Holmes Place, London Road, Binfield, Berkshire RG12 8TF
North London division
£429,995 to £679,995
3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes remaining
Our sales office is open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Popeswood Grange residents will benefit from the on-site primary school, which is scheduled to open in September 2019.
In addition, other well-regarded schools locally include Binfield CE Primary at the heart of Binfield village and Meadow Vale Primary, around a mile away. Secondary providers include Ranelagh School and Easthampstead Park Community School in Bracknell, and The Holt School (girls), The Emmbrook School and St Crispin’s School in Wokingham, all of which cater for students aged 11 – 18. Bracknell and Wokingham College, five minutes’ drive from the development, offers a selection of apprenticeships, vocational and academic courses for post-16 and adult students.
A small food store can be found on Forest Road in Binfield, around a mile from the development, however nearby Bracknell offers a much wider choice, with several major supermarkets situated in and around the town centre.
Shopaholics will love Bracknell’s major retail destinations: The Peel Centre and The Lexicon. The latter opened in 2017 and has more than 100 stores, restaurants and cafés, as well as a 12-screen cinema to keep the family entertained. Just off High Street, The Peel Centre is home to a variety of fashion and homewares brands, as well as several places to eat – and another multi-screen cinema.
Eleven miles away, Windsor offers an eclectic mix of well-known names, independent and specialist retailers along its historic streets, in Windsor Yards and within its Victorian railway station – Windsor Royal Shopping Centre.
Reading, 10 miles to the north west, is also popular with visitors, drawn by retail hubs Broad Street, The Oracle and Broad Street shopping and leisure malls, as well as regular food, general and specialist markets.
Bracknell Railway Station is just two miles from Popeswood Grange, with services running to Wokingham, Reading, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and London Waterloo – ideal for commuting. The A329 for Ascot, Wokingham and Reading is two miles away, the M4 for Maidenhead, Reading, Slough and west London is five miles away and the M3 for Basingstoke, Winchester, the M25 and London is eight miles away. The nearest airport is Heathrow, which is 35 minutes by car from the development via the M4.
Whether you’re looking for casual menus, traditional pub food, afternoon tea, or fine cuisine, the local area is replete with restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés.
Just opposite the development, the Bier Keller at the Coppid Beech hotel serves a range of dishes and stages live music at weekends, while Binfield village is home to the independent Crema Coffee Shop.
Bracknell and Wokingham offer a wealth of choice sure to satisfy every taste, with Indian, Italian, English, French, Thai and Chinese food on offer, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
That highest of culinary accolades, the Michelin star, makes many appearances in the region, with the celebrated Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn, both at Bray holding three stars each. The Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow holds two Michelin stars, while Restaurant Cowarth Park in Ascot, The Royal Oak in Littlefield Green, L’Ortolan in Reading, The Coach in Marlow and The Hinds Head in Bray, all have one Michelin star.
The area surrounding Popeswood Grange has much to recommend itself to residents. Foxley Fields, just over a mile from the development, is a favourite with families, thanks to its play area for youngsters and its adventure playground for older children, as well as a large grassed space, an all-weather sports pitch and tennis courts. Popes Meadow wildlife site is just a short walk from the development and Keephatch Park Nature Reserve in Wokingham is a short car journey away.
Sports facilities locally include the John Nike Lesiuresport Complex, Bracknell Leisure Centre and St Crispin’s Leisure Centre in Wokingham. Coral Reef Waterworld, 15 minutes’ drive away, has a pirate ship with water cannons, giant waterslides and a lazy river to keep little kids – and big kids – amused for hours.
Cyclists will be delighted to discover 15 miles of waymarked tracks at Swinley Forest Trail Centre, four miles – by bike of course – from the development, and for golfers there is no shortage of excellent courses, with eight clubs within six miles, including Billingbear Park, which is closest to home, The Berkshire and Royal Ascot.
Cricket, football, archery, tennis, rugby and hockey all have a local presence, with clubs in Binfield, Bracknell and Wokingham.
South Hill Park Arts Centre, which is situated within an 18th century country house four miles from Popeswood Grange, hosts a comprehensive programme of comedy, dance, drama and music in the Wilde Theatre and the Studio Theatre. In summer, live performances are staged in the outdoor amphitheatre, and the annual Festival of Food and Music takes place in the grounds. The centre also has a small cinema that screens independent and world films, as well as blockbuster movies, and is an alternative to the multiplexes in Bracknell and Wokingham.
Further afield, Windsor Castle and Great Park, Legoland and Ascot Racecourse attract visitors not only from within the region, but from all over the world.