Homes shares highlights on the joys of living in the East Hampshire District

Petersfield and the South Downs, the joys of living in the East Hampshire District

Take your pick – rolling countryside, pretty scenery, a great choice of vibrant market towns and cathedral cities, excellent schools and convenient transport links that will take you to London or the coast in an hour by rail or car.

This desirable pocket of Hampshire that borders both Surrey and West Sussex ranks as one of the most attractive and convenient locations any homebuyer could wish for.

As locals ourselves, we appreciate how much this area has to offer people living here.  Homes estate agency is based in four offices in beautifully restored period buildings in some of this area’s most picturesque and historic local towns and villages – Alton, Petersfield, Liphook and Grayshott.

From heathland to history – Homes have it all on their doorstep

Our home ground is steeped in history with links to important literary figures from Jane Austen and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to George Bernard Shaw and Lord Alfred Tennyson. It is full of listed buildings, National Trust properties, and ancient heritage – Stone & Iron Age settlements and burial mounds, Anglo Saxon and Roman remains

We have rare heathland, including some 90 acres at Petersfield Heath, many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and of scientific interest, a green flag award winning water feature at Frensham Ponds, and natural wildlife habitats along rivers like the Wey, Meon and Rother with cycle and walking trails and bridleways across the all areas.

Star attraction – South Downs National Park

In April 2010, England’s most recent national park – the South Downs National Park was designated here. In May 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR).

Homes has an office in the thriving market town of Petersfield, which is a prime milestone along the South Downs Way that covers 1,600 km2 from Hampshire into West Sussex, finally ending up at the white cliffs on East Sussex’s coast.

Family friendly places to eat and meet again…

Around here, you will come across some of the quaintest pubs, family friendly cafes and welcoming restaurants using delicious locally sourced Hampshire produce from fruit and vegetables to locally cured meat, freshwater fish, artisan cheeses and craft beers and Hampshire wine.

Insider information from Homes

So if you want to discover more about the life you can enjoy in one of our local towns or villages, please just ask us, we’re happy to help and share a few good local tips and secrets – just remember you heard it here first at Homes.