Berkshire Home Search

The Royal County of Berkshire lies directly west of London and offers a diverse range of environments in which to live. A Berkshire home search could focus on a charming market town such as Wokingham or Newbury, or towns in the east of the county such as the affluent Ascot, Windsor, and Eton. Alternatively, villages further west on the banks of the River Thames, such as Pangbourne, may be preferred, or perhaps in a more rural area such as Bucklebury, home to the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents.

Whatever the location, Berkshire offers huge choice for those searching for a home in the area, and also benefits from good transport links via the M4 motorway, which runs horizontally through the county, and a direct train line into London Paddington. Also, Crossrail has been extended to originate at Reading Railway Station and is due to be fully operational in 2019.

Situated in the centre of Berkshire is the county town of Reading. Reading is a university town with excellent shopping and leisure facilities. It is renowned for its information technology and telecommunication focus, and is increasingly a hub for multinational corporations and industries such as finance, accounting, and insurance. Other towns of significant industrial importance are Slough, Bracknell, and Newbury.

Berkshire offers top-flight schooling in both the state and private sector, ranging from internationally famous schools such as Eton College, Wellington College, and St Georges in Ascot, to some of the country’s best state schools, for example Hampstead Norreys Primary School, The Downs School, and Charters School.

Berkshire offers a variety of attractions: historical, such as Windsor Castle, Mapledurham House, and Ashdown House; and modern, such as Lego Land and Coral Reef Water World, and boasts beautiful countryside, parks and gardens.

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