If you love experiences, but prefer to be inside where it is warm during the cold winter months, then try this one:
Join us for a day at The Brick House Cheriton, home of the South Downs Sourdough Bakery School and get hands on with sourdough bread making. Our very own artisan baker, Mark will guide you through the process with tips, techniques and lots of practical advice.
You'll take home your creations, in the form of a 100% Sourdough Rye loaf and a Wholemeal loaf made with stone ground wheat flour from the watermill in Winchester. You will also start your own sourdough starter, so you can continue your sourdough journey at home over the following days, weeks and months.
We have a few places remaining on courses on 9 February and 16 March so get in touch soon. Or contact us to explore alternative dates to suit you (minimum of two places required).
We also offer bed and breakfast accommodation, ideal if you live further afield and want to use this opportunity to bake bread and visit the South Downs.
We've been enjoying the mild winter this year with plenty of opportunities to get out on mountain bikes. With such a varied network of tracks and trails to explore we're never bored. From our base in the South Downs National Park local rides take in stretches of the South Downs Way which runs along the ridge above Cheriton, and dropping off to visit pubs, cafes and coffee shops which are never too far away. There's a new way-marked trail from Alresford that has opened recently -The Watercress Way is a circular 26 mile route https://www.thewatercressway.org.uk/
much of which is off road or on quiet country roads.
At The Brick House Cheriton we not only offer fabulous accommodation and delicious breakfasts, we can also advise you on a vast selection of route choices or guide you on rides to suit your requirements. Secure cycle storage is available too.
And if off road cycling isn't your thing, there are miles of quiet roads for road cyclists and abundant footpaths for walkers and runners.
Get in touch soon to plan your visit.