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The local area - Newbury, West Berkshire and North Hampshire

Brunsden Associates - Properties in West Berkshire and North Hampshire


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The local area - Newbury, West Berkshire and North Hampshire

Set in one of the most attractive areas in central Southern England, Newbury and its surrounding villages have a great deal to offer the homebuyer in both local amenities, schools and leisure activities. The town centre is undergoing an extensive build programme designed to bring a wealth of new, high profile, High Street names to the area in the next year or so. Currently the town is sufficient for everyday needs with all the major supermarkets located close to the town centre, department store and major retailers situated on Northbrook Street, the new Park Way Centre and the Kennet Centre. There is also a retail park about a mile south of the town.

  1. On the edge of the Kennet Centre is the recently opened multi-screen cinema and in the Market Square The Corn Exchange offers theatre and cinema plus cultural events.
  2. The nationally renowned Watermill Theatre is located a short distance from the town offering a wide variety of dramatic events together with stage classes for young people.
  3. Newbury racecourse, home to the famous Hennessy Gold Cup meeting, has twenty nine days of racing set for 2018 with mixture of flat and jump racing held during day and evening meets. The site also hosts after race and general live concerts.
  4. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs through the Town centre and the wharf area is a popular venue to ‘feed the ducks’ and just sit and watch the world, and the boats, go by. An annual Water Festival in July sees the central wharf area filled with colourful narrow boats and a weekend of entertainment around and on the water.
  5. During May the Newbury Spring Festival sees a variety of performances by world class artistes with all kinds of music from classical to jazz, choral to poetry, ballet to ballroom, staged in large and small venues in and around the town including the Parish Church of St Nicolas.
  6. Each week on Thursday and Saturday there is a market held in the Market Square in the centre of Newbury. A charter market with a royal grant dating back to 1596, and there is strong evidence that the market existed long before then. Periodically, specialist markets occur, French and Italian market traders have been regular visitors in recent years, with a Farmers market held on Sundays twice a month.
  7. Newbury station is on the south side of the town centre, with trains to London Paddington in around one hour, dependant on the number of stations the train stops at. There is a regular hourly service to Reading which also stops at local stations along the way, including Newbury Racecourse station. In the other direction trains run to Bristol and the West Country.
  8. Sports and leisure facilities in and around the town are plentiful with five golf courses within five miles of the town centre, a local authority sports centre and numerous private gyms and sports clubs. There is a thriving local Rugby Club which offers facilities for young rugby players and women’s teams, canoeing clubs, tennis clubs, a cricket ground at Wash Common which also has its own pub/restaurant, and numerous cricket grounds in the surrounding villages. The arts are equally well catered for with local authority classes at Newbury College and a diversity of art and craft classes throughout the area.


Schooling in the area is diverse with both state and private schooling available locally at Primary and Secondary level. In order to assist potential buyers the schools have been divided into four blocks, working clockwise around the town, each dealing with the suburbs of the town and the outlying villages in that direction.

West Berkshire School Admissions
01635 519771

Independent Schools Council
020 7766 7070

Tertiary education

Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury
01635 845000

Secondary Schools

The Downs School, (NORTH EAST) Compton RG20 6NU
01635 270000

John O’Gaunt School (WEST) Priory Road, Hungerford RG17 0AN
01488 682400

Kennet School (EAST) Stoney Lane, Thatcham RG19 4LL
01635 862121

Park House School (SOUTH) Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6NQ
01635 573911

St Bartholomew’s School (SOUTH) Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6JP
01635 521255

Trinity School (EAST) Love Lane, Donnington, Newbury RG14 2DU
01635 510500

The Clere School (SOUTH EAST) Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9HP
01635 278372

Primary Schools

North/East Schools

Cold Ash St Mark’s Church of England Primary School
Cold Ash Hill, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9PT
01635 862600

Curridge Primary School
Curridge, Thatcham RG18 9DZ
01635 200486

Dunston Park Infant School
Park Lane, Thatcham RG18 3PG
01635 863573

Fir Tree Primary School
Fir Tree Lane, Newbury RG14 2RA
01635 42129

Hermitage Primary School
Hampstead Norreys Road, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9SA
01635 200355

St Finian’s Catholic Primary School
The Ridge, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9HU
01635 865925

St Mary’s Church of England Junior School
Park Avenue, Thatcham RG18 4NP
01635 862184

