Where in the UK can you find a traditional village which has retained its charm and character while also offering superb amenities, great schools and superb transport links to larger towns and cities?
The answer is Burghfield Common.
Living in Burghfield Common
Burghfield Common is just four miles south west of Reading and, as such, offering buyers and renters the best of both worlds.
That means quiet, well-kept streets, great properties and excellent links to Reading, Basingstoke, Newbury and Wokingham.
The village has grown steadily over the last 30 years thanks to new housing and, of course, popularity with families.
But despite that growth, Burghfield Common has retained is community feel and its location on the edge of the Chiltern Hills means rural tranquillity is never too far away.
Houses for sale, Burghfield Common
Property for sale in Burghfield Common includes a number of classic homes you would expect from a traditional English village.
Rapid development in the mid-to-late 20th century, though, opened up Burghfield Common to a whole new demographic of home buyers.
Burghfield Common is now home to some great examples of large late 20th century family homes, as well as the period properties that run through the village’s heart.
Houses sold in Burghfield Common
Property prices in Burghfield Common stood up well during the uncertainty of the UK’s exit from the EU, with Zoopla reporting a 3.37% rise in values between December 2018 and December 2019.
It’s been a good start to 2020 for property in Burghfield Common, too, with property prices rising 1.83% over the past three months.
Zoopla also reports 46 property sales in the past 12 months in Burghfield Common.
Schools in Burghfield
Burghfield Common’s two primary schools, Garland Junior and Mrs Bland’s Infant School, are both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
The Willink secondary school, meanwhile, is also rated ‘Good’.
Where is Burghfield?
Less than seven kilometres south west of Reading, Burghfield is a stone’s throw from the M4 motorway, meaning great access to Reading, London and South Wales.
As well as the M4, the A33 north into Reading also runs south to Basingstoke, while the A34 to Oxford is accessible via the M4.
Shopping in Burghfield
Burghfield Common offers residents all the amenities you would expect from a large village.
Most shops are located along Reading Road through the heart of the village, with independent shops joined by branches of Nisa Local, SPAR and Tesco Express.
For those seeking a little more when it comes to fashion, Reading’s Oracle Shopping Centre is a mere five miles and only 15 minutes’ drive away from Burghfield Common.
Pubs in Burghfield
The Six Bells in Burghfield is one of the most popular pubs in the area.
Located at the top of Reading Road in Burghfield, the venue is well-loved by locals and serves a tasty home-cooked menu as well as ales, beers and spirits.
Things to do in Burghfield Common
There are a host of groups, classes and community events going on in Burghfield Common throughout the year, so there’s always a chance to meet new, friendly faces.
And as well as the great shopping offered by Reading, sport lovers can take in a Championship football match at the Madejski Stadium in the town, as well as taking in walks along the Kennet and Avon canal or the racing at Newbury race course.
Estate agents, Burghfield Common
Parkers estate agents has been synonymous with the Reading area for more than 70 years.
The Burghfield Common branch has been owned and run by Bruce Taylor and Dale Kempson since 2001. Bruce has been with Parkers since 1987 and also owns branches in Tilehurst, Theale and Tadley alongside Dale and the pair’s other business partner Simon Gregory.