An ancient parish church...three historic manor houses and leafy lanes lined with quaint cottages...a friendly local hostelry at the centre of it all...The charming parish of Finchampstead, just two miles from the bustling market town of Wokingham, is the epitome of English country living.
There is a wide range of independent schools within a few miles of The Lawns, including Waverley School and Wellington College (Ludgrove, St Neots, The Abbey, Eagle House and Bradfield College are a few alternatives).
Nearby Wokingham's busy shopping area offers a range of high street names, along with modern bars, cafes and restaurants, while for more cosmopolitan shopping, Reading, Basingstoke and Guildford - with their extensive retail and leisure facilities - are within easy reach.
Beyond the towns and villages is a rich tapestry of dense forests and open farmland; with Windsor Forest to the east, the Ridges and Simon's Wood (which is owned by the National Trust). All offer ample opportunity for walking, cycling, and horseriding with some spectacular views. Also nearby is California Country Park surrounding Longwood Lake, on the edge of Barkham Common. There are golf courses aplenty, while racing at Ascot is only 24 minutes away.
Located just off Nine Mile Ride, The Lawns is well placed for commuters with the M4 (Junction 10) 4.5 miles away and the M3 (Junction 4A) 6.8 miles away. Crowthorne and Wokingham stations are close by (1.45 miles and 2.21 miles respectively) with regular trains to Reading, Guildford and Gatwick airport. Trains from Reading take 25 minutes to London Paddington and from Wokingham station, it is 55 minutes to London Waterloo. In addition, Heathrow airport is just 30 miles away.