Surrounded by tree-lined residential streets, Beechwood Grove has prime position in tranquil Caversham. A prestigious suburb in the picturesque county of Berkshire, Caversham’s appeal lies greatly in its friendly, village-like atmosphere, yet it’s also close to a cluster of local amenities as well as Reading’s bustling city centre.
From Beechwood Grove, it’s half a mile to Caversham Court Gardens – this Grade II listed garden and mansion provide a stunning riverside setting for afternoon tea and home-baked cakes at the Tea Kiosk. In summer months, Caversham Court Gardens hosts al fresco Shakespeare theatre productions – a popular evening out for our culture-loving residents.
You’re not far from the shops either – Caversham’s attractive High Street is lined with red brick Victorian buildings housing independently owned florists, hairdressers, gift shops and jewellers as well as cosy cafés and restaurants. For everyday convenience, there’s a Waitrose supermarket, several banks, a library and a doctor’s surgery.
Reading is a 15-minute walk or 8-minute bus ride from Beechwood Grove. Featuring even more choice when it comes to shops, theatres, cinemas and art galleries, it’s also where the highly-rated Royal Berkshire Hospital is located. With Crossrail due to reach Reading Station by the end of 2019, regular and direct routes into central London will be quicker than ever before, taking less than an hour.
Henley is a 20-minute drive away, where historical pubs, stylish bistros and independent boutiques line the banks of the River Thames.
Take a refreshing dip or swim a few lengths in the open-air pool at Reading’s Thames Lido. Formerly housing Edwardian baths, this elegant complex retains much of its original architecture and offers plenty of indulgent treats too, from massages to memorable meals at the on-site bistro.
Keen golfers can take a swing at Reading’s historic golf course, made up of woodland and parkland. Nearer still, the more modern Caversham Heath Golf Course is an 18-hole course for golfers of all levels. Both venues have formal clubhouses that buzz with social activity all year round. Both clubs brim with quintessential English charm and allow for you to engage in friendly competition or watch the action to unfold in front of you.