About this office
Our team of estate agents in Liphook are based in one of the oldest buildings in the village, which dates back to the 1600s and first became an estate agency in 1965. Working and living in the general Liphook area, the Hamptons team has a combined experience of over 120 years. Our team are on hand to assist with everything from one-bedroom flats to family homes to large country houses for sale, covering an area that extends from Grayshott to the north west of Liphook to Liss and Petersfield to the south west.
Lettings in the area are covered by our Farnham branch.
Why move to Liphook?
Liphook is situated in Hampshire, close to the West Surrey and West Sussex borders. The surrounding area is renowned for its beautiful scenery of rich, varied woodlands and colourful heaths, rising to nearly 700 feet above sea level at Bramshott. The village is situated on the edge of the recently formed South Downs National Park and the River Wey flows through the Parish. Much of the extensive countryside nearby is under the ownership of the National Trust, who maintain it for public use. Liphook has grown in popularity in recent years due to its excellent choice schooling and transport links to London and the South Coast by both rail and road.
A little bit of history
Liphook and the road from London to Portsmouth have many historic associations. Samuel Pepys records in his diary that having lost his way in the forest on his journey to Portsmouth to inspect the naval vessels, he arrived at the inn at Liphook where he found there were ‘good honest people’. The poet Lord Tennyson had his last home at Blackdown, just over the Sussex border, and he frequently walked across to Bramshott, the unspoilt beauty of which is immortalised in some of his verses.
Architecture and property
The development of Liphook coincided with the London to Portsmouth coach service which started in 1688 and the popularity of The Blue Anchor coaching inn, which still stands in The Square today as The Royal Anchor public house, along with other 17th century buildings including the Hamptons office. The advent of the railway at Liphook in 1859 encouraged further development in the area and as a result we have some fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian properties in and around the village. The famous country house architect and garden designer Henry Inigo Triggs lived in Liphook from 1910 and his influence can be seen in its Arts & Crafts style houses. More recently in the 1960s and 70s, E & L Berg built a development styled in an American open plan layout which featured at the Ideal Home Exhibition at the time.
Shopping and amenities
Liphook itself benefits from a good range of local shops, including a Sainsbury’s supermarket and a Co-Op with post office. There is a library, doctor and dentist surgeries, and a veterinary clinic. Recreational facilities include two golf courses, various sports clubs and Champneys health spa. More comprehensive facilities can be found about 8 miles distant in the market town of Petersfield.
Liphook has an excellent Italian restaurant, two coffee shops and a variety of rustic local pubs serving hearty comfort food, including the renowned Deers Hut and The Links Tavern. The Millennium Centre houses the Heritage Centre and hosts local events and cinema screenings throughout the year.
Within the village is Radford Park, offering circular routes for walkers, wildlife ponds, managed woodland and water meadows, as well as a recreation ground with children’s play equipment. The village is surrounded by good walking and riding countryside, such as Ludshott Common, over 700 acres of heath and common land, Waggoners Wells, a set of three ponds in a wooded valley, and the Devils’ Punch Bowl at Hindhead, all sites maintained by the National Trust.
Liphook is served by Bohunt Secondary School and Sixth Form, and excellent state infant and junior schools. Independent schools in the village include Churcher’s College Junior School and Highfield & Brookham Schools, with Bedales and Churcher’s College further afield in Petersfield, and St. Edmund’s and Amesbury Schools in Hindhead.
Liphook benefits from a station on the Portsmouth/Waterloo main line with a journey time to London of just over an hour and Haslemere station, under 5 miles away, provides express trains to Waterloo in around 45 minutes. Two local junctions give access to the A3 and the Hindhead Tunnel for improved journey times to Guildford, the M25 and London. The south coast is also within easy reach at a distance of about 30 miles.