Fabulous choices in schools and homes to rent

North Hampshire has some fabulous choices for families seeking schooling for their children in the triangle formed by Andover, Newbury, and Basingstoke. Equally, it has a superb choice of lettings properties for families moving into or around the area.

A perfect example is Maple Ridge (£2,600 per month, EPC Band D) at Hurstbourne Tarrant, with excellent travel links in all directions for parents committed to both the school run and a daily commute via Whitchurch. With five bedrooms, it is an excellent family base.

Downstairs there is a good-sized eat-in kitchen leading to the conservatory overlooking the garden. The large drawing room has French windows to the rear, and bi-fold doors through to the dining room. There is a further study and playroom with French windows on to the terrace plus excellent utility and boot rooms and downstairs w.c. The first floor has a master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower room, two double bedrooms with a modern room, and two further smaller doubles and a family bathroom.

In nearby Stoke, The Old Post House (£2,250 EPC D) is a beautifully-presented period detached house. It has an attractively finished country kitchen / family / breakfast / sitting room with partial under-floor heating plus a utility room, well-proportioned drawing room with open fire, family room, hall / study, good-sized downstairs bathroom and separate w.c. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and one single, all with wardrobes, plus a second family bathroom. The south-west facing rear garden is mainly lawn with raised beds and a lovely terrace – the rent includes a weekly gardener.

Underwood House (£2,600 EPC D), at Vernham Dean, has a good-size, light drawing room with fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen / breakfast room, and a great snug / study/ family room. The first floor offers three large double…