New Homes in Basingstoke
Located in Hampshire, Basingstoke is a bustling former market town with a rich history and plenty to see and do. Whether you’re enjoying some retail therapy, relaxing in one of the many pavement cafes, spending a day out with the family, or learning about the town’s Roman heritage, there’s something for everyone in the family close to your new home in Basingstoke.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll be pleased to know that Basingstoke is ideally situated to explore the surrounding countryside. You’ll find great options for hiking as well as some fantastic country pubs. There’s history in abundance with guided tours around a variety of important locations in the life of novelist Jane Austen, while a visit to the nearby Stratfield Saye House will give history enthusiasts a unique insight into the life of the Great Duke of Wellington.
The town itself is home to a variety of family-friendly activities including ice-skating, bowling, swimming, indoor skiing, indoor skydiving and the cinema at Leisure Place, as well as Viables Miniature Railway and Haymarket Theatre.
Basingstoke is a town of historical significance dating back to Roman times and was once a centre for silk and wool production. There’s plenty of opportunities to learn about the history of the town with visits to Whitchurch Silk Mill, Highclere Castle and Milestones Museum.
If you’re moving to the area with school-age children, you’ll be pleased to know there are several schools in Basingstoke rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. These include Dove House School, St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Marnel Community Infant School, Four Lanes Infant School, and Castle Hill Infant School.
For higher education, you or your older children can study for a degree at the nearby University of Surrey, University of Winchester, or the University of Reading.
Getting to Basingstoke
Your new home in Basingstoke will be perfectly placed to access both the south coast and the capital. London and Southampton can both be reached via the M3 with journey times of just under an hour and a half and 45 minutes respectively. Reading is between 30 and 45 minutes away, whilst Winchester is half an hours’ drive.
The town is well served by Basingstoke Railway Station, providing a direct service into London Waterloo with a journey time of under an hour. Southampton Central is a half hour direct service away.
When the time comes to enjoy a well-earned holiday, you’ll be pleased to know that Southampton Airport is around a 20-minute train journey from Basingstoke.