Surrounded on three sides by the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Newbury is West Berkshire’s main town and is continually growing in popularity amongst a wide demographic.
Its semi-rural location effortlessly balances beautiful countryside with a modern, cultural town centre and great transportation links. With easy access to the A34 and M4 corridor, as well as a direct train service to Reading and London Paddington, Newbury is an attractive destination for commuters.
The town has also seen an influx of young working professionals and families, with a wealth of job opportunities created as more and more large corporations – such as Vodafone, Bayer and Hitachi – base their headquarters in the region.
Popular attractions include Newbury Racecourse, Donnington Castle and outdoor pursuits along the river in the Kennet Valley, but the town is increasingly developing a reputation as a cultural centre. A wide range of retail shops, art galleries and restaurants are situated locally, including the Parkway Shopping Centre and the Kennet Centre.
The local property market is just as diverse, with Victorian terrace houses and semi-detached homes common in the main town, alongside purpose-built or converted apartment blocks in the centre. Cottages, bungalows, and detached family homes can be found further into the countryside.