With its proximity to the major employment hub of Milton Park and the development of the town centre, Didcot is becoming a popular choice for house hunters.

According to agents, demand for one, two and three-bedroom homes in the town is strengthening on the back of the local jobs market and the popularity of the Orchard Centre and its shops, multi-plex cinema and arts facilities.

Jennifer-Lee Crowshaw, of Hodsons, said: “Of all the local towns, Didcot is the one with most potential from a landlord’s point of view. This is down to the growth that has come with the redevelopment of the town centre and its links to Milton Park.”

Ms Crowshaw added the town’s modern housing developments were attractive to tenants. The Ladygrove estate is particularly popular with people coming from outside the area. They have usually done research and are keen on it because you can walk to the station from there.”

Hodsons is marketing a two-bedroom house with garage in Ashburn Place on the Ladygrove estate at £775 per month and recently let a similar property within a week.

Ms Crowshaw added: “The main demand is for two-bedroom mid and end-terraced properties from professionals, young couples and small families.

“Any two-bedroom will command a minimum of £750 per month and can go up to £800 if it has something extra such as an ensuite to the master bedroom or a garage.”

Hodsons also has a three-bedroom, detached house on Ladygrove for £975.

Holly Munns, of Thomas Merrifield, said: “Ladygrove is popular because it is near the station and the two primary schools in the catchment area are excellent.”

Katie Nobles, of Andrews, has just let an Edwardian semi-detached, three-bedroom house in Didcot for £925 per month.

She said: “The rental market is very buoyant in Didcot. It is not as pretty as Abingdon but it’s as good, if not better, for property investment.

“We get a lot of singles and couples who need to commute so are looking for two-bedroom properties near the train station.

“Professional sharers will often request three-bedroom houses so they can use one as a study.”

Malcolm Cowie, of Chancellors, said: “There’s a shortage of one, two- and three-bedroom homes. Anything smart and modern is being snapped up almost immediately.”

Chancellors is marketing a two-bedroom house with garage in Bowmont Water on the Ladygrove estate for £825 per month.