Fall in love with Berkshire this Valentine’s day
14th February 2017
With the most stunningly beautiful, green countryside, here’s our top tips on why Berkshire is the apple of our eye this valentine’s day:
The best of both worlds
You can work in London without having to live in the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Then, on the weekends, walk out your door and enjoy space, peace and nature. As well as London being easy to get to and main roads enable you to get to Bath, Bristol, or Southampton with minimal hassle. Plus, when jetting off to sunnier climes, it’s not too tough getting to Heathrow or Gatwick.
Famed for open spaces and glorious countryside, Greenham and Crookham Commons together form the largest remaining fragment of lowland heathland in Berkshire. This mosaic of different habitats is rich with history and wildlife, containing ancient woodland, reedbeds, and a variety of picturesque watercourses. The beauty, peace and majesty of this kind of countryside is second to none. The pastures, lanes and woods are the essence of England.
It’s fit for royalty
Known as The Royal County of Berkshire because it’s home to the wonderful Windsor Castle where, according to Sir John Denham, ‘Mars with Venus dwells beauty with strength’.
Royal Ascot, a special week of races held in June, is also held in the heart of the country, Ascot racecourse, one of Britain's most well-known racecourses. A special week of races are organised in June each year, attended by The Queen, who has had an interest in horses since childhood. This week has become Britain's most popular race meeting, welcoming around 300,000 visitors over five days, all dressed up in their finest clothes and hats.
That’s right, located in Berkshire’s back garden. Although it’s Highclere Castle to the locals. The castle is open to the public for about 70 days of the year, including two months during the summer and a few days at Christmas. Besides feeling like a Downton extra while you sip your tea in the café or ramble through the gardens, there’s also the Egyptian Exhibition here, full of artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb - the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was none other than Howard Carter, the man famed for finding the pharaoh’s final resting place.
Berkshire lays claim to top eateries including Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, Daniel Galmiche’s The Vineyard and Michel Roux’s The Waterside Inn as well as having a huge number of fantastic gastro-pubs.
There is no question that Berkshire is Britain at its best. Take a look at the properties we have on offer in the area and make your dream of moving to the country a reality.