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Helby's - a house that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

With elements of Georgian simplicity and modern convenience this fascinating house is located on the corner of two residential streets between Portsmouth and Southsea and dates back to 1804. Helby's has three snug bedrooms upstairs, each with crisp white linen on the beds, and a newly fitted out bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.

Given its age the layout of the house is most definitely of its time and more than a little unique, with spiral steps to a basement TV room complete with wooden floors and original wooden staircase to the first floor. There's also a small enclosed, private garden terrace for summer drinks and BBQ's.

Opposite the house is a local pub serving food and ales, plus all of Portsmouth's cultural and tourist attractions within easy walking distance. Helby's is the perfect self-catering accommodation for families and friends or professionals needing a perfectly central location to Portsmouth with Georgian seaside charm.

More Details

Property Manager
Mulberry Cottages
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Southsea in Southsea

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Helby's: sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms with 1 bathroom. Complete with an enclosed yard area and garage. Ground Floor Sitting room with sofas and dining area with table for 6. Access to back garden. Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine. Separate WC and larder area. Lower Ground Floor Spiral steps down to TV room with sofas. Freeview TV. First Floor Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) double bed Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) single bed Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) double bed Bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and WC. Outside Small enclosed backyard with table and chairs, well-kept flower beds and artificial grass area. Garage with washing machine and tumble dryer. Services Wi-Fi Central Heating
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Notes:
There is on-street parking in front of the garage as well as use of the garage. There are spiral steps, care is needed for those with mobility issues and young children.

Reviews

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Helby's - a house that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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I Picked A Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Helby's is a great old building that has been nicely rehabilitated as a residence. It's not rich/luxurious, but I'd call it "upper middle-class". It has 3 levels, the ground floor with living, dining, and kitchen, plus a half-bath, and a nice little "astroturf-covered" garden between the garage and the main house, a basement with large flat screen TV and a large couch which can serve as a single bed for one person, and the upstairs, with 3 bedrooms and full bath.

There's a great washer & dryer in the garage which guests are welcome to use. They furnish washing soap and dryer anti-static sheets. We easily got our two cars, one large, one compact, into the garage, though it's OK to park a car outside on the street in front of the garage if needed. It's a no-parking zone, except for the occupant of Helby's.

The only negative about the house is that transport between the 3 house levels is via a very tight spiral staircase. If you hold on to the rail for your life you can safely move floor to floor, but it's really not a house I'd call safe for people over 80. Lucklily we were younger than that!

Our group of 5 found the beds great. There's a little street noise at night, but hey, you'd in the city center. Of course there's some street noice. We slept very well.

The arrival instructions speak of a pod coffee machine, but we never found that. We found a French press, plus an electric kettle to heat water, so we walked to a nearby grocery, bought some coffee, and did fine, though we eventually discovered that some coffee had been furnished for us.

The atmosphere at the pub across the street was great, the beer cold, and the menu and food good. The pub was where we met Jeff Scott, who represents the Belgian owner of the house. Jeff was very nice. He seems to be a regular at the pub, and he directed us to a great breakfast cafe nearby, as well as a wonderful Indian restaurant 3 blocks away.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! It is great to hear that you had such a great stay at Helby's. Thank you for feedback about the staircase. We do note on our website that there is a spiral staircase which we ask guests especially if elderly or children to take extra care where using. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy the amenities around the property like the local pubs and restaurants! We do hope to see you again in the near future.
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5

Lovely historic property well situated to the train and the harbour front.

  • 5 of 5

Easy communication for check-in and check-out. Well appointed and in a perfect location for catching the train and heading out on the town.

It was a treat staying this lovely historic property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful house, that helped make a lovely week stay in southsea extremely special. Host was extremely helpful at all times and the owners manual of the house is very informative and helpful. A definite must stay if visiting Southsea. Would recommend to ALL.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Take a fun shopping trip to Gunwharf Quays, a Designer outlet with over 90 premium designer outlet stores and over 30 bars, cafes and restaurants, where you will be spoilt for choice.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
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