Property in Berkshire Situated on the main crossroads between London and the West Country, the south coast and the Midlands, from rural West Berkshire it’s possible to reach London, Bristol and Bournemouth within an hour. Featuring regularly in surveys of the best places to live in the UK, it’s easy to see why Newbury, the region’s hub, and its surrounding area is a popular location for property hunters of all ages. With short commuting times to London Paddington, this is a place where you can combine living in the country with working in the city with ease. A wide range of property types are on offer, from traditional village thatched cottages to elegant country estates and many high-quality new-builds to suit all tastes. The western section of the Royal County of Berkshire, outside of its main communities of Newbury, Thatcham and Hungerford, is a landscape predominately rural in nature. There are some exquisitely pretty village locations which are popular with those seeking a new home: these include Lambourn, the centre of National Hunt Racehorse Training; Bucklebury, which has benefitted from Kate Middleton’s marriage to Prince William; as well as Goring and Inkpen. The ancient market town of Newbury lies on the edge of the Thames Valley, where regular investment over the last thirty years has lent this region prosperity as well as high employment rates and life satisfaction levels. The area is home to several centres of scientific excellence and Vodafone’s headquarters are based here too. Quietly evolving from a rural market town into an increasingly sophisticated cultural centre, Newbury has a vibrant arts community supported by theatres, an arts festival, orchestras, and a profusion of eating and drinking outlets. The popular Newbury racecourse draws sports fans from miles around and there are dozens of other outdoor pursuits and leisure activities, as well as world-class golf courses, on offer across the county which attract locals and visitors alike. To find out how we can find your dream property in Berkshire, please get in touch through the contact page. About Stephen As a chartered surveyor and property professional with over 30 years’ experience, Stephen understands the pitfalls of house purchase and the pressures of relocation with a new job. Time is often your most precious commodity when you’re looking for your next property, and in particular it’s often in short supply when you’re wanting to arrange a move from one region to another, or even from one country to another. His expertise in the property market and his wide network of contacts makes him the perfect buying agent in Berkshire. Stephen also provides his home finder services for Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns.