As a local Hampshire property developer, we know our area well. In fact, we love it here so much that we built our headquarters in the beautiful Hampshire village of Fair Oak. It keeps us close to our developments, local suppliers and our customers.
There are so many reasons to live here that it’s hard to pick just a few – and buying new build homes in Hampshire is more attractive now than ever. We’ve put together our favourite things about living locally and the great advantages to buying new.
THE NEW FOREST
Sometimes, getting closer to nature can make you feel brand new. We love being close to the New Forest, one of the largest areas of open moorland, heath and wild woodland in England.
The New Forest National Park covers over 70,000 acres across southwest Hampshire, pushing out into surrounding counties. It’s a truly beautiful place, brimming with variety and awe-inspiring sights. Discover ancient woods, open heathland and a world of wildlife – from owls to wild deer.
Even though it feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle, the New Forest is amazingly easy to access by road, even if some of the local horses and cows occasionally decide to take a stroll down your route! It’s all part of the charm of this utterly unique part of Hampshire, where you’re almost guaranteed to see something new on every visit.
Lots of Hampshire’s fresh local produce comes from New Forest growers, farmers and brewers, which means there are plenty of amazing places to eat and drink dotted around this beautiful landscape – and even more deliciousness to bring back home.
EXPLORE HIDDEN GEMS
Hampshire is a large county. Hubs include the port cities of Southampton, Portsmouth – and historic towns like Winchester and Alton. But it’s the little villages and market towns that we love – the places with no equal anywhere else.
We build new homes in Bishops Waltham, Fair Oak, Romsey, Medstead and Overton – all places with charisma and that quintessential English village feel, where exploration is encouraged. These locations offer a totally different lifestyle, where you’ve got the time to enjoy more of the things that matter. Enjoy family adventures out exploring hidden gems and discovering brilliant walks and unique boutiques.
On our own doorstep, we’ve got miles of country walks and beautiful parks. We’re also thrilled to be local to The Garden Society, one of our favourite places to shop, eat and feel inspired.
A WORLD OF FUN FOR FAMILIES
For families with children, Hampshire has some of the best attractions in England. We’ve heard of families travelling from as far as Scotland to visit the famous Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, a fun-filled day out that everyone can enjoy – including parents.
The Mid Hants Railway’s Watercress Line runs with real steam engines, including Thomas the Tank Engine experience days; perfect for kids who love trains! Bargate’s head office is also local to Marwell Zoo in Fair Oak – home to giraffes, penguins and snow leopards.
For great family days out, there’s so much to see and do in Hampshire and most of it is totally unique to our area; from Beaulieu Motor Museum to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, there’s an experience waiting for every kind of curiosity.
BUYING NEW HAS GREAT ADVANTAGES
Buying new build homes in Hampshire doesn’t just mean you get to live in a great location.
Unlike buying second hand, a new build home should come with everything you need, ready to go. You won’t have any major repairs to make, leaky roofing to deal with or broken down boilers to get fixed; plus, there’s no forward chain which means you could move into your new home sooner.
We like to go a step further. Every Bargate home follows our guiding principles – which leads to our customers getting more. We specify premium features like utility areas, en-suite bathrooms and the latest kitchen appliances. We also give our customers space to grow and enjoy more from life; because that’s the Bargate way. We care.
NOW’S A GREAT TIME TO MOVE
One of the best reasons to buy new right now is the fact that it’s more accessible than ever, with Help to Buy for new homes and the Stamp Duty holiday in effect until the 31st of March 2021. We’re also offering Bargate Exchange on selected properties – letting you part exchange your current property for a dream new build home in Hampshire.
Interested? Talk to us about your next move.