The villages on and around the River Hamble and Southampton Water present a fantastic way of living. They are rich with outstanding natural beauty, and convenience and ideal for sailing and water sports enthusiasts. The wealth of history includes beautiful parks and attractions such as the Royal Victoria and Manor Farm Country Parks, Netley Abbey, Bursledon Windmill, The Jolly Sailor as featured in Howards Way, Bursledon Brickworks and beautiful churches such as St. Leonard’s and St. Andrew’s built in the twelfth century.
The area is conveniently located for motorways including the A/M27 both east and west bound and the A/M3 to London. Mainline railway links to London are available from Southampton Parkway with connecting railway links from Bursledon train station.
Southampton Airport can be found off of Junction 5 with both national and international flights. There are frequent bus services, a foot ferry that crosses the River from Warsash to Hamble for local workers, Tesco superstore, numerous shops, Bursledon Infant and Junior Schools, The Hamble School, and numerous recreational grounds.
There is an array of eating and drinking establishments; many of which produce home cooked food and have fantastic social atmospheres. The Ferry Restaurant based at the Elephant Boat Yard, historically was a working ferry which transported the public from Woolston to Southampton City Centre and now provides fantastic food and wine on the river bank. Other local public houses and restaurants include; Little Canton at Swanwick, The Fox and Hounds at Hungerford Bottom, The Vine at Old Bursledon and The Rising Sun at Warsash.
The River Hamble is tidal for approximately half its length and is navigable in its lower reaches, which have facilitated shipbuilding activities since medieval times. Leisure crafts are still built and improved there today.
The River Hamble is the heart of British sailing and is approximately two miles upriver from Southampton Water. Many enjoy walking and running the picturesque stretch starting from where the Old Sail Making Cottages are at Swanwick to the Rising Sun at Warsash. Generations of family businesses and reputable Marine companies today are known for producing high standards of work on the River Hamble which include; Hamble Point, Premiers Swanwick Marina based on the eastern bank of the River Hamble, Deacons Boat Yard by Swanwick Bridge, East Lands Boat Yard at Swanwick, Port Hamble Marina at the heart of Hamble Village servicing The Royal Southampton Yacht Club and The Royal Airforce, Mercury Marina in Hamble and Moodys Boatyard.
Contact our Bursledon Office for more help and advice.