We live in a perfect location for countless day-trips around England. It's in a small village in Hampshire which is also famous for a certain Downton Abbey...
Where is it?
We live in Alton, a lovely English market town which is on a direct train route to London Waterloo taking just over an hour.
From our house it is a 5 minute walk into the town where there is a weekly market, a large supermarket, a high street of small shops and cafes, numerous pubs and about 8 restaurants. There is a tiny art-deco cinema which shows latest releases, a large sports center with swimming pool, a park with children's play area, several churches and a steam railway.
Locally there are numerous golf courses, world famous chalk stream fishing, beautiful walks, many historic towns and villages and National Trust properties.
We are about 40 minutes from the beautiful New Forest and a similar distance from the south coast.
We have several interesting cities nearby including Guildford, Winchester and Chichester all with fabulous shopping, interesting galleries, theatres, restaurants etc
We are 40 mins from Heathrow airport, 50 mins from Gatwick and also within 1 hour of Southampton and Bournemouth airports should you wish to take budget airline trips around Europe.
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