Winchester, voted the ‘Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times (2016) is the ideal base for exploring the South of England. “The Nest” is within walking distance from Shawford train station, and motorway access is only minutes away.
This is only a snapshot of the many many things to do in the area and we hope you love exploring the area as much as we do!
THINGS TO DO NEAR “THE NEST”
THINGS TO DO IN SHAWFORD, & NEARBY VILLAGE OF TWYFORD (ALL ACCESSIBLE BY FOOT)
Beautiful country walks along the River Itchen are only a small stroll away.
The Bridge pub is at the end of the lane serving food & drinks.
Shawford train station is at the end of the lane with trains to London (1 hour) and trains to the South.
Twyford Stores is a small village shop offering gourmet and unique food and gifts, including a cafe below.
The Bugle Inn in Twyford is well renowned for the quality of its food.
Renowned chalk stream fishing.
Beautiful picnic spots along the river.
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEARBY HISTORIC CITY OF WINCHESTER
Renowned restaurants & pubs, including Rick Steins, Brasserie Blanc, Chesil Rectory, The Black Rat (Michelin star restaurant), The Ivy, The Black Boy, Incognito & more.
Country walks in and around Winchester
The infamous Winchester Christmas markets
Regular local events & festivals
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS (INCLUDING THOSE SLIGHTLY FURTHER AFIELD)
Marwell Zoo – A short 15 minute drive away.
Jane Austen’s House Museum – a 30 minute drive
Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World – situated in the village of Ower, near Romsey. Approximately 25 minute drive.
Finkley Down Farm – a hands on farm ideal for young children with indoor & outdoor play areas.
The iconic Stonehenge – approximately 45 minutes away.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – approximately 40 minutes away.
Isle of Wight – ferries available from various local towns including, Southampton, Portsmouth & Lymington.
The historic city of Oxford – approximately 1hr away.
The historic city of Bath – approximately 1.5hrs away.