‘A commuter’s dream’ is a phrase we are all too familiar with. But what would make your dream commuter home?

It is official, we are travelling further to work today than we were 10 years ago. As the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveals, London-bound commuters spend considerably more than the rest of the country in travel time, at an average of 45 minutes a day. This sees those commuting via rail spending yet more travel time, with their journeys extending an average of 59 minutes. Working in the capital, at the pulse of activity is exhilarating, but as the day nears an end, heading back to the quiet surroundings of our loving homes offers the perfect escape.

This makes it all more the more vital to find that idyllic place we can call home. Somewhere to retreat to a quieter way of life out of hours, and enjoy the space with families and friends. We have many homes that rest along the M3 gateway and could potentially offer you the rural escape that you have been looking for, we’re also located in the area of Hart, named as the UK’s most desirable place to live for five consecutive years.

Breaking down your list of requirements, lets take a quick glance at what we have on offer:


94214 (1)cContemporary Living  

If minimalist contemporary finishes and rural surroundings top the criteria for you, Providence House could be the answer. Skilfully crafted from an existing building, Providence House stylishly presents a selection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with the convenience of being a short walk of the station and attractive countryside.

Hook Station services London Waterloo in just 58 minutes. Junction 5 of the M3 allows easy road travel also making London, the M25, Heathrow Airport, the South West and the wider motorway network easily accessible.

Chic and carefully designed, the apartments feature sociable open plan living spaces with solid wood flooring, which accommodate seating, dining and well-appointed kitchen areas with integrated appliances. The exacting finishes extend to the bathrooms and en suites that are fully tiled and have the luxurious feel of a boutique hotel.  Many of the apartments also feature a patio or balcony and all come with a 10 year CRL warranty, use of a resident’s gym and are currently available with 60% off legal fees*.



img_19591_9_largeNature Walks

Backing onto woodland, this two bedroom apartment nestles within a quiet cul de sac close to Elvetham Heath’s nature reserve. Boasting an abundance of natural surroundings, including a 48 acre nature reserve, Elvetham Heath is one of Fleet’s most desirable areas. Along with the outdoor benefits on offer, Elvetham Heath also features its own supermarket, church, community centre, public house and sporting facilities, making it a desirable location to call home.

One apartment currently available, was constructed in 2004 and has been finished with a neutral décor throughout. This establishes bright and airy living areas throughout that do well to accentuate the high ceilings and generous proportions. The main living space has an open plan view to the kitchen, creating a sociable flow to the apartment.

Fleet mainline station, serving London Waterloo, and the M3 are also only a short distance away providing easy access to London.



img_19621_10_largeCharacter Comforts

A charming 1930’s house has been sympathetically enhanced throughout to establish a contemporary family home whilst retaining much of its original character features.  Set within a quiet residential location, the property will certainly suit the family as the station, M3, schools and many amenities are all within easy reach.

A desirable layout is featured within this four bedroom detached home that makes it great for entertaining and family life. With an archway segmenting both reception rooms and the kitchen breakfast room located adjacent, the home offers a pleasant sense of sociability and interaction. The spacious living spaces are bright and airy and have a pleasant outlook over the wonderfully secluded rear garden.

Farnborough is located just off junction 4 and junction 4a of the M3, connecting Farnborough to the M25 and London area to the west, and Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton to the south east. Offering two stations, Farnborough has excellent rail links, with four trains an hour from Farnborough Main to London Waterloo, taking from 34 minutes, as well as direct services to Basingstoke, Hook, Fleet, Woking, Winchester and Clapham Junction. Farnborough North also provides services to Reading and Guildford.



img_18799_19_largeA Chocolate Box Retreat

The picture postcard façade of this charming thatched cottage is truly comparable to what you will find within. A wealth of individual features and period characteristics can be found throughout the home, captivating you as you enter each room. An inglenook fireplace, along with exposed beams and panelled windows emerge as striking features within the home. Together with the warming neutral decor, this brings upon a pleasant homely feel.

The enchanting individuality of the cottage makes for the idyllic retreat after a busy day at work, as the property features two reception rooms, a conservatory, two family bathrooms and two double bedrooms can be found within this home.

The rural surroundings of the historical village of Bramley complement the home perfectly, with an array of listed buildings and footpaths found throughout the village.



img_19293_21_largeA Waterside Abode

With a 100ft rear garden that backs directly onto Basingstoke canal, this two bedroom character home is suitably positioned for relaxing walks and for easy access to the local train station and amenities. The character property is warm and inviting, featuring a kitchen breakfast room and a spacious lounge diner that extends over 26ft in depth. The private garden is the winning feature of this home, offering a pleasant sense of privacy and exclusive access to Basingstoke Canal towpath.

Set along the fringes of Hapshire and Surrey, the village of Ash Vale is pleasantly surrounded by countryside, fishing lakes, parks and the Ash Ranges, an extensive area of open dry heathland owned by the MOD. Ash Vale rail station provides a connection to Waterloo in 40 minutes whilst by road, Guildford is only 20 minutes away and the M3 corridor is accessible through Farnborough.


If any of these properties have tempted you, give us a call to see what we currently have
on the market to suit your needs.

Ash Vale – ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk  – 01252 353030

Farnborough – farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 375999

Fleet – fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 812121

Hook – hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01256 764666

Hartley Wintney – hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 844015