Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB
Avington Park is a privately owned stately home set in its own parkland, bordering the River Itchen, located east of Winchester in the beautiful Itchen Valley of Hampshire.
Avington is less than five miles from the M3. Leave the M3 at Junction 9 – take the A34 towards Newbury and immediately filter right onto the A33 to Basingstoke. At the first crossroads turn right onto the B3047 and follow the road to Itchen Abbas. After approx 3 miles, in Itchen Abbas, turn right opposite the Plough Pub (finger post marked Avington). Drive over a hump backed bridge and turn right through a pair of large wrought iron gates with white pillars.
Good route for coaches – From A31 between Winchester and Alresford turn off to Avington, small lane, into village of Avington and at bottom of little hill, the road goes to the right, by high red brick wall, go straight on and take the RIGHT hand gate way, Car park is ahead of you.
To avoid disruption and congestion in the village, please park within the grounds of Avington Park.
Front Gate: what3words: backyards.pricier.blocking
The closest train station to Avington Park is Winchester. For details of railway timetables to Winchester Station (WIN), please follow this link. Taxis can be found outside the station, it will take approximately 15 minutes to travel to Avington Park. Charges will vary on Sundays and over Bank Holidays. Please see taxi companies below.
Avington welcomes visitors with disabilities and our staff will be happy to give assistance when needed. Wherever possible, it would be helpful if we could be notified in advance to ensure that ramps are in place. The Main Hall, the Library and Conservatory are all on the ground floor. There is one step up to the Library and two up to the conservatory. A ramp is available.
Avington Park is a historic building, there is no lift to the first floor, so the Ballroom and Drawing Room are only accessed by the stairs which are wide and fairly gentle.
There are spacious facilities for the disabled by the Orangery. The grounds are accessible on well maintained gravel paths and lawns. There is a sloping lawn leading to the church of St Mary’s.
Please avoid the front gate, 11ft in height and limited to vehicles under 2 tonnes. Please use the back entrance in the village of Avington. As you enter the village, just before a red post box in the left-hand wall, turn LEFT and immediately RIGHT into our drive and the car park is directly in front. A coach may drive down to the front of the house and turn around once unloaded. It may wait at the front or in the car park.
Back Gate: what3words: ample.sculpting.spot
Official Guide Dogs are welcome in the house. Well behaved dogs are permitted in the grounds, but must be kept on leads.