Each New Year comes with a new set of resolutions, but this year, why not let your home do the hard work and help you stick to them?

A new year presents the perfect opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes, with the aim of becoming a better version of you. While setting a goal for 12 months’ time sounds achievable, many of us do forget over time and fall back into old patterns. This year, why not use your home to assist your aspirations, after all, a home presents more than a shelter, it offers a lifestyle. 

Just to demonstrate how your home can help you achieve your resolutions, here is a breakdown of some of the most popular choices, along with homes that support the lifestyle you intend to achieve.

Up Nateley  |  A charming character home with a vegetable patch

When it comes to healthy eating, knowledge is power, which could be as simple as widening your repertoire to gain a more balanced diet, or even growing your own fruit and vegetables. The latter is offered by this spacious character home set within the remarkable countryside of Up Nateley. So, what is its secret to healthier eating? A vegetable patch. Yes, that’s right, this humble addition presents space for planting your own fruit and vegetables, handy for you to pick and use in your fresh and tasty culinary creations. Opting for unprocessed foods, in a more natural state, is a fundamental first step to eating healthier, so having taken the effort of planting and nurturing your own fruit and vegetables, any gardener would certainly take care in cooking their produce with integrity.

Along with a tranquil, private garden, the property features: 

  • Three Bedroom Character Home

  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room 

  • Two Reception Rooms

  • Modern Family Bathroom

  • Downstairs Cloakroom

  • Generous Private Rear Garden with a Detached Outbuilding

  • Driveway Parking 

  • Semi-Rural Village Setting 

  • In Reach of the M3



Fleet   |   A modern townhouse surrounded by country paths 

Pursuing your intentions to keep fit requires persistence and tact, so why not surround yourself with leisurely surroundings; country paths, tennis courts, sports clubs and a leisure centre. This four bedroom townhouse in Elvetham Heath presents just this. The Key is set at the heart of the desirable neighbourhood, hosting an array of sports facilities and a community club, while the recently refurbished Hart Leisure centre is also just minutes away, offering the very latest facilities, including a 130-station gym, two swimming pools, a range of different classes, a sauna, creche and much more.

While this landscaped neighbourhood is certainly appealing, the home itself features:

  • Four Good Sized Bedrooms

  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room

  • Utility Room

  • Living/Dining Room

  • Family Room/Study

  • Master Bedroom with En Suite

  • Ground Floor Bedroom with En Suite

  • Garage and Garden

  • Popular Elvetham Heath Development



South Farnborough   |   A stylish character home with open plan and adaptable living areas

Make your family time count! This refurbished character home certainly assists this goal, by offering open plan living spaces, along with versatile bonus spaces when you just need a break. The attentively enhanced interior has been adapted to offer well-connected spaces, made up of open plan and contemporary living areas, all of which give you the flexibility to suit your individual lifestyle and family needs. 

The home also features:

  • A Lounge with a Fireplace

  • Open Plan Living Area/Conservatory

  • Modern Kitchen 

  • Bonus Loft Room

  • Downstairs Cloakroom

  • Parking & Private Garden

  • Well Positioned in South Farnborough

  • Near Schools, including Wavell

  • Near Road Links & Station



Hook  |  An en suite master bedroom with its very own sauna

It is easy to forget about yourself amidst the stresses of daily life; morning routines, kids, work, household chores –  the list is quite literally endless. The daily chaos can distract from this goal, but it should actually be the motivating factor to encourage you to look after yourself, after all, what would happen if you were to fall sick? This extended family home has been purposefully adapted to serve a restful escape, by incorporating a generous master bedroom with an en suite and sauna.

The remainder of the home facilitates two crucial factors of a family home – spacious and versatile living spaces. Other features include:

  • Extended and Modernised Throughout

  • Two Reception Rooms & a Conservatory 

  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room 

  • Three Bathroom Suites – and the Sauna!

  • Downstairs Cloakroom & Separate Utility Room

  • Double Garage & Driveway Parking

  • Generous Private Garden 

  • Cul De Sac Location

  • Near the Village Centre, Station & Schools



Ash Vale  |   A sizeable home with a choice of rooms 

Learning a new skill for career progression or personal aspirations can be great to pass the time, so why not dedicate a part of your home to your chosen hobby? Creating a designated space will give you the freedom and escape to fuel your creativity. This detached character home is plentiful with spaces and provides numerous options for a dedicated workshop, with a choice of two garages and ample rooms to choose from. The garages are slightly detached from the home, providing privacy and an ideal escape to focus, while the home itself could benefit from updating, so forms an ideal project and opportunity to master your DIY or interior designer skills.

Here’s what else it has to offer:

  • Character Dating circa 1888

  • Four Double Bedrooms

  • Three Reception Areas

  • A Refitted Kitchen with Integrated Appliances

  • Shower Room

  • Downstairs Cloakroom

  • Two Garages & Driveway Parking

  • Private Rear Garden

  • Unadopted Lane

  • Near Village Centre, Station & Nature Reserve



New Year’s resolutions are not supposed to be easy, just remember once you have achieved your goal, the feeling will be immense – so stick with it and good luck!

If, in the meantime, you are interested in any of the above homes, or are looking to find a home with a purpose, contact your local branch: 

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

Yateley – yateley@mackenziesmith.co.uk  – 01252 597900

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

Lettings – lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 514000

Land – land@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 762007