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Newbury Area Guide

Located by the river Kennet in West Berkshire, Newbury is a thriving town that boasts links to some of the UK's largest companies.

The town of Newbury itself and its surrounding villages of West Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire are very popular with commuters and families alike as the road and rail links are excellent.

Newbury fact file

  • The history of Newbury dates back to the 11th century and the Norman conquests.
  • There is also evidence of a settlement even earlier than this.
  • There are a variety of architectural styles including a medieval Cloth Hall in the market square with half-timbered granary, a 15th-century church, and a number of 17th and 18th-century listed buildings.
  • In more recent years, Newbury has become a centre for technology.
  • Telecoms giant Vodafone, the Swift Group and the Stryker Corporation all have head offices in the Newbury area
  • To the south of Newbury, the former RAF base at Greenham has been transformed into a heathland common.

Why Move to Newbury?

Although many towns and villages in the south of England tend to rely on central London for employment opportunities, Newbury boasts a wealth of opportunities in the local area. For the equestrian enthusiast, 'the Valley of the Racehorse' is home to an array of famous trainers and is found a short distance to the west of the town. The town is backed up by a newly gentrified shopping centre and development at the racecourse, which also includes a superb new housing development.

Architecture and property

There are a variety of housing types in the Newbury area to suit all types of house buyer, town and country properties, large and small, and everything in between. The town of Newbury itself and its surrounding villages of West Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire are very popular with commuters and families alike as the road and rail links are excellent. As well as listed terraced homes and townhouses in the town centre, there are high specification modern developments such as near the Racecourse and overlooking the Avon and Kennet Canal.

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There are a number of excellent restaurants in the Newbury area.

  • 7Bone Burger Co.
    Burger Restaurant

Shopping in Newbury has recently benefitted from extensive redevelopment including the exciting Parkway project, which includes 50 shops, cafes and restaurants served by over 500 parking spaces.

  • Sainsbury's

There are lots of spots to wet your whistle in Newbury.

  • Cross Keys Pub
    Public House

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  • Newbury Racecourse
    For equestrian fans

There is a superb range of independent and secondary schools in the area.

  • St. Barts
    Secondary School
  • Horris Hill Prep School
    Prep School
  • Train station
    London Paddington in 60 minutes
  • Bus station
    0.3 miles from centre
  • London Heathrow Airport
    45.7 miles from centre
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Visit us 58, Northbrook Street, Newbury, Berkshire,
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What does our local Hamptons community think

Recently purchased via Newbury branch. Transparent during negotiations and level headed when travelling through choppy waters during purchasing process. Now very happily installed and love our home. What more could we want? Thanks for all the support

Elizabeth Weller April 2024

Tom and Andy of Hamptons Newbury exceptional professionalism and unwavering commitment made the entire selling process seamless and stress-free. Their strategic approach and attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the sale was handled efficiently and effectively. Moreover, their expertise and knowledge of the market were evident in their ability to negotiate favorable terms for both the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new one. Their personalised guidance and support throughout the journey were invaluable, providing us with peace of mind and confidence at every step. Their proactive communication kept us informed and reassured, fostering a strong sense of trust and partnership. In the end, Tom and Andy not only helped us sell our house and find our dream home, but they also went above and beyond to make the entire experience memorable and rewarding. We are immensely grateful for their dedication and professionalism, and we wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

matt hedger March 2024

As a vendor having just successfully sold a property with Hamptons, I cannot recommend the Newbury office highly enough. Particular thanks to Tom, Andy and the team who provided a first class service from start to finish. The sale process was not without its challenges, but their friendly, understanding and highly professional approach was exceptional and it was a pleasure working with them. I have no hesitation in recommending Hamptons Newbury to any vendor.

Gary Parkinson March 2024

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With many years industry experience JB Groundcare are the leading choice in landscaping, fencing, tree surgery and planting (trees and borders).

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