Martyn Cox & Company Estate Agents in Witney

About Martyn Cox & Company Estate Agents in Witney

Martyn Cox & Company has long been associated with integrity and quality in the competitive business of property marketing, valuation and general advice. Our staff members are among the most experienced and proficient in Witney and the office is run in the style of a family business rather than a corporate entity. This leads to greater understanding and a higher level of communication and helps create a more relaxed and comfortable client/agent relationship. We also believe that sales progression is crucial to the transaction and seeing the sale through to completion is a vital part of our after sales service.

Our marketing policy still includes extensive use of the local press which we feel is important and our excellent website and associated portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla, take our property to both local buyers and a global audience. We also have a London connection through our Mayfair office, which advises on Country Property, produces potential buyers and superb editorials for principal national newspapers and magazines.

Our offices are centrally located in Witney where our whole team is based. A recent advertising campaign suggested that we are “the only office you will ever need”. We believe our focus on the individual, independent minded person, creates a perfect alternative to “virtual offices” and multi-branch corporate companies with their ever-changing staff.

We are proud of the fact that our team has been together for an average of ten years, which is quite an achievement these days. We believe that our cohesive nature and consistency can only benefit our clients and our aim is to bring about a successful sale at a price and time frame that will leave you smiling.

A Brief History

The firm was founded by Martyn Cox in 1988 who had previously been a member of the Board of Management at Buckell & Ballard in Oxford. Initially the office at 6 Corn Street was run by two full and two part-time staff. In 1992 number 8 Corn Street became available and the two offices were merged into one. This created space for more staff and a wider variety of disciplines. Since then, staff numbers have increased and Martyn Cox & Company has become one of the best known names in Witney selling town and country property throughout West Oxfordshire.

We now have seven full-time and four part-time members of staff dealing exclusively with residential sales. We do not specialise in a particular price category as we cover all ranges, but feel we have an affinity with individual homes of character, both period and modern.

About Our Area/Living in Witney

We believe this part of the country is a lovely place to live. It is not isolated or over populated and there are excellent modern facilities. Historically, Witney has been associated with blankets and the River Windrush was partly responsible for the success of the woollen trade since the mid 17th century, due to the quality of the river water, or so the story goes. There are many fine old houses and cottages in the town, some with beautiful and very private gardens. The traditional building material was handsome local stone and many of the roofs are clad in heavy durable slate which perfectly compliments the soft colours of the stonework. The place name Witney was first attested in the Saxon Charter of 969 as Wyttannige and it appears as Witenie in the Doomsday book of 1086. The name means Witta’s island.

Witney now has a population of about 25,000 and the town has a pleasant mixture of architectural style. New modern developments have sprung up on the periphery to provide housing for local families and those from further afield. In the 1980’s the centre of the town was redeveloped to provide a sympathetic modern shopping area with generous free parking. Since then other traffic free shopping areas have been created including Marriotts Walk being the most recent with many well known retail outlets, restaurants and a multi screen cinema. The Oxfordshire countryside is on the very edge of the Cotswolds and is largely unspoilt. There are some delightful old stone villages and beautiful, open countryside with livestock and arable farmland. The area to the north of the town towards Charlbury and Chipping Norton is quite undulating whereas the area to the south heading towards Standlake and Kingston Bagpuize is much flatter due to the river valley.

Witney is about 14 miles from the centre of Oxford and the ring road provides links to the M40 London/Birmingham motorway and the M4 between London and Bristol. Oxford is on the main line to London Paddington and fast trains take about an hour. Charlbury, 8 miles north of Witney has a service to Paddington and there is also a station halt at Long Hanborough. Alternatively, many London commuters choose to take the train from Didcot station which is about 22 miles south of Witney, where fast trains regularly take around 50 minutes.

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