Over two thirds of the nation’s workers are losing up to 16 days a year commuting to and from work, with over a third of professionals commuting for up to two hours a day, according to data compiled by CV-Library. However, those working in the busy employment hub of Reading could have the luxury of just a 15 minute drive or 25 minute cycle from Bellway Homes’ Littlebrook in Shinfield.
The new Berkshire address comprises a stunning collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes, ideal for a range of buyers looking to take up residence on the edge of the bustling town. Littlebrook is situated in the leafy village of Shinfield, home to a range of local amenities and excellent transport links close by.
Steve Garton, Sales Director at Bellway Thames Valley comments: “The amount of time commuters spend getting to and from work is becoming increasingly lengthy as house prices dictate a homebuyer next location. However, those currently working in, or looking to work in, the major town of Reading, have a fantastic option to cut commuting time at Littlebrook. Reading currently boasts the best UK regional economy and is ranked second behind London in productivity, making it a booming hub for business.”
The Bourne housetype is an attractive, 5-bedroom home which boasts extensive living space, with a contemporary, open-plan kitchen, breakfast and family area. On entering the property, residents will find a welcoming hallway which opens into the dining room. There is a separate living room on the ground floor, which leads onto the rear garden via a set of elegant French doors. Towards the rear of the property, is an open-plan kitchen, breakfast and family area, which includes an integrated oven, hob, cooker hood and fridge freezer, along with stylish fitted units, upstands and work tops.
A second set of double doors off the family area leads onto the garden, while a convenient utility room off the kitchen, provides separate access outside. Ideal for home working, the study overlooks the front garden, and a modern downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor living space. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and one single, two of which benefit from stylish en-suite shower rooms. The master bedroom has a generous fitted wardrobe. The property’s
contemporary family bathroom is also located on this floor and is furnished with quality Roca sanitaryware and attractive chrome brassware.
Within one mile of the development, residents will find a range of good quality amenities, express supermarkets and a selection of casual eateries set within peaceful, rural surrounds. For leisure pursuits, Reading has the Oracle shopping centre and Hexagon theatre venue plus many other attractions.
Shinfield St. Mary’s C of E Junior School and Hillside Primary School, just a five and seven minutes’ drive away respectively are both rated as good by Ofsted. Students over 11 are served by several notable secondary schools, including Reading Girls School, Leighton Park School and Maiden Erlegh School.
The area is also ideal for those with work commitments in the capital. Reading station is under 20 minutes away and provides regular services to London Paddington and London Waterloo, amongst other destinations. The M4 is one mile away, and provides connections to major surrounding road networks via junction 11. From here, onward travel can be made to popular commuter destinations such as Wokingham, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke, Slough, Central London and Bristol.