The beautiful town London commuters love to live in close to a castle and stunning countryside – My London
As more and more of us look set to work from home for the foreseeable future, lots of people who currently live in London are wanting to move out to the towns and villages around the capital for a bit more space and countryside.
One town that’s high up on the popularity list for Londoners to move to is located in leafy Berkshire.
Not far from Windsor or Reading, the town of Ascot is a lovely place to live in itself but it’s also surrounded by great places to visit and lots of entertainment.
Ascot itself has plenty to offer.
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Royal Ascot is a big event in the town’s calendar (Image: PA)
Many people automatically think about the Royal Ascot races when the name comes up, and that event certainly sees the town go all out in terms of celebration every year.
And anyone who knows just how fancy the races are won’t be surprised to hear that Ascot isn’t the cheapest commuter town to call home.
So much so the average house price is actually more expensive than London’s.
In August 2020, the average property price in the capital was a whopping £653,965, according to Zoopla.
And in Ascot the average price is a staggering £812,757.
But when you break it down the average price of a flat in Ascot is £483,680, for a terraced house it is £536,517 and semi-detached house it is £552,703.
It is the fact the average price of a detached house is £1,204,739 is what puts the overall average so high.
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But aside from that, Ascot has shops, restaurants, pubs and bars as well as health spas and sports clubs.
If you found yourself with a free weekend, you could just as easily find things to do in Ascot and the surrounding areas while also having the option to hop on the train to London.
As mentioned, Windsor is nearby, where you can visit the castle, Windsor Great Park and the towns many shops and restaurants.
The stunning Virginia Water is very close by (Image: Allen Watkin/Wikimedia Commons)
Virginia Water Lake is only a short drive away. A peaceful beauty spot, with waterfalls and woodland, you can go there to escape from the chaos of life.
Swinley Forest, Thorpe Park, Legoland and Chobham Common are also a stone’s throw away from Ascot.
The commute into London is pretty simple too.
Trains from Ascot station run direct into Waterloo and take 57 minutes. They run every half an hour.
In terms of travel, you’re only about a 30 minute drive from London Heathrow if you enjoy jetting off on holiday.
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