Home to Europe’s largest cluster of tech powerhouses, including more than 8,000 technology-led company HQs such as Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco, the Thames Valley region is shaping up to be the UKs answer to Silicon Valley, having grown a worldwide reputation for being an innovative and vibrant place to live. Basingstoke in Hampshire, in particular has benefited significantly from the associated influx of highly paid tech professionals, bringing wealth and prosperity to the town.
The Fairways, recently launched by Bellway Homes, is ideal for young professionals and families wishing to put down roots in Basingstoke. The town enjoys excellent transport links, a rejuvenated town centre and is surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside. Located within a ten-minute drive of the town, The Fairways is a superb collection of contemporary new homes, comprising two, three, four and five-bedroom houses, within close proximity to acres of attractive parkland.
Steve Garton, Sales Director at Bellway Thames Valley comments: “Not only is Basingstoke attractive to city professionals seeking good value housing, being located just 45 minutes from London, it also has its own booming employment sector as the UK’s number one digital economy outside the capital. More banks and pharmaceutical companies are also setting up offices in the area due to the arrival of Crossrail in Reading in 2019. The Fairways is helping meet the growing need for stylish, high quality new homes within the Thames Valley region, appealing to first-time buyers, investors, families and young professionals.”
The three-bedroom semi-detached Donnington is an impressive three-storey townhouse, with a private garage, driveway and landscaped front garden. On the ground floor is a front-facing kitchen, complete with stylish soft-close kitchen units, complemented by a range of integrated AEG and Zanussi appliances.
A bright and spacious living room gives access to the rear garden via a set of French doors. Two bedrooms are located on the first floor along with a family bathroom, with the luxurious master suite taking up the entire second floor with a dormer window overlooking the garden and a modern en suite bathroom. Specification is high in the bathrooms too, which are fitted with smart white Roca sanitaryware complemented by chrome fittings.
The area surrounding The Fairways features stunning countryside and contemporary town centre attractions. Basingstoke offers an array of entertainment, from museums and theatres to family friendly pubs and fine dining restaurants. Just a short drive away from the development is the impressive Festival Place shopping centre, packed with 160 shops and over 20 cafes, bars and restaurants, along with a 10-screen multiplex cinema.
Ideally located for growing families, The Fairways is surrounded by several highly regarded local schools such as the popular St Marks Church of England Primary School, rated Ofsted ‘Good’, which is within walking distance, as well as Kempshott junior school also rated ‘Good’. Older students are served by the notable Aldworth School and Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School, both within a ten-minute drive.
Transport connections are excellent, with Basingstoke train station offering regular services into London Waterloo in just over 45 minutes. For motorists, the M3 motorway is within close proximity, providing easy access to London, Winchester and Southampton.