House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Available only in July and August, this comfortable house with its central location offers the ideal combination of a seaside holiday - only 2 km. away and unique local attractions such as the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth's historic dockyard and the vibrant bustling Gunwarf Quays - an award winning waterfront retail and leisure development close by. Totally refurbished in July 2012 with new laminate and carpets as well as complete redecoration throughout, the property has a fresh, clean feel about it. It's fully equipped, has stripped pine doors and a newly landscaped 'beach themed' south facing garden with attractive patio area for outside dining, in a relaxed and secure environment.
This property offers outstanding value for money with sleeping accommodation for 8 in 4 double beds. It is suitable for people with restricted mobility, having one double bedroom, a family bathroom and second W.C. all on the ground floor. Asda and Lidl are within easy walking distance for your everyday shopping needs.
The owner offers the personal touch of meeting and greeting all guests personally, and is pleased to share her local knowledge if required - being just a minute's walk away from the property she is available to give the best possible service to all guests.
Upon arrival a welcome hamper of a bottle of wine, tea, coffee, milk and sugar await you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southsea seafront 2.1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton airport 36.1 km, Nearest railway: Fratton Station, Portsmouth 50 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors||
The property has one double bedroom, a family bathroom and second W.C. all on the ground floor.
The property can sleep 8 in 4 double beds. Although the dining table seats 4, the patio table in the garden will seat another 4 people, therefore 8 place settings are available in the house should maximum (8) occupancy be required.
|Further details outdoors||
The property benefits from a newly landscaped 'beach themed' garden, with patio area, table and 4 chairs. A rotary clothes line is provided in this sunny south facing garden to provide ease of drying. The garden is enclosed and secure.
The tenancy agreed with this property is for a Holiday Let as mentioned in the Housing Act 1988 Schedule 1 paragraph 9 and the Guest acknowledges that this Agreement is not an Assured Tenancy.
For the comfort of all guests staying in the property, there is strictly no smoking in the property (an ashtray is provided with the garden patio set). Failure to observe this will result in the immediate forfeiture of your security deposit.
For all bookings we must be in receipt of cleared funds for the full amount of the holiday cost prior to the commencement of your holiday at this property.
The Central Southern England region
Set in the 'sunny south of England' Hampshire benefits from a milder climate than most areas of the British Isles, being in the south with the climate stabilising effect of the sea, but protected against the more extreme weather of the Atlantic coast. Hampshire has a higher average annual temperature than the U.K. average at 9.8 degrees C to 12 degrees C, and higher than average sunshine at over 1541 hours per year.
Hampshire is a popular holiday area and offers something for everyone with its unspoilt countryside:
Look no further than the New Forest National Park which lies within it's borders with it's abundance of wild ponies, or the 160 km. long distance bridleway running the whole length of the South Downs National Park from the ancient city of Winchester to the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne.
The Needles on the Isle of Wight with its magnificent cliff views across The Solent
Bustling market towns:
Winchester and Petersfield offer tempting local produce at their special Farmers' Markets
Some of England's most picturesque villages:
Emsworth with its long history of fishing, oyster dredging, milling and boat building (P.G. Wodehouse of Jeeves and Wooster fame lived in Record Road, Emsworth for ten years. A blue plaque marks this house).
Of course Hampshire has a long maritime history. Two of England's largest ports are Portsmouth and Southampton, 25 miles along the coast, where Titanic sailed from in 1912.
The nearest train station is just a few minutes walk away from the house where a direct route to London gives you easy access to it's famous attractions, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, The London Eye, to name but a few.
Days out with the family include the unspoilt sandy beach at Hayling Island - enjoy a ride on the Hayling Seaside Railway, the Blue Reef aquarium in Southsea, Paultons Family Theme Park at Ower in the New forest, or you can walk through H.M.S. Alliance, the U.K.'s only surviving British WW2 era submarine and discover for yourself what life is like living under the sea.
The Isle of Wight is easily accessible from Southsea via car ferry, sea catamaran or by using Europe's only passenger hovercraft you can set foot on the Isle of Wight in less than 15 minutes. Cowes Week is a must for all sailing enthusiasts, widely recognised as the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. Cowes Week welcomes around 1000 boats, 8,500 competitors and in excess of 100,000 spectators every year.
Southsea is guaranteed to appeal to visitors of any age.
It is a seaside resort located within the naval town of Portsmouth. It boasts a 4 mile long promenade with views across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. There are two piers and Southsea's Victorian seafront extends through to Old Portsmouth, where Portsmouth began. Originally a fortified garrison town built around the 15th century it was of strategic naval importance. Today it forms the charming heart of a landmark waterfront city. You can explore the original fortifications, Camber Docks, Spice Island and then continue on to the historic Naval Dockyard..
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is one of the top ten herritage attractions in the U.K. and a great day out for young and old alike. Home to the World famous historic ships Mary Rose, H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S. Warrior, Portsmouth offers visitors the chance to explore 12 museums, from the birthplace of Charles Dickens, to the Southsea Castle where King Henry VIII watched the sinking of the Mary Rose.
Portsmouth Harbour boat tours are available every day in July and August and offer the visitor an informative and closer look at the Royal Navy ships in harbour at the time of the tour.
A red vintage London routemaster bus tour is a must to learn about the history, humour and hardships of Portsmouth and lasts approximately one and a half hours.
Are you brave enough to walk across the largest glass floor in Europe? If the answer is "Yes", then the 170 m. high Spinnaker Tower is a must with it's awesome viewing gallery over Portsmouth Harbour and the surrounding area. This unique attraction has a viewing platform giving 360 degree views, and on a clear day you can see up to 23 miles over to Chichester, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. There's no need to rush away either, you can sit back and take in the view in the 'Cafe in the Clouds' on view deck 2.
Soak up the sea air and enjoy nature's playground with Southsea's free attractions in July and August on Southsea Common. The colourful International Kite Festival and the Southsea Carnival are just a taste of what is on offer. For music lovers why not take a picnic on a Sunday afternoon and relax in a wonderful open air atmosphere, listening to a fantastic variety of music at the Southsea Bandstand.