MICHELDEVER The countryside really takes over here. Micheldever has a good collection of old thatched cottages arranged haphazardly by the Dever brook and around a triangle of grass with a seat and a tree on it, known as the Crease. Duke Street is perhaps the prettiest for terraced cottages: two bedrooms will cost around £250,000 to £300,000. There is an old-fashioned village school, a store and a pub. The station is a couple of miles from the old village, but has had a whole new community spring up around it. There are Fifties’ and Sixties’ estates and bungalows, where a family-sized house might cost £260,000. The area has been earmarked for new town development. The main road at one end of Micheldever tends to impinge on the rural dream, but most people hear the A33 and M3 only as a low growl on quiet nights.