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An image of the Southern House exterior and a staff BBQ
Southern House, Otterbourne

Parking on Site

When entering the Southern Water site to access Southern House, please go straight ahead to the visitors' car park. Watch the traffic calming humps. After passing through the main gate, keep hard left (which is essentially straight on) until the small visitors' car park comes up on your right.Parking at Southern House, Click image for larger view in PDF format

Please note: the barrier at the main gate is open between 7am and 5pm Outside these times please arrange your access with the person you are visiting.


 Car Reaching us by Car 

Train Reaching us by Train 

The nearest train station is Shawford Train Station approximately 20 minutes walk away. This station is not manned and there is no taxi rank.
To walk to Southern House from the train station:

  1. Go left up the hill under the railway bridge, you will see a footpath going up and left over Shawford Down. The footpath goes up hill under trees and is roughly tarmac.
  2. You pass through one gate before coming to another gate.
  3. Go left at the gravel path and you will reach the tarmac road.
  4. You are in a residential road of large private houses.
  5. Turn right, and then after about 200 metres turn left.
  6. Continue down the road which will eventually bend round to join Otterborne Road.
  7. Turn left and about 200 meters on the left turn into Sparrowgrove Road.

The walk up the footpath takes about 10 minutes and you will need suitable shoes! The section through the large houses will take about 10 minutes and then the walk from Otterborne Road to Southern House another 10 minutes.

There are buses from Shawford to Otterbourne (see under By Bus below). The alternative is to use Winchester Railway Station. 

From London:

  • Trains to Winchester start at London Waterloo
  • The journey takes approximately one hour
  • Alight at Winchester
  • Taxis are available at Winchester station and the fare to Otterbourne is about £15

From Bournemouth:

  • There are also direct train links to Winchester from Bournemouth direction
  • The journey time from Bournemouth is also approximately one hour

For times and fares go to National Rail Enquiries 

Bus Reaching us by Bus 

Blue Star buses pass through Otterbourne stopping at the White Horse Pub - however buses will stop on request at the end of Sparrowgrove.
Queries for Blue Star and timetables can be found at their website.

Plane Reaching us by Air 

Southampton Airport is just over seven miles from Otterbourne and can be accessed from a range of UK and European airports. See Southampton Airport for airlines and links. Taxis are normally available from the airport.


No Smoking sign No Smoking 

Please note that, like all NHS premises, we operate a No Smoking policy in our building and immediate environment.


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