Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ideal for both business travellers or holiday makers, this apartment is centrally located and is within easy walking distance of Southsea town centre with a wide variety of shops, John Lewis, Debenhams, Waitrose etc. it is hundred metres from Southsea common and about 500 metres to the sea front. Near by is the Isle of Wight hovercraft for easy access to the Island approx 13 mins on the hovercraft. Nearby is the Pyramids water park swimming pool, Royal Marines Museum, D Day Museum, Sea life Centre, Pitch and Putt, Gunwharf Quays with the award winning Spinnaker Tower, outlet shops, restaurants and bars, this is a 10 minute walk.
Portsmouth City centre is a short walk away approx. 10 minutes.
The apartment is ideal for anyone wanting a fun family time in the UK, to explore Historic Ships, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior Mary Rose, the beach, common. There are literally scores of things for families of couples to do within easy walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southsea 400 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth and Southsea 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
The Central Southern England region
The central Southern region offers a vast array of things to do to suit all. With excellent transport links, London is 1 1/2 hours by train, Brighton 1 hour, the New Forest is 40 minute drive along the motorway with its amazing expanse of forest and ponies and attractions such as Beaulieu car museum and Paulton's Park theme park with Peppa Pig world for the younger children.
The Isle of Wight is easily accessible with the high speed hover literally at the end of the road and accross the common, 11 mins takes you into the centre of Ryde where transport links to explore the island can be accessed.
Arundel Castle is a short drive along the coast, Brighton for a day trip, the list is endless, Portsmouth and Southsea provides an ideal base for exploring the wider region.
Portsmouth and Southsea offers an amazing array of attractions for the entire family from babies, toddlers, young children, adults and seniors. A gentle stroll to Old Portsmouth with it's tradtional ramparts, towers, old pubs and fish market. A 15 minute stroll to Gunwharf Quays with the famous Spinnaker Tower, shops, markets and eateries. historic town with a wide variety of things to do, boat trips, museums, historic ships in the dockyard. A beach and amusements arcades for children, a lovely rose garden, common etc.
Nearby is Chichester, the harbour town of Emsworth and the New Forest. The Isle of Wight with Osborne House and the Garlic farm and the yachting town of Cowes is easily accessible via the Hovercraft or the Fast Cat.
For young children:
- free splash pools
- free adventure playgrounds and sandpits
- Pirate Petes soft play at Clarendon Pier
- Pyramids swimming with a baby pool and soft play
- Tradtional Model Village and Railway
- Free natural history museum with butterflies and dinosaurs
- ducks and swans and pedaloos at the canoe lake
- crabbing at the canoe lake
- Sea life centre
- Action Stations in Historic dockyard
- Sea Life Centre
- Old Portsmouth
- Many museums, D Day Museum, Royal Naval Museum, Historic Dockyard, Portmouth Museum, Explosion museum
- Isle of Wight a short hovercraft ride away
- Amusement arcades
- Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower
- many restaurants, bars, casinos, bowling, swimming pool with wave machine,
- crazy golf, pitch and putt, free volleyball, skate board park, mulitplex cinema
- In the summer months there are weekend activities on the common, including the international kite festival, heavy horse show and free concerts at the band stand every Sunday
The town of Southsea is ideal for adults and children alike, whatever the weather Portsmouth and Southsea will not disapoint.
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21 Jun 2014
"A great plce to stay to visit Portsmouths many atractions"
We were very impressed with Susan's help on the day of our arrival, we arrived well before the time we stated and were unable to find anywhere to leave our luggage due to security requirements of a visit by The Queen that day.
On contacting Susan by phone she kindly came to our rescue by coming & collecting said luggage and delivering it to the flat, giving us the key & confirming a time to meet us and show us the flat.
As we did not have transport the flat is well located and we were able to walk to most of the places of interest without difficulty, I should say my wife and I are both reasonably fit retirees
Susan met us at the agreed time and was most helpful, the flat was lovely and clean and well presented, although the TV did not operate Susan arrange for a technician to fix it which was done quickly and efficiently. There are also a good number of supermarkets in the vicinity also good pubs & places to eat
Thank You Susan we really enjoyed our stay
All in all a great place to stay
29 May 2014
The property was very clean and well looked after. As we took my elderly mother, Lauralee House had good access and plenty of room to move around, also good size bathroom. Good location to the sea fr… More
14 May 2014
The flat was clean and tidy kitchen well equipped. Bedrooms a good size but a little noisey at night, windows could do with attention and a blackout blind would be great.Fab location though so handy … More
20 Mar 2014
"Lovely stay in a great place in a wonderful location"
Stayed for 2 months, really felt like home. Central for Southsea, the seafront and Portsmouth. Great facilities, lovely lady Susan there to welcome us and nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone travelling to Portsmouth/Southsea.
23 Sep 2013
"If I was going to Portsmouth again I would definitely stay there again."
Lovely place, excellent location, no problems whatsoever. Very happy and would stay there again. Pub over the road is fantastic. Parking round the back and there's a pass from the library for additional cars. Co -op over the road. Historic dockyard has a see it all ticker which lasts for a year so can split it up. Faringdon marshes is worth a morning walk. The aquarium was good. The place itself really is a good spot to stay. :)
23 Aug 2013
"Great location - ideal for mix of attractions"
Stayed 4 nights. Cheery welcome on arrival. Apartment is clean and comfortable and had all the items we needed for our stay. Great location for both seaside and Portsmouth historic attractions. Car parking space a bonus and local shops nearby. Overall very good value for money.
24 Jun 2013
"Very comfortable stay in Southsea"
Comfortable quiet apartment. Good range of shops and a supermarket nearby. Southsea Common and beaches a short walk and an easy walk to the Portsmouth dock yard museum and Gunwarf Quays.… More
14 Apr 2012
We stayed in this gorgeous, cosy apartment for a week in March.
We were met by the owner who showed us around and how to use everything - TV, cooker etc. It's easy to find and with parking right outside getting in and out is very easy. We didn't use the car that much as the apartment is close to all the local areas of interest. Gunwharf is only a 10 minute walk away and fabulous for shopping and eating. We spent a day at the Historical Naval Base - you must see the Mary Rose, Victory and HMS Warrior just outside the main gate - some wonderful shops inside the navjal base too!
Lauralee is a very comfortable, well-equipped apartment - very comfy bed. Even though on a road - not noisy. Very nice chinese at the end of the road and a shop just across the road. All in all a fantastic stay and very good value for . Would highly recommend - we will be back!
27 Mar 2012
"Good location, good value"
The appartment was in a great location for evrything we needed. Loads of restuarants within walking distance in Southsea, Gunwharf Quays about a 15 min walk.
The appartment itself was a perfect size for the four of us. However, the kitchen was a bit poorly equipped and lacking quite a few things. For example, there were only 3 wine glasses, 2 other glasses and no baking dishes. I would have expected at least enough glasses for 4 people when the appartment sleeps this many! There were a few other niggles, such as a really bad shower and one of the beds just had a mattress cover, no sheet. And you couldn't get a lot of the channels on the TV.
Overall, it was good value and was fine for what we needed it for.
Apologies for the niggles re: the apartment. I have re-looked at the provision of equipment in the kitchen, there are now ample glasses and baking dishes. The apartment is fully fitted with Freeview digital TV with 40 channels, I can only assume that you had not switched the digi box on and you only had terrestrial TV. The shower is a powerfull electric power shower and I think you may not have pulled the cord for the shower to operate it when using it.
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