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Outer suburbs

If you are looking for a home outside of Basingstoke town centre, in residential areas close to local amenities then there are plenty of options including Hatch Warren, Brighton Hill, Kempshott, Winklebury and Chineham to name a few. A short journey will take you to the town centre to access Basingstoke’s train station linking you to London Waterloo, Reading or the South West, these outer suburb areas also provide easy access to the M3 at either junction 6 or 7.  The ring road means access to other parts of the area is also within easy reach.

If you are seeking a brand new or nearly new home, there is no shortage of choice.


There are plenty of schooling options in these areas and for further education both Basingstoke College of Technology and Queen Mary’s College can be easily reached.


If you don’t feel like venturing into the town centre then there are retail areas located within these suburbs. The largest, Chineham Shopping Centre is home to Tesco, a library, M&S Food and Matalan along with amenities such as hairdressers, a travel agent and estate agent services. Other areas have supermarkets close by including Sainsburys at Kempshott, Asda at Brighton Hill, Aldi at St Michael's Retail Park and Lidl and Morrisons on Worting Road.

Viables Craft Centre is home to independent businesses and the Basingstoke and District Model Engineering Society, located in a pleasant semi-rural setting between the areas of Brighton Hill and Black Dam.

If you are looking for local things to do at the weekend then the leisure park is within easy reach by car or public transport where you can enjoy swimming, bowling, bingo and ice skating.

Sports lovers will be spoilt for choice if living in these areas. Down Grange Sports Complex is located in Kempshott, off Pack Lane and offers athletics, football, rugby and hockey facilities. Football pitches can also be found at Basingstoke Soccer Centre in Brighton Hill. Local college Queen Mary’s has a sports centre that is open to the community and features a fitness centre and swimming pool. For those that are looking for a local gym, options include Fitness First in Chineham, Everest Health and Leisure Club and Beechdown Health and Fitness Club.

These areas have plenty of parks, green spaces and some woodland to enjoy. To the southwest of Basingstoke near Beggarwood and Hatchwarren is Beggarwood Woodland Park, a 24-hectare Local Nature Reserve, with many fantastic recreational facilities. Located in Rooksdown is Rooksdown Park, which contains a play area, skate park and a circular footpath with seating around an open grassed area. It is also a great place to see local wildlife. Located to the north of Basingstoke near Popley and Chineham is Basing Wood, where you can enjoy the vast expanse of woodland all year round. 

There's plenty to see and do in Basingstoke and Deane including free public events such as Basingstoke Festival, a three week outdoor arts festival in June and July.

Updated December 2023