1. A wealth of culture on the doorstep
2. History and heritage just waiting to be explored
3. Beautiful countryside – for walking and cycling
4. Superb sporting facilities – whether you’re a participant or a spectator
5. Some of the best places for retail therapy
6. Some of the country’s most renowned restaurants
7. Great transport links to London and beyond
Whether you enjoy art galleries, theatre, stately homes or music, Berkshire has it all. With Windsor, Reading, Newbury and Ascot on your doorstep, you’ll never be short of culture.
Berkshire is full of great shopping areas but we’ve picked a couple of our favourites.
Berkshire has a host of Michelin star restaurants and Bray has more than its share with Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Fat Duck,’ ‘The Hind’s Head’ and ‘Waterside Inn.’ In Newbury, there’s The Vineyard, Henry & Joe’s and The Woodspeen. Pot Kiln is located in Frilsham and, in Yattendon, there’s the Royal Oak.
We recently wrote a blog in the 'Best restaurants in Windsor' featuring a range of cuisines, you'll find the perfect place to eat, from burger bars to brasseries.
Berkshire offers easy access to London with trains from the county travelling into Paddington and Waterloo and intercity services travelling to Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Birmingham and the North of England. There are also express links to Heathrow by coach as the M4 passes through Berkshire. The M3 and A404(M) are also easily accessible. For keen cyclists, there are bicycle sharing schemes available in Reading, with 1,000 bikes available at 150 docking areas.
Beechcroft only selects the best locations for its retirement communities – which is why there are three current and forthcoming retirement developments in Berkshire:
Elegant new homes are currently on sale at this exclusive, gated retirement development set within beautifully landscaped gardens, just off Hatch Lane, within easy reach of Windsor’s town centre. With 29 luxurious new homes, there’s plenty of choice for prospective homeowners over the age of 55 and each provides a terrace, balcony, private garden or a combination of these along with allocated parking.
Designed exclusively for the over 55s, this collection of 18 elegant one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom houses. Nine of the apartments are the result of Beechcroft’s careful conversion of a Grade II listed manor house and 9 are newly-built houses, complementing the period property. The houses and most apartments have private terraces, gardens or balconies as well as access to the mature, beautifully landscaped setting which extends to almost three acres. Located on Terrace Road North in the Wicks Green Conservation Area, this retirement community is less than ½ mile from Binfield village centre.
Due to be launched in early 2023, this retirement development comprises 20 elegant two and three-bedroom apartments resulting from Beechcroft’s careful conversion of a Grade II listed manor house along with a further 14 newly-built two and three-bedroom houses. The new homes feature private terraces and balconies – and the fully-maintained, landscaped setting is superb. One of the mature trees, an ancient Sweet Chestnut, is believed to be the oldest and the largest in the country.
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