Out and about Discover picturesque Alresford

Alresford is a picturesque Georgian market town packed with boutique shops, superb gastro pubs & restaurants. A real foodie heaven with independent delis, bakers, fishmonger, butchers, tea and coffee houses.

Alresford is the home of the watercress hosting an annual festival in May attracting thousands of visitors. The Watercress line steam railway holds a number of special events throughout the year details of which can be found on www.watercressline.co.uk

The river Itchen is a beautiful chalk stream which flows through the heart of Hampshire, the source of which is Cheriton, Alresford. There are a number of stunning river walks or cycle paths in the surrounding area, the Arle Valley trail is just a stone throw from the Lodge itself.

The Long Barn

The Long Barn has been growing and distilling lavender for 10 years and the barn offers an array lavender products and beautiful gifts. The café has views across the lavender fields and is an ambient place to enjoy light refreshments. www.longbarn.co.uk

Grange Park Opera

Follow a summer of Opera in the beautiful grounds of Grange Park. www.grangeparkopera.co.uk

Hinton Ampner

An elegant Country House with stunning landscaped gardens. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

Other

The annual Alresford music festival is a very short walk from the Lodge and continues to attract up and coming bands of all genres. www.alresfordmusicfestival.com

The Alresford Agricultural show is held annually in Tichborne Park. www.alresfordshow.co.uk

Winchester

Winchester is a unique heritage city just 8 miles from Alresford, home to a beautiful Cathedral, award-winning restaurants and independent shops.  Winchester, once the ancient capital of England, houses some stunning architecture, historic buildings, museums and family attractions. It is within easy reach of Alresford and surrounded by picture perfect villages and beyond to the rolling hills of the South Downs and New Forest.