Booking a Hook holiday home will allow you to experience the charms of a village that dates back to the 18th century and that retains many of its original features. It has a lively village centre with some interesting shops and places to eat, and no less than five pubs, including the White Hart, which was a coaching inn in the days of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.
Things to Do
There is plenty to see and do only a short drive away from your Hook holiday apartment. Twenty minutes down the A287 are the ruins of the 13th century Odiham Castle. This is also a good stopping off point for the Basingstoke Canal, where you can take long walks on the towpath or hire rowing boats, punts and kayaks if you want to dabble on the water. Or why not stretch your legs on Hook Common and Bartley Heath, where wild horses roam and the rare Marsh Gentian flowers in autumn? From Hook a holiday home gives you access to a great deal of unspoilt beauty.
Farnborough airfield, which hosts a celebrated airshow in July on even-numbered years, makes an ideal day excursion by car or bus from your Hook holiday apartment. Right nextdoor is Basingstoke. It's worth a visit to Basingstoke too, as there is so much to do in the town. Down the A31 is Winchester, the capital of England in the time of King Alfred, which boasts a magnificent cathedral and an equally ancient school. Alternatively, you could catch a train to Portsmouth, whose historic dockyard offers the chance to walk the decks of Admiral Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory.