House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Lovely double fronted, Edwardian family home.
The ground floor has a lounge and dining room, both with bay windows to the front, a fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room with dishwasher and a WC conservatory to the rear with access to the garden with patio and furniture.
The first floor has lovely sea views from the bedrooms, a large twin/triple bedroom, 2 doubles (one en-suite), a single room with balcony, a family bathroom and a separate WC
Residential location, 250 metres from the beach. A short stroll to Albert Road, shops, bars, restaurants and Canoe Lake, that offers play park, boating lake, model village, tennis courts. The Castle and common a slightly further but still an easy walk with kids. Other amenities easily accessible by bus/car .
Many sporting activities available, kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing, Championship football club (Pompey).
We live overseas, but return to this, our own holiday home for 2 months in the summer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southsea 250 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 30 km, Nearest railway: Fratton 1.5 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A lovely family home in close proximity to shops and entertainment. Offering three double one twin/tripple and one single bedroom. Travel cots can also be provided on request.
It has a lounge that has 2 large sofas and an arm chair, there is additional seating in the conservatory.
The conservatory has some kids games, toys and books as well as a PS2
The dining room has a table that seats up to 12 and a desk. It has a fully equipped kitchen a shower room on the top floor, a 3 piece bathroom and en-suite on the first floor as well as additional separate toilets on both the ground and first floors.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has a private garden with patio with garden furniture and a BBQ
Parking is available off street on the drive or on the street. Sights and shops in walking transport distance so a good opportunity to dump the car and stretch those legs (or take a bike)..
Up to 2 travel cots can be provided on request. The house is suitable for a family (ies) up to 12 plus travel cots, but only max of 6 single people or 4 couples
Clean linen and towels will be provided weekly.
Cleaning will be done at the start and end of the visit, additional cleaning can be provided on request at an additional cost.
The Central Southern England region
Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom, notable especially for housing the original birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It borders Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.
Today, Hampshire is a popular holiday area. Its tourist attractions include many seaside resorts, the motor museum at Beaulieu, with national parks in both New Forest and the South Downs (covering some 45% of the county). Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports, Southampton and Portsmouth, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of such writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The county town is Winchester.
Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city. The island is separated from the mainland to the north by a narrow creek, bridged in places to make it a peninsula in appearance.
The climate of Portsmouth is much milder than that of the surrounding areas. Located on the south coast, Portsmouth also receives more sunshine per annum than most of the UK. The average maximum temperature in July is 22C, with the average minimum being 15C. The record high temperature is 35C.
Southsea is a seaside resort located within the naval town of Portsmouth, is an all year holiday destination. It boasts a 4 mile long promenade with views across the Solent. The centre of Southsea is within a mile of Portsmouth's city centre. Southsea also has a vibrant social scene with numerous bars and eateries which cater for a range of budgets and tastes.
Southsea beach is mostly flint gravel, but with sand exposed at low tide. There are two piers: South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier; both house amusement arcades. South Parade Pier also contains a ballroom and a bar area. Clarence Pier is adjacent to a permanent funfair.
Just off the seafront is Southsea Model Village which is a 1/12th scale model village with forty miniature buildings, houses, forts, castles and a miniature railway. It was opened in 1956 on the site of a Victorian fort. Another part of the fort has been converted into Southsea Rose Garden.
Canoe Lake is the last remnant of an area of marsh and open water known as the Great Morass, drained in 1886, on which much of Southsea now sits. The lake is topped up from the sea by opening a sluice at high tide. Crabs and fish find their way in, and attract children fishing equipped with a piece of bacon on a string. When undisturbed there are regularly swan and mallard, with less frequent visits from tufted duck, Mediterranean gull, cormorant, little Grebe and occasionally a lone black swan. In summer pedalos can be rented on the lake.
Cumberland House is a natural history museum, butterfly house and aquarium located close to Canoe Lake just off Southsea seafront.
To commemorate the millennium, a scenic walk was created extending to Gunwharf Quays from Southsea seafront. The route is marked on the pavement, and is lined by distinctive blue street lanterns.
The D-Day museum (which holds the Overlord embroidery) is located on the seafront in Southsea, very close to Southsea castle. Next door is the Blue Reef and opposite is Southsea Common, a large expanse of mown grassland parallel to the shore from Clarence Pier to Southsea Castle. The Common is a popular recreation ground, and also serves as the venue for a number of annual events, including the Southsea Show, Para Spectacular, Military Vehicle Show, Kite Festival and a variety of circuses including the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus. In August 2010, a life-size (52 ft high) model of an ultrasaurus dinosaur was erected on the common in conjunction with the local Aspex gallery.
Throughout the summer, there are regular open air concerts and events at the bandstand and on Castle Field.
There are a number of miniature golf courses, a skateboard park, 3 beach volleyball courts and public grass and clay tennis courts.
Towards the eastern end of the seafront is the Royal Marines Museum. Based in the lavishly decorated former Officers' Mess of Eastney Barracks (built in the 1860s for the Royal Marine Artillery).
The Kings Theatre, situated in Albert Road, is a venue that hosts a variety of performances, including productions by the local amateur group the Southsea Shakespeare Actors.
A recently created attraction has been the now annual "Love Albert Road Day" which is held along one of Southsea's main roads. The event features live music, street art and theatre, stalls, food from around the world, an outdoor cinema, competitions and skate demos. All the businesses from the road remain open for the day.
