Residential Park Profile: Tingdene Parks Badgerwood Park
Fancy a woodland retreat, yet little more than an hour from London? The new Badgerwood Park development, offering a mix of village, town and country life, may be your dream location...
Amid the beautiful forest and heathland area of southeastern Berkshire, close to the border with Surrey and Hampshire, a new park is being developed. Badgerwood, part of the Tingdene Parks portfolio, is in a woodland setting, close to Wokingham. It will eventually have 70 homes. Work began on the park just a few months ago; half of the homes in the first phase are already reserved and two homes are now occupied.
The park is open for viewings, so the invitation from Tingdene Parks is: “Come along and take a look around – even in lockdown, you can still move into your dream home.” The park and show homes are open for viewings from Thursday to Monday (10am - 4pm). So, if you fancy a move to a brand-new park, in a lovely rural setting yet within easy reach of towns, trains and major road networks, Badgerwood could be your ideal location. Being part of a new community has obvious attractions; it’s easy to make friends.
Leisure activity opportunities are numerous; the park has several clubs, parks, and sports centres right on its doorstep. Tennis courts, bowling greens and a golf course are nearby. Berkshire, known as the Royal County of Berkshire because it’s home to Windsor Castle, has the M4 running through the entire length of the county; nowhere is more than 10 miles from the motorway. Train journeys to London from Wokingham take around an hour and a quarter.
History, heathland and more
The park is two-and-a half miles from the market town of Wokingham, which is seven miles east of Reading. Wokingham has a good choice of cafés and restaurants plus stylish boutiques as well as high street retailers. The town has a fascinating history. In Tudor times silk was produced here. It was very much a cottage industry, of course, and some of the houses in which silk was made are still standing.
Great for walking
The area around Badgerwood, in the southeastern area of Berkshire, close to the borders with Surrey and Hampshire, is noted for its woodlands and heathlands – and for its beautiful walks. Berkshire Natural Resources Council recommends a number of trails. Notable walking areas are Finchampstead Ridges, an area of heathland habitats for wildlife, and Simon’s Wood, famous for its avenue of magnificent redwood sequoia trees that were planted in 1863. A Roman road ran through what is now Simon’s Wood; its course can still be detected. There are also several country parks in this region, among them is Yateley Common Country Park, ideal for both cycling and walking, and Trilakes Country Park, which incorporates fishing lakes.
Further afield, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire are within easy reach, waiting to be explored.
All of the homes at Badgerwood Park have gardens and a driveway; a garage is an option. Cats and dogs are allowed. The minimum age for occupancy on this park is 45.
Contact Badgerwood Park
West Road, Bracknell, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3DH
Visit Tingdene Parks website