Our home is a beautiful 18th Century Town House, with a walled garden, in the ancient city of Winchester. Ideally situated for walking throughout the city with its magnificent 900 yr old Cathedral, William the Conqueror's Great Hall, King Arthur's Round table and Winchester College, England's Oldest Public school, 1382. 1hr by train from London, 1hr from Heathrow, close to the New Forest, the South Downs, the South Coast, Jane Austen's home . Our house is 4 mins walk from the station.
We are very close to everything you would want to see in Winchester and due to our central location in the old city you can walk to everything, so there is no need to get in the car! It is a much loved, friendly city with lots going on all the time. Street markets, cultural festivals, professional theatre, arts style 2-screen cinema, street music, concerts, December Christmas Market (80+ stalls) and Christmas Ice Rink, bi-monthly Farmers Market (largest in the country) to name just some of the attractions. Historical architecture, such as Winchester Cathedral, Winchester College school, Wolvesey's Castle (known as the Bishop's Palace), The Great Hall housing King Arthur's Round Table, Queen Eleanor's Garden, King Arthur's Statue, the Westgate and Kingsgate ancient city gates. First class restaurants covering all tastes, including Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, Hotel du Vin, Loch Fyne, Cote Brasserie, Wagamama, DMTY, Pizza Express, Zizzi, ASK, Indian/NepaleseThai/Chinese/Pan Asian, Fish. A vibrant city voted in 2016 as the best place to live in England!
The main bathroom is shared with ourselves, but we get up before you! The bathroom is kept clean and tidy and there's a large bathtub and excellent shower.
Tea and coffee is available in the kitchen and we provide breakfast.
Lovely patio area in the garden for breakfast on a warm day.
Общение с гостями
One of us would be here to greet you and can be flexible on check-in times, if you let us know when to expect you. We do have on-street parking with a visitor's permit and there is a large carpark around the corner at a minimum charge if the on-street parking is full.
Другие важные подробности
We are only 1 hour from London Waterloo, and 1 hr from Heathrow by National Express coach, or you can take the train to Clapham Junction, London and change there for Gatwick.
No smoking please in the house or garden, and no pets. Shoes off please in the house upstairs, and quiet entry after 10.30pm at night; we can give you a key to the house. No cooking facilities for quests, but we supply breakfast and we have tea and coffee making facilities in the kitchen for you at other times. Ample high quality restaurants and pubs in the city, very close to the house. As the restaurants are particularly busy from Thursday - Sunday evenings, we can book ahead for you and also for the Cinema and Theatre; just let us know.
Hi! My name is Sarah and my husband is, Colin and here's a bit about us.
We are fortunate to live in the middle of the ancient city of Winchester, very near to the Cathedral, having spent much of our lives living and working in East Africa, mostly Kenya. My husband, Colin, who was born and raised in Kenya, is a semi-retired Hotelier/Restaurateur, and I'm an independent Talent Acquisition Consultant, working with London and International clients. We have 3 adult children and used to have 2 Boxers and 1 Jack Russell (plus a cat or two) - so we love dogs! We really enjoy adventurous travel where we learn about the world's differing ways of life, going to see great films, theatre, music, architecture, good food, family and friends. We laugh easily, chat easily, are tidy and respectful of your home and love meeting new people - we've met some fantastic AirBnB hosts in our travels who are now friends.