|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A one bedroom self -catering apartment, recently renovated and decorated in contemporary style in a very central position in this historic city of Winchester.
The apartment is next to the park and leisure centre and is a few minutes walk to all the sights of Winchester and the shops, bars, restaurants, etc..
The railway station, with direct trains to London (1 hour approx) is about a 5 minute walk.
The apartment consists of a double bedroom, bathroom with shower, sitting room with a large, comfortable sofa bed and with kitchen area off it. It is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob, microwave, etc., as well as flat screen TV with digital box, DVD player, broadband internet access.
The apartment benefits from its own parking space which is unusual in Central Winchester and small communal garden.
There are 3 apartments available to rent, one of which is slightly larger and quieter than the other two.
We own and manage all our properties and have been running self catering holiday homes for over 15 years, living locally we are on hand to help with any problems or give information about the local area for our guests.
Park House is perfectly situated in the City Centre which the additional benefit of off street parking available. It is also close enough to the bus and train stations to be car free!
To be able to stay in the centre of this historic city and also if needed to have off street car parking available.
The apartment is very well located. It is full equipment and everything works properly. Perfect for two persons.
A great stay, we will repeat
The apartement is very well maintained, very clean and nicely furnished. The house has all amenities, like a washing machine and a dishwasher. Although the apartment is nearby a busy street, there is no traffic noise. The apartment has its own parking space for one car and a small garden. It is by no means a small apartment, but I think it is only suitable for two persons.
The beautiful city center, the Cathedral and the main shopping streets (with a Sainsbury supermarket and a Marks & Spencer food hall) are less than 5 minutes walk away. There are plenty of nice pubs, restaurants and a cinema in the city centre, so these are also only a few minutes walk away.
We have had contact with the owner only via email, some phone calls and some sms messages, but the directions given by email were clear and the owner was friendly.
We liked some pubs very much, especially The Old Vine and The Wykeham's Arms and also (although it's an Wetherspoon pub) The Old Goal. We can also recommend the Loch Fyne restaurant (nice food in beautiful historic building). We have of course also visited the Cathedral and been to two evensongs (I can recommend it if you like church music). We have also visited the historic house of Mottisfont, which we enjoyed very much.
All in all, we have had a great vacation and we can highly recommend this apartment and the city of Winchester!
Property was impressively clean and maintained over the whole period of two months of my stay. The owners are very attentive to every need of the lodgers.
I would warmly recommend both the property and the landlords to any future lodgers. Just some other benefits I enjoyed during my stay are: first class casual basis gym (New Energy) just 100m away from the property, midtown market at the door step, view from a door step on a medieval church, river and park in the background of the property. Winchester by the way has the best restaurants in England and services at those restaurants are superb. Especially can recommend brassiere Blanc. Winchester cathedral, churches and castles are well known, but I was personally impressed with the fact that Jane Austen is Winchester's own and has a place in the cathedral.
My family are repeat visitors to Park House. The property is located on a quiet, tree-lined street only a five minute walk from the centre of Winchester and all its attractions. The photos on the site give an accurate depiction of the flats/apartments. The first thing I notice when I arrive is how clean and well-appointed the flats are. The kitchen has everything one needs for cooking- pots, pans, lots of cutlery, things you wouldn't realize you'd miss if they weren't on hand- everything. Due to the proximity of several supermarkets, it is easy to purchase groceries and walk a few minutes back to cook up your heart's desire. Mind you, there are also many restaurants nearby, in every direction- everything from delicious Chinese to Michelin-starred marvels. New to the area on our first visit, we asked the owner of the property what to do and where to go in Winchester. She took a real interest in helping us, pointing out places everyone must see in such a historic city, and also giving us "the Knowledge" of places off the beaten track that take years to discover without such helpfulness. The owner of the property is a star, always a phone call away if you need her. I have recommended the Park House to family members. Recently, my mother also went to stay there. She loved it. She said it was so clean that she felt compelled to keep it that way, which she did. The showers have strong water pressure ( the lack of which is one of my pet peeves in other locales). My family and I will be back. We are from Bermuda, so it is quite a treck getting there, but well worth it. Stay here- you will be delighted!
We have stayed many times at Park House. Our daughter lives about three minutes away. We have stayed at different venues in Winchester, but this is our favorite. We have stayed in all the apartments at various times. There were a few problems. I could not make the washing machine work in the Garden Apartment and we had trouble with the Internet at one point. Caroline tries to take care of problems immediately. We wake up early sometimes before the heat is scheduled to come on, but upon explaining this, Caroline set the times earlier for us. The flats can be a bit noisy as they are on the busy street. We are responsible for leaving the apartment clean, but that is part of the deal. But the rooms are comfortable and clean. They are close to Winnal Moor, great for walking. The center of Winchester, with all it's delights, is a short walk. A leisure center is almost across the street where there are classes, machines and swimming. Train and bus stations are convenient. And Caroline left vases of fresh flowers. Homey!
This apartment is in a very good location, a short walk from the High Street and supermarket, and fifteen minutes walk from the train station. It is small, without a lot of sitting down space, but it was fine for two adults and a child, as we spent a lot of time away from the apartment. The kitchen was very usable, although short on cutlery and table setting items. We were concerned at first about noise, as the apartment is at a busy intersection, but with the windows closed it was very quiet. All in all, we would return there again.
Winchester is a very central base for exploring Southern England. From Winchester it is a short drive to the south coast, New Forest, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, as well as Salisbury, Bath, Oxford and Brighton which are all less than an hour and a half from Winchester. London is an hour on the train or just over an hour by road.
There are many pretty country villages around Winchester, with many river and downland walks from the city centre. The apartment is perfectly situated for exploring Winchester by foot.
The location for Downton Abbey is close by as is Jane Austin Country.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Please note the rates shown are 'from' the rates will depend on length of stay, number of guests and time of year. Also The Garden Apartment is more expensive than the other two apartments as it is quieter and slightly larger. Our rates include all electricity, gas, linen, wi fi, parking, if you want an end of stay clean to be arranged, this can be taken from your security deposit, the charge is £25.