Sheba's Tent (1 at Avington Glamping)
The Owner Says
5m bell tent with lovely bedding, sheets and duvets included, posh loo's on site with shower block too. A firepit can be ordered and a stack of logs will be provided on arrival, to fill up its £10 a wheelbarrow. You can also hire a cooking stove, Towels can be provided at an extra cost.
About Avington Glamping
Glampers, adults, families, children (parent's be aware the site is beside the water) – yes. Camping in your own tent, campervan or caravan, dogs and noisy groups – no.
There's good local walking on the doorstep. Try the Three Castles Way, following the banks of the River Itchen and taking in the 12th-century church in Martyr Worthy, or cross the river and walk some of the Itchen Way east to the pub in Cheriton. The historic town of Winchester is a 15-minute drive away, home to an abundance of cafés, including the ever-popular Coffee Roasters (01962 883655) and, of course, it's famous cathedral (01962 857200). Southampton is a 30-minute drive or, if you're here with kids, you might fancy a trip to Marwell Zoo (01962 777407). For adults, meanwhile, it's just a 10-minute drive to The Burge's Field Vineyard on the Grange Estate for wine tasting and a tour. National Trust Hinton Ampner Estate (01962 771305) is also within 20 minutes' drive.
Food & Drink
There's an on-site pub, The Fisherman's Rest, which serves daily food options curated by pop-up restaurant A La Mesa. On Friday night they cook wood-fired pizzas, on Sunday's there's a special feasting menu and there's a daily brunch menu. West Lea Farm Shop ( 01962 732476) is a 10-minute drive away and supplies local meat and fresh produce. The Plough (01962 779191) and The Bush Inn (01962 732764) are both within walking distance and serve gastropub food. The Itchen Valley Brewery (01962 735111) is a 12-minute drive and can supply you with local beer. The Long Barn Cafe and Party at The Mill (07403213588) in neighbouring village, Arlesford, are also popular cafe options for lighter bites.
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Avington Glamping is located at Avington Trout Fishery, Avington, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BZ
From the M3, take Junction 9 and head towards the A34. After 500 yards the road splits in two, take the right hand lane heading towards Winchester and Basingstoke. At the first junction, turn right and take the B3047 to Alresford. You pass through Martyr Worthy before arriving at Itchen Abbas. Just before the Plough Pub, turn right to Avington. You will go over a few bridges before the road turns right with the option to go left, take the turning left and you should have the golf course on your right. A few hundred yards on your left you will pass a cottage with a turning into the farm (don’t go down there!). Just after that, there is another turning left into a wide gravel covered road with a sign marked 'Avington Trout Fishery', turn left here and follow the road round, over the little bridge until you get to some green gates and then you're at the site.
From the A31 turn left at the Avington turning, drive through the village, then when the road turns sharp left at a junction, carry on going straight (effectively turning right) you should have the golf course on your right side. A few hundred yards on your left you will pass a cottage with a turning into the farm (don’t go down there!). Just after that, there is another turning left into a wide gravel covered road with a sign marked 'Avington Trout Fishery', turn left here and follow the road round, over the little bridge until you get to some green gates and then you're at the site.
It's a 15-minute drive from Winchester station to Avington Glamping. If travelling by public transport, you can either take a taxi from the station or you can catch the 67 Bus from Winchester.