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  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 8 Broad Street
  • Wokingham
  • Berkshire
  • RG40 1AB, UK
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  • Sunday: Closed
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Matthew Collins

Lettings Manager, Wokingham Branch

Lee Atherton

Regional Director, Wokingham Branch

  • Address
  • Chancellors
  • 8 Broad Street
  • Wokingham
  • Berkshire
  • RG40 1AB, UK
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The historic market town of Wokingham sits in the heart of Berkshire, only 33 miles from central London and a short distance south-east of Reading. It’s an area full of character, where historic architecture is met with scenic woodlands and picturesque villages. Coupled with the excellent transport links and local attractions, Wokingham is highly sought-after amongst families and those commuting to the capital.

Wokingham Market Town

For such an impressive town, the community atmosphere is more akin to a small village. This is partly thanks to the several general markets which take place throughout the week, as well as the independent businesses which showcase local produce on the High Street. The town is still home to all the major retailers, while entertainment and sports complexes could rival those of a large city.

St Crispin’s Leisure Centre is a haven for active individuals, not to mention the nearby golf courses and cricket clubs. Other local favourites include an indoor ski slope, bowling alley and the Nirvana Spa, which promises a blissful day of pampering.

Despite the proximity to London, there is no shortage of wide open spaces for lovers of the outdoors. This includes a selection of country parks, offering the chance to admire wildlife or enjoy a summer picnic. Villages are dotted amidst this countryside, which gives a quintessential British experience, complete with thatched cottages and quaint pubs.

 

Transportation in Wokingham

Wokingham is popular as a commuting destination for those travelling to both London and the many large industries located on the ‘silicon corridor’ of the M4. This motorway is easily reached, while the M3 is only a short distance south of the town. Thanks to these major transport links, Wokingham is only 55 minutes away from London via car, and 26 minutes to Heathrow International Airport.

Wokingham Train Station

The local train station is just as convenient for a speedy commute. Trains depart along the Waterloo to Reading line, reaching the capital in 50 minutes and Reading in 21 minutes. Frequent services also travel direct to Gatwick Airport, which is reached in approximately 79 minutes.

 

Primary and secondary schools in Wokingham

Parents have an exceptional choice of schools in Wokingham. Many of the local primaries have been judged ‘outstanding’ by government watchdog Ofsted. These include The Hawthorns Primary School, Evendons and St Paul’s, but there are at least six others to choose from.

Emmbrook and St Crispin’s are the town’s secondary schools, catering to both girls and boys aged 11 to 18. Both have been judged ‘good’ and boast impressive achievements at GCSE and A level. Alternatively, The Holt School for girls has been rated ‘outstanding’, while many opt for the Forest School for boys in neighbouring Winnersh.

St Crispin’s School

Finally, the private establishments are considered among the best in the country. These include Ludgrove School, an independent preparatory home to former pupils such as princes William and Harry.

 

History of Wokingham

Much of Wokingham’s appeal lies in the historical architecture and period properties. While many of these date back to Victorian and Georgian times, the town actually boasts a history stretching back to the Anglo-Saxon era. Little is known of this period, and Wokingham – or ‘Wocca’ as it was then known – would remain a humble settlement until a market charter was awarded in 1219. Around this time, the Bishop of Salisbury commissioned several housing developments and set out the first roads.

Growth was to continue after the onset of the Tudor period, when the town became a well-known producer of silk. It would later decline following the Civil War, after which Wokingham gained an unsavoury reputation. Cock-fighting was popular in the town, as well as female wrestling and the cruel practice of bull baiting.

Thankfully, those distasteful traditions have since been abolished and the town is better-known for its family friendly amenities. After the arrival of the railway in 1849, Wokingham has grown into one of the most desirable towns in Berkshire.

 

Things to do in Wokingham

Few towns in the south boast such a wide array of local amenities. As such, it’s no surprise that Wokingham has been voted among the best places in the UK to raise a family. From sports clubs and country parks to luxury spas and an indoor ski slope, here are some of the highlights:

  • Dinton Pastures Country Park
  • Nirvana Spa
  • Showcase Cinemas
  • Skiplex Indoor Ski Slopes
  • Wokingham Superbowl
  • Big Apple Wokingham
  • Oakwood Youth Challenge
  • Billingbear Park Golf Course
  • St Crispin’s Leisure Centre
  • Carnival Pool
  • Wokingham Theatre
  • California Country Park

 

How to get to Wokingham

  • By road: Wokingham can be reached by taking Junction 10 of the M4, exiting onto the A329 and following signs for Wokingham/Binfield.
  • By rail: Wokingham station operates frequent services to London Waterloo and Reading, as well as Gatwick Airport.

Wokingham Estate Agents

Chancellors estate and lettings agents in Wokingham provide a range of services to those who are looking to buyrent or sell in Wokingham and the surrounding areas.  

We are available to take your call and meet you in our branch six days a week from Monday to Saturday. Please feel free to visit us in branch to speak to one of our friendly team. Our branch can be found on 8 Broad Street. 

From Monday to Friday, our telephone lines are open from 8:30 to 20:00. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will reply as soon as possible. 

Benefit from expert local knowledge with estate and lettings agents who have your best interests at heart.  

