Why Rent in Basingstoke?

Location, location, location…..

When renting a property there are a range of important factors to consider but location really is one of the most important. Before you choose a location you need to consider what you want from an area and see which areas meet your criteria. At Letcom, we believe we have the perfect location to meet any of your requirements.

Imagine living in a place where you can be exploring beautiful countryside one day, getting your fix of adrenalin sports the next and shopping the day after. Basingstoke is a modern and affluent town in Hampshire that has all this and more and is under an hour away from both the coast and London with fantastic transport links. Basingstoke is a growing, large town in the south east of England, the local region’s financial hub with a vibrant retail sector and major electronics, pharmaceuticals and insurance industries. This has the benefit of bringing increased employment opportunities to the area. All of these factors are important when deciding where to rent a property and choosing to rent in Basingstoke will be a decision you will not regret.


Basingstoke has a rich and vibrant history. Home to both Basing House and The Vyne, Basingstoke’s long history can be traced back to the Doomesday Book. You can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen, Basingstoke’s most famous daughter. Explore places she lived and visited and integrate yourself in her world, her countryside and lifestyle, all the influences for her novels. The Milestones Museum of local history will also help you discover all the events that have made Basingstoke the colourful town it is today. Basingstoke is surrounded by stunning countryside, so explore some of the hidden natural gems from the open hills of Watership Down to the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill and the intimate streets of Overton.


Why rent in Basingstoke you still ask ? The Festival Place Shopping Centre which opened in 2002, is Hampshire’s most popular shopping destination. Home to over 150 fantastic shops, including all the big high-street names with the addition of some more unique boutiques and more than 20 restaurants. You will be sure to find everything you need under one roof, so you can shop till you drop and then take the weight off your feet for a bite to eat.


From independent restaurants or fast food to gastro pubs and fine dining, there are plenty of options both in Basingstoke and the surrounding towns and villages. Whatever your favourite cuisine, you will be able to tempt your taste buds and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends or family.


Entertainment venues like the internationally renowned Anvil Arts, The Haymarket and other theatres ensure Basingstoke has a substantial cultural offering. There are also a variety of seasonal treats throughout the Basingstoke Festival and the UK’s biggest free music festival ‘Basingstoke Live’, as well as the Basingstoke Half Marathon, giving you the front row seat to events which get the crowds flocking to Basingstoke.

Whether you are looking for a house or apartment to rent, whatever your budget, we at Letcom letting agents Basingstoke are here to help, so contact us today or take a look at just some of our properties.