu) and the newly opened Wild Rabbit, the new pub with rooms from Carole Bamford, Kingham in Oxfordshire is indeed a beautiful village to either live in, invest, or simply visit. Both hotels offer high quality food and bedrooms.

If you are looking to buy a home in Kingham there are some lovely period and modern homes to be snapped up. Houses along West Street with its village green is particularly popular due to it being just off the high street with plenty of additional space for children to enjoy. According to Jonathan Bramwell, Head of the Central and Cotswolds region at The Buying Solution, you can find a range of different cottages in and around Kingham for largely differing asking prices.

Example housing and pricing in Kingham (approximate):

* 2 bedroom cottage in reasonable condition: in the region of £350,000 plus.
* 4 bedroom (plus) modern (non-period) house: in the region of £500,000 plus.
* 4 bedroom (plus) period house with small garden: in the region of £700,000 plus.
* 5/6 bedroom period village house with 1 acre (plus): in the region of £1.5 million plus.

The Mill House Hotel on the edge of the village offers further accommodation. If you’re coming down to Kingham for the day, it is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from London Paddington to the train station.

Daylesford Farm shop is within a 20 minute stroll down a bridleway from the village where you can shop like you are on Bond St and enjoy a therapeutic massage if you so wish. Other delicious food and watering holes include The Chequers, Churchill, The Fox, Oddington and Kings Head, Bledington all are within a few miles of Kingham. Furthermore there are plenty of wonderful walks to burn off your meal in the beautiful Cotswold countryside surrounding the village.

Kingham has a number of Food Festivals/Markets on the green throughout the year and there is also The Kingham Plough Farmers Market in May where their local suppliers display their wares.

Jamie Oliver and Alex James hold ‘The Big Feastival‘ on the edge of the village – a great family day out at end of August. There is also the British Cheese Awards held in the neighbouring village of Churchill in early September.

Kingham is not just for foodies as it has one of the best Primary Schools in Oxfordshire – Kingham Primary School – and a very active local community with Kingham Events running a popular village fete and Bonfire Night.

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