Winnersh is excellently placed to take advantage of the plentiful leisure attractions of nearby Wokingham, Bracknell and Reading.
Close to home, the Showcase Cinema de Lux provides a range of state-of-the-art cinema equipment including 14 enhanced HD screens, Real-D 3D showings, a stylish restaurant, bar, games room and popular café, all just four minutes drive from the development. Further indoor entertainment can be found at Wokingham’s Superbowl Centre which promises visitors a modern bowling alley alongside a thrilling LaserQuest studio, a games arcade and an American-style diner offering much-needed refreshment.
Outdoor pursuits are well catered for in the area with two idyllic country parks, including the notable Dinton Pastures which is just a three minute drive from home. Since its grand opening in 1979, this attractive park has delighted visitors of all ages with its extensive children’s play area and quaint café, along with 335 acres of meadow, lake and pastures, making it an ideal site for wildlife spotting, sailing, fishing and leisurely strolls.
California Country Park is another impressive green space in the area which covers 40 hectares and promises picturesque walking routes, covering the ancient woodland and placid lake. Recently named a site of special scientific interest due to the rarity of its wildlife, this beautiful country park provides an ideal spot to picnic, fish and bird-watch. There is a popular children’s play area nestled amongst the heathland to keep younger visitors entertained, while the highly-regarded Jackson’s café and restaurant overlooks the lake, boasting freshly baked pastries, exceptional coffee and even a seasonal dinner menu which features ingredients foraged from the country park itself.
Nearby Bracknell presents a host of family entertainment venues including the Grade II listed South Hill Park, a converted stately home which is now a breakthrough arts centre and one of the largest, most enterprising of its kind in the UK. With a 325 seat theatre, a preserved 18th century cinema room and a multi-million pound gallery presenting award-winning exhibitions, this Georgian mansion and its breath-taking grounds are sure to delight visitors of any age. For more adventurous residents, Bracknell’s Go Ape forest adventure centre offers a thrilling day out with zip-wires, Tarzan swings, obstacle courses and sedgeways. With stunning scenery to be enjoyed from the forest canopy and specially designed look out, Go Ape promises visitors a memorable day of refreshing outdoor activity. Even closer to home is the impressive indoor play centre Kids ‘n’ Action which caters for children from one to 16, with an adventure park, a video games room, a themed high street and a sports arena, complete with football and basketball courts.
For everyday fitness, residents will enjoy close proximity to several leisure centres and swimming pools, including the popular Coral Reef Water World which boasts giant water slides, coral pools, a snake river flume and even a giant pirate ship attraction. Adults are served by Espirit Spa & Wellness, just 1.5 miles from the development which prides itself on a luxury gym experience, with exclusive features such as a full range of Dermalogica Spa Treatments, a 19m heated pool with sun loungers and a themed sauna and steam room.
Residents of these new homes in Winnersh are excellently placed to take advantage of one of the UK’s top shopping destinations, with Reading town centre under 20 minutes away by car. The Oracle shopping centre specialises in quality fashion and giftwares with over 90 retails units offering well-known brand names. Boasting its own restaurant and leisure venue named The Riverside, The Oracle promises to entertain visitors from morning until night with a 10-screen, state-of-the art cinema, a wide selection of family friendly eateries, alongside a stylish bar boasting an extensive menu of over 70 speciality wines.
Reading is also home to the Broad Street Mall, conveniently located on the central high street, which offers an extensive indoor shopping experience covering fashion, beauty, homewares and everyday amenities. Also on site is a 24 hour gym with a fully-equipped fitness studio, along with a choice of casual eateries, cafés and a popular smoothie bar.
Holme Grange Craft Village in nearby Wokingham provides a unique retail experience in a picturesque rural setting. Presenting a collection of independent stores covering exclusive gifts, children’s toys, vintage homewares, traditional confectionary and craftwares, this popular outlet even boasts a Pilates studio for those wishing to take part in private or group classes. There is a host of artisan workshops covering painting, make-up techniques and interior design, while The Grange Coffee House at the heart of the village offers homemade pastries, cakes and light refreshments accompanied by a speciality teas and freshly ground coffee.
Families are well-catered for with a number of highly-regarded schools in the area covering infant through to higher education.
There are two popular nurseries and two pre-schools within a 10 minute drive of the development, including The Greenwood Pre-School at just two minutes away by car. Within walking distance, Winnersh Primary School caters for students under 11, along with Woodley CoE Primary, Rivermead Primary, Hawkendon Primary and Emmbrook Infant and Junior School, all of which can be reached within eight minutes by car.
Older pupils are served by The Forest School for boys which is located less than a mile away and the Holt School for girls at 10 minutes away by car. Other notable institutions within a 10 minute drive include Emmbrook School and Waingels College. Catering for the same age range are Maiden Erleigh, St. Crispins and The Bulmersche School which can all be reached within a 15 minute drive.
For those pursuing further study, the esteemed University of Reading is ranked amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide and is located just eight minutes drive from Oakwood Grange.
Residents of these stunning new homes in Winnersh will benefit from excellent transport connections providing useful commuter links to major towns and cities.
The M4 motorway is conveniently located a seven minute drive from the development and connects London with South Wales, passing major destinations such as Slough, Swindon, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea.
The M3 is also only 30 minutes away and provides direct access to Southampton in one hour and 15 minutes, passing Basingstoke and Winchester amongst other popular destinations.
Less than 30 minutes drive away is the major M25 road, also known as the London Orbital Motorway which encircles Greater London, providing an ideal connection for commuters.
Both Bracknell and Wokingham can be reached in 15 minutes via the A329, while the popular town of Reading can be reached in just over 20 minutes via the A3290.
For travel by train, Winnersh boasts its own railway station on the South West Train Line which is located within walking distance of Oakwood Grange and provides regular serves to Reading and London Waterloo.
International travel is provided by London Heathrow airport which is located 30 minutes from the development by car.