Overton is in the borough of Basingstoke & Deane. It is a large village in the upper Test Valley and according to the 2011 census holds a population of about 4,315 people. The village lies in the centre of the civil parish with the small settlements of Ashe, Ashe Warren, South Litchfield, Coxford Down, Polhampton, Southington, Quidhampton and Northington spread in the outlying countryside.
The village is the well-known home to a couple of large organisations, De La Rue Papermill and more recently Bombay Sapphire Distillery in nearby Laverstoke. Architecturally the village is very pretty, with varying aged properties dating hundreds of years, and more modern settlements including the Foxdown development. The village provides easy access to both Basingstoke, Newbury and Winchester and also provides a train link to London, Waterloo.
Overton Church of England primary school – www.overtonprimary.co.uk
Testbourne Community Secondary School – www.testbourne.hants.sch.uk
The village has a selection of shops and has four Public Houses; The White Hart, The Greyhound, The Red Lion and The Old House at Home. There are also ample sporting facilities including a cricket and football pitch. Basingstoke is approximately 8 miles away and provides a vast array of leisure facilities including the well regarded Festival Place.
Overton is host to a number of excellent pubs/restaurants. Below you will find a selection.
The Red Lion – www.redlion-overton.co.uk
The White Hart – www.whitehartoverton.co.uk
The Overton Coffee Shop – www.theovertoncoffeeshop.co.uk
Redfort Tandoori Indian Restaurant – www.redfortrestaurant.com
Overton is situated in rural Hampshire and provides fantastic walks. There is also a selection of boutique shops for people to enjoy, along with extensive sporting facilities including the football club and cricket team that play at the Recreation Centre, Bridge Street. Basingstoke is situated approximately 8 miles to the east and is home to Festival Place, a Leisure Park and an abundance of eateries.
Overton is home to a mainline train line to London Waterloo which is run on an hourly basis and takes approximately 1 hour. The M3 can be accessed via the Basingstoke Junction or via the A34 heading to the South Coast. There is also a regular bus service that caters for the local parish.