Newbury Property Finders

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.

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2018-11-21T12:33:22+00:00
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2018-11-21T13:16:29+00:00
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2018-11-21T12:21:23+00:00
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2018-11-21T12:50:28+00:00
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2018-11-21T12:38:34+00:00
"got our offer accepted even when it was not the highest"
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2018-11-21T12:57:31+00:00
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2018-11-21T13:06:52+00:00
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2018-11-21T12:45:49+00:00
"I would recommend using Stacks as they are well connected to the property market and provide a realistic assessment of activity and pricing."
"Stacks had the critical combination of expertise and tenacity to broker a solution for us"
2018-11-21T12:52:31+00:00
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2018-11-21T13:12:46+00:00
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2018-11-21T12:54:09+00:00
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"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
2020-01-13T11:51:31+00:00
"We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times"
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
2019-06-19T13:54:55+00:00
“We really enjoyed working with Sara and Stacks and would highly recommend having them on your side in the home buying process”
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
2018-11-21T12:55:04+00:00
"Thank you very much for the professionalism, patience and understanding"
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
2020-01-13T11:52:01+00:00
"You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset"
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
2018-11-21T13:08:49+00:00
"We are delighted with our choice and so are the children."
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2018-11-21T13:20:39+00:00
"You we able to give us confidence that we were doing the right thing"
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
2018-11-21T13:18:01+00:00
"You have exceeded our expectations for a buy-side property service and have made the process a smooth one for us."
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
2018-11-21T12:37:14+00:00
"found us a home in a sought-after area with a high demand for properties and very little on offer"
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
2020-02-27T09:49:08+00:00
"Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me."
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
2018-11-21T13:21:20+00:00
"You were able, by taking on much of the responsibility and the effort, to enable us to relax and enjoy the process"
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
2018-11-21T13:18:39+00:00
"You have found us a superb home which we feel fortunate to call our own."
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2018-11-21T13:17:15+00:00
"You have an empathetic approach which, added to your knowledge and wise guidance, has made the whole thing a lot less stressful"
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
2018-11-21T13:15:37+00:00
"Without somebody on the ground asking the right questions on our behalf, finding a home would have been truly impossible."
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2018-11-21T12:30:52+00:00
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2018-11-21T13:13:46+00:00
"We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of using such a service"
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
2018-11-21T12:58:19+00:00
"They've been a close and very helpful part of our discussions with everybody. When you’re new to a town and an area, that’s priceless."
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
2018-11-21T12:41:04+00:00
"helped our parents downsize from the family home, in what was a traumatic move for them"
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
2018-11-21T13:12:00+00:00
"We were in a tricky housing situation, looking to buy a very specific type of house and needing to find it in a very specific time frame"
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2018-11-21T13:09:36+00:00
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"The best decision we could have made!"
2018-11-21T12:55:52+00:00
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"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
2020-02-27T09:48:25+00:00
"Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification."
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
2018-11-21T12:17:11+00:00
"a fantastic job in impossible circumstances"
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
2018-11-05T22:55:02+00:00
“We want to thank you so much for the very professional and sensitive support you have given us in navigating through the various properties we have considered for investment of our small inheritance.”
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
2018-11-21T13:14:45+00:00
"Well done in taking us to a house we didn’t know we wanted … and then fell in love with!"
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
2018-11-21T12:53:20+00:00
"Stacks has been an invaluable source of experience and wisdom on the successful landing of just the right house"
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
2018-11-21T12:19:57+00:00
"always courteous and pleasant, and most importantly, in our opinion, trustworthy."
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
2018-11-21T13:07:43+00:00
"was fantastic at explaining and helping us with everything that was happening"
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
2020-01-13T11:52:24+00:00
"Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations"
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
2018-11-21T13:22:31+00:00
"Your advice on how to effectively instruct and motivate our professional team allowed us to complete in one month."
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
2018-11-21T12:44:59+00:00
"I needed the continuous advice and support on the many issues that can and do arise, and, above all, someone acting in one’s own interest."
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2018-11-21T12:49:38+00:00
"Practically, I needed someone to do the legwork and the eye-balling"
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
2018-11-21T13:10:27+00:00
"We love the house and cannot wait to move in and get settled."
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
2018-11-21T13:19:40+00:00
"You saved me many miles of driving and were very professional"
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
2018-11-21T12:13:26+00:00
"a calming, guiding presence where nothing was too much trouble"
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
2018-11-21T13:11:13+00:00
"We now own a most suitable house in the position of our dreams thanks to Stacks"
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
2018-11-21T12:43:03+00:00
"I completely underestimated how much of a difference you would make"
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
2018-11-21T12:59:15+00:00
"Through the whole process they went above and beyond, and it was worth every penny!"
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
2020-01-13T11:50:30+00:00
"Many thanks for your hard work and patience in assisting in buying our property. You made the whole process infinitely less stressful than it might have been"
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
2018-11-21T12:35:46+00:00
"found precisely what I was looking for, and even on my request made an offer before I had even seen the property!!"
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
2018-11-21T12:47:38+00:00
"In essence, you are buying your best ally "
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
2018-11-21T12:51:23+00:00
"Should I move again, I shall definitely use you again"
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
2018-11-21T12:56:37+00:00
"The house is ideal ... and it is nothing like our first (unsuitable) ideas!"
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
2018-11-21T12:39:48+00:00
"great value to us during a difficult, competitive purchase"
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
2018-11-21T12:42:07+00:00
"How extraordinary to have found what we were looking for"
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
2018-11-21T12:46:40+00:00
"I’ve seldom had such consistent, wise support in a major life decision, and I can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is."
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.
2019-12-06T09:48:50+00:00
“Thank you very much.  We are very excited on the purchase of the flat as well.  Sara has been instrumental in every aspect, we are blessed to have her on our side.”
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
2018-11-21T12:32:12+00:00
"Despite other interested parties, Stacks were able to help us secure our preferred property."
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.

It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.

Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
2020-01-13T11:51:03+00:00
"I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future. It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting. Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before"
"...negotiate on anything"

Financial Times

2018-11-06T14:00:36+00:00

Financial Times

"...negotiate on anything"
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
2018-11-21T12:22:38+00:00
"Being able to 'stand behind' Stacks, whilst they brought their negotiating skills to the fore, took us to another level"
"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"

Sunday Telegraph

2018-11-06T13:59:47+00:00

Sunday Telegraph

"...took just days to come up with the property that fitted all our criteria"
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
2018-11-21T12:43:48+00:00
"I gained a house, setting and location which are right for me"
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
2018-11-21T12:48:37+00:00
"It made a potentially very stressful process very straightforward"
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
2019-05-02T11:00:08+00:00
"You made a huge difference to our search as I am sure you do for all your clients."
"carried out with discretion"
2018-11-21T12:28:29+00:00
"carried out with discretion"
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"
2020-01-13T11:52:49+00:00
"I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks"

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