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Is Burghfield Common a good place to live in Berkshire?

Posted November 22nd 2023
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Located in the county of Berkshire, Burghfield Common is a charming village just outside of Reading with a long history dating back to the Doomsday Book. With good connections to nearby towns and cities, as well as a gorgeous surrounding countryside, Burghfield Common is the perfect village of families looking to settle down in a lovely, rural area.

Are there any good schools in Burghfield Common?

There are a number of excellent schools located around Burghfield Common, making it excellent for families with young children. Nearby schools include Burghfield St Mary’s Primary School, Garland Junior School, and The Willink School, all rated at least ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

In terms of higher education, the nearby city of Reading has a number of excellent options, including Reading College and the University of Reading.

What are the transport links like in Burghfield Common?

Burghfield Common is a well-connected village that would be excellent for commuters working in Reading, with the city centre only a 15-minute drive away. London, Slough and Swindon are all accessible through the nearby M4 motorway, while Basingstoke is only half an hour away via the A33.

In terms of public transport, Reading Buses operates regular services on Routes 2 and 2a between Mortimer and central Reading. The nearest airport is Heathrow, which is only 40 minutes away via the M4.

Are there any good pubs and cafes in Burghfield Common?

For a village of its size, there are a number of things to do in and around Burghfield Common. There are a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants near the village, such the The Six Bells and the Old Bell pubs, and Harry’s Coffee Shop. For everyday essentials, there is a Co-op in the village, along with a number of independent shops like The Fruit Shop.

What is there to do in Burghfield Common?

In terms of leisure activities, Willink Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities from a 25m swimming pool, a group exercise studio, a gym, a floodlit football pitch and a four-court sports hall.

For outdoor activities, the nearby Wokefield Common nature reserve has encouraged healthland and dragonflies to flourish, making it a beautiful walking spot. For any budding sailors, Burghfield Sailing Club meets at a lake around the River Kennet and has an excellent sailing centre for anyone wanting to learn.

How much are houses in Burghfield Common?

According to Rightmove, if you're interested in buying in Burghfield Common:

‘Properties in Burghfield Common had an overall average price of £484,047 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Burghfield Common during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £577,185. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £397,630, with terraced properties fetching £358,106.

Overall, sold prices in Burghfield Common over the last year were 9% up on the previous year and 7% up on the 2018 peak of £450,840.’

If you’re interested in moving to Burghfield Common, check out all the properties listed in the area and contact your local branch for more information.