The closest village to Old Oak House with amenities is Saltford, a vibrant community of more than 4000 people – a large village situated between Keynsham and Bath. Situated on the A4, alongside the River Avon, the main-line railway and the Bath-Bristol cycle-path, Saltford is a perfect hub for activities in the Avon Valley. The smaller village of Compton Dando, and larger town of Keynsham are also nearby.Saltford is widely known for its history, with the ‘old village’ lying within a Conservation Area and including St Mary’s Church (over 1,000 years old with a Saxon tower); Saltford Manor House, a Grade II listed building estimated to date to the Norman era and thought to be the oldest continuously occupied private house in England; and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720), which is a gem of industrial heritage. At its heyday, the Brass Mill was at the cutting edge of technological and economic development. Today Saltford is a thriving community of over 200 successful businesses, many run as work-from-home enterprises. Saltford is also known for its wealth of activities and community involvement, all centred on the Saltford Community Association (www.saltfordhall.co.uk/links.html)
There is a thriving Saltford Environment Group and Saltford has been awarded Fairtrade Village Status. Saltford Golf Club has hosted the prestigious English Ladies Open Tournament and Saltford Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly, welcoming club where non-members are invited to play.
The biennial Saltford Festival in June showcases all that is best about Saltford, including music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, exhibitions, talks, guided walks, competitions, and, of course, food and drink.
The Wheatsheaf, country pub just 1.3 mile walk along two (un-lit) lanes. The Compton Inn, in the neighbouring village of Compton Dando, 1.3 miles. The Globe (2.8 miles, on the way to Bath).