For those looking for a more rural locality, our Hook office can help too, offering a selection of individual and character properties in the surrounding countryside and up to the fringes of Basingstoke, including Eversley, Old Basing, Newnham, South Warnborough, Odiham and Rotherwick.
Our Hook Estate Agency Team
If you are looking to buy or rent property in Hook we highly recommend you visit to discuss your requirements in detail, property in Hook and the surrounding villages is high so make sure you are the first to know when a suitable property becomes available.
Simon Dredge, Branch Manager
Simon is a friendly and approachable character with personal drive and enthusiasm, and astute understanding of the local property market. Simon has worked for Mackenzie Smith for nearly 8 years with previous experience in Basingstoke and our Fleet and Ash Vale Offices; before becoming Branch Manager in Hook. A background including product management and a marketing degree, teamed with growing up locally, a passion for customer service and years of experience selling property of all types, make Simon an impressive estate agent. Simon enjoys meeting new people and is well suited to working in the local property market.
“I love being an estate agent in Hook as I grew up here and attended the local schools so I know the area extremely well. It’s great to have a real understanding of the Hook community and how the Village has evolved over the last 20 years.”
Kris Holmes, Senior Client Manager
Kris has joined the Mackenzie Smith team with a strong level of high street knowledge and experience of working within village markets, the perfect fit for our Hook branch.
“I’m delighted to be contributing to the outstanding levels of customer service that Mackenzie Smith offers across the board. We will continue to ensure that our Hook branch retains it’s market leader status whilst maintaining the levels of customer service that we have become renowned for in the area. With experience as both a valuer and negotiator, I will continue to support Simon’s efforts in creating a dynamic and driven sales team.”
Hook is a large village situated in North Hampshire approximately six miles east of Basingstoke. Initially a very small settlement the construction of Hook railway station in 1883 saw the village grow with an influx of railway workers and commuters. Hook railway station offers direct rail links to both London Waterloo and Southampton with indirect routes to Reading and Salisbury. Surrounding smaller villages include Nately Scures, Rotherwick and Newham.
There is a significant business community in the town, with the large Bartley Wood Business Park situated less than a mile from the village centre. It is the location of the operational headquarters of the United Kingdom’s largest cable television provider, Virgin Media Inc, formerly NTL and Telewest. Other companies locating in Hook are BMW Group Financial Services, Lenovo, Serco, Trimble Navigation, Old Mutual and EDS.
Between 2004 and 2006, Hook expanded eastwards with the development of the new Holt Park residential district. Local infant and primary schools have received significant investment recently. There is a Tesco Supermarket in the village. Local youth and adult cricket and football clubs are centred around the village community centre.
What brings Buyers to Hook?
The majority of buyers moving into Hook are young families and commuters. Hook provides excellent commuter links via its mainline train station that serves London Waterloo in just under an hour, along with the M3 and M4 motorways which are very easily accessible. With the London prices ever increasing and congestion there a constant issue, I have been experiencing an influx of London clients moving to Hook where they have been able to commute in and out of the city without really adding much to their existing journey times.
In addition, many buyers choose Hook for the local schooling which is superb. Hook infants and primary school is very popular and is a short walk from where ever you live in the Village. Roberts May’s senior school which serves Hook, benefits from excellent Ofsted results and is also a major decision factor for those choosing to live in Hook.
The current marketplace in Hook and the surrounding area is experiencing high levels in demand but has for considerable time been short on supply. The upshot of this is that it has created a very strong position from which to sell from. Clients have been confident that I have been able to achieve the best price possible whilst taking our pick of the best buyers. The majority of Hook was built in the late eighties and early nineties so the village is greatly populated by modern houses within estates which have always been in demand but in particular the North side of the village has always been the preferred side of Hook. From here the village is easy to walk to and the open countryside to Rotherwick and beyond are also very close by.
Having grown up in Hook myself since the early nineties, it’s great to be selling houses in the area that I know and love so well. It’s also been fantastic to see how the village has evolved over the years but the same core reasons why people live in Hook have not changed at all. It’s fair to say that I have seen the village experience some development in that time, but the general feel of the village is much the same.
Simon Dredge, Assistant Branch Manager
For further information about Hook and the surrounding area, or to enquire about property for sale or to rent in Hook please contact the local office: Hook Office 01256 764666 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Lettings 01252 514000 or email@example.com.