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Hawthorn Rise is a proposed development of new homes in Picket Piece, which benefit from a tranquil, sought-after location a few miles from Andover, and benefiting from excellent rail and road links. The anticipated product mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties will appeal to first-time buyers, families and commuters.
2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes
Garages, or off-street parking to all properties
Situated in a highly-desirable village
Close to the beautiful North Wessex Downs
Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Andover
North of Walworth Road, Picket Piece, Andover, SP11 6LY
The small village of Picket Piece is situated within the Test Valley district of Hampshire. From the A303, Hawthorne Rise can be found around five minutes’ drive away.
Residents will find good local amenities close to home, with a selection of supermarkets, a post office and a gym within 1.5 miles, as well as the Picket Piece Sports and Social Hall, which holds regular community events. A handful of casual eateries can also be found within a short distance of Hawthorn Rise, including two traditional inn-keeper style pubs, serving hearty, homemade meals.
<span;">Around a five minute drive from the development, picturesque Andover is home to a wide range of retail parks and shopping malls, such as the extensive Chantry Centre. Alternatively, the town’s attractive high street holds a twice-weekly general market, offering fresh local produce from across Hampshire, as well as clothing, homewares and artisan gifts.
Andover holds a rich and fascinating heritage, which can be seen in the 18th century architecture dotted around this vibrant market town. History enthusiasts will delight in sites such as The Andover Time Ring (10 mosaic panels depicting key historical events), and the ‘Poetry Trails’ set in stone and etched glass, which can be found along the banks of the River Anton.
Within a short drive of Hawthorn Rise, The Andover Museum, and the Museum of the Iron Age provide an enlightening day out for visitors of any age, while varied evening entertainment can be found at The Lights art and entertainment venue. Here, guests can attend touring and amateur dance performances, comedy gigs, theatre shows and concerts.
An ideal choice for families, Hawthorn Rise benefits from close proximity to a number of child-friendly attractions. Just a short walk from the development, Finkley Down Farm is an award-winning farm park, well-loved in the area for its educational children’s activities. Attractions include a large indoor play barn, pedal go-carts, tractor rides and sand pits, as well a petting zoo and regular ‘birds of prey’ displays. Jungle Jungle indoor adventure centre is another popular attraction for families, with ball pools, bouncy castles, soft play and slides, all less than one mile from Hawthorn Rise.
Children of school age are well catered for in the area, with a number of schools serving primary through to higher education. Vigo Primary School and Pilgrims Church of England Primary School are both located within a two mile radius of Hawthorn Rise, while several other primary schools can be found in nearby Andover.
For older students, Winton Community Academy is just 1.5 miles away, while Harrow Way Community School and Rookwood School (independent), are both within an eight minute drive. Those pursuing further study may consider the high-performing Andover College, which offers a comprehensive range of academic and vocational courses, within a five minute drive of Hawthorne Rise.
Transport connections in the area are excellent, with good public transport options and easy access to the motorway network. The closest major roads are the A303, just a five minute drive from Hawthorn Rise, and the A34, which is around 10 minutes away by car. Andover town centre is just 2.5 miles away and home to a well-connected train station.
Regular services from the station include Salisbury, London Waterloo, Exeter St David’s and Yeovil Junction, all passing major commuter destinations on route.
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