Located in the Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor, Bray is a pretty riverside village along the Thames, renowned for its attractive properties and fine dining. Restaurants include the Roux brothers’ three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn (at the end of the road) and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, The Hind’s Head (just around the corner) and The Crown at Bray. According to Country Life, it’s ‘a gourmand’s paradise’.
Combining country charm with riverside chic, you can even charter a beautifully restored, classic motor yacht for the day. It’s a short walk to all the amenities the village has to offer and there’s a famers’ market in nearby Maidenhead, a Waitrose, and all the well-known stores.
Steeped in history, Monkey Island on the Thames at Bray is home to a luxury Grade I listed Georgian hotel, magnificent artwork and spectacular grounds, where you can enjoy a range of luxurious treatments in the ‘Floating Spa’.
Bray Marina boasts an active boating club in a country park setting, whilst the Thames Path offers a plethora of scenic walks for the young, the young at heart, and four-legged companions.
Braywick Court School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is less than a mile away, and is nestled in the grounds of Braywick Nature Reserve where learning is take outside as often as possible to make the most of the green location. The new school building opened just 4 years ago and also incorporates a preschool for children from 2 years old. After the age of 11, there are some outstanding secondary schools nearby too, including grammar and independents.
Connectivity is excellent with easy access to the A404, linking the M40 and M4, the M25 and Heathrow Airport. Maidenhead station is less than a couple of miles away and you can be in London Paddington in around 35 minutes on the new Elizabeth Line.