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Basingstoke

27 London Street
Basingstoke
Hampshire  
RG21 7PG
United Kingdom
T: +44 1256 350 600
F: +44 1256 354 600
basingstoke@knightfrank.com
Opening Hours
Mon 8.30am-6pm
Tue 8.30am-6pm
Wed 8.30am-6pm
Thu 8.30am-6pm
Fri 8.30am-6pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
Sun closed

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Living in Hampshire

Basingstoke and Hampshire area guide 

It is often said that North East Hampshire is the first true countryside you reach when travelling on the train from London.  This has made it a hotbed for commuters over the years wanting to experience rural living but still requiring to commute to London within an hour.  Bordering the counties of Berkshire and Surrey, there are many vibrant commercial centres within the region, including Basingstoke, Farnham, Newbury and Reading.

With over 90% of the area classified as rural, there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the Candover Valley, North Wessex Downs and Watership Down. The regional centre for the area is Basingstoke. From its original conception as an overspill town in the 1960s, it has developed into a vibrant commercial centre, which includes an award-winning retail destination in Festival Place.

Cultural, sporting and recreational needs are well served and includes The Anvil Concert Hall, one of the top five concert halls in the UK, Haymarket Theatre, Willis Museum and Leisure Park, which includes Planet Ice ice rink, the home of the Basingstoke Bisons, the local ice hockey team.

Properties within the area are highly desirable and it is easy to see why, with year round attractions, modern sporting facilities, excellent transport communications, a range of high achieving schools and attractive country villages, this is a beautiful part of North East Hampshire.

Property available in Hampshire

Whether you are looking for the archetypal thatched country cottage, a magnificent country estate in glorious grounds or state of the art family homes, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.

History

Basingstoke’s local history dates back to a Roman and Iron Age heritage which can be seen at Calleva Atrebatum, Silchester, with its well-preserved defensive walls. The parish church of St Michael in Basingstoke is mentioned in the Domesday Book and in 1214 a royal charter was granted for market day to be fixed on every Wednesday, as it remains to this day.

 

Places of interest

  • Basing House
  • The Vyne
  • Milestones Museum
  • Wellington Country Park
  • Grange Park Opera

Local authorities

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
    Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
    01256 844844
  • Hampshire County Council
    01962 841841
  • East Hampshire District Council
    01730 266551
  • West Berkshire District Council
    01635 42400
  • Hart District Council
    01252 622122
  • Wokingham District Council
    0118 974 6000

 

 

Getting to Basingstoke

Roads

  • Alton 13 miles
  • Farnham 16 miles
  • Reading 17 miles
  • Winchester 17 miles
  • Newbury 17 miles
  • Guildford 25 miles
  • Southampton 30 miles
  • London 52 miles

Rail

  • Basingstoke (Waterloo) 42 minutes
  • Hook (Waterloo) 53 minutes
  • Overton (Waterloo) 55 minutes
  • Reading (Paddington) 30 minutes
  • Whitchurch (Waterloo) 60 minutes
  • Winchfield (Waterloo) 49 minutes

Air

  • Heathrow Airport 40 miles
  • Gatwick Airport 60 miles
  • Southampton Airport 30 miles

Taxi/chauffeur services

  • Oakview
    01256 334500
  • Winchfield Taxis
    01252 843601
  • Alpha Cars
    01256 818181

Schools

Excellent schooling in the area includes:

Preparatory (inc Pre-prep):

  • Daneshill, Stratfield Turgis
    01256 882707
  • Cheam, Headley, Newbury
    01635 268381
  • The Grey House, Hartley Wintney
    01252 842383
  • St Neots, Eversley
    01189 739940
  • Elstree, Woolhampton
    01189 713302
  • St Gabriels, Newbury
    01635 555680
  • Sherfield School, Sherfield-on-Loddon
    01256 884800

Public:

  • Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton
    01256 862201
  • Bradfield College, Bradfield
    01189 644516
  • Downe House, Cold Ash
    01635 200286
  • Wellington College, Crowthorne
    01344 444000
  • St Swithun’s, Winchester
    01962 835700

Nurseries:

  • The Barn, Wootton St Lawrence
    01256 782580
  • The Children’s House, Baughurst
    01189 815821
  • Little Crickets, Herriard
    01256 384114
  • Heather Rabbits, Nately Scures
    01256 763227
  • West Green Nursery, Hartley Wintney
    01252 843418

State schools – details from:

  • Hampshire Education Authority
    01962 846038
  • West Berkshire Education Authority
    01635 519771

Bars and restaurants

  • The Grapevine, Odiham (Bistro)
    01256 701122
  • Bartons Mill, Old Basing (Restaurant)
    01256 466332
  • The Red House, Whitchurch (Restaurant)
    01256 895558
  • The Wellington Arms, Baughurst (Restaurant)
    01189 820110
  • L’Ortolan, Shinfield (Restaurant)
    01189 888500

Theatres and cinemas

  • The Anvil Concert Hall, Basingstoke
    01256 844244
  • Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
    01256 465566
  • Vue Cinema, Basingstoke
    08712 240240

Health authorities

  • North & Mid Hampshire Health Authority
    01256 473202
  • Berkshire Health Authority
    01189 503094