For some of our Retirement Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, who can be contacted on 01256 381275.
Southrope is a small countryside development of 8 one bungalows based in the picturesque village of Herriard outside Basingstoke. A site manager looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as offering further advice and support as required. Plus, with Hanover’s 24 hour emergency call system, you can relax in the knowledge that you have access to help and assistance should you ever need it.
There is a pub serving food just around the corner to the estate. A regular bus service operates to Basingstoke town centre, providing easy access to more shops and amenities.
Around the local area
The Fur and Feathers gastro pub is just around the corner from Southrope Green. The parish of Herriard has acres of farms and woodland, full of beautiful trees and wildlife.
There is a popular weekly market held on Wednesdays in Basingstoke town centre. The Festival Place shopping centre has a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and a cinema. In Portchester Square is the Basingstoke Sports Centre which has a gym, fitness studio, swimming pool and health spa.
Basingstoke is also home to The Anvil, Haymarket and Proteus theatres for drama and concerts. Diverse local music groups range from brass bands to symphony orchestras.
Things to see and do
Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a wonderfully scenic route, passing through woodland to wetland and pasture. Known locally as King John’s Castle, the ruins of Odiham Castle are located adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. They are currently being restored and are open to the public.
Basing House was a major Tudor palace and castle in the nearby village of Old Basing. The extensive ruins are open to the public and accessed by an attractive riverside walk.
Milestones is an award winning living history museum where you can explore a network of full size streets, village green, pub and a steam locomotive, dating from Victorian times to 1945.
How to find us
Southrope Green is in the village of Herriard on the A339, easily reached from Junction 6 of the M3. It is around 5 miles from Basingstoke, a large old market town in northeast Hampshire.
The town’s railway station provides many services including those for London Waterloo, Reading and Southampton. Bus services run to Farnborough, Winchester, Andover, Newbury and Reading.
Distance to GP: 8 miles
Distance to shop: 2 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 2 miles