Onslow Villa - Great location!
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Awarded Certificate of excellence 2014 by Tripadvisor. Location, Location Location: This Victorian building (Onslow Villa) is located in the very heart of Southsea in a residential conservation area which is just 300m from both Southsea Common and the shops, bars and restaurants of Palmerston and Osborne road. Albert road and King's theatre are only 500m away, while the isle of weight Hovercraft is only a 10 min walk away.
The duplex apartment/maisonette has recently been refurbished. On the upper ground floor can be found the kitchen diner, living room, bathroom, laundry cupboard, side porch with entrance. The large Kitchen diner (14'7" x 20') is superb for socialising as is the equally large living room. Both kitchen diner and living room have large bay windows and high ceilings. The kitchen has an American style fridge/freezer with inbuilt wine cooler, an induction hob, built in dishwasher, microwave and a twin oven. There is also a good sized dining table, chairs and sofa.
The washing machine and tumble dryer are found in a laundry cupboard off the hallway. There is a family bathroom with shower bath, toilet and basin.
There are 3 bedrooms on the lower ground floor level. The large master bedroom (14'7 x 20') has a king size double bed, chest of draws and vanity table with mirror and stool. The master also has a high-quality en-suite shower with toilet and basin. A walk-in wardrobe is situated opposite the bedroom. The two smaller bedrooms (14' 6" x 7'6"' and 12' x 7'4") both have double beds and a chest of draws, one has a small walk in wardrobe. All bedrooms have flat screen televisions with built in freeview. Bedroom 2 has a TV with built-in DVD player.
The small courtyard garden to the side of the property is a great sun-trap in the afternoons usually from about 1.30pm onwards. Unlike most other holiday lets in Southsea, the maisonette has private parking to the rear of the property and can park upto 3 cars, which is a real bonus, as parking in Southsea can be a real problem, especially during the summer months.
Upon arrival a welcome hamper of milk, tea and coffee await for you.
We provide fresh bed linen, including one bath and hand towel for each guest.
This is a family run property and we strive to give the best possible service to our guests. This maisonette was once our home. Now we use it as our holiday home because of its great location, large living space and private parking.
******PLEASE NOTE: Bookings from families and couples preferred. Please no hen or stag parties, or mixed/same sex groups under 30 years old, you will be declined on arrival if you try it on!***********
We are happy for children under 5 years old to stay, but you need to be aware that we have no cot, high chair or stair gates and that there are steps to the entrances of the property.
CLEANING PLEASE NOTE: The property is professionally cleaned to a high standard, top to bottom in-between EVERY change over. All bed linen is changed, bathrooms and kitchen cleaned and fresh towels are put out. Also for guests staying more than a week, will have the property cleaned and all linen changed once a week.
We hope you will enjoy staying here as much as we do.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southsea 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 30 km, Nearest railway: Fratton 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central Southern England region
The Central Southern England / Hampshire 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.
The Portsmouth / Southsea area
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 rretail 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
Train and buses within easy walking distance for day trips out to Chichester, Brighton, London and to the harbour for ferries and hovercraft to Isle of Wight and France
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3 Oct 2014
"Home from Home"
We stayed for a long weekend to attend a wedding. The house was beautiful and spotless. Great location, walking distance to town, beach, all amenities. Steven was very helpful through all communicatio… More
30 Sep 2014
"Forget the rest this is the best"
Stevie the owner made us very welcome . The whole place was very very comfortable extremely clean and location had everything within walking distance. No qualms in returning… More
27 Jul 2014
"Perfect Location, everything you need"
I stayed at Onslow, with my two young boys (8 and 5 years old) and mother. location is perfect, we know Southsea well, and everything was in walking distance. southsea is a perfect location for a shor… More
19 Jul 2014
Onslow Villa is perfect in every way. Nice clean house with all facilities. Great service from Steve the owner. I stayed with my family for a week. Our three boys were all very happy. Great location f… More
16 Jul 2014
"Family stay for sons wedding"
We were welcomed by the owner who gave a relaxed , informative brief. The house exceeded my expectations , the kitchen large and very well equipped and the living room was spacious and the sofas v… More
3 Jul 2014
"If your looking for 'home from home' comfort this is the place for you"
The standard of the cleanliness is excellent and the place beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need, including bed linen and towels. Very handy for the sea front and all other ame… More
1 Jul 2014
"Second visit to perfect accommodation"
We stayed in Onslow Villa a year ago and it was so good we decided to go back. It's very nicely furnished, clean, comfortable, spacious, and has everything you could possibly need. Also has par… More
23 Jun 2014
"A really lovely place to stay"
We found Onslow Villa to be conveniently located for a holiday in Southsea, within easy reach of all main attractions. It is furnished to the very highest standards, and is a spacious, comfortable and… More
12 Jun 2014
Stayed in Onslow Villa for a family birthday celebration with relatives who live in Portsmouth. Accommodation is very well appointed, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Steve - the owner - was f… More
1 Jun 2014
"Outstanding welcome and amazing property."
After a long overnight journey we received a lovely welcome from Steve. The house is fabulous and could not have been more suited for our family group of mixed ages. Location is also excellent and eas… More
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