A Complete Guide to Living in Chandler’s Ford

Are you considering moving to Chandler’s Ford? Or perhaps you have recently relocated. To give you a helping hand, we at Sherborne House have created this guide to help you get to know Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area.

Chandler’s Ford is a largely residential area and civil parish in the borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire. Seven miles southwest of Winchester and five miles northeast of Southampton, Chandler’s Ford holds plenty of recreation areas, schools, shops and eateries.

Chandler’s Ford has a rich history and friendly community. With a range of shops and cafes, as well as lakes, parks and playgrounds, Chandler’s Ford holds a host of modern amenities and family-friendly spaces. It is also within close proximity to the coast, with ease of access for commutes to the capital and many other major towns such as Basingstoke and Reading to the north, and Portsmouth to the east, Bournemouth to the west. It is also well worth noting the myriad of pretty villages and beautiful countryside that Hampshire has to offer.

Walking & Hiking in Hampshire

Walking in Hampshire is one of the best ways to see the county. Hampshire is home to 3,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways across two National Parks, beautiful countryside, a coastline offering views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and through villages, towns and cities.

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Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, was Jane Austen’s final home. It was within these walls that Jane wrote and revised her six beloved novels. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world.

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Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

With over 280 vehicles in its world famous collection, the Museum tells the story of motoring in Britain from humble beginnings to the present day. Displays include classic cars, historic sporting motors, modern rally cars, F1 racers, a rustic 1930’s country garage and Wheels – a sedate pod ride through motoring history.

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Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

From cobbled streets to a seaside pier, teddy bears, vintage vehicles, an operating pub, sweet shop and more, there is so much for everyone to see, do and enjoy at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history!

There’s no need to ‘remember the good old days’ – at Milestones Living History Museum, you can live them!

In Milestones’ detailed recreation of life from the Victorian times through to the 1930s and 1940s, you can travel the cobbled streets of yesteryear. In the life-sized, immersive streets, you’ll find buildings, shops and vehicles recreated and restored as they would have been in olden times.

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