If you have plans to spend your holidays in a scenic countryside village in the UK, then you should take the time to visit and explore picturesque West Tytherley in the Test Valley. The area is quaint and very attractive and is very accessible via private vehicle or by train. For those coming from abroad, once you have booked your flights to London you can take either option to get you to West Tytherley.
West Tytherley lies in a very hidden part of the Test Valley, very close to the Hampshire / Wiltshire border. The village has a pleasant pub and small, community-owned village shop. The village is also home to Norman Court School.
From Salisbury: Take the A36 towards Southampton and exit after about 4 miles for Whaddon and West Grimstead. At the top of the slip road turn left and follow this road into West Grimstead and for another 4 miles on to West Dean. At the T-junction, turn right into West Dean village and follow the road to the left, crossing the railway. Continue on this road for 2 miles to West Tytherley. Once you have passed the village sign continue for another 1/2 mile and Farthing Corner is on your left, just after Dean Road.
From Stockbridge: Take the A30 towards Salisbury for 4 miles. Turn left on a small lane, signed for West Tytherley and Norman Court School. Be careful on this road as it is narrow. Continue for 2 miles until you reach the T-junction.Turn left, signed West Tytherley. Go through the village, passing the Black Horse pub and village school on your right. Continue up a small incline and bear right. After another 100m Farthing Corner is on your right.
From Romsey: Take the A3057 north from Romsey to Timsbury. At the Bear & Ragged Staff pub, turn left, signed for Kimbridge. Follow this road, past Kimbridge Farm Shop and over the railway, to the junction, and turn right for Dunbridge. In Dunbridge, at the Mill Arms, turn left for Lockerley. In Lockerley, turn right (with the garage on the corner) and proceed to East Tytherley, passing The Star pub on your right. Continue on this road all the way to West Tytherley. Once in West Tytherley, follow the road past the church. At the junction, opposite the village school, turn left. After 300m you will see Farthing Corner on your right.
The nearest station is West Dean (on the Southampton to Salisbury/Bristol line) or Grateley (London to Exeter line). However, as these stations are small there are no taxis. For a taxi service to Farthing Corner then the stations at Salisbury or Andover are best.