Holiday cottage in Berkshire, South England
With the Lambourn River flowing just a minute's walk away, this comfortable `home-from-home' enjoys a peaceful position, adjoining acres of open countryside. Detached, with its own large garden, it offers spacious accommodation, and benefits from a family room making this an ideal choice for all the family. Known as a `town where cloth was king', the former clothing and grain-trading centre of Newbury nowadays offers some good shops, a museum and a church, as well as some handsome architecture lining the canalside. It forms an ideal base for visiting the 14th-century fortress of Donnington Castle, the nature reserve at Thatcham Moors and the country park of Snelsmore Common, or for spending a day at the races. Home of horse racing, the Lambourn Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A region of gently rolling meadows and quiet country lanes, it offers ideal walking and cycling terrain.