Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Welcome to"Solent Views"
Located in the historic district of Old Portsmouth, Solent Views is a 'Seaside Chic' designed and styled penthouse apartment which enjoys spectacular panoramic sea views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight .
Recently redesigned to a high specification and subsequently awarded for the year 2013/14 - a 4 star Gold accreditation for Exceptional Quality of Accommodation and Customer Service - by VisitEngland - England's independent assessor for Quality in Tourism, this prestigious holiday home combines contemporary styling with a relaxed beach side design theme, it is truly a beautiful holiday home away from home.
The spacious accommodation is designed for open plan living to maximize the enjoyment of the views from all living areas. The property comprises two bedrooms one master king suite and a twin bedroom both with sea views. The open plan living area is combined with a shaker styled kitchen and breakfast bar area with solid wood worktops under counter fridge freezer and wine cooler eye level oven and microwave designer gas on glass 5 burner hob Butler sink and dishwasher.
Dining seating for 4 plus 2 barstools to breakfast bar.
A spacious lounge area with LED DVD TV and wifi internet as well a separate seating area to relax and watch the world float by!
With flexible check in days available for minimum stays of 3 nights. It would suit couples, families with children, those wishing to explore the history of Portsmouth and Old Portsmouth, boat owners (www.kb-boatpark.co.uk) sailing enthusiasts and anyone who loves being by the sea, enjoys fantastic sea views and getting away from it all only 1hour 15 mins from London.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||On you doorstep! :))|
|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 34 km, Nearest railway: The Hard Portsmouth 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
VisitEngland 4 Star Gold Holiday Property award for September 2013-2014.
The apartment is fully furnished with carpeting throughout the bedroom and living areas. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds with bed linen and towels provided..
Internet Wifi is connected throughout the property. Freeview TV a selection of DVD books and games are available.
There is a phone entry system.
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment building was built in 1997 as part of a Georgian style development which is very attractively presented and maintained.
The property has a delightful private shared garden for your use during your stay.
There are 2 allocated off street parking spaces available at the rear of the property in the residents private car parking area.
£250 Security/Breakages excessive cleaning refundable deposit required prior to the start of your holiday
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 far south with the climate stabilizing effect of the sea, but protected against the more extreme weather of the Atlantic coast It is a popular holiday area, with tourist attractions including its many seaside resorts, the maritime area in Portsmouth, and the motor museum at Beaulieu. The New Forest National Park lies within the borders, as does a large area of the South Downs, which is also scheduled to become a National Park. Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of the writers Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.
Welcome to the Waterfront City!
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city steeped in Maritime History. It was originally a fortified Garrison town (Old Portsmouth) built around the 15th Century and was of strategic Naval importance and today is still the home of the Royal Navy.
Old Portsmouth the charming heart of this landmark waterfront city has undergone regeneration in recent years with The Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour project. The Renaissance Trial guides you through the "Old" to the "New" - a tour from the original fortifications, Camber Docks, Spice Island to the Historic Naval Dockyard passing the Iconic Spinnaker Tower and the award winning Gunwharf Quays leisure and retail development. along the way.
May – Celebration of Steam at the Historic Boatyard. A must–see for all steam enthusiasts and plenty for the whole family to enjoy. See the website for details.
July – Goodwood Festival of Speed. July - Goodwood Revival. July – August - Glorious Goodwood. Goodwood House and Racetrack is only 40 minutes from Southsea and has several excellent events on during the summer. The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival take place on the famous Goodwood racetrack and draw thousands of car enthusiasts to the event. Glorious Goodwood takes place at the end of July and is one of the high points in the racing calendar. Goodwood racetrack is considered to be the most beautiful in the world and is set high in the South Downs with views of the Solent. Dress up for the occasion and have a “flutter” with the great and good. More details on the Goodwood website.
August – Cowes Week – The highlight of the yachting calendar. Over 1,000 boats in 40 different classes will take race this year in a stunning display of sail, speed and boatmanship. Don’t miss the world famous Fireworks display on Friday. Ferries from Portsmouth travel to the Isle of Wight every half hour.
There is direct access to the railway station (Portsmouth Harbour) with direct links to Central London.
The facilities at Gunwarf Quays include a host of designer outlet retailers and excellent bars and restaurants. The facility also includes a multiplex Vue cinema, Bowlplex, a Comedy Club, and a Casino.
The Isle of Wight can be visited by ferry either as a passenger or with a car for the day, alternatively there is a passenger hovercraft and Fast Cat for shorter trips. You can hire your own RIB or boat for the day or longer or bring your own and use the Boatpark just around the corner from the apartment situated on the Camber Dock. Details at www.kb-boatpark.co.uk
The many attractions of Southsea 10-15 minutes walk include Southsea Castle, Southsea Common, The Sealife Centre, Southsea Beach, Clarence Pier, The Funfair and Southsea shopping area. For more details of things to do in the area please visit:
Some nearby attractions:
Spinnaker Tower - Gunwarf Quays
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.
Historic Dockyard - 10 minute walk
Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory Nelsons Flagship, King Henry VIII flagship 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 - Gunwarf 5-7 minute walk
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 - 10minutes 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