Stoke Poges is a delightful network of village homes and sedate country lanes with pleasing countryside living just three miles from Slough and 23 miles from Hyde Park Corner.
The name comes from ‘stoke’ meaning stockaded, plus the surname of a then medieval knight of the shire, Pogeys.
Conveniently located for London and Heathrow Stoke Poges has rail links in Gerrards Cross and Slough and easy access to the M40 and M4 motorways.
There are local shops for daily essentials such as the newsagent, convenience store and post office, which is less than half a mile away. Others included are a pharmacy, various sit down and take away cuisine restaurants and greengrocers.
Nearby villages add to the amenities and interests to expand the choice of leisure activities. Slough, with its excellent shopping, bars and restaurants and leisure and entertainment, brings a big town aspect to the local area. Slough is firmly in the 21st century through the redevelopment of its town centre and its regeneration. With its two shopping centres (Queensmere shopping centre has 120 shops alone), high street shops, independents and major supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, and Sainsbury’s, there is a rich choice of excellent shopping. An ice rink, ten-pin bowling and a multi-screen cinema are part of Slough’s animated cultural scene and make great socialising venues.
Stoke Poges is within the Green Belt and is admirably served by sports and outdoor recreation. Black Park Country Park is a local park with 535 acres of wood and heathland, making the area a desirable one for families. Alternatively, Colne Valley Regional Park possesses 40 square miles, straddling the west side of the M25 with farmland, woodland and water. In addition to this, there are 200 miles of rivers and canals plus 60 lakes, making the area popular for those who enjoy the outdoors.
Local nurseries in the area take care of the little ones, while schools such as Wexham Court Primary School 1 mile away and Stoke Poges School only 1.3 miles* away educate the pre-senior years. Wexham Secondary School, with an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’, is almost round the corner just 0.9 mile* away. Hastings Court is admirably positioned for travelling and commuting. The exceptional road links are a good example as Stoke Poges is minutes from the M25, M4 and M40. Slough’s mainline station takes rail travellers into London Paddington in 18 minutes†, and west toward Reading and beyond, while Heathrow for air travellers is 10 miles* away.
*Distances taken from google.co.uk/maps. † Train times from gwr.com