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Excellent 5/5 15 reviews

Unique Penthouse in a prestigious listed building

Penthouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

1 - 4 BEDROOM RENTAL OPTION with private use of This simply stunning 6th floor, 4 double bedroom , 2 ensuite shower rooms, 1 family bath/shower room , 1 cloakroom. TOTALLY UNIQUE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT situated in the heart of Southampton's famous marina and dock lands quarter. This incredibly spacious (2200 sq ft) bright apartment has panoramic views over Southampton waterside and the city, especially stunning on a clear night. Both luxurious and spacious inside the apartment also comes complete with a large roof terrace overlooking Southampton, marina, the cruise ship terminals, the city and beyond. The terrace comes complete teak dining tables, plenty of fresh air and sunshine of course!


The Penthouse is situated in South Western House, one of Southampton's historic and most prestigious buildings. Playing hotel to the more privileged passengers of the Titanic before her maiden voyage, South Western House now houses luxury apartments and a few penthouse suites. Fully equipped and furnished to meet high standards, with its premier location in the city centre would be perfect for a luxurious city break, cruise ship passengers who wish to end their trip at sea in style and of course executive short lets. The Penthouse also offers international guests visiting son's and daughters attending Southampton University courses a very special option to get together as a family for a short break or that all important Graduation ceremony, why not enjoy a celebration drink in the downstairs restaurant piano bar my guests normally receive 15% discount.

There are two lifts located in the grand entrance to this beautiful historic building.

The building still has the original staircase, which because of its innovative design and granduer a replica was built on the Titanic, now made more famous because you can see many shots of this staircase in the film Titanic.

If you are an historical enthusiast South Western House is steeped in history, from its time hosting Transatlantic passengers to the meetings of Sir Winston Churchill and Dwight.D.Eisenhower planning the "D"

Day Landings (operation overlord) from the extensive cellars under the building.

For those interested in all things nautical come and watch the ebb and flow of Southampton Water and the continual movements of some of the worlds biggest passenger liners and container ships silently ghosting past your private viewing platform, to add even more interest bring your binoculars.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weston shore 2 km
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 International 10 km, Nearest railway: Southampton central 4 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 TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

All bed linen and towels included.

Beds made ready for your arrival. 4 triple bedrooms

Fully equipped with all you need, plenty of comfortable lounge seating. Spacious throughout

CD player - 40" flat screen television with freeview TV channels

1 cloakroom with toilet and hand basin in the hallway


The Penthouse can be rented with a 1 ensuite bedroom option for smaller groups who will appreciate the extra space of this perfect setting in a fabulous location.

Please enquire through the link below for the 1 night stays or 1 bedroom only option.

Further details outdoors

Included in the rental rates are 2 reserved parking spaces in private gated parking area, extra payable parking 2 minute walk .

Guests staying at The Penthouse can take advantage of 15% discount and just wandering down to the private entrance into

The Grande-Cafe one of Southampton's most desirable Restaurants, Piano Bar and much more why not take a look at this premium venue perfectly placed on the ground floor of South Western House but far enough away as to not cause any disturbance to The Penthouse Guests.

Present the swipe card registered to The Penthouse for your 15% residents discount.

Please check with me that this incentive is valid.

Further details

SHORT STAY Minimum 1- 4 days (email for prices) - City Breaks - Corporate Bookings- Family re-unions - Paultons Park

Payments can be made in any currency by credit card please ask, cheque or bank transfer.


Please request cot and highchair when booking, no extra charge. Please bring cot bedding.

Refundable security deposit of 200GBP to cover the safe return of entrance fobs, keys to secure parking and the property left in a clean condition with all rubbish and bottles taken to the communal bins.

Prices based on 4 days rental for 8 guests using 4 double beds - 4 guests using 2 ensuite bedrooms.

The Central Southern England region

Coastal area situated in the South of the UK


Waterside and City, walking distance to 1 of the top 5 Shopping Experiences in the Uk West Quay Shopping here you will find all the major retailers in the comfort of a spacious shopping Mall. Cruise Ship Terminals, ferries to the Isle of Wight. Art Gallery, Marine Museum.

The New Forest, Winchester. Day trip to London just 80 min by train.

Good nightlife, restaurants in abundance covering just about every cuisine imaginable.

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Review 1-10 of 15

25 Jun 2014


"Excellent stay in Southampton"

Our stay in The Penthouse flat at the Imperial apartments was excellent. The sheer size of this apt. is huge. and everything is in great condition. The history of this location just adds to the unique… More

24 Jun 2014


"Amazing apartment!"

We stayed at this apartment for a hen do I was organising and I could not have picked a better place to have it! The penthouse was amazing with clean sheets, towels and all the amenities we could want… More

11 Jan 2014


"Perfect accommodation for a family Christmas"

I highly recommend this accommodation for the following reasons.1) Easy and responsive communication with the owner.2) Excellent support and advise from Debbie the property manager.3) Excellent locati… More

3 Sep 2013


"Amazing accommodation - could not fault it!"

From the minute we booked the owner was very helpful, and Debbie who looks after the apartment is so lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Between them they've thought of everything you could need for your stay.

We stayed here in Aug 2013 for a hen do of 12 people and the apartment is perfect for this many people. The apartment is plenty big enough and the big balcony/terrace was a nice surprise!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone and i am already looking to book there again soon.

19 Jul 2013


"Great apartment in a fantastic location but needs uplifting"

This is a beautiful apartment in a great location. We stayed here with 2 young children and 2 elderly parents but having a lift made a big difference. There are great views of the cruise ships from the balcony and the area around the apartment has a great choice of restaurants. We arrived from a holiday abroad and although the apartment doesn't have a washing machine, the laundry service in the basement did a service wash for us at a very reasonable price, meaning we didn't have to search for a laundrette.

