Wraysbury and surrounding villages
Our Wraysbury office covers: Wraysbury Village, Horton and Colnbrook. A significant number of people move to the area from Middlesex, Berkshire and other riverside locations.
Wraysbury is a picturesque riverside village between Windsor and Staines within the prosperous Thames Valley region on the outer edge of Greater London. The village offers excellent communication links and is ideally situated between the M4 and M25 with access to junctions of both motorways within two miles. Heathrow Airport is approximately 10 minutes’ drive and there are bus routes to Staines, Slough, Eton Wick and Heathrow. Two stations within the village are serviced by the Windsor to Waterloo line with a journey time into London of 45- 50 minutes.
Wraysbury has its own village primary school, while a selection of secondary schools and colleges are located in nearby Slough and Staines. The village church is believed to be of 12th Century origin and was significantly reconstructed during the 19th Century.
Within the village are clubs for tennis, cricket and bowls, while lakes close by provide opportunities for windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, open water swimming, nature watching and fishing. There is also a Virgin Active Health Club at Staines.
The village offers a good range of facilities for the local community with a post office, village pharmacy, newsagent and off licence. Staines and Windsor town centres are within about 10 minutes drive providing a wider range of high street stores, cinemas, health clubs, leisure facilities, restaurants and cafes. Popular local pubs for eating out include The George (a 17th century family pub/restaurant which has been recently renovated) The Perseverance and other pubs along the river.
A historic local landmark is the ancient Ankerwycke Yew Tree, where Henry VIII is reputed to have courted Anne Boleyn and one of the possible sites of the signing of the Magna Carta. The tree is on National Trust land and is surrounded by numerous riverside walks and trails to explore. At Datchet, The River Thames provides opportunities for boat hire and leisurely cruises.
Good for: Picturesque village, central location with “out of town” feel.
Local knowledge: Illustrious history stretching back to the days of the Domesday book.