Bramley is one of Hampshire’s many lovely villages, and it’s a stone’s throw from the county’s largest town, Basingstoke. That has given it a popular reputation as a base for family life within easy reach of all that the town offers.
The heart of Bramley is home to a village shop, a much-loved bakery, an all-important village pub and a railway station. A primary school, park, village hall and football club complete the community feel here.
Bramley is in the area of North Hampshire that sits between the M3 and the M4, and the A33 is the main link road, just to the east of the village, heading on up to Reading. To the west, the A339 heads from Basingstoke to Newbury. You will soon get to know the network of cross-country routes around the village, which will get you where you want to be, and it will always be a pleasure to come home to somewhere that’s a little bit off the beaten track.
Good transport options
The M3 will be your first port of call for journeys between London and Southampton. Junctions 6 and 7 serve Basingstoke, which is just 4 miles away. Just a few miles to the west of Basingstoke, the A303 sets off towards the South West and the M3 carries on down to the South Coast. The village is well-placed for Reading too. It’s only 13 miles away and takes about half an hour by car or 20 minutes by train.
Going to town
Basingstoke is of course, the polar opposite to Bramley. However, it’s so convenient to have a large town with a wide range of facilities, so close. It’s a big economic hub for Hampshire and with such an easy link to London, it’s home to several large companies and businesses and has the infrastructure to support them. From shops to leisure facilities, from sports venues to entertainment venues, Basingstoke has it all laid on.
The lifeblood of a village is often its primary school, and Bramley’s school is a great starting point for young children. Secondary education is catered for in Basingstoke, where there are also two further education colleges, a sixth-form college and a technical college.