The newest Garden Village nestled within the Berkshire countryside, Arborfield Green combines the best of town and country living all in one place. Offering a collection of contemporary apartments and houses, residents will be able to enjoy a mixture of country life set within a vibrant, healthy new community.
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Nightingale Fields at Arborfield Green offers the very best of country and town living. Balancing stunning countryside with convenient city connections, this exciting new Garden Village has been designed to suit a multitude of lifestyles.
A short journey from Nightingale Fields lies the historic market town of Wokingham which presents an ideal selection of high street shops and supermarkets, as well as an array of delicious eateries. For residents seeking a more vibrant offer, the thriving town of Reading provides a superb choice of high street and designer stores and, with plenty of dining options and bars located along the river, Reading is a perfect place for socialising with friends.
For those with seeking active pursuits, California and Wellington Country Parks are both a short drive away while a little closer to home, the new garden village promises an abundance of new footpaths and cycle ways, as well as acres of green space to enjoy.
The Oracle Shopping Centre (Reading)
Marks & Spencer
The Bull Inn
The Queens Oak
The Tally Ho
Wellington Country Park
California Country Park
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre
Coombes C of E Primary School
The original Garden City concept was formed by Ebenezer Howard in 1898. He wanted to combine the best of town and country living by creating self-contained communities surrounded by green, open space. Early versions of this concept include Letchworth Garden City, Welwyn Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb - which are still desirable places to live today.
Crest Nicholson has taken inspiration from the Garden city movement by following a set of guiding principles of Character, Legacy and Lifestyle which focus on helping bring Arborfield Green to life.
Arborfield Green is steeped in military history, which still echoes throughout the site today from the original, refurbished buildings to the acres of ancient woodland.
Originally established in 1904 as a Remount Deport during World War One, it was mainly used as a Horse Infirmary, treating injured horses throughout the war. Thirty years later, Arborfield Green was transformed into the Army Technical School for boys and became known as Arborfield Garrison. The Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) also called Arborfield Green home until 2016.Today, the Garrison’s historic buildings are being regenerated to form part of this vibrant, new community. The Horse Infirmary Stables, a listed scheduled monument, will be at the heart of the community. It is being lovingly converted into a vibrant public place for residents, overlooking a new village green. The Moat House, once the Garrison HQ, will be transformed into new offices for the community and the medieval moat will also form a key part of the new landscape.
In building a community that will grow and develop over time, careful consideration has been put into ongoing management and long-term maintenance of Arborfield Green.
That is why Crest Nicholson has created the Community Interest Company (CIC), that is dedicated to managing the new community to see it grow and flourish. Run by professional representatives, the organisation will inform and empower residents about community news and projects, so eventually residents themselves can shape their way of life at Arborfield Green.
Being able to communicate with your neighbours, find out about community events and know what's going on around you will help to shape your everyday life here. That's why there will be a dedicated community website hosted online for you to use.
You can visit the site to discover all of the latest community news and information and you can follow social media links to keep up to date and join in with communal conversations.
Whether you want to save the date for the summer BBQ on the village green, or you want to chat to your neighbours about parent's evening at the local school, you can easily stay in touch with the community around you.
Travelling is made easy at Arborfield Green, with the M4 and A327 close by and Wokingham train station just a ten minute drive away.
You can venture into Wokingham town centre, which is less than four miles away and conveniently, the busy towns of Reading and Basingstoke are also nearby. For those looking to travel aborad, London Heathrow is only a short drive away.
After a long search to find the perfect home near their daughters’ schools, Paul and Sarah have moved into their new home at Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields in Wokingham. Lucie, 11, is at Bohunt School which is within walking distance of the development. Emma, 7, is at Charles Kingsley Primary School in Eversley, rated as “Outstanding” by OFSTED.
Getting onto the property ladder can seem out of reach for many, however, thanks to the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, more and more people are achieving the dream of owning their own home.
Amy and Ed Field had been saving for several years before finding their dream home at Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields in Wokingham. Using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, the couple and their children, aged nineteen, eleven and five, were able to move to a home which allows them to spend more time together as a family, while remaining in close proximity to the local schools.
Situated on Crest Nicholson’s garden village development and next to Bohunt School Wokingham, Arborfield Green Leisure Centre is fast becoming a focal point of the local community since opening for business earlier this month. With the latest release of new homes at Barkham Place, residents will be able to take advantage of the wider range of amenities now available.
Rosie and Catherine Powell-Lunt started their search for a new home in mid-2017 when they found out their shared employer was relocating them from London to Reading. When visiting the local area, they stumbled on Arborfield Green and immediately felt at home. However, the couple were eager to weigh-up their options before signing on the dotted line.
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Part of Crest Nicholson’s Arborfield Green development in Wokingham, Nightingale Fields is a traditionally designed development consisting of high-quality apartments and family homes.
Award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has ushered in a new chapter of its hugely popular Arborfield Green garden village with the launch of the prestigious Barkham Place.
Residents at Arborfield Green are celebrating after Wokingham was named the sixth best place to live in the UK.
Traditionally designed, with its beautiful Berkshire surroundings taken into account throughout the design process, Nightingale Fields is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom houses and two bedroom apartments.
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