I was recently invited to take a look around the brand new leisure centre in Fleet, the much talked about £23million refurbishment for the town. The centre is a fairly recent addition to the community, having been opened on April 1st this year by Olympians Rebecca Adlington and Alex Danson to a reception of over 5,000… Read More


As Brits we are notoriously humble, however, spend a day in the area and you won’t be short of people telling you that Hart is the UK’s most desirable place to live, not just this year, but for 5 consecutive years! Nestled away in the South’s glorious countryside and built up from a variety of… Read More


Mike outside new lettings office, may 2015

If you live in or visit Fleet you may have noticed our new Lettings office in Fleet High Street. As the level of business continues to increase for Mackenzie Smith Lettings Department we quite simply needed more space and having our own dedicated Lettings Office next to our already well established Sales Office in Fleet… Read More


Fleet Pond, Hart District, by Chris Straker

Hart residents can delight in the district being named best place to live in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey for the 4th year in a row. Once again the survey places Hart in top position, scoring highly on many measures including residents’ health and well being, employment levels, education, low crime rates, good broadband,… Read More


Being Prepared is Essential to Snap Up Property in Desirable Locations

Whilst it is unlikely to come as a complete surprise that the demand for properties in the Hartley Wintney area has increased following yet further media comment as to what a attractive village in which it is to live, the harsh reality of trying to buy a property has caught a few potential buyers unaware… Read More


Hartley Wintney spring daffs

Steve Tetlow has been in touch with Emma Caulton from Hampshire Life Magazine who was keen to find out how Hart District has maintained it’s exclusive position as the most desirable place to live in the UK… “Having worked in Hartley Wintney for the last 10 years, a historic village in the Hart district, I… Read More


Best Place to Live, Three Years in a Row!

Hart District has held on to the title  as the best place to live in the UK for a third year according to the 2013 Halifax Quality of Life survey. Again Hart has scored consistently highly across many of the categories: Longest life expectancy in the UK Healthiest in the UK High Employment at 80%… Read More


Last month Justin Smith from Mackenzie Smith in Hook was approached by the editorial team from Hampshire Life Magazine to make his comments for their special feature on the Hart area being awarded the status of the best place to live in the UK. Having lived and worked in Hart district for over 15 years,… Read More