Local Area Information
Little Mead is situated in a secluded tree lined lane which runs behind Sparsholt's 12th Century Church. The village is served by a shop and post office. The Plough Inn, just five minutes walk from Little Mead, is recommended for lunch or an evening meal but it is suggested guests book a table, particularly at weekends. We can do that for you, if you let us know a time, dates, and numbers in the party
How to Find Us
Winchester City Centre(approx 4 miles)
Leave Winchester on the Stockbridge Road Leave the Waitrose store in Weeke on your right. About 1 mile after leaving the 40mph zone, turn left into Woodman Lane signposted Sparsholt. After about 1 mile, and shortly after passing the Plough Inn on your right, turn right by a small grass island, and immediately turn left into Home Lane. Little Mead is about 200 metres up the lane on the left, opposite a thatched cottage.
Winchester Station(approx 3.5 miles)
Winchester is served by direct rail services from London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton and beyond and the Midlands and the North via Birmingham and Reading. On arrival at the station exit on the side where the trains arrive from London and take a taxi at the rank. It is a ten minute ride to Little Mead. Alternatively there is an hourly bus service (No 7) by day during weekdays. There is a stop in City Road just to the East of the station on the way into the city centre.
Southampton Airport(approx 16 miles)
Southampton Airport Parkway station is close to the terminal building. Cross the bridge and take a train to Winchester. On arrival, cross under the railway line via the subway and take a taxi. Alternatively take a No 7 bus from the stop in City Road which is just to the East of the station on the way into the City centre. Alight in Sparsholt opposite the Church. Take a path leaving the War Memorial and a paddock on your left. Little Mead is on your immediate right at the end of the path.
City Centre(approx 4 miles)
Sparsholt is seved by an hourly No 7 bus provided by Stagecoach during the day on weekdays. It leaves from the bus station just off the bottom of the High Street. On arrival in Sparsholt, alight opposite the Church and take a path opposite the Post Office which leaves the War Memorial and a paddock on your left. Little Mead is at the end of the path on your immediate right.
Heathrow(approx 55 miles)
There is a regular National Express coach service from the Coach station at Heathrow and also from Terminal 5. This drops passengers by the King Alfred Statue at the foot of the High Street. There is a taxi rank near the drop off point. Alternatively take a No 7 bus service from the Bus Station just off the High Street. For directions on arrival in Sparsholt, see the Bus or train directions. Guests are recommended to book seats with National Express in advance.
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