Choosing the location of your next home can be difficult, particularly if you’re planning to relocate to a new area.

If you’re looking for a home with excellent schools, transport links and local amenities nearby, then Newbury town in Berkshire might just be the perfect location. 

 

 

  1. Historical landmarks in Newbury

Sitting on the banks of the River Kennet, Newbury is a historic market town offering both a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.

Rich in history, Newbury has plenty of stunning architecture to admire, some dating back to the 15th century. It is known for its period architecture and historic charm, making it an ideal filming location for movies such as Star Wars and Fast and Furious. 

For those looking to learn more about the history of the town, West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s popular historic buildings, with galleries and local event exhibitions for families of all ages to discover.

Opening in September 1905, Newbury Racecourse is another popular tourist attraction and has hosted numerous races and live concerts in recent years, including performances from Tom Jones and Madness.

 

  1. Excellent travel connections

While Newbury is the ideal location for those who love the countryside with a thriving town on your doorstep, residents still have excellent travel connections to London and Reading, making it perfect for city commuters or those looking for a fun weekend in the capital.

London Paddington is only an hour by train, and you can get to Reading in roughly 30 minutes. 

 

  1. Schools in Newbury

Education is often high on the priority list when moving home, and Newbury has a brilliant selection of schools to choose from.

There are 14 schools and 16 nurseries in the town, including St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, St Bartholmew’s and Robert Sandilands Primary School and Nursery.

Pupils of all ages will have plenty of opportunity to learn and grow, no matter what stage they’re at in their education.

 

  1. Family friendly activities

Quality time with the family is something that should be prioritised, and living nearby lots of activities and attractions will give you plenty to do in your spare time.

Newbury has an array of independent and high-street shops to browse, including popular gift shop, Between the Lines and Fifi & Moose, a women’s fashion boutique. There are also plenty of restaurants and family-friendly experiences to enjoy, from Cote Brasserie to Mio Fiore, which offers authentic Italian cuisine.

If you love watching the latest blockbusters to hit the big screen, then the Vue Cinema will make for the perfect afternoon activity.

 

  1. Green space in Newbury

Thanks to its semi-rural location, there are plenty of open green spaces for families to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.

Shaw Park is only a mile away and you can visit Shaw House whilst there, which is open to the public every weekend between February and September. The grounds are ideal for walking the dog or a picnic with family and friends.

Victoria Park is also worth a visit with a playground with lots of fun equipment for all ages whilst there is also a skate park, boating pond and adventure golf – lots to keep the kids occupied.

 

  1. Properties for sale in Newbury

As well as all the fantastic local amenities and open green spaces to enjoy, there are lots of charming homes for sale in Newbury too, which offer growing families everything they need.

Our Knights Grove development includes 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes and will be launching in summer 2024. It offers residents the perfect setting to lay down roots and enjoy everything this idyllic town has to offer.

 

Conclusion

If you're in search of a place that combines the tranquility of countryside living with the vibrancy of a thriving town, look no further than Newbury.

This idyllic market town in the heart of rural Berkshire is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside that’s just waiting to be explored.

Whether you're drawn to its rich history, the ease of commuting to the surrounding major cities, the high standard of education, the range of leisure activities, or the charming residential developments, Newbury offers a quality of life that's hard to match.

You can find out more or register interest by visiting our website.

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