New Homes in Basingstoke
Live the life
Located near the Hampshire Downs within easy commuting distance of Southampton and London, Basingstoke is a popular place to live with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re visiting museums, exploring the countryside or enjoying some shopping, there’s something for the whole family near your new home in Basingstoke.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy a little retail therapy, Basingstoke is home to Festival Place where you’ll find lots of high street stores and a cinema. There are some historic sites in and around the town, including Basing House, Milestones Museum and The Vyne National Trust property and grounds.
For families moving to the local area, there are plenty of great kid-friendly days out nearby including Marwell Zoo, Bucklebury Farm and Manydown Family Fun petting farm. If you like to get sporty, facilities include Planet Ice Basingstoke, Basingstoke Aquadrome, Park Farm Equestrian Centre and Basingstoke Golf Centre.
If you want to get out and about in the great outdoors, you can go to Wellington Country Park for a gentle stroll, or go hiking and cycling in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South Downs National Park is only a short drive away.
Other attractions nearby include The Anvil Theatre, Odiham Castle, Ascot Racecourse, and the home of Basingstoke Town FC, The Soccer AM Stadium.
For families moving to Basingstoke, there are lots of top-rated schools in the local area including Oakridge Infant School, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Eggar’s School. The town is also home to Basingstoke College of Technology and Queen Mary’s College, while the University of Reading and the University of Winchester are only a short commute away.
Getting to Basingstoke
Basingstoke has very good transport links by road and rail, with easy access to the M3 and regular trains to London Waterloo, Southampton, Reading and Winchester.
From London, the journey to Basingstoke takes one hour 15 minutes by car or 55 minutes by train, convenient if you’re commuting. The journey from Reading takes around 15 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car, while the trip from Winchester takes 15 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car. If you’re travelling to Basingstoke from Southampton, the journey takes around 35 minutes by train or 40 minutes by car.
When you’re going on holiday, London Gatwick Airport is a one-hour 10-minute drive from the town, while Southampton Airport is even closer with a journey time of 35 minutes by car or 30 minutes by direct train.