Oxfordshire is known for being one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK, but why are some properties not selling for years? 

There are lots of possible reasons that a property doesn’t sell, such as being in ill-repair or being overpriced.

According to home and lifestyle website The Spruce, potential buyers are mainly looking for a good location, space and future potential. 

However, there might not be anything necessarily wrong with a property and the lack of interest can be down to poor marketing, the Money Saving Expert has a range of tips and tricks on choosing the best estate agent. 

Whatever the reason, here are the homes in Oxfordshire that just haven’t got any takers: 

First listed: November 2014

Banbury Cake: Sherwood Place, Headington, OX3

£270,000 

This two-bedroom maisonette in Headington first appeared on Zoopla six years ago in November 2014.

Sherwood Place is located next to the A40 and this property has no outdoor space. 

Despite these set-backs the property is described as well-presented and spacious throughout whilst also boasting off-street parking.

Earlier this month the property saw a price reduction of £5,000 and is currently listed for sale at £270,000. 

First listed: January 2017

Banbury Cake:

Bradley Road, Henley-On-Thames, RG9

£260,000

Located in Nuffield, close to Henley, this two-bedroom terrace first came on to the market in January 2017 at £325,000. 

Since then, the property has been reduced three times and is now available for £65k less than the original asking price. 

The mid-terrace property is in need of some modernisation and updating throughout however is completely liveable. 

Offered with no-onward chain and boasting off-road parking and direct access to woodland from the private garden, it's baffling as to why this home hasn't sold. 

First listed: July 2017

Banbury Cake:

Barns Road, Oxford OX4

£250,000

Situated within walking distance of Templars Square Shopping Centre this three-bedroom maisonette has been on the market for more than three years. 

In need of a bit of TLC in the bathroom and kitchen the property is otherwise 'turn-key' and ready to move into. 

At £250,000 this property is less than half the average Oxford asking price, which currently stands at £518,284. 

First listed: August 2017

Banbury Cake:

War Memorial Place, Henley-On-Thames RG9

£199,000

This property last sold in 2014, just three years later it came back on the market, at £265,000.

After more than three years on the market this two-bedroom retirement flat is now up for sale at just £4,000 more than it was brought for. 

Notoriously hard to sell, retirement properties are not always the safest investment warns the Home Owners Alliance. 

Research by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel showed that around half of new build retirement homes sold during a 10-year period were later resold at a loss. 

First listed: September 2017

Banbury Cake:

Cowley Road, East Oxford OX4

£775,000

Described as an investment purchase, this five-bedroom terraced property is currently on the market for £225,000 less than the original asking price. 

The Victorian property has been separated into five units which provide an annual income of £44,640 and is offered with tenants in situ. 

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