Oakley is a fairly sizeable village yet retains all that is required for a quieter life in the countryside. It is in the borough of Basingstoke & Deane and is situated to the West of Basingstoke Town, approximately 4 miles to the town centre. The village centre is host to some beautiful old buildings with idyllic thatched roofs but is also host to some modern developments, the majority of which were built in the 1970’s.
Oakley Church of England Junior School – oakleyjuniorschool.co.uk
Kempshott Junior School – www.kempshott-jun.hants.sch.uk
Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School (Secondary) – www.bcs.hants.sch.uk
Brighton Hill Community School (Secondary) – www.brightonhill.hants.sch.uk
For a village, Oakley offers a great number of amenities including regular bus routes, a shared doctors surgery with Overton, a convenience store, post office, café, dental surgery and local butchers.
Three pubs are on offer in Oakley including the Barlow Mow in the village centre, the Fox Inn on the Andover Road and finally towards Overton, from Basingstoke, the Beach Arms can be found. A recent addition to the village centre is a café called Jolly Olly’s.
Families are spoilt for choice in Oakley, host to some fantastic rural walks, play parks and places to explore. The village benefits from a number of sports teams including Oakley football and cricket clubs, which cater from juniors to adults. Basingstoke is approximately 4 miles away and boasts a shopping centre, trainline and Leisure Park.
Oakley is situated on the west of Basingstoke and provides bus routes on an hourly basis. People with access to a car can enjoy easy road links to the A339 to Newbury and adjoining M3 to London and the South Coast. The Basingstoke mainline train line to London Waterloo arrives in approximately 45 minutes.