Old Basing, formally just called Basing is situated on the east side of Basingstoke Town. Old Basing is a civil Parish of Old Basing & Lychpit. Situated approximately 3 miles from Basingstoke town centre and all of its central amenities. Old basing is steeped in history with its first settlement thought to have been established is 700AD along with many listed properties in the village centre. Old Basing is probably most well known for its ancient ruins at Basing House which was built on a Norman castle. More recently there have been a few newer developments on the outskirts being built which provide great access to the M3 and Basingstoke town centre.
Old Basing Infant School – www.oldbasinginfants.co.uk
St Mary Church Of England School (primary) – www.st-marys-jun.hants.sch.uk
Great Binfield’s School (primary) – www.greatbinfields.co.uk
The Costello School (secondary) www.costelloschool.co.uk
Dove House School (secondary) www.dovehouseacademy.com
Old Basing provides small local convenience shops, including a Co-Op and bakery. There are regular bus routes that service the village and provide access to Basingstoke town. Chineham offers a variety of amenities at the Chineham shopping centre. These range from supermarkets, fast food outlets, a coffee shop, Greggs bakery, a post office, a petrol station and clothing shops. You can find a full list of the facilities available for the centre at www.chinehamshopping.co.uk. There are some smaller local shops available on Bowman Road which includes a Pharmacy and local convenience store.
There are a number of established pubs in the village which include:
Barton’s Mill – www.bartonsmillpubanddining.co.uk
The Crown – www.thecrownoldbasing.com
The Hatch – www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/hampshire/hatch
The famous Oliver’s fish and chip shop can be found just off the A30 – www.olivers4fish.co.uk
The village provides all that is needed for a quintessential village life, including fantastic rural walks, woodland parks and a number of eateries. The Village Hall and recreation ground cater for the keen sportsmen with a local cricket and football club. Basingstoke Town Centre is approximately 3 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.
Old Basing is situated on the 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. The A30 provides easy access to Hook. There are regular bus routes servicing Old Basing and the mainline train line is approximately 3 miles away which allows access to London Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes.