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
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24 Sep 2013
"Very special apartment"
What a fabulour apartment - it certainly had the 'wow' factor from the moment we walked in. Stunning views all round and beautifully and tastefully furnished. It was very comfortable and r… More
We thank you for taking the time to make a review of your recent stay at Solent Views.
We also feel that this is a very special holiday property, and we are always so pleased that all of our guests are delighted from the time of arrival, by the wonderful sea views and standards throughout, which we believe do justice to the outstanding location and front line aspect.
It is very gratifying to know that,as you commented when we came to check you out, that in your experience as very discerning world travellers,having visited some fabulous locations and residences throughout, Solent Views is second to none.
We look forward to welcoming you again should you choose to revisit.
From us all at Holiday Guest Services
29 Aug 2013
My daughter and I stayed at Solent Views for three nights over the Bank Holiday. We were both extremely impressed with the lovely decor, coupled with comfort and fantastic views. It seems that every aspect of a staying guest had been thought through with care, with all the amenities one could possibly need.
This flat is in the middle of Historic Portsmouth with all that that location has to offer.
It was ... actually .. perfect!
Thank you very much for taking the time to make a review of your stay at Solent Views.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
From us all at Holiday Guest Services
23 Feb 2013
"Perfect - ticked so many boxes"
We stayed the first week in February and although we know Portsmouth reasonably well we found the apartment so convenient for everything we wanted , Comfortable, fresh and everything we needed. There was always something to see going in and out of Portsmouth Harbour and as I said so much on the `doorstep` . Although we had a car, which had its own parking space allocated to the apartment, we really did not have to use it , as so much to see it within walking distance be it the busy shoppping centre, quiet walks, places of interest, ferries etc, etc., . We certainly would stay there again. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners to ensure we were comfortable.
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of your recent stay at Solent Views.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quality of your holiday accommodation and the wonderful location of Old Portsmouth and surrounding area with all it has to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
With Warm Regards
3 Feb 2013
The was our 3rd visit to the property. 1st since the owners have renovated. Which has been been done to an extremely high standard.
The views did not disappoint again and one of the main reasons we go to this property.
Hope to revisit again in the future.
We thank you most sincerely for sharing your positive experience of Solent Views and are very pleased to know that you appreciated the recently refurbished interiors throughout.
We are delighted that you have enjoyed your holiday experience so much that you have chosen to return for a 3rd visit and we look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future.
With our Warm Regards
Holiday Guest Services team
18 Dec 2012
"Fab location, super property, great holiday."
We really enjoyed our stay.
The flat is newly & beautifully refurbished to a very high standard.
The decor is light and fresh, lighting is excellent, the ambience pleasant and beds and bedding very comfortable.
The quality overall is excellent.
Top floor flat, but only two flights of stairs so not a problem for carrying a stroller upstairs. Good access from front and rear of property, close to two off-road parking spaces at the rear of the development of apartments.
You could not ask for a better location.
Only 10 minutes walk to Southsea in one direction (castle, beach, hovercraft, amusements and pleasant shops) and 10 minutes walk to the newly redeveloped docks (eateries, outlet shopping centre, iconic landmarks and tourist attractions).
Just around the corner is the ferry port to the Isle of White - and our daytrip there was easy - (look for deals internet on ferry plus attraction tickets).
Views from the apartment were super regardless of time or weather.
We watched stormy waves lash over the sea wall, fireworks at night, tranquil seas and loved spotting the Navy craft - look for the code number on the front of the boat, put into Wikipedia and come up with the details of the craft - we saw destroyers, frigates, patrol boats, dredgers - great fun with our young son.
The owners dealt with us directly, met us at the property and were helpful with our queries.
Although priced at more than other properties of a similar size, this one wins hands down on quality of property, views, location and accessibility.
We would thoroughly recommend this property.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderfully clear and comprehensive review of Solent Views.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and stay and the property and that you appreciated the recent complete refurbishment. We very much appreciate all feedback, as this helps to maintain standards of accommodation and levels of customer service, which are very important aspects of our guests overall holiday experience.
