Estate agents in Berkshire
Berkshire is one of the home counties, in South East England, recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire due to it being home to Windsor Castle. A mix of rural villages offering a slower pace of life with picturesque landscapes and busy towns filled with opportunities, Berkshire is a great place to consider living. Students are drawn to Reading for its university, making for a thriving rental market, while families head to the area for its excellent schools (Eton College is here).
What is Berkshire like to live in?
While Berkshire is great for those looking to move somewhere away from busier parts of South East England, it still has some exciting cities and larger towns with all types of property available to buy or rent. Reading is the host of the Reading Festival, attracting thousands of music lovers each year from all over the country, while Bray village has established itself as a foodie destination, with three Michelin-starred restaurants including Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck as well as The Waterside Inn, which is run by Alain Roux.
The county’s schools make It popular for families. Eton College and schools that feed into it are here, with equally impressive state schools. Hampstead Norrey’s Chuch of England Primary School and The Westgate School are just two of the schools awarded the top rating by Ofsted.
Surrounding Berkshire is the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For nature lovers there is also The Kennet Valley with the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal running through the attractive market town of Newbury, and Hungerford. Even with all this lovely countryside, the M4 runs through the centre of the county providing excellent road links and making it convenient for Heathrow too. Good rail links into Paddington run through the southern half and along the eastern edge of West Berkshire.
Some of Berkshire’s property hotspots
Sleepy villages like Cookham and Hampstead Norrey offer quieter living and villages best for commuters can be found between Windsor and Maidenhead, serviced with fast trains and larger properties for families. Closer to London there are the attractions of Windsor and the Castle, Legoland, Virginia Waters and the Savill Gardens for families or those looking for an area to live that provides plenty to do and see. Heathrow Airport is just a 30-minute drive from Reading and Gatwick Airport can be reached in an hour via the Gatwick Express train from Reading.
haart estate and letting agents branches in Berkshire
haart estate agents in Bracknell, Berkshire can help you move to or from the area using unique technology that gets your home hundreds more clicks. Our agents will listen to what you need to buy, sell, rent or lease and negotiate hard on your behalf. The local expert knowledge they have on the area sets them apart from other estate agents in Berkshire.
See all our County guides
Looking to sell or let in Berkshire?
Request a free valuation with us here