Liphook is surrounded by glorious countryside in every direction, set in East Hampshire and lying close to the Surrey and West Sussex borders. This three-county setting is renowned for its beautiful scenery of rich and varied woodlands and colourful heaths. Much of the land in and around the parish is owned by the National Trust or set in the South Downs National Park.
There is a huge network of footpaths and bridleways to be enjoyed, including the Sussex Border Path, the Shipwrights Way and the Serpent Trail which cross the elevated Weavers Down, beautiful Chapel Common, Iron Hill, Stanley Common leading to Linchmere and Marley Commons. The National Trust’s Conford Moor, Passfield and Waggoners Wells are also nearby whilst within the village itself, Radford Park straddles the River Wey and features parkland and woodland walks.
From Liphook, we cover a wide area including the villages of Bramshott, Milland, Headley & Headley Down, Grayshott, Hill Brow, Liss and Rogate. For the commuter, trains to London from Liphook’s mainline station take just over an hour, whilst the A3 which was greatly improved in 2011 by the opening of the Hindhead tunnels provides superb road links to the south-coast, Guildford, M25 and London. Liphook is also well-placed for the nearby towns of Petersfield, Haslemere, Godalming, Farnham and Chichester.
Bramshott is a small pretty village, offering a lovely selection of charming cottages and houses. Just a short distance from the A3 junction the village is surrounded by a network of footpaths, featuring riverside woodland and farmland walks.
The village is perhaps most renowned for its historic church and the quietly thought-provoking Canadian War Graves which are tended by the War Graves Commission.
The village is also well-known for its community spirit with its annual open gardens festival being one of the village highlights. Bramshott itself lies just a mile or so from the centre of Liphook and offers all the delights of small village life, but with the benefits of superb facilities and amenities close to hand.
Lying just three miles to the north of Liphook lies Headley/Headley Down and Arford a semi-rural yet residential environment adjoining the National Trust and Ludshott Common with its extensive bridleways and footpaths. The area offers an extensive variety of property types and within Arford there is a country pub with riverside garden and an attractive selection of cottages.
Nearby, Grayshott offers more comprehensive amenities, including national and independent shops, schools and easy access to Hindhead Commons, The Devils Punchbowl and Hindhead Tunnels.
As you travel southbound on the old London to Portsmouth Road, you encounter Liss and Hill Brow, set in the South Downs National Park and once again offering many miles of footpaths, the area offers an impressive variety of homes, starting with the first time buyer apartments, all the way through to large country houses. Liss Village Centre offers a good selection of shops which cater for day to day needs, as well as a school and mainline railway station. Hill Brow offers some lovely views towards the Milland Valley with many walks across Durford Wood and Rogate Common and easy access to the market town of Petersfield which lies just to the south-west.
To the south of Liphook and just across the border into West Sussex, Milland is the quintessential English village with a public house, local shop, Infant School and village green.
Set in the South Downs National Park and surrounded by open farmland, Milland is perfect for those wanting village life, but with accessibility to the area’s road and rail networks and the nearby towns of Petersfield, Midhurst and Haslemere.
Nestled in the Milland Valley, the surrounding area is noted for its many fine country homes and within striking distance are many pretty hamlets such as Borden Wood, Redford, Iping and Steadham.
Just to the north of Milland lies one of the areas historic country estates Hollycombe, which now features the Hollycombe Steam Collection with one of the largest collections of working steam-powered fairground rides in the country. The nearby Iron Hill, Stanley Common and Linchmere Common offer miles of interrupted walking country.