Great shops and restaurants in a thriving, traditional market town. Open countryside on the doorstep. A lifestyle
thatís relaxed, companionable, cultured and family friendly.
A beautiful home in a new village-style development.
Yes, the perfect balance really can be found,
at Crest Nicholsonís Mulberry Grove in Wokingham.
Mulberry Grove is an entirely new neighbourhood for Wokingham, bringing a welcome range of new Crest Nicholson houses and apartments to this ever-desirable market town. Itís located about a mile and a half from the town centre, yet within the development there are green places to play and relax, including a central green space, wildlife areas and generous private gardens.
Itís the perfect balance between town and country living and you will immediately feel at home.
People love Wokingham for its timeless market town charm, but itís also a wonderful place for contemporary life. It strikes just the right balance between maintaining its essential historic character and offering residents everything they need.
Wokingham has been voted one of the best towns in Britain in which to bring up a family*, and one in which the highest quality of life can be experienced*. It even tops the league table as Englandís healthiest town*.
If you eat out you can choose from Chinese, Thai, Italian and Indian as well as lots of characterful pubs offering modern menus. One of them, The Warren, is just outside Mulberry Grove.
A swimming pool, two leisure centres, tennis courts, recreation and cricket grounds serve those of a sporty disposition. One of the open spaces nearest to Mulberry Grove, Cantley Recreation Ground is perfect for family picnics or a leisurely stroll. Itís easy to see why. The town centre has some splendid historic buildings that illustrate its 800 years of history: from medieval cottages to the ornate Victorian town hall.
The Wokingham community gets together for events such as open air concerts in the market place, the annual May Fun Day, and the Dressing the Christmas Tree event, both designed for children to get involved in. Wokingham Festival is an August weekend celebration of fine food and drink, family fun and live music.
Shopping crosses the spectrum from major supermarket, to family business, to boutique. And, being a market town, it of course has a market, held four times a week.
In the town centre, improvements are focused on Peach Place,
Rose Street and Market Place. Much of the work is already well underway. Unsympathetically designed buildings are being refurbished to bring them into line with the historic properties that characterise these streets. Thereíll be attractive new shops along Peach Street, and a new public plaza will replace the car park in Rose Street.
Wokingham is also popular with parents because of the high calibre of many of its schools. Those closest to Mulberry Grove are Westende Junior (Ofsted rating ĎGoodí), St Paulís C of E (ĎOutstandingí) and The Holt School, an academy. St Crispinís Secondary School (ĎGoodí) is to have additional investment from Crest Nicholson to increase anticipated demand from Mulberry Grove residents.
For the youngest children, there are several nursery schools in the vicinity of Mulberry Grove: Rectory Lane Nursery School, Wokingham Day Nursery, Ashridge Nursery and Meadow Nursery School.
Those ready for further education can enrol at Bracknell and Wokingham College, which offers courses for school leavers, apprenticeships and adult education. The nearest university is in Reading.
Wokingham is close to both Reading and London, with the riverside towns of Henley and Marlow in easy reach, as is Royal Windsor. In between, there are miles of lovely countryside and many picturesque villages. You can enjoy them all from Mulberry Grove.
Reading is about ten miles from Wokingham, and, as well as being a centre of employment and higher education, it has one of the best shopping centres of the south east at The Oracle. London is easily commutable by road and rail, for business or pleasure.
Mulberry Grove has the ideal qualities for maintaining a satisfying work-life balance. It has good connections to centres of work, including London, Reading and Guildford. And the daily commute becomes so much easier when you know youíre coming home to your own countryside haven. Peaceful summer evenings, a convivial drink in the local bar, inviting the neighbours over for a barbeque: itís an enviable lifestyle.
Although Mulberry Grove has the feel of the countryside, itís less than 2 miles from Wokingham town centre
You can reach Wokingham station by car in about 7 minutes, or use the convenient new bus service that Crest Nicholson is helping to fund as part of the new community*.
Once youíre on the train, you can reach London Paddington in 49 minutes, London Waterloo in 68 minutes. If you donít work in London, Reading can be reached in 11 minutes, Oxford and Guildford in 25 minutes, Staines in 32 minutes. Mulberry Grove lies just off the A329(M), making for easy access to the M4 junction 10, slightly over 5 miles away,
or Reading, 10 miles away. Maidenhead can be reached by road in 20 minutes and it should be noted that there will be a Crossrail station there when services begin in 2018**. You will be able to get to Londonís Canary Wharf
from Maidenhead in 54 minutes.
LONDON PADDINGTON 49 MINS
LONDON WATERLOO 68 MINS
READING 11 MINS
OXFORD 25 MINS
GUILDFORD 25 MINS
STAINES 32 MINS
*Subject to local bus company franchise and allocation of route
**Source crossrail Completion date indicative only and is subject to change.