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The Vulcan

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Vulcan building is a landmark grade II listed building within this award winning destination and is ideal for short break shopping trips, or business visits to the area. Available with flexible check in days and weekend breaks from Friday to Monday from £300.00 and midweek breaks from Monday to Friday from £400.00.

The apartment is a very large (1020 sq ft), stylish, and innovative conversion within a historic building, featuring exposed 3 foot thick brick walls and elegant sash windows accompanied by all the modern facilities one would expect of a loft style apartment, including wireless internet access and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher. This stunning apartment has 2 large double bedrooms, with split level living accommodation featuring a separate dining area and modern stylish bathroom.

Located at the heart of Gunwharf Quays, which is an award winning retail and leisure development, but within a tranquil setting only 100 metres walk from the all the amenities.

The property is within the Gunwharf Quays development with its own allocated parking space at the heart of all the amenities. Once here a car is not required as all amenities and attractions (historic dockyard, spinnaker tower and retail/leisure facilities) are on your doorstep. There is direct access to the railway station (Portsmouth Harbour) from the development with direct links to Central London.

The facilities include a host of designer outlet retailers and excellent bars and restaurants. The facility also includes a multiplex cinema, Bowling alleysJongleurs Comedy Club, and a casino. The website for the development amenities will provide further details.

The beach at Southsea is accessible via a delighful 5 minute walk following the millenium walk (a rope-patterned line carved into the pavement marks the route and is easily followed around the picturesque fishing harbour.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southsea 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 33 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth Harbour 100 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We can supply a single folding bed for the fifth guest if required.

Large 42" plasma tv with freeview

Further details outdoors

The Vulcan Building is within this award winning harbour front development and is located 50 metres from the harbourside.

Gunwharf Quays - What does it offer?

Shop at over 85 designer outlets with savings of up to 70% on high street prices, eat at one of 20 cosmopolitan bars & restaurants, work it off at the health and fitness centre, be entertained at the 14-screen vue cinema, bowl at the 26-lane Bowlplex, have a laugh at Jongleurs comedy club, dance the night away at Tiger Tiger.

Landscaped in a historic setting, with the Historic Dockyard and Old Portsmouth only a few minutes walk away, Gunwharf Quays is where the old and the new come together. Once you’ve experienced shopping in the pedestrian avenues, relaxing in the wide open spaces, seen the spectacular views across Portsmouth Harbour, and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere, you will be drawn back to Gunwharf Quays again and again.

Further details

A standard non-returnable deposit of 50% of the rate is required at the time of booking. The balance is required to reach us at least 4 weeks prior to your visit. Last minute bookings can be paid for in full by cheque, cash or telegraphic transfer at the time of booking. All prices include a daily utility allowance, linen and towels. Car parking is for one vehicle with additional parking available nearby. The apartment is available from 4pm on the first day of booking until 10am on day of departure. Weekend and daily rates are available on request.

The Hampshire region

Hampshire is a unique county of rolling green hills, tranquil villages and ancient forests, combined with the modern and vibrant cities of Portsmouth, Winchester and Southampton. It also has a great maritime history encompassed within the two ports of Portsmouth and Southampton.


Spinnaker Tower - 80 metres from the apartment

Soaring 170 metres (557 feet) into the sky above the historic harbour of Portsmouth, gateway to the English Channel, the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth's newest attraction provides 360" views of the harbour and surrounding area.

Gunwharf Quays - on site please visit - for more information

Waterside location for shopping, cinema, entertainment, restaurants, and leisure events.

Historic Dockyard - 3 minute walk

Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum, with a new Exhibition “Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War” and Action Stations with the new interactive gallery InterAction detailing the science and technology used by the modern Royal Navy

Harbour Tours - 50 metres from the building

Fascinating tour of the harbour which is home to the Royal Navy

Southsea beach - 10 minute walk

Excellent beach with delightful views of the Isle of Wight

Southsea Castle - 15 minutes walk

Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.

Other local attractions are:

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Royal Marines Museum

D-Day Museum

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Review 1-10 of 11

13 Jan 2015


"Excellent base for shopping."

The Vulcan is situated just a few yards from Gunwharf Quays shopping area. The building is a historic building with very thick walls and other period features. The apartment was very clean, well prese… More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

30 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Location. Lovely apartment"

Stayed at this apartment from Friday to Monday. Photographs are good but did not fully represent this excellent property. We found it spotlessly clean and with a modern interior. Its position must … More

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, which is most unexpected and gratefully received. Meeting families such as yours makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Thanks for staying with us and hopefully we will see you again in the near future

23 Jul 2014


"Planning my next trip back..."

