New homes in Havant

Welcome to Havant

Whether you’re enjoying a day out at the beach, shopping in nearby cities or taking the kids to the farm, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy in and around the Hampshire town of Havant. Located between Portsmouth and Chichester and with direct trains to London, your new home in Havant is ideally located if you’re commuting for work or travelling across the country to see family and friends.

A quick history

The history of Havant stretches right back through the ages, with the discovery of ancient human settlements and Roman buildings in the town. In the 10th century Havant was located at a crossing of coastal routes and became known for its spring. The Domesday Book records Havant as a village with around 100 residents, and by the early 13th century the town had its own market.

A fire in 1760 destroyed many of the town’s buildings, but it was gradually rebuilt with a wider through-road. In 1847, the new railway connected Havant to Portsmouth and Brighton, and the first hospital was opened in the late 19th century. There was a big population boom in the early to mid 20th century, partly due to new housing built in areas that were bombed by the Blitz during the Second World War.

Business and industry

Thanks to its water spring, industry in Havant has historically centred around water mills, brewing and parchment manufacturing. Today it’s home to employers including Fat Face and Xyratex Technology, while neighbouring Portsmouth is home to IBM United Kingdom, Zurich Insurance and National Air Traffic Services. In Basingstoke, which is nearby, you’ll find the headquarters for Game Stores Group, the AA and Shire Pharmaceuticals Group.

Things to do in the area

Havant has its own leisure centre, green spaces including Havant Park and Leigh Park, and the beautiful Staunton Country Park where you can take the kids to meet animals at the farm, adventure through the walled garden, sensory garden and Golden Jubilee Maze, and see tropical plants in the Victorian Glasshouse. The town is also near Stansted Park, with an impressive Edwardian manor house, a miniature railway, maze, farm shop and tearooms.

For seaside fun, a day out at Hayling Island Beach is a must. The island is also home to Hayling Seaside Railway and a number of watersports schools, while West Wittering Beach on the southern time of the Chichester Harbour AONB is popular for coastal walks and summer days on the sands.

Portsmouth is just a short car journey away from Havant, where you’ll find the Royal Marines Museum, Historic Dockyard and Spinnaker Tower. Neighbouring Chichester is home to Fishbourne Roman Villa, Chichester Cathedral and Chichester Festival Theatre.

The town is just a short drive from the South Downs National Park and New Forest National Park, perfect for hiking, cycling or taking a scenic road trip.

Travel and commuting

Havant is well-connected by rail, with direct trains to London, Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. For car journeys, the A27 and A3(M) are nearby.

To get to Portsmouth, the journey from Havant takes 15 minutes by car or just five minutes by train. Southampton is 30 minutes away by car or 40 minutes away by train, while Brighton can be reached in one hour five minutes by either car or train.

If you’re commuting to London, the journey takes one hour 35 minutes by car or direct train to Waterloo. When it’s time to go on holiday or take a business trip abroad, Southampton Airport is just a 30 minute drive away.

Berewood Heath

Berewood Heath

Grainger Street, Waterlooville, WATERLOOVILLE, HAMPSHIRE, PO7 3BE

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £360,000 to £490,000
Madgwick Park

Madgwick Park

Madgwick Lane, Chichester, PO18 0GT

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £310,000 to £580,000
Oakhill Gardens

Oakhill Gardens

Gravel Hill, Swanmore, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, SO32 2UN

Causeway Park

Causeway Park

The Causeway, Petersfield, PETERSFIELD, HAMPSHIRE, GU31 4LL

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £335,000 to £610,000
Causeway Park

Causeway Park

The Causeway, Petersfield, PETERSFIELD, HAMPSHIRE, GU31 4LL

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £335,000 to £610,000
The Furlongs

The Furlongs

Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO20 3TE

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £279,000 to £610,000
The Furlongs

The Furlongs

Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, PO20 3TE

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £279,000 to £610,000
St George's Gate

St George's Gate

St George's Way, Shide, Newport, NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT, PO30 2QH

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £159,995 to £305,000
Heritage Quarter

Heritage Quarter

Louisburg Avenue, Bordon, BORDON, HAMPSHIRE, GU35 0NE

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £289,500 to £570,000
Heritage Quarter

Heritage Quarter

Louisburg Avenue, Bordon, BORDON, HAMPSHIRE, GU35 0NE

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £289,500 to £570,000
Highgrove Gardens

Highgrove Gardens

Braishfield Road, Romsey, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £319,950 to £699,000
Kings Chase

Kings Chase

Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £379,000 to £699,000
Highgrove Gardens

Highgrove Gardens

Braishfield Road, Romsey, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £319,950 to £699,000
Kings Chase

Kings Chase

Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE, SO51 0PB

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £379,000 to £699,000
Bruneval Gardens

Bruneval Gardens

Pennefather's Road, Aldershot, ALDERSHOT, HAMPSHIRE, GU11 1AY

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £229,000 to £489,000
Mill Springs

Mill Springs

Winchester Road, Whitchurch, WHITCHURCH, HAMPSHIRE, RG28 7RB

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £519,950 to £814,500
Mill Springs

Mill Springs

Winchester Road, Whitchurch, WHITCHURCH, HAMPSHIRE, RG28 7RB

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £519,950 to £814,500
Oakwood Grange

Oakwood Grange

Aspen Gardens, Hook, HOOK, HAMPSHIRE, RG27 9RB

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £465,000 to £680,000