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Winkworth opens a new office in Reading

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just opened a new office in Reading – a town with fantastic commuter links to London. The office is co-owned by Jon Hallett, a name well-known in the Reading property market as he previously owned his own agency in the town, and also Michael Foldvari, who has over 13 years of experience in estate agency. They bring with them an experienced team that will ensure that all the residential property needs of those looking to buy, sell, rent or let in Reading are met. “I’m extremely pleased to be returning to the Reading property market and to help clients both old and new with all things property and to once again become a part of this fantastic community,” says John Hallett. “Using the backing of a fantastic company, I believe we will be able to offer a first-class service through an extremely strong network and also the Country House, China Desk and International team, ensuring that we’re always getting the widest reach for the properties we’re marketing.” “The connections Winkworth has in London are second-to-none and I believe utilising these will be of great benefit to Reading residents when it comes to marketing their property,” Michael Foldvari adds. “The new Crossrail line is set to make a huge difference to this town and I believe having an agency with such a strong London network will increase the number of people we are able to reach, whatever their property needs.” If you’re thinking of moving to the town or want to know more about the area take a look at some of our tips in our area guide below. For more information about Reading, our new office or properties on the market in the area click here. Why move to Reading' Reading is one of the south east’s largest towns and an important commercial hub with many multinationals choosing Reading for their European headquarters. Only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city’s commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away. The diversity of Reading makes it a great place to live and work which with an increasing workforce of well-paid contractors particularly in the IT and Telecom sectors and large student population, offering an ideal opportunity to invest in rental property at both ends of the market. A recent (2013) Price Waterhouse Coopers report entitled, ‘Good Growth for Cities’ placed Reading top. This is supported by the Telegraph’s study in 2014, entitled, ‘The Top Places to Live in England & Wales’ with Reading coming an impressive twelfth with neighbouring Wokingham second. A little bit of history Reading’s history dates back to the eighth century, when its position on two rivers made it an ideal location for a market. The town later became famous for the 3Bs; Beer (Simonds Brewery), Bulbs (Sutton Seeds) and Biscuits (Huntley and Palmers). These businesses are no longer here today, but have been replaced by heavy-weight businesses such as BG, Microsoft, Oracle, Foster Wheeler, Jacobs and ING, with other renowned organizations such as Dell, HP, Waitrose making Reading’s outskirts their home. Shopping Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute’s walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. In the surrounding countryside you will also find farm shops and microbreweries selling an array of local produce. Things to do Take a trip on the river Thames, explore the Abbey ruins in the town centre, join one of a host of health clubs and gyms, catch a football or rugby match at the Madjeski Stadium, go go-karting, hit the slopes at our indoor ski centre, or test your skills at the indoor climbing centre – there really is plenty to do in Reading. The town boasts over five miles of riverside paths and 100+ parks and playgrounds. Our favourites include the Forbury Gardens, a pretty public park built on the site of Reading Abbey’s outer court in the heart of Reading’s town centre; Prospect Park, our largest public park located in West Reading Beale Park nature and wildlife park in Pangbourne, Wellington Country Park just outside Swallowfield and Dinton Pastures on the edge of Winnersh. Further afield the surrounding countryside offers a number of farm parks for family days out too. The annual Reading music Festival sees some of the world’s best musicians and tens of thousands of their fans arrive in town. However, there is more to Reading’s cultural scene than the famous bank holiday rock festival… honestly! Reading has art galleries, seven museums, the Hexagon and Sonning theatres, two multiplex cinemas, an outdoor cinema on the banks of the Thames, the Rising Sun Arts Centre of Silver Street, and a recently launched fringe festival. There is also the annual Jazz and Ale festival and the carnival, making Reading, we think, the cultural capital of the Thames Valley. Eating and drinking There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. We recommend the award-winning London Street Brasserie, Jamie's Italian and Carluccios in the town centre. Fine dining can be found at Forbury's, the Michelin starred, L'Ortolan and the French Horn at Sonning on the outskirts of the town. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside. For daytime refueling, the town centre offers many coffee shops and lunch stops including some lovely independents such Picnic, Lincoln Coffee House, Panino Café, Perry’s Caribbean cafe and Workhouse Coffee. These are complemented by all the usual names such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger.