I stayed in this apartment for a week and it was such a fantastic experience. The apartment was immaculate and had a very warm and cosy feeling to it. If possible, it was even better than the photos, … More

It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience at our apartment. Any reviews we receive are always unexpected as it is not our policy to ask for them but it is heartening to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. Needless to stay it would be great to see you again if you return to the area.

7 Jul 2014


"Wow! Better than home!"

This is the first of my 3 stays at the Vulcan. I returned in May and June 2014, staying in each of the 3 properties owned by this professional couple.I will return again - the location is excellent - … More

Wow what a lovely review. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review and and we look forward to your return in the not too distant future.

11 Jun 2014


"Excellent location and apartment"

Just returned from a week at this apartment. The owners were extremely helpful, the apartment was spotlessly clean. It was a perfect location with shops, restaurants and beaches nearby. A wonderful ba… More

3 Aug 2013


"Wonderful holiday in beautiful apartment"

Enjoyed a fabulous weeks holiday (wall to wall sunshine) in a perfect location right on Gunwharf Quay. The accommodation was first class, very modern within a lovely traditional building and we couldn't fault it. Neeraj and Jo (owners) are very accommodating hosts, happy to help with any questions on the surrounding area etc. and lovely people to deal with. Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday - we will certainly be returning.

20 Jul 2013


"Great accommodation in an excellent position"

Lovely accommodation - clean and well maintained. The position is so good that you can park your car when you get there and should never need it again. Within easy (minutes) walking distance are: Portsmouth historic dockyard, including the new Mary Rose museum; a great choice of restaurants, bars and shops; great pubs that sell real ale (especially the Still & West which is right on the water front) and views of the harbour with lots of activity. It is also only about a 10 minute walk to the beaches of Southsea. Owners were friendly and helpful. The property was very quiet - although minutes away from restaurants and bars. We would definitely stay there again.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our apartment in Portsmouth and especially that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the building especially considering its location minutes from all the area has to offer.

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

30 Jun 2013


"Comfortable, clean and very convenient."

Right in the dock area where all the life is -- this was a fantastic place to stay. Restaurants and shops a two minute walk away, Tesco express included, so lots of choice in a waterside setting. On… More

Thanks very much for your kind review and it was lovely to meet you all.

We appreciate your comments regarding the bedrooms, which we have never received before, but will explore all avenues to see if any remedial action needs to be taken.

Thanks again for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review.

7 Jan 2013


"Overall Great Experience"

Had a Great time staying at Gunwharf over New Year. Apartment was well Maintained.Only Gripes we had was Half a Toilet Roll in the single Bathroom and one Trash bag making in an essential thing to hav… More

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, which we appreciate greatly and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
In answer to your observations our apartments are self catering and we certainly provide everything most guests require on arrival. There is always a full toilet roll left in each apartment and if you recall on arrival one of your group went to the toilet straight away. However, if this has been an oversight on our part we apologise and would have gladly provided more if requested. As far as the trash bag is concerned we always leave a liner in the bin and tend to find this is sufficient for our guests for their stay. Once again we would have gladly provided extra if required or requested and certainly take on board your points.

We have an allowance on the electricity useage to raise peoples awareness of leaving heating on with windows open, which has occurred in the past. In 7 years of offering our apartments we have only had 4 occasions when guests have exceeded the allowance we provide and then only by a few pounds which we have ignored in all but one of the cases.

Finally, we very much appreciate your recommendation regarding staying at our apartments and thank you for confirming that you are looking forward to visiting us again this year. This is something we pride ourselves upon as a large number of our guests are repeat visitors.

15 Dec 2012


"Great accommodation!"

Booked for parents golden anniversary, ideal location & facility. Really well maintained and owners were helpful & friendly and looked after parents' needs. Would recommend and planning on stay… More

Thank you very much for writing a review about your stay. We are really pleased that you liked the apartment and the location and appreciate you telling others about the facilities we have on our doorstep and our apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Review 1-10 of 11

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    Joanne & Neeraj V.

    • 7 Years listed

    95% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:30 Apr 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    +44 23937 80987
    +44 78036 01705

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