Whitelands Park Primary School
Sagecroft Road, Thatcham RG18 3FH
01635 862517

South/East Schools

Ashford Hill Primary School
Ashford Hill, Thatcham RG19 8BB
0118 981 3822

Burghclere Primary School
Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9HT
01635 278523

Ecchinswell & Sydmonton Church of England Primary School
Ecchinswell, Newbury RG20 4UA
01635 298288

Francis Baily Primary School
Skillman Drive, Thatcham RG19 4GG
01635 862188

Kingsclere Church of England Primary School
Ash Grove, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5RE
01635 298583

Parsons Down Infant School
Paynesdown Road, Thatcham RG19 3TE
01635 862475

Parsons Down Junior School
Herons Way, Thatcham RG19 3SR
01635 866700

St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Newport Road, Newbury RG14 2AW
01635 43455

The Willows Primary School
Pyle Hill, Greenham, Newbury RG14 7SZ
01635 42155

Spurcroft Primary School
Spurcroft Road, Thatcham RG19 3XX
01635 871541

South/West Schools

Enborne Church of England Primary School
Enborne, Newbury RG20 0JU
01635 40569

Falkland Primary School
Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU
01635 44949

Inkpen Primary School
Weavers Lane, Inkpen, Hungerford RG17 9QE
01488 668219

John Rankin Infant School
Garford Crescent, Newbury RG14 6EX
01635 42376

John Rankin Junior School
Henshaw Crescent, Newbury RG14 6ES
01635 42859

Kintbury St Mary’s Church of England Primary School
Gainsborough Avenue, Kintbury, Hungerford RG17 9XN

01488 658336

Speenhamland Primary School
Pelican Lane, Newbury RG14 1NU
01635 41077

St Martin’s School
East End, Newbury RG20 0AF
01635 253489

St Thomas’ Church of England Infant School
Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9XF
016350 253431

The Newbury St Nicolas Church of England Junior School
Eastfields Link Road, Newbury RG14 7LU
01635 41282

Woolton Hill Junior School
Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9XE
01635 253364

North/West Schools

Chieveley Primary School
School Road, Chieveley, Newbury RG20 8TY
01635 248281

Robert Sandilands Primary School
Digby Road, Speen, Newbury RG14 1TS
01635 40318

Shaw cum Donnington Church of England Primary School
Love Lane, Donnington, Newbury RG14 2JG
01635 40971

Shefford Church of England Primary School
Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Hungerford RG17 7DB
01488 648657

Stockcross Church of England School
Chapel Row, Stockcross, Newbury RG20 8LD
01488 608356

The Winchcombe School
Maple Crescent, Shaw, Newbury RG14 1LN
01635 41767

Welford & Wickham Church of England Primary School
Welford Road, Wickham, Newbury RG20 8HL
01488 608306

The Castle School – Special Needs
Love Lane, Donnington, Newbury RG14 2JG
01635 42976

Independent Schools

Brockhurst (boys day/boarding to 13 – see Marlston House below for girls)
Marlston Road, Hermitage RG18 9UL
01635 200293

Cheam School (co-ed day/boarding 3-13)
Headley, Newbury RG19 8LD
01635 268242

Elstree School (boys day/boarding 3-13)
Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TD
0118 971 3302

Horris Hill (boys day/boarding 7-13)
Newtown, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9DJ
01635 40594

Marlston House (girls day/boarding to 13 – see Brockhurst above for boys)
Marlston Road, Hermitage RG18 9UL
01635 200293

St Gabriels (girls day school 3-18, boys 3-7)
Sandleford Priory, Newbury RG20 9BD
01635 555680

Thorngrove School (co-ed day school 4-13)
The Mount, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9PS
01635 253172

The National Grammar School for the Deaf (co-ed boarding 5-19)
Arlington Manor, Snelsmore Common, Newbury RG14 3BQ
01635 244200

The National Grammar School for the Deaf
Primary School
Mill Hall, Pigeons Farm Road, Newbury RG19 8XA
01635 573800

Newbury Hall International School                                                                                Newbury Hall, Enborne Road, Newbury,  RG14 6AD                                                              01635 36879         

St Michaels Catholic School                                                                                                  Harts Lane, Burghclere, RG20 9JW                                                                                              01635 278137



Industry Comment – Q3 2018

It looks like the early Autumn market should be busy with more prime instructions coming on and a good appetite for correctly priced homes in the area.

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Jane and Tony, sold in Wash Common through Brunsden Associates


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