A Place to Call Home
Portman Square is an exciting new development close to Reading town centre. The development has a pleasant community feel with a leafy central square for all to enjoy. Many of these premium new-build houses and apartments benefit from stylish balcony areas with views of the square and surrounding greenery.
The houses and apartments make use of the latest construction techniques and have been finished to the highest specifications. The spacious modern interiors feature stylish open plan layouts and smart fixtures and fittings. Quality fitted kitchens sit alongside expansive living areas with practical touches such as utility cupboards and plentiful storage to take care of necessities. The properties feature sleek Twyford bathrooms, fitted wardrobes in the master bedrooms and underground parking or garages.
Portman Square is located on the former Battle Hospital site in West Reading and offers great access to local amenities and transport links, as well as close proximity to the centre of town. Local shops and services include a petrol station, newsagent and off licence. Tesco superstore is next door to Portman Square and the development is situated on a well-established bus route with regular services into the town centre. Reading West station is just two miles away and provides a fast link into Reading main line station. The M4 motorway at junction 12 is a short drive.
Berkshire is often referred to as Royal Berkshire due to its associations with the Royal family. The county is home to Ascot Racecourse, as well as Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
The local countryside is some of the most beautiful in southern England with rolling hills, rivers, woodland and meadows. The Thames Path and the Ridgeway path are great ways to explore the fabulous scenery.
The Thames Path stretches 184 miles from the Cotswolds to Greenwich and takes in many of the picturesque villages near Reading. If you prefer to explore by water, you can hire a boat at Wallingford or Henley.
The Ridgeway is Britain’s oldest road and leads a trail through the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty and the Chilterns. There is no shortage of destinations for great days out in the county, with Cliveden, Windsor Great Park and Basildon Park providing beautiful and historic places of interest. Legoland Windsor amusement park is brilliant for children.
It’s All in the Detail
Portman Square is a very special development. Built around a beautiful garden square, these ultra-modern houses and apartments offer superior standards of design and décor.
The apartments benefit from light and airy open plan interiors with state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings. The kitchens have fully integrated appliances including a stainless steel oven, ceramic hob, chimney hood, fridge freezer and washer dryer. In the bathrooms you will find the same classic finish with white Twyford sanitary-ware, Grohe taps, a chrome heated towel rail and ceramic floor tiles.
The well-proportioned master bedrooms include fitted wardrobes. Portman Square’s apartments offer convenience as well as comfort with each block featuring underground parking with lift access to the floors above.
The stunning family houses offer generous accommodation and flexible free-flowing layouts. Fitted kitchen units and worktops bring a touch of class and the subtle down lighters set the mood for family dining or entertaining. Twyford sanitary-ware, Grohe taps and heated towel rails are standard in the luxurious bathrooms. Many of the houses benefit from underground parking or a garage.
So Much to Offer
Reading is a large university town with a thriving economy and first class amenities. With a population of around 230,000 and offering all the shopping, entertainment, arts and leisure facilities you would expect in a major British city.
As an important retail centre and boasting the vast and modern Oracle Centre attracting shoppers from all over the Thames Valley. The area has a growing number of excellent bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, arts venues and casinos. Every year the town hosts the Reading Festival, one of the UK’s biggest music festivals.
Reading has over 100 parks and playgrounds and its location at a confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet creates five miles of riverside walks in the town. The Great Western main line railway and M4 motorway offer easy access to nearby towns and cities such as Slough, Oxford and Newbury, as well as the surrounding Berkshire countryside. Reading is just 40 miles west of London, but the town’s prosperous economy means a larger number of commuters travel into rather than out of the town to work.
Arts and culture
Reading has a thriving arts scene with an exciting range of venues and a year-round calendar of events, exhibitions and festivals. The Reading Hexagon stages rock, pop, comedy, drama, classical music and dance shows. South Street Arts Centre presents a variety of performing arts events and is home to the award-winning Red Cape Theatre Company.
The magnificent grade two-listed Town Hall is an important cultural centre and hosts concerts, exhibitions and education workshops. The Museum of Reading, which provides a fascinating insight into Reading’s past, is also located here.
