About this office
Working and living in the Newbury area and surrounds, the Hamptons team is well established, having been selling property for many years and having a combined experience of 82 years in the property industry. The Lettings office opened in 2015 and is now a dominant force in the area, with the Sales and Lettings departments working closely together to jointly build on the branch’s success. The Newbury estate agent branch services a wide variety of property, both in the town and in the country. From smaller properties to large country houses with acreage, contemporary or modern, the branch embraces the diversity.
Why move to Newbury?
Located by the river Kennet in West Berkshire, Newbury is a thriving town that boasts links to some of the UK's largest companies. Telecoms giant Vodafone, the Swift Group and the Stryker Corporation all have head offices in the Newbury area, offering great employment prospects for those looking to move into the town. 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.
A little bit of history
The history of Newbury dates back to the 11th century and the Norman conquests, though there is evidence of earlier settlement. 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.
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 & Kennet Canal.
Shopping and amenities
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. The new racecourse development also includes a hotel and leisure complex. There are lots of landmarks and attractions in Newbury itself: a quick walk around the town will bring you to the iconic town hall, St Nicolas Church, Newbury lock and the clock house. The old Corn Exchange is still in place for everyone to see; it's a grand old building that now functions as an arts centre after it underwent renovation in the 1990s. Newbury Racecourse is a popular attraction with fans of horse racing and in November it hosts the annual Hennessy Gold Cup.
The Parkway centre includes national name coffee shops like Costa Coffee and Coffee #1 and there are a number of excellent restaurants, including 7Bone Burger Co., Nando’s and Cote Brasserie around the town centre.
To the south of Newbury, the former RAF base at Greenham has been transformed into a heathland common and nature reserve, with the runway broken up and used to build the Newbury Bypass; it offers excellent walking. Surrounding the town on three sides is the North Wessex AONB, with footpaths and bridleways along the Ridgeway and the Thames Path.
There is a superb range of independent and secondary schools in the area which include St Gabriel's, Horris Hill Prep School, Elstree, Brockhurst & Marlston, Bradfield College, Downe House and Cheam, with the secondary schools of St. Barts and Parkhouse also being notable.
Newbury lies just south of junction 13 of the M4 and east of the A34 and offers a direct railway service to London Paddington in under 60 minutes. Newbury's location makes it the perfect place for commuters with roads running directly to London to make the journey to the capital swiftly. Commuting from Newbury by road to London is usually just shy of 90 minutes.