If you revisit the area and choose to stay with us again you will be most welcome.
Thank you again
Warm Regards from us all
12 Aug 2012
"Lovely apartment and wonderful view"
The apartment had recently been renovated to a very high standard. The children appreciated the DVD collection and TV with DVD player. It had dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The view was lovely.
Thank you for your recent review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the new and improved Solent Views!
With Kind Regards from us all
8 Apr 2012
"A quiet week, in a relaxing and sun filled apartment with stunning views."
We have stayed at Solent Views on more than one occasion and each time we have enjoyed the apartment for it's facilities and for it's views of the Solent and the busy entrance to the harbour. It has ideal parking arrangements although a car is not required for the pleasurable walks to Gunwarf Quays, the seafront and the historic buildings and monuments in the area. There are a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants in the area.
We look forward to a return to Solent Views.
Thank you for taking the time to write and submit your review, we appreciate all of our guests feedback very much.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoy staying at Solent Views with its great sea views across the Solent in the beautiful location of Old Portsmouth.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future, when we are sure that your enjoyment will be further enhanced by the complete refurbishment of the property.
New photographs coming soon!
20 Feb 2012
My family and I have been visiting this area for the past 20 years. This apartment is by far the best we have stayed at. It's in a fantastic location, there is no need to use transport - Gunwharf Quay, Dockyards, Southsea etc are all accessable by foot. The views of the solent are amazing. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. We have stayed here over the past few years and will continue to do so.
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Solent Views.
We are delighted to know that you and your family enjoy your holidays there as much as you do.
We are remodelling Solent Views completely and look forward to welcoming you again in the not to distant future, when we are confident that the enhancements will make for an even more enjoyable holiday experience for yourself and your family.
Assuring you of our best attention
With Kind regards
19 Feb 2012
"Foreever Changing views"
The views from the windows grab your attention as soon as you walk in the appartment. We spent many a time sitting with our binoculars watching container ships and ferries going past the I O W, and t… More
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Solent Views. We are delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation and the wonderful views and can only apologise regards the water pressure. We can confirm the remodelling of Solent Views you mentioned, which will include a new kitchen with all new appliances of course, as well as new bathrooms, new furnishings and complete redecoration throughout. We hope to be able to welcome you to Solent Views in the future if your schedule allows, to enjoy the enhancements and of course the views once again.
Assuring you of our best attention
6 Feb 2012
"A great place to stay"
I returned home just a few months ago from another great holiday in the U.K., made even more enjoyable being able to stay again in my favourite apartment - Solent Views. My friends who visit me when I'm staying can't understand why I want to go out at all! They would be quite happy to sit and watch the continuous shipping passing by. It's perfect for me visiting from Australia - as you know I like to hire the apartment for 3/4 weeks and invite friends to come and visit me instead of my travelling all over the countryside catching up with everyone.
You both always make me feel so at home, Helen. If there is anything I want you are only a phone call away and only too happy to oblige even to the extent of having a mirror fitted on the bedroom wall in order to make it easier for me to dry my hair! It's little things like this which in the end means a lot. Location, location, location too - who needs a car when there are many walks and things of interest to see on the doorstep with a train station and buses close by. Solent Views is more-or-less home from home for me.
I'm planning on returning in the summer this year and renting Solent Views for three/four weeks again - the only problem being all my friends are expecting to be invited back to see me and are dropping hints they would like to stay a night or two! It is that nice.
Thank you for your review with such kind compliments for the property and standard of service you have experienced whilst staying at Solent Views.
We are absolutely delighted to know that you enjoy your time at Solent Views so much.
We are on hand for all of our guests during their time at the properties we look after and always advise that we "are only a phone call away" for any requirement, query or question, offering a higher than average standard of customer service for self catering accommodation.
Our prime objective is for our guests to be happy with their chosen accommodation on arrival and throughout their stay. To this end we do all we can to facilitate this and we are very happy to know that this has been your experience.
Thank you once again for taking the time to write your review of your experiences and thank you for choosing Solent Views for your visit to the UK again this year, when as always you will be most welcome.
Assuring you of our best attention
With Kind regards
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