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Living in Crowthorne
Crowthorne is a small village located in south Berkshire. The village is based inside Bracknell Forest and is in within easy access of several local towns and communities, not to mention excellent commuter routes, major motorways and airports. If you plan on re-locating to Crowthorne with children, Wellington College is one of the most well known boarding and day schools in the area; children between the ages of 13 an 18 can attend.
The village comprises of a traditional British high street with local amenities including a bank, a pub, a newsagent and a local convenience store. You’re never far away from a big supermarket or petrol station in Crowthorne with the bigger towns and villages in such close proximity.
In terms of location, the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire is situated next to Sandhurst and a stones throw away from Wokingham. Being minutes away from the A322 means that you can be en-route to larger towns such as Bracknell or Reading in no time; whatever mode of transport you choose to take.
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Transport in Crowthorne
Although Crowthorne is a small village, it has excellent modes of transport to take you as far as you wish to go via train or bus. 22 local bus routes operate in and out of Crowthorne, making it easy to get to work, or for your children to get to school if it’s not within walking distance. The local bus route can take you to neighbouring towns such as Ascot, Wokingham, Farnborough, Finchampstead, Bracknell, Camberley and many other destinations with ease.
There are also 2 train lines that run via Crowthorne; ideal for couples looking to re-locate out of a big city. Being able to travel from Crowthorne up to London or in to Reading could make your home/work balance much easier.
If you love to cycle then there are many cycle paths that take you in and around Crowthorne and its surrounding woodland areas. Or, if you love to walk then there are also several walking trails around Crowthrone too.
Things to do in Crowthorne
Crowthorne itself is a fairly small village, but within minutes you can be in a number of different towns, all of which provide fun, entertainment and activities for all the family. Within a mile of Crowthorne you’ll find Pinewood Miniature Museum; a great day for all the family to enjoy. Shepherd Meadows, down the road in Sandhurst, features a children’s play area, Memorial Park, a skate park and a multi-sport area –ideal for children, teens and young adults.
The Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre provides numerous water sports including kayaking, canoeing, raft building, windsurfing and more. Or if you prefer to keep dry then The Look Out Discovery Centre at Bracknell, just a few short miles away, features a number of nature related activities in the forest. Go Ape is also a hugely popular day out for kids and adults who are on the hunt for a bit of adventure and excitement.
Coral Reef Water World in Bracknell, Bowlplex in Camberley and Gravity Force, also in Camberley, are alternative activities if you travel a little bit further out of Crowthorne.
Working in Crowthorne
Crowthorne is a small village, but a number of businesses, large and small, call it home. The popular Spanish wine producers, Freixenet have their UK office in Crowthorne, as do MJC2, a world-leading supplier of real-time planning and scheduling systems.
Smaller businesses in Crowthorne include the East Berkshire Golf Club, The Heritage Club and Wellington College Sports Club. There are a few taxi and private hire car companies, along with several computer maintenance repair companies. Two management consultants, The Morphix Company Ltd and Adamas Consulting Ltd are both based in Crowthorne, as are Michelle Field Marketing, Holley Projects and ADRO Marketing Ltd. Dickens & Co solicitors are located in Crowthorne, and if you’re looking for a new job or career path then Adept Services have an office located on the high street.
Crowthorne, like any local village or town, has a number of dental practices, a couple of doctors surgery’s, several nursing homes, two florists, several DIY stores and more. Crowthorne has everything you need in terms of local amenities.