Living in Winnersh

Winnersh is a large suburban town located just 2 miles from Wokingham town centre and 4 miles from Reading. There is a lot on offer for everyone from young professionals to families and retirees. The busy town offers plenty of local amenities, a strong sense of community and great transport links.

Lower Early is a large suburb of Reading, the area has over 85,000 inhabitants by mid-1980’s it was considered one of the largest private housing developments in the UK. Lower Earley is great for commuters and growing families as it has good transport links as well as a plethora of schools and nice country walks at the local nature reserve.

Woodley is a town situated just 6.4 miles east of Reading town centre and is one of the largest suburbs of Reading. Woodley offers a parade of shops with a popular high street clothing store, pet store, Clarks, Goldsmiths and a Tesco.


Winnersh offers a plethora of state schools, many of which hold Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ status.

Winnersh’s Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Schools (data correct as of July 2019)

School Status Inspection date
Addington School Outstanding 17/10/2017
Emmbrook Infant School Outstanding 16/01/2019
The Holt School Outstanding 05/06/2013
Evendons Primary School Outstanding 28/06/2017

Local amenities

Living in Winnersh, there’s something for everyone…


Winnersh has many shops dotted around especially on the Reading Road. At the end of the road, there is a large Sainsbury’s, perfect for getting the weekly shop. There is also a pet store along with a Halfords and many car dealerships.

Leisure facilities

Looking for somewhere to keep the little ones busy or stay in shape yourself? Loddon Valley Leisure Centre isn’t far away which has a gym with sate of the art equipment, swimming pools, sports courts and fitness class for all demographics.

Things to do

Winnersh’s luxury Showcase Cinema de Lux offers space for you to dine, drink at the bar and sit in reclining seat of luxury, you will never want to leave! The cinema was completely renovated in 2018 making a modern grand and plush cinema so you can feel like a VIP.

Dinton Pastures Country Park offers a huge range of open air entertainment for the family. It is located on a large lake that you can walk around. There are also facilities to hire such as boats and paddle boards providing a fun day out as well as facilities to fish. It really does offer something for everyone, why not head down?

Take a break from day to day life and relax at Nirvana Spa. Where you can choose from hundreds of luxury treatments such as massages and facials or even relax in the floatation pool. The spa is a beautiful building with a glass roof above the pool to gaze away into the stars. Spend time in the sauna and have a spot of afternoon tea with scones, cream and all things British.

Head out of town

Fancy venturing further afield, why not head into Reading for a day out? Being the largest town in the UK there is so much to offer from The Oracle, crazy nightlife and also trampoline parks and other great things to do with the kids. You will love it, the town offers something for everyone.

Transport links

Winnersh is a hot spot for commuters due to the selection of business parks and excellent road and rail links into Central London, Reading, Bracknell and Oxford.

Train timings from Bracknell train station (correct as of July 2019)

London Waterloo 49m – 1hr 13m
Reading 8 minutes
Bracknell 11 minutes
Oxford 47 – 50 minutes (1 change)

House prices in Winnersh

Living in Winnersh, 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 Average price per sq.ft Average number of bedrooms
Detached £586,750 £360 4.0
Semi-detached £392,864 £379 3.1
Terraced £338,140 £378 2.8
Apartments £272,567 £369 1.9

Other information

Local MP

Winnersh’s local MP Sir John Alan Redwood who formerly worked for the secretary of state for Wales in Prime Mister John Major’s cabinet. Until 2010, he was in the conservative party’s policy review group on economic competiveness. Redwood supported the Brexit movement in 2016.

Prospect fact

The Winnersh office was originally a small bungalow and has been gradually expanded.

Fun facts about Winnersh

Golden Globe-winning sitcom The Office namechecks Winnersh when Ricky Gervais as David Brent muses on his future: “My world does not end with these four walls. Slough’s a big place, and when I’m finished with Slough, there’s Reading, Aldershot, Bracknell, you know, I’ve got – Didcot, Yateley. You know. My – Winnersh, Taplow.”

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