Winchester is five minutes away by car. Visit the Cathedral, St Swithun's Bridge, the Old Water Mill, Water Meadows, Museums, a Farmers market (Second and Fourth Sundays), shop in the Precinct or visit the Christmas Market and Ice Rink. Alresford is an attractive small Georgian town worth visiting, for walks, good food and shopping. It is the home of the Midhants Railway Watercress Line, and is very popular for its pubs and walks. Stop off at Caracoli for lunch or afternoon tea!
Avington Trout Fishery, about 3-4 miles away, is one of the oldest stillwater trout fisheries in the country, famous for its clear water stalking and the big fish it produces. Also situated across from the fishery is Avington Park, used mainly for Weddings, but also for corporate functions and as a film location.
If you are a fan of Jane Austen, you can visit her home in the village of Chawton, and her resting place in Winchester. Her tomb can be found in the North Aisle of the Winchester Cathedral.
The Port of SOUTHAMPTON is very nearby for those heading off or returning from a luxury cruise.