Portsmouth holiday apartment accommodation, Gun Wharf Quays with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and rural retreat

Excellent 5/5

16 reviews

from £120 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.


Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 59863

Need more information about booking Home 59863 ?

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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 £310.00 and midweek breaks from Monday to Friday from £380.00.

This large spacious apartment is approximately 1100 square foot, and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with 20 foot high ceilings in an impressive converted building.

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.

If location is important to you then please do not confuse this property with properties in Gosport or Southsea, which are either a ferry ride or a 10 minute walk/car journey away.

The property is within the award winning 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 alleys,Jongleurs Comedy Club, and a casino. The website for the development amenities will provide further details and is as follows:


The property is a stunning 2 double bedroom luxurious elegant loft style apartment with spacious living accommodation in a delightful grade II listed building with 20 foot hight ceilings to all rooms. The apartment is ideal for the business or holiday visitor, with flexible check in days and is available for minimum stays of 3 nights.

The beach at Southsea is accessable via a locally run feature summer train or a delighful 5 minute walk following the millenium walk (a rope-patterned line carved into the pavement marks the route and is easily followed).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
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 30 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth Harbour 100 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The lounge has a comfortable sofa bed providing sleeping arrangements for six guests in total.

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 8 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 linen, towels and a daily electricity allowance. 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 - www.gunwharf-quays.com 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

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Excellent 5/5

16 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-10 of 16

30 May 2012


"Lovely flat, perfect location and helpful owners."

We booked two apartments within the Vulcan buildings with the same owners for a family weekend break. Both apartments were really nice, clean, well equipped, with all the beds made up and ready to go. The location was perfect for a look around old Portsmouth and the historic boats, all in easy walking distance, as were a big selection of well known restaurants. This was perfect for a mixed age group. The owners were very accommodating with our ever changing arrival and departure times and returned the deposit promptly. There is only one parking space per flat, but again the owners made arrangements for additional parking when an additional two cars arrived, again unexpectedly. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

3 Oct 2011


"What a hidden gem of a place this is!"

The owners were very helpful and friendly and made us feel at home straight away. The location of the property is perfect if you want to be close to Gunwharf Keys and the apartment is stunning. Everything you could possibly want is on your doorstep.

12 Sep 2011


"Excellent place in an excellent location managed in excellent way!"

We booked this very nice property and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of accomodations that situated in Gun Wharf, the best location in Portsmouth. The reception upon arrival was very profissional and we really enjoyed our stay - look forward to coming again. :)

25 Aug 2011


"Wonderful apartment in excellent location"

Slightly worried about booking a private apartment via the holidaylettings website but everything turned out perfectly. Lots of good communication with the owners prior to the visit and they met us as we arrived. They were both very helpful and very friendly. Apartment was well appointed, spotlessly clean and exactly as needed for a short term stay. Only thing minor missing was a large mirror. Location is unsurpassed with restaurants, bars, shopping and water activities within yards of the front door. We will be back.

Review 1-10 of 16

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Contact the owner

This price is an estimate based on the latest rate information available to us. Contact the advertiser to ask for the exact price, including any additional fees.

from £120 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Reservation rules

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Email the owner

    By sending this email you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

    You're booking with

    J V.

    • 8 Years listed

    75% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:24 Nov 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English

    Also consider

    Cornwall 5,937 properties
    Devon 4,779 properties
    East Anglia 2,623 properties
    Cumbria 2,284 properties
    Dorset 1,591 properties
    East Sussex 1,131 properties
    Cotswolds 1,086 properties
    Hampshire 649 properties
    Derbyshire 497 properties
    Herefordshire 295 properties
    Durham 260 properties
    Essex 236 properties
    Gloucestershire 213 properties
    Cheshire 198 properties
    Cambridgeshire 190 properties
    Hertfordshire 79 properties
    Buckinghamshire 54 properties
    Bristol 51 properties
    Rutland 49 properties
    Bedfordshire 25 properties

    Start a new search

    Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

    Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

    Just click on the icons to get to the download page