One of the favourite attractions to visit in Southern England is Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, home to some of the most famous ships in history, such as Henry VIII's favourite ship The Mary Rose, and the Royal Navy's most famous warship - HMS Victory, and HMS Warrior - Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured battleship. Add to this the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, The Royal Naval Museum, and the new interactive attraction Action Stations
Portsmouth is also home to a splendid university ensuring a youthful vibrant community who along with thousands of visitors enjoy the pleasures of the waterfront with it's fine selection of bars and cafe's. They also appreciate Portsmouth's superb shopping facilities
Portsmouth also has an unrivalled choice of beautiful parks and refreshing open spaces. For art lovers there is a choice of galleries, these include the Artists Harbour Gallery located in the Dockyard area, and there is an Arts Centre in the City Library. As for museums, the list is almost endless, here you can see, savour and explore no less than 12 museums all within a short distance of each other and each with its own unique displays giving extraordinary glimpses of Portsmouth's rich historic past, and its history right up to the 20th-century.
For modern day attractions, look no further than impressive Spinnaker Tower which at 170 meters high has changed the skyline forever. The tower is the tallest tower outside London in which visitors can rise to a dizzy 110 meters, whilst enjoying fabulous sea and coastal views. It is the the centre of Gun Wharf Quays, an outlet mall with over 90 outlets for a little retail therapy.
On a cultural note, the City has strong literary ties; it was the birth-place of Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Connan-Doyle practised medicine at Southsea where he wrote his first Sherlock Holmes novel and H.G.Wells worked in a drapers shop on the corner of Kings Road. Engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth in 1806.
Couple all this with cinema's, theatre's, entertaining pubs and restaurants with a wide choice of exciting cuisine and you have a recipe for a really special visit be it a flying weekend or a longer stay.
The summer season offers numerous additional activities for kids and adults with entertainment on the common, docks and at the museums. There are children's sessions at the local libraries, summer camps and activities at sports centres and lots to see at the theatre.
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12 Nov 2013
We had the most wonderful week in Solent House in October. There was plenty of space for 6 of us and lots to amuse our older children (iPod docking stations and the playstation were a big hit) and there was also plenty to amuse younger children had we had any. The house was light, airy and beautifully decorated and had all the necessary equipment we could want for a week's stay. It was so close to the beach and the seafront we could walk to most places in Southsea; and Portsmouth was only 10 mins drive away. We would definitely use it again.
I am so pleased you had a lovely time! we do hope to see you again soon!
11 Jun 2013
"Fantastic house, fab location"
This house is lovely. It is spacious with high ceilings and the beds are comfy. There were 6 of us and it never felt crowded. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. It is a quiet road but really close to the sea and the promenade. We spent a lot of time in the garden and parking was no problem. It is only a 5 minute drive to Gunwharf Quays and the Spinaker Tower. We ate at Abarbistro in Old Portsmouth - it was good. This house felt like a home from home.
I am so pleased you have a lovely time and Happy Birthday!
7 Jan 2013
"A very comfortable large house for a family group of all ages to enjoy Christmas together."
We chose Solent House because of it's size and number of bedrooms/bathrooms for our party of 10 people (including three children!). It was perfect with ample living and sleeping space. The large kitchen/breakfast room was the main hub and we used the conservatory every day and evening for relaxing - especially comfortable with the underfloor heating!!
Being in a strange house and having to cook Christmas dinner for ten people was a bit daunting but all the necessary equipment was provided in the kitchen and with a dining table which could seat 12 there was no problem with space at all.
We had no trouble parking outside at any time and there were plenty of shops / activities within easy reach. The children all walked up to the seafront on Christmas Day for a while (between the rain showers!)
The owners were extremely helpful in answering all our questions before the visit and nothing was a problem.
I would definitely consider staying in Solent House again and have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and other travellers. A very welcoming and homely place to stay.
Thank you. We are so pleased that you and the family had a lovely family Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your next visit!
22 Dec 2012
"Beautiful house in a great location."
We had a long weekend with our extended family (11 of us). The house was excellent and just the right size to ensure everybody had space and some privacy. Located near the boating lake makes everything walkable, including an excellent pub (Eastney Tavern).
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the space in the house with the 11 of you. Please do let us know if you would like to come back another time.
30 Nov 2012
"Amazing house located near the beach"
My family and I visited Portsmouth for the first time over the summer. We were so pleased we chose Solent House and congratulations to the owner for this excellent accommodation. The house was well fu… More
Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you have a lovely stay and look forward to welcoming you again!
13 Nov 2012
"Fantastic luxury family house providing incredible space and facilities with no expense spared."
We rented the house for an extra long weekend to accommodate 5 visiting couples and their children visiting for our Civil Ceremony. From the outset communication and flexibility was excellent enabling us to plan the whole event around our needs.
Location was fantastic with lots to do locally and within easy reach of Southsea and Gunwharf Quays.
Spacious and very modern the house gave a real welcoming and homely feeling which attracted nothing but admiration and positive comments from all of my visiting family.
The large kitchen, dining and conservatory area enabled us to host a wedding breakfast and family party over the weekend which only added to the excellent overall experience.
Nothing but praise for the facility, quality, value for money and excellent service and communication provided by the owners. Thank you so much.
We are just so pleased we could help make your day special!
23 Oct 2012
Very nice house in a quiet street. We arrived at Gatwick Airport, took a train to Fratton station, and than a taxi to the house (not far). It took about 20 minutes by foot to reach the center of Portsmouth, or you can catch a bus. The house is close to the sea with a nice sea promenade, where you can walk to reach the Gun Wharfs Quays (about 45 min.) with nice shops and restaurants. The boat to Isle of Wight takes only 10 minutes. From Portsmouth it is easy to visit other towns like Brighton an Southhampton. We will go back sometimes:)
I am so pleased you had a lovely holiday in oour house. I hope to welcome you back again soon.
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