Everything you need to know about living in Twyford

Everything you need to know about living in Twyford
While much of the Thames Valley is about the big business of Reading and Maidenhead, those looking for a taste of the quiet life should head to Twyford.

Ideally situated between those two aforementioned employment hubs, Twyford is also a mere 35 miles from London, making it a much sought-after haven of tranquility for capital commuters.

Not only that, it's great schools and superb range of property mean Twyford is kind of place where people put down roots.

Living in Twyford

Halfway between Reading and Maidenhead and north of Wokingham, Twyford's village appeal is backed up by modern amenities more associated with a larger town.

But even with a Waitrose and Tesco Express, plus a host of restaurants and eateries, the village retains its community feel.

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Houses for sale in Berkshire

Despite being far smaller than neighbours Reading and Maidenhead, property in Twyford brings the large detached family homes of Reading and the period properties of Maidenhead and villages like Bray under one tranquil roof.

Twyford also has a host of smaller starter homes and retirement properties, proving it covers all bases when it comes to home buyers.

Houses for sale in Twyford

Twyford's family appeal means that the majority of homes sold over the past 12 months have been detached properties with an average sale price of £663,941.

Semi-detached properties averaged £455,821 on average, while terraces sold for £361,071 on average.

Average property price: £537,514*

Property to rent in Twyford

Parkers has a real variety of property to rent in Twyford, from three and four-bedroom family homes to one and two-bedroom village centre flats close to the station for London rail links.

The village's rental stock is evenly split between houses and flats, with one-bedroom flats averaging £715 per month and two-bedroom examples £1,025.

Three-bedroom houses, meanwhile, average £1,429 with four-bedroom properties available for £1,751 on average.

Average monthly rent: £1,152**

Twyford transport links

One of Twyford's biggest draws, as well as its cosy village atmosphere and superb properties, is its links to the employment hubs of Reading and Maidenhead, as well as London.

On the roads, the village is close to the M4 for access to West London, while the M40 via the A404 at Marlow provides great links to Oxford and the Midlands.

The A33 into Basingstoke, meanwhile, provides access to the M3 to the south.

On the trains, Twyford station runs direct services into London Paddington that take 52 minutes.

And once Crossrail arrives at the station later this year, the Elizabeth Line will carry trains from Twyford directly into Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road.

Employment in Twyford

While most of Twyford's residents are commuters to Reading, Maidenhead and London, the village is home to Interserve, the construction and outsourcing company that employs more than 65,000 worldwide.

Twyford schools

Twyford's main junior school, Polehampton CofE Junior, is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and caters for children aged seven to 11, while the infant school is also rated 'Outstanding' and teaches children between the ages of five and seven.

The Colleton Primary School, in the south of the village, is rated 'Good', as is The Piggott School for secondary children aged 11 to 18.

Independent prep school The Dolphin School is also based in the village.

Shopping in Twyford

As well as a host of independent village shops, Twyford has its own branch of Costa Coffee, as well as a Waitrose and Tesco Express.

Twyford shopping

And the village's close location to Reading means the Oracle Shopping Centre is only an eight-minute train ride or 20 minute car journey away.

Eating out in Twyford

If you're looking for a traditional village pub then the Horse & Groom has been serving Twyford locals for more than 300 years!

A Sunday roast at the venue is always popular alongside their host of craft ales and spirits.

La Fontana is a popular option for those looking for grilled meats, pizza and pasta, while diners looking for something with a little more spice should try Haweli on Church Street, which serves classic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.

Things to do in Twyford

Let's face it, who doesn't like a glass of wine of an evening?

If you do, you'll love a tour of Stanlake Park Wine Estate in Twyford which comes with generous tasting!

For some fresh air (and to walk off all that wine), head to Loddon Nature Reserve which is awash with bird life.


Things to do with the kids

If the weather fails to play ball, meaning you can't either, head to HaaHoos Ceramics in Twyford village, where the little ones can paint a host of pottery until their creative brains are content.

When the sun is out, Dinton Activity Centre a couple of miles south of Twyford offers a whole host of outdoor activities for both adults and children and is well worth a visit during the holidays or at weekends.

If you have any questions about Twyford or the surrounding areas, get in touch with Parkers Twyford who will be happy to help you with their expert knowledge of the area.

*Prices from Rightmove, correct April 2019
**Prices from Zoopla, correct April 2019