Bramley is a village and parish on the north eastern fringes of Basingstoke town. It is a popular and attractive village that comprises of older architecture and some modern developments. Bramley is approximately 7 miles away from Basingstoke town centre. The village is popular with commuters as it is serviced by a trainline from Basingstoke to Reading. In the 2001 census it had a population of 3,348 however, by now the population will have increased due to the popularity of Basingstoke as a commuter town and all of its fantastic amenities including Festival Place shopping centre.
Sherborne Saint John Church of England Primary School – http://www.ssj-school.co.uk
St Bede’s Catholic Primary School – www.stbedesprimary.co.uk
Merton Junior School – www.mertonjuniorschool.co.uk
Everest Community Academy (Secondary) – www.everestcommunityacademy.org
The Vyne Community School (secondary) – www.vyne.hants.sch.uk
Bramley offers a range of useful amenities with more extensive ones available in Basingstoke and Reading. Currently there is a doctors surgery, church, bakery and coffee shop. The Clift Meadow Pavilion provides a space for locals to hold events and participate in sporting activities.
The local village pub has recently been changed to an Indian restaurant called Dhaba. Here you can find a vast array of Indian style dishes and alcoholic beverages.
The Bramley bakery is a well-regarded and established company, a great place to pick up your breads and pastries, however you can also enjoy a cup of coffee in the café.
There are parks and bridal ways for walks and horse riding, along with opportunities for youngsters to explore the local wildlife. Basingstoke Town Centre is approximately 7 miles away and provides a shopping centre and cinema. Slightly further afield is the Leisure Park where families can enjoy swimming, ice skating, bowling, fast food and another cinema.
Bramley is situated on the North East of Basingstoke and provides good access to the A33 which runs to Reading and the A339 routes to Newbury. The M3 is easily accessible and provides direct access to London and the South Coast. There are bus routes servicing Bramley and the mainline train line is approximately 7 miles away in Basingstoke which allows access to London Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes. The village train station allows access to either Basingstoke or Reading city.