Hampshire has it all: stunning countryside, glorious beaches, buzzing towns and chocolate-box villages, all making it the perfect place to live. Moving to Hampshire offers families an outstanding choice of schools, both independent and state. Those who travel for work are very well served by fantastic road, rail and air transport links, with journey times to London in under an hour and a growing number of flights from Southampton airport. Enjoying life in Hampshire, whether it be cycling the South Downs, watching the latest production at the theatre in Winchester, walking to the local pub or sailing in the Solent, is what relocating is all about. Live your life and make the move!
North Hampshire & Surrey
The visitor to this area is always surprised that such astonishingly beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt landscapes can be found just 45 minutes from London. Awash with picture perfect villages such as Overton, St Mary Bourne and Whitchurch, properties come in all shapes and sizes from thatched cottages to large country homes. The Hart District, with Fleet at its centre, has again been voted the most desirable place to live in Britain.
The villages around Hook and Odiham, like Rotherwick and Newnham, also offer the perfect compromise between town and country and with Basingstoke to Waterloo in under an hour, many of our clients are drawn to villages such as Dummer, Micheldever and the Candover Valley.
Surrey is an area that we have many enquiries about and we spend many hours driving around the surrounding countryside of Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere.
Winchester, the one time capital of England and often nicknamed ‘little London’, is hugely popular with people relocating who desire a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Housing stock varies from Victorian terraces to Georgian mansions. Surrounding villages such as Twyford, Shawford and Hursley, the home to IBM and ancestral home of the Cromwell family, offer village life whilst being only minutes from the city centre.
Travelling further south brings you through small farming villages like Upham, Owlesbury and Meonstoke to Bishops Waltham, a medieval town which still includes the ruins of the Bishop Waltham Palace. This town and neighbouring Wickham boast a selection of boutiques, excellent local amenities and award-winning restaurants. For sea-faring folk, Titchfield, Hamble-le-Rice, Hill Head and Warsash offer waterside living and marinas with beautiful views across the Solent.
East Hampshire & West Sussex
In the east of the county you will find Alton, a thriving market town with a mix of historic buildings and modern shops. Down the A31 you’ll come to Alresford a handsome Georgian town of colour-washed houses and riverside walks. The town has a number of reputable eateries, old-fashioned pubs, bistros and traditional tearooms. The surrounding villages of Cheriton, Kilmeston and Beauworth are very appealing and quintessentially English. The Meon Valley also plays host to many gorgeous villages such as West and East Meon, Froxfield, Steep and Hambledon, the home of cricket, all with easy access to the A3 which passes round the vibrant town of Petersfield and on up to London.
Traveling further along the A272 into West Sussex, the market towns of Midhurst and Petworth offer great locations and the surrounding villages, with views of the South Downs, are somewhere that we have a very personal love and knowledge of.
The New Forest National Park, with 145 miles of wild heathland, is home to many secluded hamlets such as Sway, Bramshaw and Brook. For somewhere slightly more populous there is Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Fordingbridge. At the coast there is Bucklers Hard, with its Maritime history, and the sailing town of Lymington, renowned for its market and fishing. Moving inland again through the Test Valley, with its celebrated fishing, Stockbridge, with the River Test flowing under the high-street, has inspired many poets over the years and is a simply stunning town with specialist shops and galleries. Finally you will find Romsey, a bustling medieval town with a beautiful abbey and stunning properties in the surrounding streets.