With the River Kennet running through meadows to the south of the village, along with a series of peaceful lakes and the Kennet and Avon Canal on hand, the area provides waterside walks and an opportunity to enjoy watersports.
The Nature Reserve at Hosehill Lake is a paradise for wildlife and wetland birds, including the Lapwing, Plover and Great Crested Grebe. At nearby Tilehurst, Moor Copse is a peaceful haven renowned for its flowers, butterflies and moths. In spring, woodland and meadow flowers create a colourful carpet, in summer, theres an abundance of butterflies, in autumn, the woodland provides rich and vibrant tones and, in winter, walking through frosty riverside meadows is an almost magical experience.
Living in Theale, you will be perfectly placed to explore picturesque villages and pretty Thameside towns such as Henley, Pangbourne, Sonning, Whitchurch, Goring and Streatley. The South Oxfordshire countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills are just a short drive away.
For days out, there is Englefield House Gardens, about a mile away, offering a 1930s woodland garden, 19th century formal gardens, a deer park, water garden and more.
The village offers plenty to do and see including the Grade I listed Holy Trinity Church, which bears a resemblance to Salisbury Cathedral and is reputed to be one of Englands best examples of a 19th century pre-Victorian church.
Modern day Theale has an excellent selection of shops and restaurants, along with a post office, banks, library, beauty salons, medical, dental and well-being centres.
For a days retail therapy, nearby Reading is one of the UKs top 10 shopping destinations. The Oracle Centre is home to high fashion brands, places to eat and drink and to spend leisure time. The town also offers independent stores, individual boutiques, several cinemas and the
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