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The historic town of Thatcham in Berkshire offers an attractive location for couples or families looking to move close to a popular London suburb with plenty to offer. Thatcham is well located, being just 3 miles east of the pretty town of Newbury, 14 miles to the west of the thriving commercial and business hub of Reading, 16 miles north of Basingstoke and just 54 miles west of London. Thatcham lies south of the M4 and close to the M3 motorways, making it a convenient location for people wishing to live in the country with excellent commuter routes nearby. Although Thatcham is one of Berkshire’s smaller towns, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside, local amenities and offers its residents a wide variety of activities to enjoy nearby. Thatcham falls under the West Berkshire council and is just a stones throw from the picturesque town of Bucklebury, the area in which the Duchess of Cambridges’s parents, the Middletons, currently reside. If you’re looking for a new home, close to excellent shopping and business districts without the hustle and bustle of what a busy city can bring, Thatcham could be a town for you to consider.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Thatcham is known as the oldest place in Britain that has been continuously inhabited – giving it a truly historic story to tell. Regardless of your age, there are plenty of things to do in and around Thatcham. Aside from exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding Thatcham, there are plenty of towns and villages housing local pubs and restaurants to enjoy as a couple or as a family. For groceries, a Waitrose, Costcutter and Tesco Express can all be found within a few minutes of one another and when it comes to retail therapy, Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke each offer a multitude of brand name shops, along with cinemas, eateries, bowling alleys and parks to enjoy. Closer to home, the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham can provide a fun-filled day out for the kids and if you’re looking for a revitalising place to walk, why not visit Bowdown Woods? There are plenty of things do to in and around the Berkshire town of Thatcham.
If you choose to live in Thatcham but work elsewhere around the country, you’ll not be short of options when it comes to local transport. Thatcham has its own railway station – operated by Great Western Railway. Local train routes from Thatcham include Newbury, Reading and Bedwyn. Thatcham station itself, located on Station Hill, is situated on the River Kennet and offers a direct commuter route in to London’s Paddington Station; the direct route in to London is around 47 minutes. Reading can be reached by train in as little as 17 minutes and although you may have to change trains, Basingstoke can be reached in around 45 minutes. If you prefer to ride a bus, Newbury & District busses operate local routes; transporting residents of Thatcham to schools, hospitals, supermarkets, nearby towns and places of interest. The reliable bus service operates regularly from Monday to Saturday. Keen cyclers will be excited to know that Thatcham offers a number of safe cycling trails, along with dedicated cycle lanes within the town located across the town.
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Although Thatcham is small, it’s not short of local banks, post offices, doctors, dentists, garden centres and other essential businesses that you may need if you choose to live in the town. If you’re thinking of living in Thatcham and are looking for a new business opportunity of your own, there are plenty of independent merchants to get in touch with. Most business hubs lie just outside of Thatcham, in larger towns such as Reading and Basingstoke. The opportunity to grow or develop a new business in the area is vast, or, if you’re looking for a new opportunity, away from the hustle and bustle that London can bring, working in or around the Berkshire town of Thatcham could provide you with the change you’re after. A variety of business parks are conveniently located close to Thatcham, providing clean and luxurious spaces in which to work. If you choose to live in Thatcham, commuting to one of the larger towns for work should be easy and hassle free.