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Meet the team behind Oxford Property Consulting

With its dreaming spires and picturesque rolling countryside, Oxfordshire is the ideal location for people looking to balance a rural lifestyle with working in the city.

At Oxford Property Consulting, our team are Oxfordshire experts and work closely with clients to help them source their dream property.

In our latest blog, we ask our team why they love Oxfordshire and learn their recommendations for fun family days out, favourite location and where to grab a bite to eat.

Ben Procter – Managing Director

Ben founded Oxford Property Consulting in May 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and helps with purchases, rentals and development searches.

Location?

Henley is a lovely market town with the river Thames running through it. It has great restaurants and hotels, lovely independent shops and even a winery. Each year the regatta and festival are great events and it’s so easy to get to London.

Day out?

I’m a keen sportsman and love a round of golf. There are so many great courses in Oxfordshire. I’m a member at Oxford Golf Club, but also play at Frilford Heath, Burford, Studley Wood and more.

Dining out?

The Muddy Duck in Hethe, although there are so many to choose from! It has great food, atmosphere and service all at a reasonable price.

Why Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire has a bit of everything. Great access to nature, history, interesting architecture, excellent schools and further education. We have great access to London too. Oxfordshire is the perfect size – big enough to lose yourself, but small enough to know well.

Greg Thomson – Director of Residential Buying

Greg joined the Oxford Property Consulting team in July 2021 and heads up the company’s property buying arm by helping clients to find their dream homes.

Location?

Dorchester-on-Thames. It’s a charming and quintessentially English village with the beautiful Abbey, great pubs and restaurants and Wittenham Clumps on your doorstep for some spectacular walks in all seasons. 

Day out?

I love taking friends and family punting along the River Thames while admiring the dreaming spires of Oxford. There are a number of excellent pubs and restaurants dotted along the river too, which are always worth a quick visit.

Dining out?

The Cherwell Boathouse. It’s at the gateway to one of my favourite punting stations, but also serves fantastic French cuisine and a nice cold glass of something tempting.

Why Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire has it all. A thriving and diverse community with a real mix of rural and urban delights. It’s a perfect county to raise a family as people are friendly and we have great schools that cater for all needs.

Our proximity to London is ideal for commuters too who want to balance working in the city with a calmer, rural, lifestyle.

Anna Mole – Partner

Anna’s career at Oxford Property Consulting started in 2018 where she worked closely with Ben on both residential and commercial searches.

After finishing maternity leave in 2021, Anna joined as a Partner and is now a residential and development buying agent, covering a broad range of searches in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Location?

I love my home village Wolvercote. Wolvercote has the best of both worlds – village life and great local pubs, but a short cycle ride into Summertown or Jericho if you require anything.

Day out?

There are lots of wild swimming spots in Oxfordshire, and my children love nothing more than a dip in the River Thames. A quick cycle into Jericho to meet friends for a relaxing drink at the weekend is great too.

Dining out?

I love to walk from our house to The Perch for supper. It’s a beautiful walk along the River Thames followed by some great food and wine, finishing with the sunset on the walk home.

Why Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire is a fantastic place to live because of the people and local community. I grew up locally and feel so lucky to raise my children in such a warm, kind and interesting place. I wouldn’t wish to live anywhere else!

Lucy Fegan – Consultant

Lucy joined Oxford Property Consulting as a search and buying consultant in January 2022 and helps clients source their perfect properties via her strong connections with local selling and lettings agents.

Location?

I love Woodstock, it’s a beautiful market town home to the historic Blenheim Palace. I have lived in various towns and villages in Oxfordshire, but Woodstock is my favourite location due to its abundance of pubs, restaurants, hotels, cafes and boutique shops.

Day out?

You can’t beat a walk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace. I’d highly recommend the ‘secret garden’ and a walk around the palace itself. If you find yourself near Woodstock, head to Alfonso’s for a coffee and an ice cream too!

Dining out?

The Michelin Star croquettes are a must try at The Oxford Kitchen in Summertown. My favourite restaurant would have to be the beautiful 17th century Old Parsonage.

Why Oxfordshire?

With its historic skyline of dreaming spires, Oxford and the villages and towns that surround have a perfect mix of things to do for every age.

We have fantastic links to London and southern and midlands-based airports in addition to being a great education and business hub. I can’t imagine living and bringing my children up anywhere else!