Avington Park is a most prestigious stately home in beautiful surroundings.
The estate is first mentioned in the Domesday Book and has been altered in interevening years. Both Charles II and George VI stayed at Avington.
Today Avington Park is a magnificent family home available for exclusive hire. Three superbly decorated rooms and two 19th-century conservatories flanking a pillared ornagery are available for business and private use.
The grandest room is the Ballroom on the first floor, with a magnificent painted ceiling and huge mirrors. The Library has painted panels and 18th-century Delft fireplace, displays of trophies and swords, and looks out on the south lawns.
Today’s opening hours
Sunday 5th May to Sunday 29th September.
Sunday 5th May to Sunday 29th September.
Open Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August.
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.
Nearest train station is Winchester 4 miles. Bus 67 from Winchester to Itchen Abbas. Coaches access via back gates.
National Cycle Route 23.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Guided tour of state rooms for non-members:
- Accessible toilets
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
Private tours for groups (minimum 20 people) are most welcome at other times by arrangement. Catering can be arranged if required, ranging from light lunches, cream teas, home-made cake, or simply tea, coffee and biscuits.
Please contact the office for further information on 01962 779260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A word from the owner
We both work on the estate, inside and outside. We are supported by gardeners, office staff and in the summer a great team of guides and tearoom staff working alongside us. We would be very happy to welcome you to our lovely home.
Things to See
Avington Park is a stunning privately owned stately home. It offers all the grace and elegance of a fine country house and the most perfect setting for a wedding reception or a ceremony.
The house stands in beautiful secluded grounds and yet is conveniently located four miles from the historic city of Winchester.
Drive through the wrought iron gateway and down the long avenue of lime trees, where the approach opens out onto well-tended lawns bordering the River Itchen and the elegant Palladian facade.
Only exclusive use is offered, ensuring you of a truly magical day.
What a wonderful day we had last Saturday at Avington! I'm only just starting to recover! Many thanks to you and all your team for your help and hard work in making it such a a lovely occasion..
For all seasons
In winter, huge log fires create a wonderful atmosphere and a warm welcome. Guests may stroll and enjoy the views of the gardens and the Orangery.
There are many photographic opportunities in this glorious setting, both inside and out – a photographer’s dream!
Greet your guests in the magnificently painted hall or the orangery and enjoy Champagne before moving into the library for the wedding breakfast. This beautiful room leads to the conservatory and French windows open out onto the south facing lawns.
The library can hold 175 guests for a drinks reception or 100 for a silver service wedding breakfast. Larger wedding parties may be accommodated in a marquee adjoining the library.
Avington Park is pleased to offer exclusive use for a whole range of functions, from small private meetings to large corporate hospitality days, company dinners, conferences and promotions.
Clients can enjoy and appreciate the peace and tranquillity of this elegant, historic house and gardens. Everything is done to make things run smoothly and efficiently with the least amount of difficulty for the organiser, with the maximum amount of enjoyment for the client.
Day delegate rates, function and facility fees are available on request.
The house stands in beautiful secluded grounds and yet is conveniently located 5 miles from the city of Winchester. Access is particularly easy with the M3 junction 9, just 10 minutes away and Winchester station 6 miles away. There is plenty of parking in the ground