Our services include: 

  • Free, no-obligation market appraisals 
  • Extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties 
  • Land and new homes  
  • Property management support 
  • Expert investment and market advice 

A Highly Desirable and Historic Market Town  

Wokingham is a historic market town in Berkshire which is situated less than 40 miles from London, 8 miles north of Camberley, 4 miles west of Bracknell and just ten miles south-east of Reading 

Wokingham is a very highly regarded town which frequently features in surveys as one of the best places to live in the UK. It has also been named as the ‘healthiest place in the UK’ by Public Health England and best for general quality of life in a survey which was carried out by Halifax. 

Wokingham is a popular town for commuters who are looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the big city, as well as the sky-high property prices. Wokingham is within easy reach of the likes of Basingstoke, Guildford, Maidenhead and Farnborough too.  

Transport Links in Wokingham 

Wokingham is blessed with excellent and reliable transport links and great road connections, particularly for commuters looking to connect to central London. Wokingham is served very well by its own train station, where trains can be caught to all the major towns, villages and cities nearby. A train from Wokingham to London Paddington takes less than an hour, and you can reach London Waterloo in just over an hour and 15 minutes. A direct train to Reading takes just over 20 minutes. 

Drivers can quickly access the M3 and M4 motorways, taking advantage of easy links to the likes of Cardiff, Swindon, Bristol and Reading from the M3, and through Hampshire and on to London from the M4. The bus network provides handy access to a number of nearby towns and thriving villages too.   

For those looking to jet away, Gatwick Airport is just over an hour away. 

What is it Like to Live in Wokingham? 

Wokingham is a great town for families too who are looking for a family-oriented area to put down roots. There is a tight knit community here, which only adds to the desirability of this attractive market town. Wokingham is also surrounded by fabulous countryside with acres of woodlands and meadows to explore. 

Wokingham is blessed with a choice of fantastic schools and residents enjoy all the essential amenities right on their doorstep. The town has recently undergone a huge regeneration project too, with more shopping and leisure facilities for Wokingham’s residents to enjoy.  

The town offers a surprisingly excellent choice of shops, including a sizeable selection of independent and small-chain shops. Wokingham has a boutique vibe, which is perhaps most evident with the two stunning jewellers located on Bush Walk: Rocco Jewellery and Strange The Jewellers. The highly regarded Maison Rustic is a highly regarded, independent interior décor and design shop which is also located on Bush Walk.  

Holme Grange Craft Village, which sits in beautiful countryside between Wokingham and Crowthorne, offers a unique shopping experience with independent traders and artisan crafters working in a collection of converted barns. The Lexicon is a retail complex located in Bracknell which is home to a number of familiar retail names. 

Wokingham offers fine dining and entertainment options too, with the likes of Pan Restaurant, a highly regarded Pan-Asian restaurant and L’Ortolan, in nearby Shinfield, is a Michelin starred restaurant which offers exceptional French fine dining experiences.  

Cultural Events and Other Attractions 

Wokingham is a town offering a number of cultural activities to partake in. Wokingham Theatre hosts regular events throughout the year, and there’s classic car shows and sport events which are routinely held in Wokingham and the nearby villages too. The Wokingham Music, Food & Drink Festival is held every August and the Wokingham Market is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm.  

The highly regarded Nirvana Spa is a luxurious pure water, state-of-the-art spa and Sand Martins Golf Club is a first-class golf club known for its community feel and unique golf course.  

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Swinley Forest, with over 2,600 acres of woodland, offers a perfect outdoor escape. Dinton Pastures Country Park is a tranquil country park with 335 acres of meadows, woodland, lakes and rivers.  

Also, there are many parks in the area including Elms Field, Waverley Park and Barkham Road Recreation Ground. 

Schools in Wokingham 

Wokingham is home to a great selection of schools, with many holding Ofsted’s “outstanding” status. Waverley Prep is a particularly highly regarded school which has a superb academic record and consistently features in the Sunday Times Top 100. 

Other schools in the Wokingham area include: 

  • Ludgrove 
  • Reddam House 
  • Lambrook 
  • Eagle House 
  • Emmbrook Infant School 
  • St Paul’s CofE Junior School 
  • Westcott Infant School 
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Academy 
  • Evendons Primary School 
  • Leighton Park 
  • Wellington College 
  • Holt School 
  • Bohunt 

Do You Serve Other Areas of Berkshire? 

As well as Wokingham, Chancellors also operate in the following areas of Berkshire: 

  • Arborfield 
  • Winnersh 
  • Woosehill 
  • Barkham 
  • Gardeners Green 
  • Finchampstead  
  • Crowthorne 

Are you Looking for Property Advice in Wokingham? 

Wokingham is a truly wonderful market town which offers an enviable standard of living in peaceful surroundings. With its excellent transport links and friendly community feel, it is little wonder that Wokingham is regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK. This commuter town could just be the perfect fit for you.  

Chancellors estate agents have been operating in this wonderful market town for many years. We understand the nature of the property market in this part of the world, which puts us in the perfect place to assist you with your property search in the area. 

Whether you are looking at buying or renting in Wokingham, we are here to offer you the help you may need. We also provide services to those who are looking to sell in the area, and to landlords too.  

To find out more about our services and the properties we have available in the area, please get in touch now:  

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