All four rural districts in the county have been named in the top 50 most desirable country areas to live in Britain.

The Vale of White Horse was ranked seventh in Halifax’s annual quality of life survey. South Oxfordshire came 28th, West Oxfordshire was 39th and Cherwell was 46th in the list of the top countryside idylls.

Uttlesford in Essex was named as the most desirable place to live in Britain.

The survey rates areas on health, personal wellbeing and life expectancy, crime rates, weather, employment, school results and broadband access.