The apartment itself is very well equipped and can accommodate a large number of guests. Having 3 bathrooms and separate toilet was very handy during the hot weather we experienced when we were there. However, we were only given 1 large and 1 small towel each for our stay which were very old and worn, and when we texted Debbie (the Manager) if we could have more (as the weather was approaching 30 degrees while we were there), we were shocked to receive a text back (intended for the owner, but sent to us by mistake) calling us "picky". When we confronted Debbie about this she was very apologetic and came round with more towels but this unfortunately put a dampener on our holiday.

One important point I think the owner needs to consider is the lack of blinds/curtains in the bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms have skylights (one directly above the bed) without blinds and this makes sleeping very difficult at this time of the year and made 1 of the rooms completely unusable. When reading through the visitors book in the apartment, this was highlighted several times over the last 2 years and nothing has been done.

The large balcony has great potential but unfortunately, some of the chairs were broken and there is a real mix of tables and chairs. Given a higher standard of outdoor furnishings (and perhaps some plants), this would be a real asset to the apartment.

We were a bit disappointed not to receive the welcome pack as advertised. We were given 2 t-towels, 3 dishwasher tablets (for a week!!!) and sugar and tea which has obviously been left there from other visitors. If the welcome pack is no longer part of the deal, please remove it from the advert.

We had a great holiday in Southampton and these things put a dampener on our holiday but didn't ruin it. I would recommend the apartment as a great base for the area but I think the owner needs to act on the comments she is given.

Guests comments and suggestions are always welcome, thank you for taking the time.
The balcony furniture is now under review, there are some odd items but they have been left to offer several choices as to where to sit on this very large balcony, perhaps less is more for this situation.
Towels including quantity for longer stays is also being looked at.
Lorrena Lineker, owner.

24 Oct 2012


"Super accommodation ideal for large party wanting to chill"

Spacious living accommodation for relaxing together with added bonus of kitchen, dining and lounge area including a large balcony, located together so everyone can participate.
Very well equipped and close drive from railway station and not too far from Southampton airport either so ideal for a reunion.Very welcoming owner and so would recommend highly!

12 Oct 2012


"Incredible Penthouse...Blown away by the space and views on offer"

I hired this place for my 30th birthday party. We had about 10 of us staying. On entering the building you're blown away by the grandeur of the whole building, and when you take the lift to the top floor, and push past the final door at the end of the corridor, you're greeted by an incredibly spacious, and luxurious penthouse.
It's true, photos don't do this place justice!!

The views from the expansive terrace are incredible, the terrace could easily hold 50-60 people, perfect for gatherings and BBQ's.
We had perfect weather for the last weekend of September, and fully made use of the terrace.

The flat has plenty of bathrooms, with really powerful showers, and what seems like an endless supply of hot water. Ideally for groups getting ready.
All the bedrooms are really spacious, and well furnished, the top floor has the best bedroom, with windows on 4 sides, you really do feel on top of the world.

You get two parking spaces included with the flat, which is ideal, it's only a short work into the city of Southampton. There's also a taxi rank right outside, and a lovely bar/club on the ground/lower ground floor of the building where you get 15% off drinks and food orders. They treat you like royalty if you tell them where you're staying 'The Penthouse'
This is the best place to stay in Southampton. I was so impressed with the property I even looked to see if any were for sale in the building!

We had a fantastic 30th, and it was partly down to such an incredible venue…words are hard to describe this place.

Debbie, is great, very organised, and a fountain of knowledge.

I loved the place so much I'm certainly coming back in the future!

11 Sep 2012


"Fantastic spacious apartment in a great location."

Travelled with family and friends including three children under 4 and were very pleased we chose this penthouse. It was exactly how the pictures showed and in a fantastic location for ferry travel to Cowes, Peppa Pig World in Paultons Park, an hours drive to Portsmouth, and close to a range of good restaurants, supermarkets and bowling and swimming complexes. We were met by the property manager who was very helpful and explained everything very thoroughly to us. We would definitely look to book and stay a this penthouse again in the future.

27 Aug 2012


"Great spacious apartment with fabulous roof terrace"

We stayed here for my sisters hen do and there were 13 of us - the apartment was modern, spacious, clean and well equipped - the views over Southampton docks were great and we had a fantastic weekend - the booking process was easy and well informed. I highly recommend this apartment.

8 Aug 2012


"Amazing apartment and service - photos could never do it justice."

I hired the apartment on behalf of my family who were staying in Southampton for my wedding. The party ranged in age from early twenties to early eighties - all of which told me that the apartment helped to make a fantastic holiday. From the moment I was in contact with Lorrena (owner) and Debbie (manager), I received fantastic communication and help. The Penthouse was spotless, had everything needed and extremely spacious - my family were a party of 8 and each of them felt that they 'weren't living on top of each other' during their week stay. The apartment is in an excellent location - walking distance to the harbour with a couple of bars/restaurants, cinemas (particularly Harbour Lights) many great bars and restaurants on Oxford St (across the road), and West Quay and the high street for shopping. One of their highlights of the stay was The Grand Cafe on the ground floor of the apartment as the service from the staff was top class (friendly, attentive, professional), the food and cocktails were excellent, and the icing on the cake was the discount for residents of the apartment. As a resident of Southampton discovering the venue, I will be going back. Thank you Lorrena and Debbie - you have made a great holiday, fantastic.
I have just looked at the questionnaire regarding disabilities - our gran had a wheelchair and had no problems, however, there are 3 or 4 steps into the apartment which didn't present problems for her but may for others with more severe disabilities.

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Calendar last updated:22 Aug 2014

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