Bridge House

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1962 779379

In the lush Itchen Valley near Winchester, a house and a garden that sparkle - even on a dull winter's day. Welcome to a delightful B&B


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Up the leafy lane to the house at the end. Canopies of trees and a carefully tended garden surround this family home, and on a warm day you’ll be sitting on the terrace for tea.

For breakfast: homemade marmalade and local treats, and eggs from Steph’s friend’s hens. Then head for grand old Winchester, a 10-minute drive or an hour and a half walk across the water meadows. Wander along the loop of its ‘chalk stream’ river; stop for lunch at one of the pubs – ask Mike and Stephanie for the best recommendations.

The vintage Watercress Line is close. On a 10-mile, steam-driven route to Alton, it passes Jane Austen’s Chawton. End the day at the Chestnut Horse in Easton, a mile down the road, for dinner and old-world charm.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying with kind, attentive, interesting hosts
  • The exceptionally comfortable bedrooms
  • The feeling of tranquillity and calm
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You should know

  • The twin room has a bathroom and shower next door
  • Not for young families


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-6pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £100
1 Double
From £115
1 Twin
From £100



Very quiet and comfortable with excellent cooked breakfast and before that, lovely tea on arrival. Good location very close to Winchester. We used it for the night after a part with friends and it was just the ticket.


Bridge House is an elegant, comfortable family home and the owners make it even more special. I had such a lovely warm welcome from Stephanie and I know that she would be the same with anyone. Nothing is too much trouble and they take pride in telling guests about the surrounding areas. Culture Vultures would love it here; The Grange close by, Jane Austen at Chawton, museums in Winchester.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

We stayed for 2 nights in the blue room which has a generous en-suite and great views over the garden. The B&B is in a quiet spot, with easy access to great walks and a pub within walking distance (accessed via a walk along the old Watercress Line). Mike and Stephanie are welcoming hosts and supply a hearty, tasty breakfast (the homemade granola was my personal favourite). We'll happily go back should an opportunity arise!


This is B&B at its best, from the warm welcome with tea and cakes in the garden to the very good sized bedroom with very comfortable bed and in particular down pillows. Breakfast was excellent. Most of all, the hosts were a lovely charming couple who were very interesting to chat with. There was also a very attractive lounge for guests to use. The location is quite close to the lovely South Downs countryside and the M3, yet absolutely still and quiet. We had a lovely walk along a disused old railway track to an excellent dinner in the local village pub.


We have just visited this super bed and breakfast for one night with friends and it is a delightful place! Our hosts made us so welcome with tea and a beautiful freshly baked cake; everything about Bridge House is both tasteful and thoughtful with the guest in mind, although a family home. An excellently appointed room and bathroom and delicious breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend


Superb B&B. Charming hosts. Lovely room with large double bed. Everything provided one could think of! Good gastropub for dinner about a mile away. Breakfast wonderful. Would like to find an excuse to return and stay longer; but a long way from Yorkshire!

Teresa, Boston Spa, Yorkshire

Steph and Mike are the perfect hosts. The bedroom was lovely, comfortable and views of the garden. The bathroom had upmarket toiletries warm towels bath and walk in shower. We had a spacious lounge at our disposal with honesty bar and fresh milk each day in our bedroom. We were made very welcome on our arrival with a pot of tea and a selection of homemade cakes. The breakfast were plentiful and freshly prepared. Fresh fruit and then a cooked breakfast with fresh made toast. It was a great start to our holiday. We are planning to return next summer.

Pamela, Keighley

This bed and breakfast is one of the best I have ever visited. It is not only the wonderful house, garden and location - it is cosy, comfortable and the breakfast was great - wonderful combinations of fruits home made perfect granolas and more! What was most impressing: the hospitality and the care for every little single detail in the rooms and around were very impressing. I would always go there again and I want to give Mike and Stefanie Gretton my best regards


This is quite a wonderful place in all respects. Four of us have just returned from a 2 night stay - it was perfect - lovely hosts, so quiet, beautiful countryside and Stephanie's breakfast can't be beat. Hope to return again.


We were welcomed by our hosts with tea & melt-in-mouth homemade shortbread in beautiful garden. Then shown our immaculate bed- & bathroom with top-notch everything: linen, White Company robes, Molton Brown bath gel, soft snow-white towels, plus a mini supply of any/everything you could possibly need. And an adorable Spode Blue tea tray. Both mornings, best cooked breakfast I can ever remember + home made granola & fruit compotes. Mike & Steph are so hospitable, you feel like VIPs & never want to leave this haven in the lovely Itchen Valley.


Excellent hosts kind and helpful. Amazing breakfasts! We would definitely go again.


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The neighbourhood

The Itchen Valley is an AONB and part of the South Downs National Park. Walking routes and cycle paths abound; chalk streams are abundant with trout. Foodie outlets and good restaurants also characterise this area - from Cobbs Farm Shop, two miles, to Michelin stars at Winchester's Black Rat. Closer to home is the much-loved Plough, a 15-minute stroll.

Local points of interest from Stephanie & Michael Gretton

  • Martyr Worthy is in a quiet location in the heart of the Itchen Valley, an area world renowned for its chalk streams and trout fishing, and an area of outstanding natural beauty - part of the South Downs National Park and close to St Swithun's Way.
  • The ancient city of Winchester lies just 4 miles away, with some particular highlights in Winchester Cathedral, the Great Hall (Round Table), King Arthur's Statue, and the Chapel of St Cross.
  • The Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is a huge attraction for 32 days in November and December.
  • The highly acclaimed and stunning setting of the Grange Festival (Northington) is just 3 miles away. The season runs from May to July.
  • There are concerts at Winchester Cathedral throughout the year, including the world famous Winchester Cathedral Choir, and the Winchester Festival takes place during July.


Stephanie & Michael Gretton

Mike and Stephanie are always there to welcome you. They have four grown-up children and nine grandchildren. Due to Mike’s career in the Navy, and to their natural warmth, they are very people orientated. They love to meet new guests and know how to make you feel at home.