Newbury Property Finder

Newbury is the principal town in the west of Berkshire and is surrounded on three sides by the North Wessex Downs. Watership Down to the south east was made famous by the author Richard Adams who lived in the area.
The River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal run through the centre of the town. The River Enborne forms the southern boundary and also that of the neighboring county of Hampshire. The River Lambourn forms part of the northern boundary.

Greenham Common to the south east of Newbury was an RAF airfield during World War II. It was used by the USAAF and became the first site for cruise missiles in 1980. The common then became well known for the Women’s Peace Camps which were set up and not disbanded until September 2000 when the land was returned to the public. Today the runways and other structures have mostly been removed and the common is a pleasant heathland area to walk and also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Newbury is still classed as a market town. It has a population of about 35,000 rising to 60,000 when you include the immediate environs. Apparently the town was founded in Norman times and went on to grow due to the textile industry in the 16th century. In Georgian times it was the main stopover for people travelling from London to Bath.

These days it continues to grow with a new shopping centre just opened and business parks being built. The arts and cultural side are also expanding.

Air
Heathrow,  Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton are all easily accessible from Newbury.

Road
Newbury is well placed for travel in any direction. It is just four miles from junction 14 of the M4 taking you across country from west to east. The A34 just two miles away taking you south and north.

Rail
First Great Western trains travel into London Paddington from Newbury station. The journey time is approximately one hour.

As one would expect there has been a lot of new build particularly on the outskirts of Newbury. In the town you will find good examples of Victorian and Edwardian town houses and terrace. For larger properties and those with more character then you have to look in the surrounding villages. Here you will find anything from small, cosy thatch and farmhouses to large country estates.
The property prices here are among the highest in the country due to its easy commuting distance to London and good employment in the area.

Bucking the trend, Newbury is flourishing and expanding. A new seven screen cinema complex has recently opened and a £160 million pound shopping centre has just been opened. Newbury Racecourse is being upgraded.

With somewhere in the region of 3,500 people the biggest employer in Newbury is Vodafone. Bayer, the pharmaceutical company is the second largest.
The employment rate is 84 per cent with unemployment at 4 per cent which is below the national average.

State Primary Schools see schools web directory for West Berkshire LEA schools

State Secondary Schools

St. Bartholomew’s (11-18)
Park House (11-18)
Trinity School (11-18)
Newbury College (16 plus)

Independent Education

St Gabriel’s School ( Boys, nursery, pre-prep. Girls, nursery to upper sixth)
Priors Court School (5-19, school for the Autistic)
Mary Hare School (5-19, school for deaf children)
Downe House (girls only. Prep, senior, sixth form)
Cheam School (nursery, pre-prep,prep)
Brockhurst and Marlston (nursery, pre-prep, prep)
Horris Hill (boys only, pre-prep, prep)
Thorngrove (nursery, pre-prep, prep)

Newbury is possibly best known for the Newbury racecourse which holds fixtures throughout the year. Apart from the horse racing they also hold concerts and conferences at the venue.

Highclere Castle is now finding itself a popular attraction following the success of Downton Abbey where the programme was filmed. Often described as the ‘finest occupied Victorian castle in England’ it is home to the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnavon. Country events and concerts are held in the grounds during the summer.

The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right through the middle of Newbury and there are barge trips during the summer. The tow path makes for a pleasant walk in either direction, east towards Hungerford or west towards Reading.
There are two theatres in Newbury. The Corn Exchange is to be found in the market place in the centre of Newbury and the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, just west of the town.

Every September the Royal county Of Berkshire Show takes place at the Newbury showground just off the M4. This is a great country show including animal displays, rural crafts, livestock, bands and much more.

There is a new shopping area in town now with top name shops making a trip to Newbury worthwhile.

There are many pubs, restaurants and coffee shops in and around Newbury. The Vineyard at Stockcross could be a destination for that special occasion and it’s restaurant has just been given a place in the Times top 100 restaurants.
A traditional farmers market is held twice a month in the market square.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Berkshire East and Buckinghamshire South do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 01628 777991

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

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