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Directions

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Directions

We are not difficult to find and are only about 10 minutes’ drive from the A303 Dual carriageway. But is important that you follow our directions and note our important request to please NOT use Sat Nav to guide you to our site - however well specified it might be for the size of your vehicle!

Please carefully read the following information:-
Of understandable potential confusion be aware that there are two Micheldevers! Closer to the A303 is located the village of Micheldever Station – so called because when the 1840 railway was built this is all there was – a station! Over the years it has developed its own community including the Dove Inn. So rather bizarrely one has Micheldever (Railway) Station at Micheldever Station! Be specific when describing which one is meant!
The older largely thatched village of Micheldever (which is where you should head for) is over two miles away to the south. A good idea beforehand would be to study a local map or use satellite view to pinpoint our location.

The route described is mostly two way or with plenty of passing places. Please don’t ignore our advice and use your Sat Nav –it might show a shorter route but it will take you down totally unsuitable narrow lanes or village streets.

Travelling from the West, North and London directions.
Join the A303 and take the exit marked Overton and Micheldever. (From the west do not take the exit signed Micheldever Station). The post code of this general vicinity is SO21 3BD. After this you MUST (!) abandon your sat nav advice and follow directions below:-

After exiting the A303 dual carriageway, head south towards Micheldever (not north towards Overton) and after about ¾ mile you will come to the crossroads with Larkwhistle Farm Road. Give way and go STRAIGHT ACROSS towards Micheldever. Totally IGNORE the 6’.6” / 2.5m width restriction signs (applies only to large trucks for the centre of old Micheldever village). SAT NAVS cause mayhem here!
Do NOT be tempted to turn right over the narrow traffic light controlled railway bridge towards Micheldever Station!

*** ALL TRAFFIC
You should now be in Church Street – although there’s no sign – but you should see the railway line on your right hand side as you head towards Micheldever. Proceed on for about 2 miles and at the Micheldever village signpost (20mph) continue for about 350 meters and look for the first right hand turn - signposted Weston Colley. You’ll see the old style finger signpost on the left hand side in the garden of a thatched cottage.
Having turned right, (in front of another thatched cottage!) proceed up the hill and go under the railway arch (there’s plenty of clearance for all large caravans and motorhomes – just not large trucks!) and continue down the hill - admire the beautiful countryside! You’re now in Weston Colley - though there’s no formal sign for the hamlet. The road bears sharp left by Weston Farm and then bears sharp right – so you leave the post box and noticeboard on the left hand side.
After 300m you will find us on the left hand side - marked by the Official Certified Site board of the Camping and Caravanning Club. Turn left into the private tarmac dive of our house (No.1) and at bottom stop in front of the wooden gates. Please switch off your engine and alight to give a good clang on the metal hand bell by our front door! We’ll come out to greet you as soon as possible – if not you’ll find a note pinned on the wooden gate.
Please remember we’re advance booking only and earliest arrival is 2pm. Please have your membership card ready for inspection.

Heading from the South.
Leave the M3 at Winchester (J 9) and take the Newbury signed A34 northwards for half a mile – get into the right hand lane and fork right onto the A33 signposted Basingstoke. Proceed up the A33 (going past Kings Worthy) and continue for about 4 miles. Count off the number left hand side turnings and take the fourth one - to turn left into Larkwhistle Lane – signposted Micheldever Station.    (DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO TAKE ANY OF THE EARLIER LEFT HAND TURNINGS – ESPECIALLY THE ONES SIGNPOSTED MICHELDEVER).
Proceed along Larkwhistle Farm Road for about 2 miles and take the second left (at the crossroads) signposted Micheldever. DO NOT go straight on to go over the narrow bridge with traffic lights control. As you turn left into Church Street (no signboard) - signposted towards Micheldever, IGNORE the 6’. 6” /2.5m width restriction signs – they do not apply to you! Sat Navs can cause mayhem here!
Then continue as above from *** ALL TRAFFIC.


GENERAL FURTHER ADVICE: When travelling from the South or West PLEASE DO NOT be tempted to shave ½ mile off your journey and try to travel from Sutton Scotney via Wonston or Stoke Charity to our site. This road is totally unsuitable for towing or motorhomes and you will have a more than challenging time negotiating oncoming traffic and tight narrow bends. Unfortunately this is the sat nav choice because the map matrix notes the School mini coach takes this route – thus calculating its ok to take for a caravan or motorhome - but it really IS NOT!
DO NOT USE SAT NAV!!!!


FERRY CROSSINGS
If travelling to, or from continental Europe we are conveniently situated for Portsmouth International Ferry Port being a short 45 minute journey using the M3 & M25 motorways although more time should be allowed for the usually congested rush hour periods.

The Red Funnel Ferry company (www.redfunnel.co.uk) operates the Isle of Wight passenger and car ferries, which run from Portsmouth, Town Quay Southampton (40 minutes) and Lymington (about 60 minutes drive.)