Havant is a busy market town on the rural coast between Chichester and Portsmouth. It is known for its plethora of well-preserved Georgian buildings and narrow weaving streets. Most of the town centre is a conservation area, which developed from a junction of ancient thoroughfares dating from Roman times.
Havant is popular with young families, full time workers, and retired people. This is due to the vast range of properties and many find Havant very accommodating.
Moving to Havant
The property market in Havant is always buoyant due to the range of properties available. One bedroom flats start at around £100,000, with two and three bedroom houses starting around £150,000 – £160,000, which is ideal for first time buyers. Family sized terraced homes start at around £170,000, and the most affordable semis have prices around £230,000. Detached homes range from £320,000, to prices way over £1 million.
For those wishing to rent in Havant, one and two-bedroom flats range between £650 and £850 pcm. Monthly prices over £850 offer terraced homes with three bedrooms. Semis are about £100 extra pcm compared to terraced homes, and all detached homes tend to be £1,500 pcm or more as the majority are period properties with three or more bedrooms and lovely gardens.
If you are moving to Havant, get in contact with Britannia Purvers. They are located just 15 minutes from Havant, in Petersfield. They are perfectly located and have the expert knowledge to make your move stress-free. They also have a variety of storage facilities to sort all customer needs.
Days Out in Havant
For a family day out, Staunton Country Park is an unquestionable option. This award winning park is an idyllic mix of ancient woodland and landscaped parkland, with a tearoom, maze, and children’s play area. Most loved, however, is the park’s farm, which is home to pigs, sheep, horses, donkeys, alpacas and goats!
Stanstead Park Light Railway is also very popular with families. Located in the beautiful grounds of Stanstead House, the 7¼ gauge railway travels along a half mile circuit. The train takes passengers of any age around the picturesque gardens on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Transport Links Havant
Havant train station may only have two platforms, but there are a number of eastbound and westbound services provided by South West Trains, Great Western Railway, and Southern. Eastbound, there are eight services per hour. There are three trains to London Waterloo (1 hour 19 minutes) and two to London Victoria (1 hour 44 minutes). Brighton is a 1 hour 2-minute journey, and Littlehampton, 37 minutes.
There are ten westbound trains running to Portsmouth Harbour (17 minutes), Portsmouth and Southsea (12 minutes), Southampton Central (43 minutes), and Bristol Temple Meads (2 hours 28 minutes).
As well as a comprehensive bus network, Havant is also well situated for easy road access. It is located between the M27 and A3, offering quick journeys to Chichester, Portsmouth, and towns further afield.