My Bespoke Agent Posted: 20th September 2023

Property Hotspot of The Rich and Famous

In an Age Where Privacy Has Become the Ultimate Luxury, North Berkshire & South Oxfordshire have become a magnet for the Rich and Famous

Hiden in its lush green pastures, rolling hills and ambling rivers, North Berkshire and South Oxfordshire's quaint market towns, and cosy villages and hamlets have long been the retreat of choice for society's upper echelons, and it's allure is now attracting celebrity A-Listers and the rich and famous?

As locals, we know only too well why we love the area so much, but what is that celebs find so irresistible?

1. Natural Beauty and Seclusion

The region boasts lush green landscapes,rolling hills, the ancient woodlands of the Chiltern Hills and the winding River Thames. This picturesque backdrop, coupled with its relative seclusion, offers the wealthy an escape from the relentless paparazzi and the hustle and bustle of city life.

3. Magnificent Homes

From the splendor of Tudor mansions to state-of-the-art contemporary homes, sprawling country estates to chic riverside apartments, North Berkshire a

nd South Oxfordshire offer a diverse range of luxurious properties, each promising unrivalled privacy and opulence.

4. Prestigious Schools

When if comes to education, Berkshire and Oxfordshire has more than it's fair share of highly esteemed private schools and colleges. World renowned and where many a Prime Minister studied, schools such as Eton College, Windsor, St Mary's in Ascot, and Kings College in Oxford are just a few of the many schools were celebrity offspring can rub shoulder with royalty from both the Britain and around the world.

5. Cultural Hotspots

Indulging in a spot of culture is never an issue as we have a plethora of theaters, art galleries, and music festivals, and of course, let's not forget regatta season and racing at Ascot! 

Lest we forget, fine dining isn't short on supply either with many celebrity chefs opening their doors in the area. Enjoy exquisite fine dining at Le Manoir in Great Milton with Raymond Blanc, or tickle all of your senses with Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck in Bray.

6. Proximity to London

Despite their countryside charm, both regions are conveniently located near London, making it easier for celebrities and business magnates to transition between serene country living and city engagements. Heathrow is also virtually on the doorstep, along with the M25 and gateways to major cities throughout the UK.

7. Famous Residents

Over the years, North Berkshire and South Oxfordshire have been home to numerous celebrities and high-profile personalities from TV, film and stage, including the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Mary Berry, Orlando Bloom an Liam Gallagher and a plethora of politicians, tv stars and sporting legends.

It is also why celebs feel so comfortable here. We're so used to seeing famous faces doing their weekly shopping in the local supermarkets or enjoying a quiet pint on one of our village pubs, we don't stop and stare, so they can get on with their lives in virtual anonymity. 

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