Seasonal markets, independent stores, a national park, excellent education and an easy commute into London – all in the heart of Jane Austen country. Beginning to like the sound of Alton?

Set in East Hampshire and offering a perfect blend of quintessentially British countryside living with easy access to the buzz of the city. Rivermead Gardens in Alton is fast becoming a dream location with homes for sale that are perfect for upsizers, downsizers and everything in between.

Here is just a small selection of the many reasons why Rivermead Gardens is a great option...

The Outdoors

A walker’s, rambler’s, cyclist’s and horse rider’s paradise. Surrounded by the glorious Hampshire countryside from all angles, Alton is a dream location for fans of classic countryside backdrops looking to buy a home.

Explorers will find 11 acres of maintained green space and water filled with many species of wildlife, flowers and trees at King’s Pond. Alternatively, locals can walk along the River Wey which starts at Kings Pond and traces its course through Alton’s Town Centre and a nature trail.

Those willing to travel a little further on will find the South Downs National Park around a 40-minute drive away. Rolling hills, glorious heathland, river valleys, ancient woodland and the iconic white cliffs of the Heritage Coast, nature lovers and their furry friends can walk, run and explore until their heart’s content in one of England’s most beautiful parks.

For everyone else, even short journeys in and around the town will have you immersed in green open spaces in Alton.

Location – from countryside to commute

Alton offers the perfect lifestyle of the British countryside. But that doesn’t mean you’re not in reach of the city lifestyle and the office.

Whether it be for work or pleasure, commuting to London couldn’t get any easier for those living in Alton. Regular trains from Alton run direct to London Waterloo and will have you in central London in just over an hour. Those travelling more locally will find themselves only 12 miles from Basingstoke by car, only 10 miles to Farnham and 18 to Winchester via well-connected routes.

Alternatively, if you’re more interested in travelling with the calming views and irreplaceable bliss of the surrounding countryside, the Watercress Line steam railway provides the perfect journey to sit back and unwind.

Marvellous markets and more

Home to traditional country markets for more than a thousand years, Alton has long been a hotspot for markets and fairs and they continue to come to town every Tuesday.

Locals and visitors can choose from a selection of farmers’ goods, tasty local produce and artisan pieces as well as arts and crafts.

Need a fresh carton of locally sourced eggs? Or a locally made card for a special occasion? Wander through the stalls of Alton’s market for all your essentials and more.

Rich heritage and culture

Located south-west of London and just a 30-minute drive from Winchester, Alton is rich in history and culture, making it a charming place to live. 

From Anglo-Saxons and Roman settlements to literary legends, Alton has been an important location in British history and this significance adds to the allure of the town.

Residents living in Alton can get a feel for its background by visiting the Curtis Museum that displays artefacts and monuments that tell timeless stories of the local area. Or they can visit nearby Chawton, a quaint village that has become a monument to English literature as the former home of Jane Austen and where she wrote most of her novels. You can even step into the Hampshire cottage that once belonged to the famous writer and experience her life in the early 1800s, at the Jane Austen Museum.

Live life like a story. Literally!

Education in Alton

Families looking to buy homes in Alton will also be eager to know what life is like in the classroom. A number of junior schools in Alton rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted are all within a walk away from Rivermead Gardens, including Alton InfantsButts Primary and Anstey Juniors, and within a mile and slightly further beyond are good primary and secondary options too, such as Amery Hill and Egger Secondary.

Make the move

Join a community that is full of things to do, places to go and things to learn in Alton.

Rivermead Gardens offers a variety of two- three- and four-bedroom houses as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments in Alton.

For more information on our homes for sale in Alton, call our sales team on 01420 358065.

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