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Many consider Petersfield to be an overlooked gem of Hampshire. It is just 50 miles south-west of London and is surrounded by the magnificent countryside of the South Downs National Park. The market town dates back to the 12th century and today is home to a number of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities for all to enjoy.
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Moving to Petersfield
Petersfield falls into two Guildford postcodes: GU31 covers the town and villages to the south; G32 covers the suburbs of Sheet and Steep and the villages of East and West Meon. Both areas are equally as desirable but, on average, homes tend to be 7% more expensive in GU31.
Some of the most attractive roads to live on in Petersfield include Sussex Avenue, Heath Road and The Avenue. The majority of the homes on these streets are large Victorian properties with sizeable. If Victorian properties are your cup of tea, there are three bedroom cottages in the town centre with asking prices around £300,000 or mansions towards Petersfield with a minimum price tag of £1 million.
Families and young professionals tend to live on one of the residential estates of the town. Herne Farm is a popular choice with one-bedroom flats upwards of £125,000 and four-bedroom houses around £525,000.
Schools in Petersfield
Given a relatively small population, the majority of children in Petersfield attend Petersfield Infant School which was awarded ‘outstanding’ during its latest Ofsted inspection. Usually, academic years 3 to 6 are spent at Herne Junior School before children attend the local secondary school. Known locally as TPS, Petersfield School is ‘outstanding’ and caters to boys and girls aged 11 to 16.
Children who wish to further their education have access to three sixth form colleges, in Havant, Alton and Waterlooville.
Beadales is the most local private school. It is a co-educational facility for those aged three to 18 and offers day and boarding facilities. It is famed for its experimental teaching methods and focus upon the arts.
Transport Links Petersfield
Petersfield lies just east of the A3, the main arterial road running from the south coast and into London. Commuters should be aware that at peak hours the A3 is notorious for congestion. Portsmouth is under half an hour’s drive in good traffic and Guildford can be accessed in around 35 minutes.
Petersfield railway station sits on the Portsmouth Direct Line which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. The station has two platforms with three trains in each director. Northbound there are two express services to London Waterloo (1 hour 6 minutes) and one stopping service (1 hour 25 minutes). Southbound services to Portsmouth Harbour take between 33 and 45 minutes.