Find out about full house and large load Berkshire removals, plus information on moving to and living in the main East Berkshire towns.
Prices vary in different towns in Berkshire. A detached, four-bedroomed house in Slough is between £350,000 and £750,000, with neighbouring Datchet starting at about £500,000. You could expect to pay at least £200,000 more in Windsor for the same type of property. Maidenhead is also more expensive with a typical price to buy a 4 bedroomed detached house being between £450,000 and £850,000. Renting a 2 bedroomed apartment or house sees a similar range, with Maidenhead having 2 bed apartments available to rent for £1000 to £1600 per month. Typical rental prices in Slough and Bracknell are between £900 and £1200 per month. Windsor is considerably more expensive, with monthly rentals frequently as high as £2000 to £3000 per month.
Slough, Datchet, Windsor, Ascot, Bracknell, Wokingham, Maidenhead, Twyford, Cookham, Reading and Swallowfield.
Berkshire is well-served by the M4 motorway running from London to South Wales, the M40 going north to Oxfordshire and beyond and the M3 south into Hampshire.
There is an equally good rail service, with First Great Western running a frequent service between London Paddington, the South West and South Wales. There is an express commuter service from Maidenhead to Paddington, for instance, with a journey time of under 30 minutes, whilst the regular service is about 45 minutes.
Heathrow is the nearest airport, with good road and rail links.
Also known as “Royal Berkshire” because of the presence of Windsor Castle, the county of Berkshire stretches west from London. The excellent transport links to London mean that many people move to Berkshire and commute daily into London for work, although there are also employment opportunities locally, especially in the larger towns such as Slough, Maidenhead or Reading.
The towns in east Berkshire tend to be larger and more densely populated, probably because of the proximity to London, whereas the towns and villages further west, such as Newbury and Thatcham, have a more rural feel to them. If you are considering moving to Berkshire, it is worth weighing up the pro’s and con’s of being in a quieter location, but having considerably more expensive daily travel costs, if you have to commute into London.
Many of the Berkshire towns have existed for centuries as small market centres. The building of the Great Western Railway in the 1830’s changed their character to some extent, with Maidenhead especially growing very rapidly throughout the 19th Century as people started travelling further away for work. Being on the river, Maidenhead has retained a “country” feel, however and there are numerous water-based leisure activities available today.
Other places of interest include Legoland – a magnet for younger children – situated an easy 20 minute drive from Maidenhead, Windsor Great Park and Henley on Thames, with its interesting riverside pubs and restaurants. Royal Ascot offers an annual fashion parade, even if you don’t have any interest in horse racing!
It is worth exploring some of the less well-known villages and small towns in Berkshire, as many of them have a very individual feel, with craft centres, restaurants, boutiques and pleasant walks. If you fancy learning to fly, White Waltham Airfield is home to the West London Aero Club. Even if the actual flying is a bit too expensive, it is possible to pass an enjoyable afternoon, especially on a warm summer’s day, just watching the small planes land and take off.
Another village, made famous because of the song “The Vicar of Bray” (a vicar who changed his religion with the different reigns of Henry Vlll, Edward Vl, Mary and Queen Elizabeth, to be sure of keeping his position!) is Bray, with an attractive riverside setting and country pubs to while away a couple of hours.
Famous golf courses, such as Wentworth and Sunningdale, add to the multitude of possible activities, should you decide that a move to Berkshire is for you.
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