Great choice of new homes within easy commuting distance of Newbury

Posted 18 October 2013 by Keith Osborne

Famous for its racecourse, Newbury is West Berkshire's main commercial and retail centre, and is a popular choice for house buyers working along the M4 corridor, a major hub for high-tech companies. With excellent road and public transport connections - including rail links on the Reading to Plymouth line - the town and its surrounding area also offers a wide choice of new homes.

In Newbury itself, with a unique track-side location, David Wilson Homes has a development of around 1,500 new one- to four-bedroom homes at The Racecourse. Contemporary in style, and ranging from apartments and plush penthouses to townhouses and large, executive homes, selected plots enjoy trackside views over the racecourse. Prices start from £179,000 and go up to £405,000 on the current phase, with Part Exchange and the government-backed Help to Buy scheme both available there.

Just a few miles east of Newbury in a sought-after part of Thatcham - said to be Britain's oldest town - Mallards Reach is a small development of just 14 three- and four-bedroom houses built by Palady Homes. Located within a five-minute walk of the train station, which has services to Newbury, Reading and London Paddington, the development is also close to nurseries, schools and other everyday amenities such as shops and supermarkets, health facilities, a sports centre and a post office.

In a lovely spot about a five-minute drive from Thatcham railway station and just over five miles from Newbury, Bloor Homes has a development called Dukes Manor in the pretty parish of Headley. The homes are built to a high specification, with spacious, contemporary interiors, and are just minutes from the A339 - which offers quick access to the M3, M4 and A34, including easy access to Newbury and Reading.

On the Newbury side of Basingstoke, Taylor Wimpey has a wide choice of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in leafy surroundings at Limes Park, priced from £195,000. Situated just over two miles from Basingstoke town centre, with access to the A33 for Reading (18 miles away) and the M4, the A339 for Newbury (14 miles) and the M3 for London (54 miles) and the South Coast. The housebuilder is designing the new-build homes to complement existing buildings on the site, with extensive use of natural slate, traditional brickwork and timber-framed windows. The development will incorporate designated cycle routes, public open spaces and new bus services.

Over in Wiltshire and surrounded by lush countryside, Redcliffe Homes has an exclusive development of one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes at Whatley Drive in the beautiful village of Pewsey, about 26 miles west of Newbury. Priced from £275,000 to £475,000, these homes offer quick access to the M4 motorway and A303, placing Newbury and other key towns such as Andover and Swindon within easy reach.

A little further afield again - about 30 miles southeast of Newbury but still within easy commuting distance - Barratt Homes has a development of executive five-bedroom homes at St Mary's Park. Situated in the popular and pretty village of Hartley Wintney, prices at this exclusive development of new homes start at £684,995, with Part Exchange available on selected plots.



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