The four bedroom detached Shaftesbury combines classic Arts and Crafts inspired architecture with an interior layout designed to more than meet the needs of the modern family.
Multiple windows on three sides flood this home with light, enhancing the sense of space, while simple, yet elegant design makes the most of every square foot.
The ground floor is split between an impressive formal lounge and a more casual family kitchen / dining room, with ample space in both rooms. The kitchen comes fully fitted with designer units and premium quality appliances, and benefits from a separate utility with exterior access, while the dining / living area enjoys both a large front window and a double sized patio door to the garden beyond. There is also a downstairs cloakroom off the main hall.
Upstairs, the central landing leads to four double sized bedrooms, including an en-suite master bedroom, as well as a comfortable family bathroom.
Perfectly simple in style, the Shaftesbury is simply perfect for the larger family who demand more from their home and their lifestyle.
About the DevelopmentNestled between the North Wessex Downs and the South Downs National Park, Hopfield Place, Alton, enjoys a delightful Hampshire location with so much to offer for your family and for your quality of life. Named after the crops that brought generations of brewing to the town, Hopfield Place sits just to the west of the centre, offering easy access to good schools, excellent commuter links and great shopping and entertainment too.
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AmenitiesAlton High Street is not far from the development, offering a choice of food stores. You’ll also find Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets in the town.
For doctors, register with Chawton park Surgery, just half a mile away (Sat nav GU34 1RJ, call 01420 542 542) while dentists can be found at Lenten Street Dental Centre (Sat Nav GU34 1HG, call 01420 541 716).
Alton has an excellent selection for your dining pleasure, with something to suit every taste and budget, from fine dining to friendly gastro pubs, from chain restaurants like Pizza Express and Prezzo, to exclusive independent establishments.
River Kwai (Asian and Thai) and Monty’s Bistro (British and Spanish) come highly recommended, as do the gastro pubs The George, The Greyfriar and the Selbourne Arms.
For an extra special treat, head south to Petersfield, deep in the National Park, for Michelin Star dining at JWS.
EducationAlton has an excellent choice of schools for all ages, all rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. The Butts Primary, Alton Infants and St Lawrence Cof E Primary are all close by, and there are several other good quality primary schools in the town.
For older pupils, Amery Hill Academy is rated good, with Eggar’s School rated ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted. Alton College separates sixth form education in the town, smoothing the transition to university or work.
Private education is provided by Alton Convent School, which is open to boys 3-11 and girls 3-18. The school enjoys a magnificent 19 acre site to the north of the town.
LeisureThere is plenty to do in and around Alton, from sports to culture to outstanding scenery. Alton Sports Centre is close to the development, offering the chance to swim or visit the gym, while golfers can enjoy the challenge of three great courses at Alton, Worldham and Blacknest golf clubs.
For evening entertainment head for the shows of the Holybourne Theatre, or support your independent local cinema at the Palace. You can also enjoy a varied programme at Wessex Arts at Alton College during term time.
Out and about there is endless delightful countryside to explore, with nearby Chawton Park Wood, Alton Abbey and Jane Austen’s House all worth investigating.
ShoppingAlton has held a market in the town since the days of the Domesday Book, and continues the tradition to this day every Tuesday on the High Street, along with a farmers market on the second Saturday of the month. The town also boasts a wide selection of shops and stores, from major national names to local independents.
For a more comprehensive shopping spree, head for Festival Place in Basingstoke, The Brooks in Winchester or The Friary Centre in Guildford.
TransportAlton sits on the main A31 trunk road, with the A339 passing to the south and the M3 also within easy reach. Farnham is 9miles, Basingstoke 12miles, Winchester 16miles and Guildford 20miles. London is around 50miles, with the international flights of Heathrow just over 40miles and Gatwick 55miles.
Trains from Alton station connect directly to London Waterloo in just over an hour and there are 185 park and ride spaces for commuters. You can take the train on weekends too, with pleasure trips from the age of steam along the Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’.
- South facing garden