New Homes in Berkshire
Bordering Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, in addition to Surrey, Wiltshire and Greater London, Berkshire is one of the home counties that wrap themselves around the English capital in the South East. From hugely desirable and upmarket spots like Windsor to large towns such as Reading, new homes in Berkshire are suitable for a range of demands and budgets.
Whether you’re taking your little ones to Legoland, exploring the local museums and castles or visiting California Country Park with its kids’ play pool, you’ve also got attractions like the Dinton Pastures and Swinley Forest in the area. Just take a look below to start exploring our latest new builds in Berkshire.
Living in Berkshire
From miles of open countryside to spots offering wonderful access to London, buying a new home in Berkshire can mean many different things to different people. Most of us have one thing in common though, in that we like to get a great deal when we buy a new property. So browse our latest offers to see whether an initiative such as our Movemaker scheme could help you out with your purchase.
Things to see and do in Berkshire
Whether you’re looking for family attractions, cultural highlights or open scenery, Berkshire ticks lots of boxes when it comes to enjoying your free time. Little ones will love a trip to Legoland, while older kids will be in thrall at Thorpe Park with its adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters.
Things are a little more dignified at Windsor Castle, and certainly a lot calmer at Dinton Pastures Country Park. With interesting museums such as the Museum of Berkshire Aviation and the Museum of English Rural Life to explore, Black Park Country Park, Virginia Water Lake, Reading Museum Swinley Forest are other must-sees. And don’t miss California Country Park with its splash pool on a sunny day.
There are lots of great schools the length and breadth of Berkshire; the key is knowing where to find them. Top primary options include Castleview Primary and Khalsa Primary in Slough, which are both rated as outstanding by Ofsted. St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary on the outskirts of Reading is also in the education board’s highest band, along with Holy Trinity CofE on the outskirts of Maidenhead.
Moving on to secondaries, Upton Court Grammar School and Langley Grammar School are both outstanding choices in Slough. Reading School and Kendrick School, meanwhile, are similarly highly rated in the Reading area.
Transport links in Berkshire
There are plenty of bus and rail routes you can make use of across the county, while trains from Reading to London take under half an hour. The town also benefits from its new Crossrail line, linking Reading to Central London more easily than ever before. If you have a car then you can jump on the M4 and M31 motorways to get around, while the M25 also passes through the east of Berkshire. This is also where you’ll find Heathrow Airport for trips abroad.
The Berkshire property market
Berkshire’s strong location within the South East means property prices are almost double the UK average. Places closest to London tend to be the most expensive, while you can also find beautiful 4 bedroom detached homes in spots like Spencers Wood on the outskirts of Reading.
The Newbury area also has a wide variety of properties ranging from comfortable 2 bed coach houses along Hutton Close to spacious 4 bed family homes next to Newbury Racecourse along Fetlock Drive. Whichever area takes your fancy, don’t miss incentives such as the Government’s popular Help to Buy scheme, which are designed to help you either onto or up the property ladder.
Help to Buy Berkshire
In Berkshire you can take advantage of Help to Buy South East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.