When you picture yourself living in the perfect place, what does it look like? A beautiful house? Lots of amenities and outdoor space? Does it have high-end decor, a balcony and a beautiful kitchen? A lake with ducks? Great transport connections, good schools and work opportunities? Then Green Park Village might be the place for you.
Close to Reading and Super-Fast Connections
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, my family and I were invited to visit. I’ve not been asked to write about a new village before and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Situated off the M4, Green Park Village is a new development of homes, focused around village living. It’s close to Reading town centre, has its own bus connection and a forthcoming new train station that will mean a 6-minute train ride to Reading station, for super-fast connections into London and the rest of the country.
Peaceful and Chic
As we entered the village it struck me how peaceful it was. There were children playing and cycling on their bikes around the streets and any cars driving around drove slowly to accommodate this. It had kind of that Center Parcs feel where you don’t have to worry about your children roaming about. Which was really lovely.
The houses reminded me a bit of a New England style, lots of balconies, all 3-storey townhouses. I’d love a balcony on my house, to sit out on in the sunshine and a read a book! They were painted in a palette of white, green, grey and blue. There was very much a modern and chic feel to them.
Lakes, Wildlife and Nature Trails
One of the biggest lures has to be the surrounding environment. With a beautiful lake, nature trails and walks. Lots of wildlife for the children and ducks to feed. There is a community hall, and a big lure for little ones, a fountain in the middle of the market square.
The village is designed with the whole family in mind. There is a brand-new primary school, a care home for the elderly. Being adjacent to Green Park business park also means there is access to all of their facilities too which include a gym, pool and nursery. As well as a great opportunity for employment. Who wouldn’t love to just be able to walk or take a short cycle ride home?
There is a selection of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom houses to choose from in a number of different styles. With your own garden and private parking spaces. There’s a range of new 1- 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for sale too.
The interior design is luxurious and high-end. I adored the navy kitchen and wanted it for my own! With its stone worktops stunning lighting. The bathrooms are gorgeous with a family bathroom, master en suite and downstairs cloakroom. The bedrooms are beautiful, carpets luxurious, all with fitted wardrobes. I think the photos below pretty much speak for themselves.
Would I want to live there with my family? Yes. I honestly thought it was lovely. I suspect the gorgeous sunshine helped after a winter full of grey, but there was a real relaxed, holiday feel to the village. I could see the children and I taking regular walks around the lake, playing in the fountain and maybe having an ice cream in the summer, feeding the ducks and going for cycle rides without a doubt.
I used to commute to London daily and the super-fast connection is a huge lure, as are all the fantastic facilities. The houses are fabulously modern and quite frankly beautiful. The gardens were quite small for a big family but to me, this is easily overcome with all the outdoor space on your doorstep. I thought the design, amenities, wildlife and specifically the lake made it a very alluring village to want to live in. Even more wonderful would be to have a house actually overlooking the lake. I love living in Berkshire, but you’re never going to get a house with a sea view, but overlooking the lake might be the next best thing.
If you’d like to find out more about the homes at Green Park Village you can visit Berkeley’s website.