Bere Mill Farm, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NH
Bere Mill is at the intersection of a number of footpaths that give direct access to Whitchurch (15 minutes along fields both sides of the river); Laverstoke and Overton (along the Harrow Way; and approx 30 minutes and 90 minutes distance); or to Micheldever (approx 2 hours). You can walk east from Bere Mill to St Nicholas’ Church, Freefolk (Saxon origins) and on to the Watership Down Inn (25 minutes).
The walk to Whitchurch Station takes approx 20 minutes; and Hampshire County Council’s Mill Trail walk links mills in Whitchurch, Freefolk, and Laverstoke. Visit Hampshire Rights of Way Online for a comprehensive view of local byways and paths.
Whitchurch lies off the A34, approx midway between the A303 and M4 east-west routes. Bere Mill is to the east side of Whitchurch on the B3400 Whitchurch to Overton road, known as London Road.
Take the A34 to Whitchurch. At the centre of the town take the turning N-E, leaving the White Hart hotel on your left, and proceed up London Street until you leave town. The lane to the house (marked as leading to Bere Mill Butchery) is 50m beyond ‘The Gables’ – the large house on the right as you leave town.
Go down the lane for around 800m; go over the bridge and turn right; park in front of the butchery; and walk down to the house.
Trains run from Waterloo at 50 minutes past the hour throughout the day; and as well at 20 minutes past the hour in rush hours. Journey time is one hour. This is the main line between Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Woking, Basingstoke, Salisbury and Exeter. Whitchurch station is a 5 minute drive from Bere Mill or a 15 minute walk.
Local airport is Southampton, 20 minutes drive/ taxi to the south of Bere Mill. Fairly regular services from UK regional airports, and main European capitals.
Heathrow is 60 mins taxi ride to the east. Or take the Heathrow-Woking station bus and connect by rail to Whitchurch (approx 60 minutes).
Gatwick is 75 minutes taxi ride to the east. Or take a train to Clapham Junction and connect by rail to Whitchurch (approx 60 minutes)
The butchery has step free access and a toilet for visitors.
There is wheelchair access to the garden unless very wet. Please note that there are unfenced and unguarded rivers and streams in the garden.
Butchery: Park in front of butchery beyond the bridge at the end of Bere Mill lane.
Garden: Turn right into the field half way down the lane to Bere Mill (signed) and park on the hardstanding towards the river. Walk across the bridge to the garden.
Regrettably large buses cannot be accommodated at Bere Mill due to the width/weight restrictions on the lane. Park at the top of the lane and walk down, approx 600m.
Disabled parking exists at the Mill.