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The Sky Penthouse, City Centre, Winchester

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Winchester - The Sky Penthouse

Four Star AA Rated Rooftop Boutique Penthouse With Great Views And Parking

The lift takes you to the top floor of this 18th century Listed Building where the Sky Penthouse welcomes you.

As you enter this warm, light filled, elegantly decorated and furnished modern apartment, your eyes are immediately drawn to the tree lined, roof top views of Winchester City.

Your footsteps take you first, on your left, to the intimate separate dining area which seats six guests comfortably.

You are then drawn into a spacious, comfortable seating area, offering large, plump, relaxing sofas, surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers, and further city roof top views.

Turn around and to your left is a well equipped kitchen. Walk a little further and you enter a mirrored vestibule. Here you will find a modern bathroom, two airy bedrooms, one with a glorious, romantic, king size bed, and the other double or twin bedroom which can be converted according to your preference. Each room offers ample storage space. A quality 4ft wide double sofa bed is in the lounge allowing the sleeping capacity to extend to six.

The care, quality, comfort and attention to detail that your hosts, Julia and Gordon Clyne, have invested here, is clearly reflected in this outstanding city centre penthouse.

Throughout your stay Gordon is often nearby to help with any guidance you may require, such as where to dine or enjoy the many entertainments the city has to offer.

You are seven minutes walk from Winchester station with a frequent service to London Waterloo, the coast and the West Country.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Gordon and Julia Clyne
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Gordon and Julia Clyne

The owners, Gordon and Julia Clyne are a fun couple, Gordon has recently spent 17 years in silicon valley so he can answer pretty much any high tech questions you may have, and lives across the hall from the Sky Penthouse, and his Nebula App provided the artwork on the walls!!

Gordon and Julia Clyne purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Gordon and Julia Clyne chose Hampshire

The location in central winchester allows you to nip up to London to take in a show, and dinner, and still be home by midnight! Parking is at a premium in Winchester, but with a private garage or parking bay you will not have a worry. Its a five minute walk to anywhere in the city centre or public transport. The View is to die for and the morning sun will warm you up and put a smile on your face every day! Even though its in the city centre, the nights are quiet, and the stars are always a great view too!

What makes this apartment unique

You will find yourself gazing out the windows at the view every day!!


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

The Sky Penthouse, City Centre, Winchester
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

A fantastic place to stay for a relaxing break with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

A superb Penthouse. Beautifully clean and everything we needed. Loved the huge mugs for our morning cup of tea and the bubbles were a welcome extra. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with lovely views of Winchester. Gordon very welcoming and the bottle of bubbly in the fridge a lovely touch.

We will definitely return and would not hesitate to recommend to friends. We had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean and Extremely Convenient

  • 5 of 5

The Sky Penthouse was most comfortable, clean and provided all the amenities we needed. The most important feature for us was the convenience of walking to great restaurants, shopping, local events, historical sites and even a wedding we were attending. We especially enjoyed breakfast several mornings at a lovely spot only a block away. The owners were available immediately and very attentive to a small need we had. We hope to visit Winchester again soon and wouldn't hesitate to once again request The Sky Penthouse as our home away from home.

D Koschmann

St Charles, Missouri USA

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Breakfast at the corner house cafe is a great treat, ( I love the flapjacks) so glad you had great weather for the wedding. ! hurry back!
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The property was as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The location is great, close to everything in the city. Gordon was very helpful. Everything was as advertised. The unit was clean and well presented. We would come back when we are next in Winchester.

Best regards

niick shepherd.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located, bright and airy property

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here following an ultra-marathon. The penthouse had everything we needed and was in an excellent location for the city centre and the train station. Gordon was an excellent host and very accommodating. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were crazy doing an ultra marathon, and it was hysterical walking into town with you in the morning.... Hope to see you again!!
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Sky is the Limit!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 member family loved everything about the Sky Penthouse. Winchester is a lovely, historic, picturesque city and this apartment is centrally located. We parked our car in the private parking space and walked to the cathedral in less than 10 minutes. We also walked along the river surrounding the city. My wife and teenage children also did some shopping.

Gordon, the owner, lives in the unit next door and he is an extremely gracious host. He was eager to give us tips and he stocked the refrigerator with a bottle of bubbly for us.

The unit is on the top floor with great views of the city. There is a small elevator if you prefer but we took the stairs. The accommodations are very nice. The unit is very clean and functional. WIFI is provided. If you plan to visit Winchester (and you definitely should) - this is a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Eastleigh or Heathrow/Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Mucky Duck
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Corner House
Car: not necessary

Check your visit dates and see if any of the annual events like the Hatfair, Cycling festival, or other events are on, there is always something happening in the city!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Winchester, Hampshire

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Christmas Rates
14 Nov 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Winchester in South East England

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Super King beds split into twins
    Bedroom 2 - Super King Bed splits into twins.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Winchester has street markets Wednesday to Sunday, with Craft markets, Farmers markets, Retro and vintage markets on different Sundays. See the Winchester City activities guides on their website

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