Forbury Gardens 1_small We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just opened a new office in Reading – a town with fantastic commuter links to London.

The office is co-owned by Jon Hallett, a name well-known in the Reading property market as he previously owned his own agency in the town, and also Michael Foldvari, who has over 13 years of experience in estate agency. They bring with them an experienced team that will ensure that all the residential property needs of those looking to buy, sell, rent or let in Reading are met.

“I’m extremely pleased to be returning to the Reading property market and to help clients both old and new with all things property and to once again become a part of this fantastic community,” says John Hallett. “Using the backing of a fantastic company, I believe we will be able to offer a first-class service through an extremely strong network and also the Country House, China Desk and International team, ensuring that we’re always getting the widest reach for the properties we’re marketing.”

“The connections Winkworth has in London are second-to-none and I believe utilising these will be of great benefit to Reading residents when it comes to marketing their property,” Michael Foldvari adds. The new Crossrail line is set to make a huge difference to this town and I believe having an agency with such a strong London network will increase the number of people we are able to reach, whatever their property needs.”

If you’re thinking of moving to the town or want to know more about the area take a look at some of our tips in our area guide below. For more information about Reading, our new office or properties on the market in the area click here.

Why move to Reading' Reading is one of the south east’s largest towns and an important commercial hub with many multinationals choosing Reading for their European headquarters. Only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city’s commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away.

The diversity of Reading makes it a great place to live and work which with an increasing workforce of well-paid contractors particularly in the IT and Telecom sectors and large student population, offering an ideal opportunity to invest in rental property at both ends of the market. A recent (2013) Price Waterhouse Coopers report entitled, ‘Good Growth for Cities’ placed Reading top. This is supported by the Telegraph’s study in 2014, entitled, ‘The Top Places to Live in England & Wales’ with Reading coming an impressive twelfth with neighbouring Wokingham second.

A little bit of history Reading’s history dates back to the eighth century, when its position on two rivers made it an ideal location for a market. The town later became famous for the 3Bs; Beer (Simonds Brewery), Bulbs (Sutton Seeds) and Biscuits (Huntley and Palmers). These businesses are no longer here today, but have been replaced by heavy-weight businesses such as BG, Microsoft, Oracle, Foster Wheeler, Jacobs and ING, with other renowned organizations such as Dell, HP, Waitrose making Reading’s outskirts their home.

Shopping Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute’s walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. In the surrounding countryside you will also find farm shops and microbreweries selling an array of local produce.

Things to do Take a trip on the river Thames, explore the Abbey ruins in the town centre, join one of a host of health clubs and gyms, catch a football or rugby match at the Madjeski Stadium, go go-karting, hit the slopes at our indoor ski centre, or test your skills at the indoor climbing centre – there really is plenty to do in Reading.

The town boasts over five miles of riverside paths and 100+ parks and playgrounds. Our favourites include the Forbury Gardens, a pretty public park built on the site of Reading Abbey’s outer court in the heart of Reading’s town centre; Prospect Park, our largest public park located in West Reading Beale Park nature and wildlife park in Pangbourne, Wellington Country Park just outside Swallowfield and Dinton Pastures on the edge of Winnersh. Further afield the surrounding countryside offers a number of farm parks for family days out too.

The annual Reading music Festival sees some of the world’s best musicians and tens of thousands of their fans arrive in town. However, there is more to Reading’s cultural scene than the famous bank holiday rock festival… honestly! Reading has art galleries, seven museums, the Hexagon and Sonning theatres, two multiplex cinemas, an outdoor cinema on the banks of the Thames, the Rising Sun Arts Centre of Silver Street, and a recently launched fringe festival. There is also the annual Jazz and Ale festival and the carnival, making Reading, we think, the cultural capital of the Thames Valley.

Eating and drinking There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. We recommend the award-winning London Street Brasserie, Jamie's Italian and Carluccios in the town centre. Fine dining can be found at Forbury's, the Michelin starred, L'Ortolan and the French Horn at Sonning on the outskirts of the town. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside. For daytime refueling, the town centre offers many coffee shops and lunch stops including some lovely independents such Picnic, Lincoln Coffee House, Panino Café, Perry’s Caribbean cafe and Workhouse Coffee. These are complemented by all the usual names such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger.

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