Hobbies play a big part of our daily lives, offering activities outside of work to further our enjoyment out of life, from sports and music, activities and leisure, there are a plethora of pastimes we, as a nation, appreciate.

A recent study from AXA Insurance has shown that 95% of British adults have a hobby which they spend one day a week on, with 26% of all adults spending more time on our hobbies than our social lives.

Whether you’re pursuing further education, indulging in crafts and creativity, progressing in music or simply crashing out on the sofa to binge on that latest series or for gaming (yes, it counts as a hobby!), you’ll need a peaceful escape to revel in your pastime of choice.

We have a wide selection of properties across our six branches, however, the following selection offer the perfect space for your sideline interests.

St. Stephen’s Close, Up Nateley

3 bedroom semi-detached | £495,000

This character home in the countryside setting of Up Nateley offers a wealth of space, inside and out, to call home. Along with two reception rooms; a living room extending 22′ in depth and a dining room, the property also benefits from a unique bonus room; the office/summer house in the garden. This brick-built addition offers an additional 98 sq ft of space, currently used as a study with the benefit of mains water supply, power and light. This construction is in keeping with the facade of the home and would offer an ideal spot for your hobby of choice. For further details on the property, click here, alternatively, please contact the Hook office on (01256) 764666, hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Handford Lane, Yateley

4 bedroom detached | £750,000

This established home is ideally located near local schools and the village centre, benefitting from four double bedrooms and exceptional presentation throughout. The property also has a hidden bonus of solar panels, adding energy efficiency to its extensive list of benefits. Along with a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, the home also features three reception areas; a study/family room, dining room and a 25′ living room, offering plenty of space for the whole family. The study/family room rests apart from the other living areas, allowing for a tranquil escape. For the full property listing, please click here. Alternatively contact our Yateley branch on (01252) 597900, yateley@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Frimley Road, Ash Vale

4 bedroom detached bungalow | £700,000

This property is completely unique, offering hugely versatile spaces over 2400 sq ft. Internally you’re spoilt for choice, with two reception rooms, two conservatories and two kitchens, making it the ideal time to take up a new hobby! The exceptional grounds also offer direct access to the canal, allowing for peaceful walks and leisurely pursuits. The grounds also hold a further bonus feature of a timber cabin with electricity, presenting a further option for a peaceful sanctuary. This home is truly one of a kind, with a virtual tour available, viewing is highly recommended. Visit here for further details, or contact our Ash Vale branch on (01252) 353030 or e-mail ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Union Street, Farnborough

3 bedroom end of terrace | £415,000

This character home benefits from a remarkable location, just across the road from Farnborough station, within walking distance to the town centre and all the amenities. With all of these offerings on the doorstep, you’ll have a huge amount of choice for activities outside the home, however, if you choose to stay in, this house has a unique benefit in store. Along with an extensive kitchen/dining room that extends 20ft and a separate lounge, the home also features a cabin in the southerly aspect garden. At the end of the garden you’ll find a cabin with electricity and office facilities – ideal for a variety of uses! Click here for the full details or contact our Farnborough team on (01252) 375999, farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Aldershot Road, Fleet

3 bedroom detached bungalow | £495,000

This unique chalet bungalow backs onto the canal, resting on an established corner plot in reach of local, reputable schools. The property offers modernised and versatile spaces, which along with a 21ft lounge/diner and 17ft kitchen/breakfast room, features a bonus office/studio above the garage which also benefits from a balcony overlooking the canal. In addition to all this space, there is also a summer house in the garden, offering two spaces outside of the main living accommodation for a range of uses. To view the full property listing, click here, alternatively contact the Fleet branch on (01252) 812121, fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Lower Hale, Farnham

5 bedroom detached |£2,995pcm

This remarkable country home offers an exceptional amount of space across the expansive grounds of 1.5 acres and internally across 4477 sq ft. The property boasts an incredible four reception rooms, over 1413 sq ft, including a drawing room, dining room, barn and a bar. This incredible selection of rooms offers wide versatility in uses, with the bar and barn in particular, presenting ideal use for entertaining. The barn currently hosts a pool table, which will in fact stay with the property –  the perfect time to take it up as a hobby! For full details on the property and a virtual tour, click here, to find out more or to arrange a viewing, please call the Lettings team on (01252) 514000, lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk.


If you are interested in any of the above homes, or are looking to find a home to suit your needs, please 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