January 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm #6639
We are looking at moving to Fleet (or nearby). My husband has to travel into London Waterloo (and beyond) and I understand there is a really good connection from Fleet. In addition many good schools have a bus stop in Fleet. I would love to know where you recommend we live if we need to be near Fleet station. Would you recommend anywhere in a 3 mile radius, including surrounding villages? If so, which ones? Just with the criteria of commute times really.
Other criteria I would be looking for do include: I am looking for beautiful countrywalks with my 2 spaniels, lots of children age 9 and above, space to play and meet independently, good train or bus connections so teenagers do not have to be driven everywhere and houses of 800K and upwards. But having all of this is probably impossible, so just looking at commuting options now.
Then wondered, are there any other villages/towns we should look at that have similar good connections to London and to private schools.
I hope some of you can help, it would be great to hear from you.January 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm #6664
Hello Inge, Hook or Farnham would be really good area’s to explore – Hook in particular offers great access to London and has lovely villages surrounding it including Odiham and Hartley Witney. Also, have you considered Winchester? Its a bit more expensive but its an hour to Waterloo and again has some great surrounding if you wanted to be a bit more rural. Please let me know if you would like any more advice or help! Kate at Goosechase Property SearchJanuary 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm #6667
I’d be pleased to assist, commuting by train one of the best, choices are Fleet (42 minutes) Hook (50 ‘minutes) or Farnborough (38 minutes) but that gives a compromise to the rural lift. For the best of both worlds, the area of Pondtail in Fleet, particularly Chestnut Grove gives access to the Fleet Pond nature reserve, walk to the station and town, how about this one? http://www.hamptons.co.uk/buy/property/5-bedroom-detached-house-in-fleet,gu51-for-guide-price-gbp-850,000-ref-2755239/
Hamptons InternationalFebruary 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm #6721
Welcome to FleetMember
Would not suggest Farnham – hard to get to Fleet for train and would need to change to go direct to Waterloo. Also Farnham is awfully busy and difficult to get around.
To be within walking distance of Fleet Station, choose the Ancells Farm (estate-style £300,000 house range), Pondtail (older, £450,000 house range) or Blue Triangle (£600,000 +).
Fleet is a good town to live in, with good leisure and shopping facilities. Also nearby towns have all the favourite shops like large John Lewis’ and M&S.
If you are interested more in Fleet, take a look at welcometofleet.com (our website)
Crookham Village is an expensive but beautiful village. Other nice villages around Fleet include Dogmesfield and Hartley Wintney (this is further afield – about 5 minutes drive).
Farnborough is a less expensive alternative, but you pay for what you get in Fleet.
Fleet also has the Fleet Pond, country park and Basingstoke Canal for countryside walks.August 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm #11140
Just to clarify anybody reading this post – albeit a few months old now – you do NOT need to change trains to get from Farnham to Waterloo. It’s a direct service and takes just under the hour. It’s a popular one but I’ve never not been able to get a seat. Farnham town centre can get busy – but what popular thriving town doesn’t? Pick your times and you’re fine. Choose a property to the South of the town and you won’t need to go through the centre to reach the station anyway. Farnham and the surrounding areas mak for a very pleasant place to live… apart from a 2 year mini-break in the Midlands I have lived here for over 30 years! Anybody wanting any further info, please feel free to ask.
Richard ~ Sanderling Homesearch
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