Winchester lies close the M3, giving easy access to London in under an hour, as well as Southampton in 20 minutes and Portsmouth in just over half an hour. The A34 also brings Newbury and Oxford within easy reach. There are also regular bus services to and from Winchester from over 70 locations. The airport at Southampton is just 15 minutes drive away, while the drive to Heathrow or Gatwick is around an hour.
Winchester Station is just a short distance from Abbott’s Walk, with direct trains to London in under an hour. Ferries from Southampton and Portsmouth provide links to the continent at Santander, Bilbao, Le Havre and Cherbourg, as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight.
The development is well served by the major supermarkets, with Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose all just a short drive away. Winchester itself is famed for its unusual and quirky independent shops, as well as more well known names on the High Street and at Andover Road Retail Park and The Brooks Shopping Centre.
Sport and Leisure
Winchester enjoys a country location that offers a great deal for both active sports and more relaxed leisure. River Park Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activities, while golf can be enjoyed at the Royal Winchester Golf Club, South Winchester Golf Club and Hockley Golf Club. Anglers will enjoy the many opportunities provided in and around the River Itchen as it passes through the city.
Further afield, Winchester residents can benefit from the very best in country living, with the South Downs and the New Forest both within easy reach and a selection of riverside walks passing through the city.
Winchester offers a huge choice for your entertainment, from the famous cathedral to King Arthur’s roundtable at Winchester Castle. You can step back in time on the steam trains of the Watercress Line, or head off into space at the UK’s largest planetarium at INTECH.
Schools and Services
Winchester is well served by both state and independent schools, with a choice of five primary schools within a mile of the development, and five secondary schools within a mile and a half, including the independent Pilgrim’s School and the famous Winchester College. Local doctors can be found at St Paul’s Practice on Alison Way with dentists at Parchment Street Dental Practice.