The collection of Berkeley Group developments across London and the south of England is full of wonderful properties designed for buyers in every stage of life, from professionals to families, couples to retirees. This month, we're casting our eye over the Berkeley Group Highcroft development, in beguiling Wallingford.
Located at the heart of picturesque south Oxfordshire, Highcroft is a splendid development set in the old market town of Wallingford, sat on the gentle banks of the River Thames. With good transport connections, Wallingford is just a short train journey away from Reading and Oxford, ideal for days out with the family.
Contemporary and well-appointed, Highcroft is a village-style development made up of stunning apartments and houses, set among beautiful stretches of green space and trees.
There are a number of options available to prospective buyers, including 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes, with bungalows, apartments, and semi-detached and detached houses. Each home is equipped with modern amenities to complement comfortable and airy living spaces that exude character and charm in every room.
Oxfordshire's sublime natural surroundings come into their own at Highcroft, with a dedicated team of landscapers transforming the green space into an arcadian picture-perfect scene. Tastefully planted trees line the boulevards and streets, and carefully maintained ponds are home to local flora and fauna. A selection of allotments are available for those looking to try their hands at growing veg and other plants, while sport pitches are perfect for kickabout or a game of cricket. For families, a play area is great for the kids and winding footpaths make a fantastic trail for starting off the day.
Sustainability is a priority for us here at Berkeley Group and we're proud to have built and equipped Highcroft with leading sustainability solutions to ensure that every house has less of an impact on the environment for every resident. We've only used sustainable sourced timber for the wood in each house and apartment, and we've installed energy and water efficient technology throughout to reduce usage and waste.
EV charging facilities are available to those with electric vehicles, and a number of bicycle storage options make travelling greener easier than ever before. Beyond that, we're focused on planting native trees in Highcroft green spaces, and encouraging nature through building bird and bat boxes to house the incredible wildlife we have here in the UK.
Community plays a big role in Highcroft life. The village-style build of the development encourages residents to meet other residents, with opportunities for events and shared activities. Runners can enjoy the fitness trails together and the village square, which is a great place for meeting up and holding events, helping to get everyone involved in the Highcroft community. With Wallingford just a short distance away, there are plenty of opportunities for community outings too.
A gentle walk away from Highcroft is historic Wallingford. A quaint and pretty town, Wallingford is a hub of intriguing independent shopping opportunities, with bars, cafes and restaurants sprinkled throughout.
The historic Castle Gardens here provides a green space that has grown over the ruins of one of the most significant castles in England - dated back to 1067 and the rule of William the Conqueror. It was built upon in the following centuries and has hosted numerous kings, queens and nobles - many stopping on their way to London, following the Thames. These days, the wonderful trees and the tranquil greenery makes it the perfect spot to stop off for a picnic, soaking in the nature and the scenery as you unwind and enjoy.
The town is also notable as the original filming location for Midsomer Murders, the crime and mystery television series that has been a staple of British TV for decades. Most of the shots in the series were filmed here, so for fans of the series, there's a lot to see. The connection with murder mysteries doesn't end there however - the queen of the genre, Agatha Christie herself, famously lived in Wallingford and was buried in the neighbouring town of Cholsey. Keen readers will spot the features of Wallingford and Oxfordshire throughout her books which were heavily inspired by her time here.
Besides these features, Wallingford is a friendly and peaceful riverside town, whose many walks along the banks of the Thames make it a lovely day out for people of all ages. Many paths lead back into town, where you can stop off at the markets, partake in a local community event or hop on a boat for a cruise up to Reading. Whatever you're looking for when it comes to time off with your loved ones, you're sure to find it in Wallingford.
Welcoming, relaxed and full of potential, Highcroft, Oxfordshire has everything the modern housing development needs to offer a better standard of living. This popular opportunity is selling fast however - and there isn't much time left to secure your place. To book a viewing or to find out more, visit our development page.