A no-through road in Summertown has been dubbed Oxford’s most expensive place to live.

Crick Road runs between Fyfield and Bradmore Roads, near Banbury Road.

The average house price in the street is £2.8m, compared to £531,000 for the rest of the OX2 postcode area, according to website Zoopla.

Now, number 6, a detached Victorian villa, has gone on sale for a whopping £6.25m.

The nine-bedroom property has 6,000 sq ft of living space, including nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, a basement and conservatory.

It was once owned by St John’s College and divided into nine apartments but the present owners, who bought it 30 years ago, converted it back into a family home.

Charles Wellbelove director of agents Hamptons, which is marketing the house, said: “Crick Road is arguably the best and most expensive road in Oxford.

“A number of houses within this area are owned by Russians, Arabs and Londoners.

“The pull is not only the architecture, it is the schools. The sort of person who is going to purchase this house is either a Dragon school parent, or an international buyer who wants to get their children into one of them.”

Meanwhile, average house prices across the county rose by 0.7 per cent to £256,383 in March with the annual rise now six per cent.

Nick Owens, senior associate with Oxford law firm Penningtons Manches said: “Prices in north Oxford are always on the up. Most of these properties at this level will sell before they even come to the market.

“In the past 12 months, houses in that area have gone for more than £8m and I can’t see prices slowing any time soon.”