It’s all Here for You
Reading’s many parks, gardens and open spaces make it the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Prospect Park with its views over the Kennet Valley is a popular place to picnic, stroll and relax. Children will love the large adventure play area and mini steam train which runs on summer weekends. The football pitches, basketball courts and tennis courts should appeal to sports enthusiasts.
The historic Forbury Gardens are also a well-known beauty spot. These Victorian formal gardens are full of character and feature a bandstand, fountain and the famous Maiwand Lion statue.
Sport and Leisure
Reading has plenty for sporty types with the Rivermead Leisure Complex, Highdown Sports Centre and Meadway Sports Centre offering excellent fitness facilities and a timetable of exercise classes. Palmer Park Sports Stadium is one of the finest outdoor sports centres in the region with an athletics stadium, velodrome, football pitch and state- of-the-art gym. Those who prefer to spectate should visit Reading Football Club at the Madjeski Stadium — also the home of London Irish Rugby Club.
Reading’s Oracle Shopping Centre offers a great choice of fashion, food and entertainment. It has over 90 stores such as John Lewis selling designer and high Street clothing, gadgets, beauty products, fragrances, music and jewellery. For those looking for a bit of pampering, an exclusive personal shopping service is available in the House of Fraser and Debenhams.
The selection of restaurants and bars, as well as the ten-screen Vue Cinema makes The Oracle a great place to socialise in the day or at night.
Schools and education
The town has a wide selection of schools for children of all ages. Close to Portman Square there is a playgroup, pre-schools, nurseries and a range of primary schools. There is also a variety of state comprehensive secondary schools, as well as a boys’ grammar school and two independent schools. Higher education establishments include Impact International College, Thames College, Thames Valley University and the University of Reading.
- Battle Primary Academy (0.4 miles)
- Cranbury College - Primary (0.4 miles)
- Oxford Road Community School - Primary (0.4 miles)
Never Far from Anywhere
Reading’s outstanding transport links provide fast access to London, as well as many other towns and cities in the south of England. Junction 12 of the M4 motorway is a short distance from Portman Square. Reading West and Reading main line stations are also close by and offer quick connections to a variety of destinations.
|By Train Didcot Parkway station is just over a mile from Great Western Park.||Minutes|
|Didcot Parkway||I 6 minutes|
|London Paddington||34 minutes|
|Bristol Parkway||53 minutes|
|Farnborough Airport||24.2 miles|
|London Heathrow||28 miles|
|Southampton Airport||46.4 miles|
|London Gatwick||57 miles|
|Birmingham International Airport||92.8 miles|
From all directions:
Leave M4 Junction 12 then exit onto A4 for Reading, straight over 2 roundabouts, then left at the traffic lights up Langley Hill, for Tilehurst Travel straight on onto Park Lane and then School Road, Tilehurst. At the traffic lights turn right onto Norcot Road. Travel down the hill to the roundabout with the A329 Oxford Road. Go straight over the roundabout into Portman Road and the development will be found by turning right at the next traffic lights, then left into Portman Square.
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About David Wilson Homes
David Wilson Homes is not just a housing developer, we're a company that builds homes. At every stage of the process; from designing and planning to the final finishing touches, we keep in mind the emotional and practical priorities of the people who will be living in our properties.
This customer-centric approach has been at the root of our success for over forty years. We began in a small village in Leicester and today are recognised as one of the country's leading house builders, operating in thirteen regions, from Scotland to Wales and down to the South East of England. All our regions are supported by an extensive customer service team to guide buyers through what, in most cases, is the biggest financial commitment they will ever make.
As part of the Wilson Bowden Group, we established our reputation through the building of large executive properties but today our uncompromising pursuit of excellence extends into a wider portfolio of homes including apartments and townhouses.
At the heart of our company lies the Wilson Way, an attitude which demands all our people, whether they be land buyers, site managers or marketing staff, deliver their very best at all stages of the business. We believe detail is everything and consequently our team takes time to source materials of the highest standard to fashion homes of unparalleled quality.
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Through the scheme the Government provide an equity loan of 20% of the purchase price, the loan is interest free for the first 5 years.
- Equity loan 20%
- Mortgage 75%
- Deposit 5%
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