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East Stratton ,Winchestar,UK

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

A random photo on Pinterest led me to this hidden gem, just 10 minutes by car from Winchester. It was love at first sight. It's about a 90-minute drive from North London.

The village itself is small, with the main street consisting of about ten houses from the 17th and 18th centuries, the local pub (which was closed for renovation), the 19th-century All Saints Church, and a war memorial. There were two more streets with a few houses, but we couldn't go further as there were signs indicating private property.

We parked directly on the street in front of the pub because our youngest traveler is just over 2 weeks old and needed a diaper change. Unfortunately, the pub was closed.

We walked along the street, simply enjoying the scenery and trying to reach the house from the photo that brought us here. We found out that all the houses are inhabited, as the locals aren't accustomed to visitors. Our group, consisting of Mom, Dad, a 12-year-old, and a baby of almost 3 years, must have seemed strange to them.

Next was the East Stratton Farm House, which offers bed and breakfast accommodations if you decide to stay in the area.

Then we reached the goal of our journey, the house from Pinterest. It was quite an exciting encounter with the past and a dream come true for a lover of English villages.

On the left side is the war memorial, and right behind it is the 19th-century All Saints Church.

The village is indeed small, and we decided to combine our trip there with a visit to Winchester. Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed it a lot. I'll tell you more about Winchester in the next post.

I hope you enjoyed the walk and felt at least a bit of the spirit of this beautiful village. Thank you for your time. If you'd like to receive notifications about new destinations, you can subscribe to my blog.


Polly P.

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