A VILLAGE in Hampshire with a "good selection of shops" and "great walks" has been named among Britain's best locations to work from home.

Overton was included alongside 19 other locations in a list from the Daily Mail, which analysed various criteria.

Factors that were analysed included house prices, connectivity, access to the countryside and proximity to a town or city.

Discussing the creation of the list, the publication wrote: "The days when people moving from the city bought up isolated small holdings to live the ‘good life’ disappeared with Covid. Today’s relocators have different criteria. 

"They are quite likely to be working from home, and a gastro pub, attractive scenery, friendly community, fast wi-fi and reasonable proximity to a town or city are on their wish lists."

The full list of the 20 best work from home locations in Britain can be found on the Daily Mail website here.

What was said about Overton?

Overton was praised for its great options for walks in the nearby area and wide selection of shops on its high street.

The Daily Mail wrote: "With its broad high street and good selection of shops, Overton has the feel of a town in miniature.

"There has been an influx of young incomers recently, attracted by the good communications and the proximity of great walks on White Hill, the model for Watership Down.

"Don’t mention neighbouring Whitchurch to old-timers – the villages have been bickering for centuries."

For those looking to move into the area, the average house price is £477,000, whilst superfast but not ultrafast connectivity is available.

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Meanwhile, for travel connections, it says: "It is four miles from the M3 at North Waltham and the train service into London Waterloo takes under an hour. You have a good chance of getting a seat before Basingstoke."

In terms of recommendations for food and drink, the publication shared: "Sample the warm welcome in the pretty Red Lion, which also offers good pub food a few times a week. Amore (Italian) and Redfort (Indian) are both worth visiting."

Overall, Overton is said to have a "small town vibe" but a "big village welcome".