About this office
We have an outstanding team of proactive and experienced estate agents in Maidenhead, serving both the sales and rental markets, who pride themselves on delivering the very highest levels of customer service. Growing up, living and working in the area, along with over 90 years combined industry experience, affords the team an exceptional level of local insight and market knowledge. Here to help whether you are looking for a one-bedroom apartment in the centre of town or a detached family home in one of the many surrounding villages, the team covers the entire SL6 postcode, encompassing Maidenhead, Taplow, Bray and Cookham to name a few, as well as outliers such as Burnham, Hurst and Twyford.
Why move to Maidenhead?
Maidenhead is a large market town in Berkshire that occupies a fantastic position on the western banks of the River Thames and offers a whole host of amenities to those lucky enough to call it home. It is surrounded by charming villages aplenty, including the foodie haven of Bray and traditional Cookham which is well-placed for walks across National Trust land, including the grounds of the stunning 17th century Cliveden House.
Perfectly situated for commuting to London, the mainline station has services to Paddington in around 30 minutes, while excellent road links give easy access to the national motorway network and Heathrow Airport. Many Londoners move to the area, drawn by the spacious homes, excellent schooling options and surrounding countryside.
A little bit of history
There is evidence of settlements on the site dating back to Roman and Saxon times, however the town began to grow when a bridge was erected at a key point across the Thames in the late 13th century and adopted the name of ‘Maidenhythe’ around this time, which later evolved into Maidenhead. Situated on major travel routes, the coaching trade brought prosperity to the town in the 18th century before the arrival of the railway in 1838 and Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s famous Maidenhead Railway Bridge built in 1839. Transport links have been key to Maidenhead’s growth and development throughout history, and this is reflected today in its position as an essential commuter town.
Architecture and property
The diverse nature of property in Maidenhead means it is suitable for all tastes and budgets, with many options available for buying and renting. Homes in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas range from Victorian terrace houses with all their period charm to new build apartments with all the latest mod cons to detached rural houses perfect as a family home for years to come.
A quick walk around Maidenhead presents you with an array of local landmarks, including the clock tower, located on Station Approach and erected in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and the iconic red-brick railway bridge built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Shopping and amenities
Maidenhead’s high street and Nicholsons shopping centre have much to offer, from small boutiques and independent traders to high street favourites, such as Marks and Spencer’s, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, H&M and Topshop. Other local amenities include several post offices, a library and a multiplex cinema.
The extensive sporting and leisure facilities in the area include an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, golf clubs at The Berkshire and Swinley Forest, horse racing at Ascot and Windsor and rowing at Dorney Lake.
Eating out in Maidenhead encompasses a vibrant collection of restaurants, pubs and bars, with options spanning everything from delicious sushi at Miyazaki to the lavish Thai Orchid to straightforward European fare at the popular Coppa Club. For light meals or a hot drink, there are also a fantastic range of independent cafes.
Nearby Bray is an epicurean hotspot, home to two of the highest-ranked restaurants in Britain with three Michelin stars apiece: Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and the Roux brothers’ Waterside Inn.
Residents of Maidenhead will enjoy the ample green space offered by its many public parks and gardens, including the extensive Braywick Sports and Recreation Ground which is home to Maidenhead Rugby and Athletic Clubs, several sports courts, a driving range and mini golf. There is an array of fabulous riverside walks along the Thames, including at Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island, and National Trust woodland to explore at Maidenhead Thicket and Pinkneys Green. Windsor Great Park is also a short drive away providing public access to 4500 acres of stunning grounds owned by The Crown Estate.
The town is home to many excellent educational institutions in both the state and independent sectors, catering to all age groups at infant, primary and secondary level. Local schools include Oldfield School, Braywick Court, Larchfield Primary & Nursery, Highfield Preparatory and St. Piran’s. It is a short drive to the world-renowned Eton College, which was founded in Tudor times and has seen many prominent figures pass through its doors, from politicians to royalty.
Situated around 30 miles to the west of London, Maidenhead is ideally positioned for commuters and residents benefit from strong transport links. Maidenhead railway station provides regular direct services to London Paddington in around 30 minutes, and the arrival of Crossrail will further enhance commuting to the West End and the City. Junction 8/9 of the M4 is easily accessible via the A404(M) or A308(M), providing access to the M25 motorway network, Heathrow Airport, London and the West Country.