Living in Crowthorne

Crowthorne is a small village in the Bracknell Forest district of Berkshire. The area is best known for the exceptional Wellington Collage, a large independent school. The old idyllic village is less than 40 miles from central London and has excellent road links. The historic town offers a lovely sense of community along with picturesque country walks.


Alongside high-esteemed independent schools Wellington College, Eagle House, and Our Lady’s Preparatory School, Crowthorne offers a plethora of well-respected state schools rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Highly rated state schools in Crowthorne (Data correct as of September 2022)

School Status Inspection date
Crowthorne C Of E Primary School Outstanding 30/01/2014
Edgbarrow School Outstanding 21/01/2009
Oaklands Infant School Good 10/05/2022
Wildmoor Heath School Good 24/05/2022

Local amenities

Living in Crowthorne, there’s something for everyone…


If you’re a bit of a foodie, Crowthorne offers lovely pubs and places to eat. The Prince is in the heart of Crowthorne and has a family friendly and welcoming feel – a great place to head if you’re new to the area and want to meet new people. Another great spot is Don Beni, an Italian restaurant which is a favourite amongst Prospect staff.

Leisure facilities

Golfers will rejoice, as Crowthorne is home to the excellent East Berkshire Golf Club, as well as being in close proximity to Downshire Golf Complex and Sand Martins Golf Club. If it’s a state-of-the-art health and fitness club you’re looking for, look no further than Wellington Health and Fitness Club, which includes a swimming pool, gym, indoor climbing wall, tennis courts, squash courts, and an array of courses and classes led by professionals.

Swinley Forest is nearby, offering scenic walks and biking routes as well as the fantastic Lookout Discovery Centre and adventure playpark. For little thrill seekers, there’s even a Go Ape Tree Top challenge within the forest, which provides the ultimate family adventure or birthday treat for the kids.

For more water-based fun, take the whole family to Coral Reef Waterworld, a leisure pool with five water slides, rapids, and a pirate ship!

Head further afield

Crowthorne is not far from Ascot, making it all too easy to attend the exciting variety of horse racing events held at Ascot Racecourse throughout the year! Gather some friends and put on your glad rags for a fun filled day.

Seeking some rest and relaxation? The world-renowned Nirvana Spa is just a 20 minute drive away and the perfect treat amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Transport links

With its own train station and easy access to the M3 and M4, Crowthorne has excellent commuter links by rail and road.

Train timings from Crowthorne train station (correct as of September 2022)

London Paddington 46 minutes -1 hour (one change)
Wokingham 5 minutes
Reading 15-18 minutes
Guilford 30-32 minutes

House prices in Crowthorne

Living in Crowthorne, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the local property market. When you’ve got any property questions, our door is always open but at the very least, we think you should know the average house prices across the area.

(Data correct as of July 2019)

Property type Average price
Detached £809,988
Semi-detached £501,786
Terraced £402,556
Apartments £242,697

Data source: Zoopla

Other information

Local MP

James Sunderland is the Conservative MP for Bracknell, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Finchampstead and Wokingham Without. He has been MP continuously since December 2019.

Prospect fact

Crowthorne was our first dedicated PhD office.

Fun facts about Crowthorne

Crowthorne is home to the renowned high-security psychiatric hospital, Broadmoor, which houses over 210 patients. The Yorkshire Ripper was previously a resident.

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