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Styled for couples seeking a romantic bolthole, a place to forget the world and enjoy each other. Perfect for the lone traveler who wants to relax and chill with a book by a log fire or enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun go down in the courtyard garden after savoring the numerous delights Winchester has to offer.
You have space for dining and for entertaining colleagues and friends, our caterers can make any arrangements you need, or there is a fully equipped kitchen to simply do your own thing.
There is a candle lit steam room to indulge in, gentle underfloor heating with oak and limestone floors, art on the walls, fine linen and robes in the bathroom, a Jetmaster open fire with seasoned logs supplied. There is Wi-Fi for your laptop, Sky with all the movie and sports channels, a comprehensive DVD collection, champagne, wine, handmade chocolates and a fine malt in the study, all complimentary with your stay.
Stroll into the courtyard and find the stone, cut over a 1000 years ago, part of a mullioned window of Hyde Abbey, the resting place of King Alfred The Great whose bones are now thought to be buried in the local churchyard of St Bartholomew's.
It's just a short walk to the centre of the city with its award winning restaurants and pubs, nestled around the oldest High Street in England. Close by you have the Cathedral and beautiful walks through the Water Meadows where Keats was inspired to write 'Ode To Autumn'.
I have worked in the media industry traveling extensively in England and overseas staying in many fine hotels along the way. Although I had good experiences I never quite found my 'Shangri-La..a place to rest, feel at home in, but still feel its history, appreciate the art, the crackle of a log fire, alongside great design that can stimulate the senses and renew the spirit.Some of it I found but not altogether. I wanted to be in surroundings that could give me all of this in an honest and unpretentious manner..a place to simply Hang My Hat. The Cottage is my attempt to bring this dream alive and the last place I expected to find it in was my old home town of Winchester.
Nigel purchased this cottage in 2011
I spent my childhood here and know the city well. Having returned after many years away I wanted to find a property that could make the Hang Your Hat concept happen. It is a beautiful brick and flint brewery workers cottage build in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, 1843. For a small cottage it has a tremendous sense of space with a magical courtyard garden overlooked by apple trees. It is in a quiet street in one of the oldest parishes of the city and yet just a short walk into the centre of town.. Even nearer are two great pubs The Hyde Tavern and Mucky Duck, fantastic walks, a Theatre, a Library and the train station to London. It ticked all the boxes.
Image your own private suite in your own private hotel.
Winchester Cathedral with the longest nave in Europe.
King Alfred the Great's Round Table in the Great Hall.
Winchester High Street the oldest High Street in England
Jane Austen trail, she is buried in the Cathedral and lived closed by.
Wolvesey Castle..the old Bishop's Palace.
Walk the water meadows where John Keats was inspired to write 'Ode To Autumn'
Sample the Wayfarer's Dole, a horn of ale and of morsel bread, which has been served for over 800 years to weary pilgrims on their route to Canterbury.
Get up early and catch a sight of the deer and wild life along the Pilgrims Way.
Chesil Rectory for lunch or dinner..a 600 year old Medieval house.
The Wykeham Arms has been awarded the accolade of best pub in the country alongside numerous other awards.
Explore the numerous restaurants and pubs in this ancient capital of England.
All this and more is within walking distance of Hang Your Hat.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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