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Thinking of moving to Clanfield, Hampshire

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GothicRainbow Fri 08-Jan-16 17:37:14

I have posted this on mumsnet local Hampshire but thinking these pages will be more traffic heavy.

We're off to see a property in clanfield at the weekend and I'm looking for some info on what the area is like and if there are any road/areas of clanfield that are best avoided.

We currently live about half an hours drive away so don't really know the area. Any advice would be really appreciated!

I have a 2.5 year old DS and another on the way so would be interested to know about the schools/preschools and how child friendly the area is.

HopeClearwater Sat 09-Jan-16 01:01:53

Um. It felt like a big housing estate to me, but it's nicer than its neighbouring village Horndean. I don't think there's a secondary school there though. Not much to do in Clanfield itself, you'd have to go south to Portsmouth or north to Petersfield for shops / cafes / leisure facilities. Lot of young families there.

SparkleSoiree Sat 09-Jan-16 01:03:54

We looked there and after a drive around a few times trying to understand the facilities we didn't find anything other than the local shop, hair dresser and doctors surgery. Easy access to A3 but the new development felt very claustrophobic with major parking issues in certain parts of it.

GothicRainbow Sat 09-Jan-16 08:24:24

Thanks both, the house we're looking at is in the older part of clanfield so not the new development.

I have a car and have relatives in petersfield so would likely use that as my main high street and facilities if necessary.

MrsBosh Sat 09-Jan-16 17:05:51

I have relatives here - living in the older part. They're in their 60s and retired. It seems fairly nice and quiet but with not too much to do as Sparkle points out. We went on a pretty walk from the house and the access to roads is good, as others have said. Good luck!

pilling85 Mon 11-Jan-16 15:45:13

Hello all,

I am too looking at the area. I currently work and live in Guildford but am looking to buy my first property with my wife and nearly 2 year old boy.

From a small bit of research it seems there is a good school for infants however the junior school has poor offsted reports. There is also no secondary school. It does seem Horndean has a good junior and secondary school.

Straight question but what is everyone like that lives here? Friendly? welcoming? I only ask because we will be moving quite far away from family and friends and will be very keen to make new friendship groups. Being right next to Queen Elizabeth I guess there are lots of walks to do and seems to be a few village pubs dotted around which is cool.

Anything else to do with young toddlers etc?

Speak to you soon

seangrady Wed 29-Jun-16 12:39:52

Hi my wife and I are considering buying a place in Clanfield. Near New Road. Is the A3, A problem in that area...noise, pollution, cut through traffic? Thanks in advance.

seangrady Wed 29-Jun-16 12:40:58

I've always heard clanfield is lovely being from Portsmouth myself.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 29-Jun-16 12:43:53

Clanfield is lovely, has a good church and some nice pubs. Beautiful walks and near to Petersfield which is a fantastic town. Regarding schools, the new one in Waterlooville, Berewood Academy, is fantastic. Lovely part of the country. PM me if you want to know any more smile

GwenHorndean Fri 02-Dec-16 14:53:31

Clanfield and Horndean are great. There's loads of facilities and plenty for kids to do (you will need a car and money to do it with though!). There's choice on schools, lots of childcare provision and the people are great. Also love the fact we are so close to both the sea, countryside and only an hour on the train to London. I work locally at Butser Ancient Farm and Horndean Technology College and love living here. Not originally from here, I have found everyone welcoming.

nurseynoonoo Sun 04-Dec-16 08:20:57

We are buying a house in Horndean at the moment, hoping to move in just before Christmas. We currently live in neighbouring Havant.

Clanfield looks lovely when I have driven through even has a cocktail bar which they don't have in Horndean!!

The schools are great and people friendly you will love it

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