There’s a longing among many families to get back to nature in our everyday lives.

And what can be more welcoming than a quiet haven, away from hustle and bustle, that’s fronted by four maturing oak trees that frames a substantial house that’s itself clad in wood.

Aptly named Four Oaks and set in the village of Oakley, the property even comes with a potential office above the separate garage block which offers to shorten the daily commute to less than the length of the driveway. Should catching the train be inevitable some days, Basingstoke offers a service to Waterloo in just 45 minutes.

But the temptation will be to stay at home, perhaps straying onto the area’s paths and bridleways to gain inspiration. One path begins literally yards away at the end of Pardown, the lane leading to the property, while at the lane’s other end is a bridleway connecting to the Wayfarer’s Walk long distance path for those who pace long and hard while they think.

Back home, there’s a cradle of comfort thanks to the spacious living area, complete with a separate drawing room and a huge kitchen / dining / family space that looks out through three sets of bi-fold doors to the property’s 1.5 acres of garden and paddock.

Upstairs, with four current bedrooms and the possibility to create a fifth by converting back the principal suite’s dressing room to its original use – the perfect nursery, perhaps, adjacent to the parents’ own room – there is plenty of space that includes a spacious guest room with en-suite wet room.

Families will welcome the excellent private and state schooling choices the area offers, along with superb leisure facilities on days when the weather forces eschewing the open countryside. But with Four Oaks offering the very best that the natural world has to offer, such days will be few and far between for real outdoors types!

Guide price is £1.75 million (EPC Band B). For more information, contact Randalls Residential on 01256 345635.