Squirrel Wood

Basingstoke, Hampshire


Design Your Home's flagship custom build development, within the beautiful Hampshire countryside and only 10 minutes from the centre of Basingstoke, offers 'Custom Build' houses from £260,000 and 'Custom Choice' houses from £350,000.

Phase 1 at Squirrel Wood comprises 10 custom build or custom choice homes available to purchase on a freehold basis.

The Type H Coach House offers a 2 bedroom custom build apartment with the benefit of an internal garage. With the option of a utility room and WC on the ground floor, or an extra en-suite bathroom or even a terrace if you prefer upstairs, this property can be configured suitably to meet your requirements.

The semi-detached TYPE F properties are available to purchase on both a custom build and a custom choice basis. Choose to have the kitchen at the front or the rear, and gain extra room with an extension. You can decide to have 2 large bedrooms on the first floor, or you may favour 3 smaller bedrooms to fit your lifestyle. 

If you seek a detached house, the Type E property can be configured just how you want it. Decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need and what size they should be.

Custom build

Make a home your own. Select a fully serviced plot, choose an internal layout from a wide range of pre-approved choices available, then enter into a contract with Design Your Home to build the property. With custom build you purchase your serviced plot in advance of building commencing. 

Choose what you want on the inside and out, from the doors, skirtings, kitchen and bathrooms, to the colour of the external cladding and bricks. With custom build you get a house you want, personalised by you, without the need for any previous building experience. At Squirrel Wood, your custom build home can be created within just six months.

Funding options are available if required. From only 5% deposit, BuildStore Mortgage Services are experts in custom build mortgages. Contact us to discuss the most suitable funding option for you.

Custom choice

Internally yours. The structure of the property is constructed prior to marketing leaving the internal layout and specification open to personalisation. Unlike custom build, purchasers pay for the property on completion, giving you the opportunity to source a typical new build mortgage, or access the government backed Help to Buy scheme if desired. Custom-choice homes at Squirrel Wood can be completed within only four months. 


To begin your journey towards a bespoke custom build or custom choice home at Squirrel Wood, please contact Custom Build Homes - the UK's first and only specialist Custom Build Estate Agency.



Enabling developer Design Your Home
Location Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG24 9GX
Council Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Planning permission Detailed Planning Permission
Number of plots10
Services installed?Yes
Min. bedrooms3
Max. bedrooms5




The development is located just 10 minutes from the centre of Basingstoke by car, or 15 minutes by bike. A fast train service into central London takes only 55 minutes, and the M3 is only minutes away by car. Residents will also benefit from being within close proximity to the shopping and entertainment at the impressive Festival Place comprising over 200 retail stores, as well as bars, cafes, restaurants, and a 10-screen multiplex cinema.

Closer to home, the town offers a variety of local convenience shops, farmers’ markets, museums, theatres and fine-dining restaurants. Squirrel Wood is also within the catchment area of several excellent schools including St Bede’s Catholic Primary, Four Lanes Junior, Sherborne St John, Dove House School, and Everest Community Academy.



By Car

Festival Place (10 minutes) 2.5 miles via Sherborne Road
Basingstoke town centre (10 minutes) 3 miles via A340
Reading city centre (35 minutes) 18 miles via A33

Basingstoke Railway Station (9 minutes) via A340
Heathrow Airport (38 minutes) 35 miles via M3

Further information



The payment process for a self or custom built home is different to the purchase of a traditional new build property – which you pay for once it is built.

As your home at Squirrel Wood will be a bespoke design for you and your individual requirements, you will purchase your home at various stages of the build process. BuildStore Mortgage Services are on hand to arrange the most suitable funding option for you. As the UK’s leading self and custom build expert, they have financed over 20,000 building projects for people creating their own home. That is a lot of dreams being made!

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