THE LOCAL AREA
Hungerford is a small historic market town located in the midst of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet it is only 4 miles from the M4 and has a direct rail link to Newbury, Reading and London, Paddington.
The town hosts a number of unique annual events, including Hocktide, a 3week Arts Festival in July (including Carnival Day) and a late night Victorian Extravaganza in December.
Much of the town centre has been designated as a conservation area due to its unique buildings and landscaping. We have provided some images of the local area below and for further information you can access the Hungerford website here.
The Old Vicarage is situated on the western edge of the town and next door to the parish church of St Lawrence’s, The Old Vicarage backs onto open countryside close to the Berkshire / Wiltshire border. The town is fortunate in having a large area of common land available on its door step, a gift of its former owner John of Gaunt, and held in trust for the commoners of Hungerford.
With a population of about 6,000, Hungerford has many amenities including its own library, health centre, leisure centre and swimming pool. The town offers a range of shops, pubs and restaurants and with the nearby towns of Newbury (8 miles) and Swindon (15 miles) Hungerford’s residents are well catered for.